Thanks for popping in today.
And thanks for all your support yesterday.
Like Grace said when she called last night,
“I’m fine, Mum. Bit of verbal abuse is all. Shame on her.”
So today I thought we would reach for the stars!
Next Wednesday, Maria is on HOCHANDA TV,
showcasing a fabulous new Groovi Star Tem-Plate
and some really beautiful brand new Starry Moonfairy Plates.
|Moonfairy and Snowflake Plates|
|Would you like to Swing on a Star Fairy Plates.|
I am in love with one particular set, which Mel designed.
I drew the other one, but I like Mel’s better!
Anyway, I thought I would put a star together for you today,
a plain blue one,
so you can see the simple construction...
There are two sizes of star on the template;
I have gone with the little one.
It is made of 5 pieces - 5 points if you like.
No. 1 tool. Make sure it’s not scratchy.
Nobody likes a scratchy tool, do they...
Hahahahhaaaaa..stop it Gray!!
The tools in the Starter Kit do wear out after a lot of use.
I noticed mine got a bit scratchy, got a new one - and was much happier.
You can maybe smooth out the end with a kitchen scourer,
or it may just be time to treat yourself to a new one.
Back to the Star!
(Cor blimey. That reminds me of the good old days, when we all used to pile into the Star Pub on Watling Street in Gillingham!)
I found it easiest to add the double-sided red-skin adhesive tape before I even cut out the pieces or folded them...
Next make the 5 points, and fold the flaps back.
Peel the red skin off one point and tuck the flaps into the next point.
Keep adding the pieces.
Last one’s a bit fiddly, but hey!
If I can do it, you can certainly do it!
15 minutes, start to finish.
So now I have constructed a basic one,
I can make more intricate, patterned ones.
I would suggest you do this too, construct a plain one first,
so you know what you’re doing.
No way do you want to spend hours decorating and cutting and faffy parching, and then put it together like a Toblerone!
Although they are all the rage (as in frustration) just now...
I think they will make beautiful window decorations;
I know my Mum will LOVE three red ones for her landing window: one large and two small.
Here are a few fantastics made by our Groovi experts...
Be sure to tune in to Maria’s shows on Wednesday.
1pm and 5pm
She will be getting in the groove,
and showing off these very special designs.
Now, how about a little singalong,
to celebrate the words on one of the plates.....
This my favourite version,
but be warned!
You’ll be humming it till Wednesday!!!!
Time to go and get ready for the theatre.
Loving a weekend off!
Could get used to this...
Love & Hugs,