Tag: crafts


This drab and dark November weather calls for some cheering up, me thinks. I got out the origami paper and had a look around for some butterfly folding instructions to decorate up the colorful dried physalis twigs. My favorite set of instructions came from a German origami site: Butterfly at Besserbasteln.de And a real origami Read More

Fröbelsterne | German Stars

Those cute three-dimensional stars – known as Fröbelsterne (Froebel stars) – are a common Christmas decoration here in Germany. They have been around for a long time but I cannot remember ever actually folding them. Always seemed too difficult. In a big crafts store I found those nifty pre-cut strips in a set with instructions Read More

One for all – Paracord Survival Bracelets

This has been an extra crafty weekend thanks to the husband. Who would have thought that he would come up with idea, the books and the material for knotting bracelets? But not any old bracelets, mind you, but manly and incredibly useful Survival Bracelets using Parachute cord (Paracord) original developed for military purposes. I’d never Read More

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