Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fabric Magic Stars....

You have seen these on the internet and elsewhere.  Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics has a wonderful video on how she creates these.  She calls them Fabric Snowflakes.  I like them for year round so I am calling mine Fabric Magic Stars.  My blog friend Robbie of Robbie's Paw Prints blog introduced them to me last year and I made a few.  Thank you Robbie.  Just like potato chips!

No matter what is or is not going on and no matter how little time there is I try to make gifts for those I love.  Here are some photos of my steps.  I select my coordinating fabrics and cut them up.  Then I cut up the Heat n Bond Ultra Hold.

Here you see my stages.  I am making half a dozen or so.  With my newly cleaned and organized studio I really have lots of room for every step of the way. 

Another view of the steps.  Removing the paper backing and pairing the two fabrics for ironing.

Here you se me preparing for the hot glue steps.  I am almost done. Check out the link I have included and you just might want to make some yourself.  They really do go together quickly.
And...they are light as a feather for mailing.  Just be certain to put in a good sturdy box for transporting.  Let me know if you make any of these.  I would love to see your photos.
It is pouring rain as I type and it has rained all night.  We had rain Thursday, Friday and now today.  The snow is staying up in the highest elevations and is making the ski resorts happy.  I am very happy it is not snowing here.  Crowds and traffic are crazy enough just with rain. 
I love visiting your blogs and seeing all the beautiful decorations.  We are not decorating at all this year since the For Sale sign is up.  We don't want to offend anyone who might celebrate a different holiday than Christmas...or celebrate nothing at all.  Therefore I am really enjoying all of your ideas and decorations.  I promise I won't miss a moment of the Magic of Merry Christmas...after all...I still BELIEVE.  I feel the days are flying past as fast as Santa's Reindeer must fly on Christmas Eve.
Our little town is busy with Victorian Christmas and that is very magical.  Here is the link to see what it is all about.  People come from far and near to enjoy this bit of Magic.
Stay well and safe and warm.  Enjoy this wonderful season of love with family and friends.


  1. I've been them made of thick paper but never fabric. Sounds very interesting. Of course, they are very pretty. Good luck with selling the house. We had rain the first three days of December. Now it's gotten cooler and I'm freezing half the the time, especially inside the house.

  2. Oh wow, they are so gorgeous!! I wish I had your talent so I could make some!! Beautiful my friend!!

    I'm about to click on the link to see your town's Victorian Christmas!! I think I watched a movie last night that was set there and I was going to stop by and ask you today if it was filmed was called The Christmas Letter and it's about 10 years old. If it was, the town was so beautiful!! I also wanted to thank you for the gorgeous card and amazing snowflake!! It's proudly hanging on my tree!! I adore it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. These fabric stars are so lovely! I'm glad you aren't completely resisting some play time and small messes while waiting for the sale. You town also is a lovely winter wonderland. Thank you for sharing that too.

  4. how lovely your stars are hope the rain has stopped now but as you say rather rain than snow

  5. Lucky you to be getting rain. We are really desperate for rain, it should be raining at this time of the year, but we're not getting a drop. I love your fabric stars! But when I read 'glue gun' I knew they were not for me. I avoid glue at all costs.

  6. Hello dear friend,
    wow, I have seen these stars somewhere else, and admired the work of doing them. It looks not easy, even you say so, Sherry ,lol- but very beautiful, are they. So good to see you have some play before Christmas , in your neat workroom, - It just wouldn`t be you, if not creating something, I believe :-) - Hugs from me to you.

  7. Another lovely project. You are so creative. I have been reading your posts trying to catch up. You and I have everything in common right now. I too am planing on moving. Where I don't know yet. But I had this log home built twenty six years ago. It is huge and on ten acres in the foothills of the cascades. I love it and the nature and animals but it6's time to downsize (except for my studio,LOL). You are so ahead of me, but I am being pokey. Two surgeries this year was a little much. But now I am the bionic woman and better get moving. My son has been a saint and comes to the rescue all the time. Ha he may be afraid that all the "stuff" will end up being his. LOL I know how much love you two have put into your home and know how hard it will be to leave. I just tell myself new adventures to come.

  8. It's been snowing here - woke up to at least five more inches this morning. I've had enough already and we're just getting started! It must be so hard not to put your Christmas decorations up while you have your house on the market. Surely you could sneak some small things in here and there?

  9. These look very pretty. Thankyou for all the links on how to. Hope you sell you home fast. It really is a lovely home. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Hi Sherry, these stars are incredible. I love the fabric combinations. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend ahead and prompt sell of your lovely home.
    Happy Creating for Christmas and more. xoxo

  11. These stars are very pretty! I'm definitely going to check out the link. My daughter and I are always looking for something different that we can do together. Thanks! A town wide Victorian Christmas! What fun! XO

  12. Such beautiful stars! At least those stars will bring some Christmas into your home. Hope it sells soon!

  13. I made a few of these out of music paper in the past, very fun!


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