It has been fairly warm here in Western Massachusetts. Today, it is 60 degrees F. But, I know very well that snow will be with us before too long. My children are craving that first big snowfall. I have been a bit lazy about making sure that the kids have snowpants and jackets that fit. I should put that on my to-do list.
In anticipation for snow, I have been thinking about snowflakes. My daughter Miriam and I just attended a paperfolding workshop yesterday at our public library. One of the things we made was a pop-up snowflake card. As you can see in the photos, the cover is held closed by a ribbon cinched by a bead. When the bead is released, the cover opens and a snowflake unfolds. The snowflake is constructed with five separate sheets of folded paper glued together. Lovely, isn't it? I think I might post a tutorial on making one so you can try. It is not difficult. It just takes time and precision.
This old doily reminds me of a snowflake. So beautifully made. It is about ten inches wide. I don't see doilies around people's homes much anymore. Perhaps they will make a comeback.