Now that I have the time, I have been sewing a lot, mostly sewing, looking for a job, sleeping and visiting with friends, it doesn’t suck.
As it is, I do not often use patterns, but I occasionally pick them up when I am trying something new, or when one just screams MAKE ME!! so I have a small collection.
One night, I’d had a drink or two and was feeling a little sad, so I decided to get some Legos to add to the lego bucket.
Two days later, when I had moved past the pity party a box showed up on my doorstep. Yay Amazon Prime!
Since I already have a bucket for the Legos I dumped the plastic tub, then I was like yay, now I have this plastic tub, I looked inside trying to figure what to do with it… It would make a pretty decent compost bucket, but then it dawned on me, it is pretty much the same size as a pattern envelope, low and behold… Perfect.
So, in the even you need an excuse to buy some Legos… Here you go.
Sometimes I make paper stars. I do it often enough that I now have about a shoebox worth of them that I am not entirely sure what to do with.
Anyway, once you get the hang of it they are pretty easy to make.
Start by cutting your paper into .5″x11″ strips.
Next tie one end in a knot (if you are using printed paper tie the knot so the printed image is on the inside).
Fold the short end over the paper following the natural line, if it is too long to just fold once, cut off the excess.
Wrap the long end around (printed side out) following the natural line of the pentagon.
Keep going until you have just enough to tuck into the previous wrap (if it is too long either fold it under or cut off the excess).
Pinch it into shape.
Occasionally you get one that won’t pinch correctly, just chuck those.
Here is a video.
Sorry about the fan noise.