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Monday, January 9, 2012

Resolved to be Unresolved

When the New Year was still approaching, I was rolling around some ideas for New Year's Resolutions and also for things to blog about. Then, over the holidays, we got hit with the flu that was going around, and everything was knocked kitty-wumpus (I have no idea how to spell that). It's taken me this long to recover and get my precious schedule back on track. Since today is the 9th of January, it seems just a little late to do a "retrospective" post on all the things we did last year, and it also seems to late to do a "looking forward" post. So, I am resolved to attack this new year, 2012, in an unresolved state. And you know what? It doesn't seem to be bothering my OCD at all!
However, now that we are back on track, we are getting back into the swing of organized projects. The kids made snowflakes, in hopes (I think) of salting the clouds and bringing down the real stuff. So far they haven't been successful.

I tried my hand at making Finnish Stars. They take 12 strips of paper, glue, paperclips, and quite a bit of time, but are not as complicated as you might think.

I found the idea via Pinterest, and if you are interested there is a good tutorial on this website.Then I hung the finished stars above the bookcases that act as my pretend mantel. I think it would be cool to try these with some patterned papers or little lights. Happy belated New Years!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Absolutely love the stars/snowflakes. That key line: "a lot of time" has already scared me. Is that 10 minutes or 1 hour? I like 10 minute projects. ;)
THe kids snowflakes totally cracked me up!!!!

Jamie said...

You should really start a grown-up Project Day...I'd totally come :)

MommaMindy said...

I used to decorate with snowmen every January after I put away the Christmas decorations. However, out here in the PNW, I'm thinking I need to decorate with umbrellas....your snowflakes are so pretty!

Dana said...

Tandis - you have to wait for the glue to dry between each step, so it is like 3 ten-minute projects. Jamie - that's not a bad idea...maybe after all the babies arrive we could have Project Night.

Aaron said...

catawampus, , or cattywampus ...

Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

1. askew; awry.
2. positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.

3. diagonally; obliquely: We took a shortcut and walked catawampus across the field.

"cata-" - diagonally
"wampish" - Scot. to wave about or flop to and fro

Got to love!

Jessica said...

I love those Finnish stars. They look just like the balsa wood ones from IKEA. Colored paper makes them extra pretty.

Bassett said...

Dana, I especially the very center Finnish Star with the shadowed two-tone look. =)
If you have to wait for the glue to dry between each step, then you could get a bunch going at once at different stages and move from one to the next as you wait for the glue to dry on others. I don't know why I'm telling you this, it's probably what you did. =D