Flakey

I’ve had snowflakes on the brain lately.  Not necessarily the frozen water ones that drift downwards once the weather gets cold but the paper ones that can be folded and cut.  I found this website called Make-a-Flake that lets you cut a virtual snowflake – warning, it’s kind of addicting!  Here are a couple flakes I just made:

Snowflake!Another snowflake!

I even designed some snowflakes using the program and then made paper versions to hang around my cube – I sketched the template from the cut screen on my folded paper and cut away.

The internet, where one can find a lot of odd everything, has supplied a couple of  snowflake options for nerdier/pop-culture types.  Being one of those types, I think the Yo(da)flake is my favorite. Or maybe Boba Fett.  Some templates are provided, which means I have found my lunchtime craft.

ETA:  Oh my gosh, you guys!  Here are the patterns for Star Wars  Snowflakes from Anthony Herrera Designs! 

But for tonight, I have Christmas gifts to sew.  I’m going to use noodlehead’s Gathered Clutch tutorial and add a wrist strap.  I got the clips today at lunch and the zippers over the weekend and the fabric will come from my scraps.   It’s been years since I sewed with a zipper, so here goes nothing!