Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Please sit and pour yourself a cup of Christmas tea. Today is Cat Art Sunday and I will show you how to make a paper star with a little bit of folding and just one cut.

It is best to use a foil type wrapping paper for an elegant star, but any paper will do. Anyone can do this and they are very fun to make...like folding a paper airplane! Make sure you begin with a square piece of paper and fold your folds very even and crisp. First fold is top to bottom and left to right.
Next fold is the east fold down to south & west fold down to south.
you then have a smaller square...and again you fold east to center and west to center to look like an upside down kite.

Now fold the left side under the right and you are ready to make your cut. If you want a full fat looking star, cut on the green line I drew for you. If you want a deeply dissected pointy star, cut on the purple line...

You will have to refold some of the folds into the accordion pleats going the same direction.
Make them in different sizes and layer colors on top of each other.
My smallest star is less than half and inch:)
Now go and get those scissors, grab the children and make some Christmas place cards out of your stars! No running with those scissors!


Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Sehr schön! That makes a beautiful star, Miss Peach. Thank you for the lesson. :)

My little brother is here. :) The drive to and from his breeder's place took a long time because of all the Baustelle and Stau.

topcatrules said...

Do you know, Miss Peach, that will make a great craft idea for the new class when mom goes back to school at the beginning of February!

I'll tell her to go and put a link on the class daily work site (Pyewacket's Party) - right away!

Your post is so beautifully illustrated!

topcatrules said...

Oh my - we are so honored! We are sitting here with gran, and we were just showing her your clever post, and there at the side of it, is her name in your link list.

You have made her very happy. Thank you so much!

A cup of Christmas cheer to you. XX

Ramses said...

Oh dat's very purrty Miss Peach! :)

Have a wonderful KissMouse with all your loved ones and your blanket too! :)


Boy said...

Nice thing to make for the Chwistmas. Onwy thing is, mine Mummy says I should not handle the scissors. Now I wonder who I can get to help me cut the star out.

ilovepearly said...

That does look like a nice star.

Tyler said...

OH, if I can find some paper, I might do that with the nephew beans when I'm at their house at Christmouse time. Thanks for the idea, Sweetie.
Peace, love and purrs, Ty, Sibs and the Mom

Daisy said...

Those are pretty! That looks like a fun craft idea, too.

michico*Adan said...

This is wonderful Miss Peach~!
I can make my own Star now~!!!!
How nice of you~!!!!

Thank you so so so much~!!!!!!!!

Mickey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!
Today is a bright sunny day here and warmer than it has been. Guess Mom's ice lanterns will melt so she will have to make more,heehee.
You have a lovely bunch of cards!
Mom lived your star and has already made one! They are so nice,thank you!!!! If you put glitter on them,you can hang them outside :)
Have a fun and crafty day with your Mom :)
Hugs & Kisses!! xoxoxoxox

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Jan said...

How neat. We're going to have to try that.

Jan's Funny Farm

Lorianna said...

How pretty! I wonder if I could make a garland of those stars for my fireplace mantle? Thank you Miss Peach (and Miss P's Mommy) for showing us such lovely things. Happy, Merriest of Christmases!
Love and Hugs,

Miz Allie Cat said...

Very Clever there Miss Peach Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

hoganfe handmade handbag originals said...

Such a sweetie you are! Thanks bunches for the terrific tutorial!! I think we will cut some little holes into the folds like when you make paper snowflakes and maybe even glue two together back to back and....

Poppy Q said...

Dats a beutiful star. I is not allowed the scissors though, so I may not get a chance to practice.

Merry christmousie to you all. I hopes you gets lots of treats and a warm bed to sleep in.

Poppy Q and mum

Anonymous said...

My sweet sister, thanks to you and your Mom -- how lovely to know how to make a star!

And you, dear, are forever a star in my heart. I wish you a Merry Christmas, and the happiest of Happy New Years! I love you very much -- thank you for being such a blessing in my life. *smile*

Much love and sistersnuggles and warm purrs from your adoring Marilyn.

Arilú said...

Hello Miss Peach, I read u always. Now I want to wish U a Merry X-mas.

A lot of kisses from Mexico.

Ari & Copito

Gretchen said...

Ah! my mom bean followed your directions and she made a star! Wow, thanks. At first, my mom bean thought you were going to show the german paper stars...she's done so many of those for her friends over the years, that she can't remember how many. But this year, she didn't put on single star on the tree.

I love your pretty Christmas cards and thank you for the tea and the paper star craft.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Miss Peach and Karla...Very, warm, snuggly hugs...G and her mom bean...

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom won't lemme use the scissors. But I's good at makin holes wif my claws! :-)

Great craft - if only the boy were younger. Thanks!