I made the elf yesterday, pattern Here. My order for the pattern got lost and I started inquiring after a couple of weeks. The designer comped me with her other two holiday patterns, Easter and Valentine's designs. I think she's got a book coming out soon. I really like her designs.
The kids and I attempted to make paper houses, but everyone lost interest VERY quickly, storming off in a huff, etc. The house on the right is supposed to be a modern house, but I goofed it up because I didn't have a photo and couldn't remember how to put it together. Ds thought it was a pagoda. . .
I found a fantastic page on making Snowflakes. I made a couple more over the weekend, and just couldn't get them even when I blocked them -- plus the cats knocked the pins out during the night and messed it all up. I printed off her blocking template (Yay!) so this should help a lot. Today I'm going to buy a piece of foam core board, some glitter, and maybe metallic thread. Hobby Lobby here I come. . .