Cheer, some assembly required

Have you noticed how many things require you to do lots of little steps, repeated over and over and over again, before the reveal their charms?

I’m making paper stars (yes, again, pretty much every year around this time). And I want to take pictures of them against a bright shining sky to show them off.  But it’s gray and gloomy today. So all I can do is offer these, which only hint at their true glory, and fold the rest of the pieces.

And then, after I’ve done the same little steps, over and over and over again, I’ll put them together.  And at some point the sun will come out.  And they will shine.  And it will all be worth it.

Oh, and I’ve talked about this on the blog before. I’m totally not cool enough to actually walk you through how to make them (so pretty please, don’t ask, because then I will have to feel bad for saying no). But I am cool enough to have put together a post last year with some pointers for where to find the supplies and some stuff to google if you’re so inclined.  That’s over here and it should get you most of the way there.

Oh and just as a heads up, I am very very very much not online this week. I am hibernating. I do not exist. I am a trick of the light. I am a figment of your imagination. I am but smoke and mirrors. (This is my polite way of saying I won’t see or answer questions you might have about these, what with being imaginary, but that post I mentioned above probably has what you’re looking for!)