Saturday, December 22, 2012


 Hello All!!!!
I found this on 
It's such a wonderful idea, I just had to share it with you too!
Thank you Antonella :0)!
Snowflakes for Newtown
When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building.  There are many parent-volunteers who are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland.  They are doing this by decorating the new school with as many unique snowflakes as possible.  This is how you can help, and get everyone in the family involved young and old alike.
From the organizers: 
"We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA"
Here is the Address for those wishing to contribute:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

I think this is such a beautiful idea and gift for all those hurting hearts!!
May Peace find it's way into their hearts!

Peace be yours,
Annette :0)


I really wasn't planning on posting this blog just yet, but I thought it went well with the 'Snowflakes for Newtown', which I just happened to stumble upon this evening!
 Every year, I design a new snowflake pattern, and make them, and give them to a few "select"
family and friends. As it is that equals to about 15 snowflakes!
I try to remind myself to start them in September, because they do
take some time to do. Especially 15 of them!
But unfortunately, this year I was busy then too, and now I have only
6 of them completed!!
(I'll just have to do some days of going to bed at 3 am)

I hope this is legible for everyone to see!

This board is to help keep all your shapes the same size. I just love it!!
Anyway, follow directions that are in the above pattern.

To get the eccentric style, drag all of your layers to one side. And place a pin. Then add a little bit of glue, like in the picture below. Wait for it to dry and then pinch your shapes.

Once you have shaped all of your loose circles. Then put them in place for gluing.

Side note: to create the small open circles and open marquise
I wrapped a 4" strip around my quilling tool. Wrap it once and place some glue, then finish wrapping and apply a dab of glue at the end of the strip. Slide it off of the tool and then you have your circle. To get the marquise, just pinch both sides.

I use graph paper. I know there is a download for a snowflake graph, but I couldn't find it.
Anyway, glue and hold with pins.
Snowflakes are tricky, in the sense that all sides have to be equal.
So pins are very helpful in trying to achieve

The small open circles and marquise are glued second to the last. The very last thing to glue, is the silver loose circle, right in the center.

And here is the finished product!

You can use different colors to get a different look,
or add glitter, or gems, or what ever fluffs your snowflakes!!

I hope you like this and use it!
Just remember though, for the "Snowflakes for Newtown", 
it would be nice that they all be different.
Remember, no two snowflakes are ever alike!

  Enjoy and share this with anybody and everybody you know!
And don't forget to send your snowflakes to Newtown!!
26 Acts of Kindness!

May Peace be yours


Please, if you do make a snowflake using this pattern, can you post it to my blog and share it with others...? It would be neat to see all the different ones! ;0)

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