Monday, December 12, 2011

sit down a while

after school I made myself a cup of tea
and this was my view


it felt good to sit down and watch some busy hands at work


my 10 yr old is making waldorf tissue paper stars
(here's the link for a great how-to)


they are a spot of color in an otherwise dreary day


hanging in the window the light transforms


and the color spills


my tea today: Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings
oh, and don't forget the cookies to go with that tea!



***
are you able to take a break?
what do you see?
I hope it's a spot of color in your day

:)


23 comments:

LauraX said...

these stars are magical!

Katie said...

Those are lovely!!....and you just made me want to have a cookie. :0)

Elizabeth said...

The stars are wonderful -- thank you for the link! And I think I've told you that I once offered Bengal Spice tea to a con man in my tiny studio apartment in NYC many idiotic years ago!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love those light filled stars, great job, a cookie, yes! xox Corrine

ooglebloops said...

Creativity and talent seems to run in your family!!! The stars are gorgeous!!!
Drop by for tea, if you get a chance....

Steph said...

These are sooo pretty!!! love them...happy Tuesday!!

~*~Patty S said...

Precious stars and star makers...cookies and tea sound and look lovely to me!

I'm having trees with my tea ;)

here

Happy T to you and yours dear Kimmie
oxo

girlunwinding said...

Ooo great stars!
Join me below for my tea today:
http://girlunwinding.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/tea-on-tuesday-apple-juice/

jinxxxygirl said...

Wow those are beautiful! I'm going to go look at the instructions. Hope i can figure it out!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with those stars. I haven't seen how they were made yet, but I'm hoping it's not too difficult.


Just got on the internet after four days of not being able to connect. SO glad to be back, too. I'm finally here for tea of sorts:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/12/craft-room-tea.html

La Dolce Vita said...

your stars are just killer, and I am finally able to sit down and have some tea, and maybe make some cookies too! whew! galleries are filled and now on to the publication deadlines, but so nice to come here and take a break! ciao bella!!

Halle said...

Very pretty stars...

Nancy said...

Kids and cookies and stars, oh my :) what a lovely combination. Thanks so much for the link to making the stars :) Happy Tea day, so glad I could join you all today.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love those stars!

I tried to make shortbread tonite but left it in the oven too long. Probably not a good idea to try and bake when you have a migraine. :/

Happy tea day!

http://tsdailytreasures.blogspot.com/2011/12/tea-on-tuesday.html

Tammy

joyfulploys said...

Those are really pretty stars! What great decorations for the windows...and the cookies look good too...
Mary

Photocat said...

Well done for your daughter. Lovely stars. It's a nice image in my head now, tea and cookies and a crafting kid at the table.

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Awesome stars. What a warming post. Doesn't get much better than your tea-time! (Baking cookies tomorrow.)

*jean* said...

those are beautiful! i'm going to make some for my window! i usually cut snowflakes but i could use some color...it also helps the birds to see the window...xo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Kimmie, if I am unable to get back online before Tuesday, would you PLEASE post my Tea Tuesday link. Thank you in advance, as I can no longer get a picture on my computer.

Cynthia Eloise said...

love the stars. that is so great that your kids enjoy crafting also. i have one that does and the other doesn't want anything to do with it.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Gorgeous paper stars! I need some in my windows! Your tea looks yummy too. I NEEDED to visit you today!

Limner said...

Thanks for the link. I am going to make these. I finally have a novel idea for curtains in y studio. Now all I have to do is find a way to lift them when I need to see out.

These are beautiful.

Limner said...

I made one! Thanks to you and your daughter. It's so pretty. I can only get better. Thank you for sharing this delightful project.