October 6 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

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Enjoy some Handmade Holiday inspiration!…

Modular Star by Kerry, Kid Giddy

Kerry’s tutorial for her Modular Star features a die cutting machine, but if you scroll down in the link she has instructions for using basic triangle shapes. If you have triangles with two sides the same length you can make Kerry’s fun design! You could make some really festive Modular Stars…

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69 Responses to October 6 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

  1. I’m off to check out this tutorial! How cute!

  2. Consuelo says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Deanna says:

    cute project, thanks.

  4. MarciaW says:

    This is very cute – also looks challenging to make

  5. AnnaPK says:

    This star is beautiful! I don’t know that I am up for it though. :/ Maybe this can be a dreary winter day project after the holidays.

  6. Andi says:

    Wow! This is awesome! Makes me wish I had a die cutting machine – that’s a lot of triangles to cut! 🙂

  7. Charlene says:

    OOhhh!!! I like this!!!! I’ve GOT to make one!

  8. Hueisei says:

    Hmm…my son will love it!! TQ..

  9. Kristen says:

    This looks super cute – I can just feel those squishy points… what a fun toy!

  10. Dana says:

    So cute! I have a small collection of metal and glass stars hanging in my living room, so this would be a great addition.

  11. Lisa Readman says:

    This is really cute!

  12. Tiffany Briggs says:

    Great fun stocking stuffers for the kids!

  13. Indianna says:

    The modular star is just fantastic. As a maths teacher I am now thinking of other shapes I can create.

  14. Sarah McGrath says:

    What a nice idea. I’m expecting a baby so I’m going to make this as a baby toy!

  15. Carolyn says:

    Wow! I love the star and the book looks great!

  16. Carolyn says:

    Super cool!

  17. emilia says:

    can’t have enough sewing books… right??!?! this star looks awesome. i’m going to have fun with it

  18. Beth T says:

    Seems like everywhere I look, there is another reason to wish for a Go cutter…

  19. Glenys says:

    So fun!

  20. Cricket says:

    Oh my gosh I love this so, so much!

  21. Ginger says:

    This looks neat but possibly complicated. I’m off to read the how to.

  22. Jessica says:

    Wow! I’ve always wanted to make one of these!

  23. Ella says:

    That modular star is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Looks like there was a meaning to me buying a triangle ruler yesterday! Holy cow, that star is smokin’ hot!

  25. Joelle says:

    i can’t wait to try making that star for my 4-month-old since he’s just getting interested in toys 🙂

  26. Fran says:

    Beautiful baby gift….
    thanks for sharing your tutorial !

  27. Christine says:

    Very cute!

  28. Jayne says:

    Cute! Looks beyond me….but I may ty it!

  29. Jane S. says:

    I love doing origami stars like this, why didn’t I ever think to make one in fabric?? My AccuQuilt Go Baby just arrived a few days ago and I happen to have a triangle die…I’m sensing that I might have to make me one of these stars.

  30. Lynn Naughton says:

    Love it. Must give it a go.

  31. Katie M says:

    If only I had a baby to make this for. My dogs would tear it to shreads.

  32. Jane says:

    That star is amazing – i bet it would be lovely in flannels for a little one. (or in all sorts of colours just for me!)

  33. Catherine says:

    Wow I love the look of this! Looks challenging but I’m tempted to give it a go. Thanks for the link.

  34. Lalani says:

    That’s really pretty! Thanks!

  35. VickiT says:

    This is awesome. It would be great to put a squeaker inside too for babies. Thank you.

  36. Shannon O. says:

    I want to make some of these in Christmas fabrics for holiday decorations.

  37. Susan M says:

    oooh. I love this star, Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Kris says:

    Thanks for the chance, great project!

  39. Alli says:

    Goodness, I think this would take me forever to make!

  40. Sheila says:

    This would make a great baby gift for someone born during the holidays. And I have just such a baby in mind… Thanks!

  41. Katrina H says:

    This looks like a wonderful tv project, things to do in front of the tv 🙂

  42. Kerri says:

    My kids saw this post as I was looking it over and they want to give it a try too!

  43. Tracy Monroy says:

    This is a fantastic project! I love the bright colored fabrics. What a cool toy!

  44. Samina says:

    That’s cool – what a great toy for a little one.

  45. Amanda says:

    Awesome star! I’ll have to try it out with my scraps

  46. Joanne says:

    Wonderful project. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  47. Kelly says:

    I so want this book! Thanks for an amazing giveaway

  48. Rachael says:

    these are so cute. I think I’ll try it.

  49. Christina says:

    This looks awesome!

  50. Cathy says:

    Wow great ball. I love it and will make to add to my next baby gift set as the toy.

    thanks for the tutorial.


  51. Thanks for sharing my tutorial! I just would like to add that the giveaway is over – but I would still enjoy all the comments that readers would like to share! : )

    Have an awesome day and see in my neck of the woods! – Kerry

  52. carolyn says:

    WOW!! That is so neat!

  53. Alicia says:

    There is a lot inpiration … Thanks
    I need more time to get my hands along my inspiration!!!!!

  54. Liz Mouse says:

    Adorable baby gift any time of year!

  55. Miet says:

    Very nice. And it would be a good toy for my little girl, too!

  56. Diana says:

    This is incredible, although it makes me a little nervous to try it but what’s better than a challenge. Thanks for sharing! It’s super cute!

  57. krystina says:

    This is so pretty!

  58. Mhairi says:

    Wow love this. I think this one might need to wait until I have more time and more patience. And one of those cutting machines.

  59. rwebb says:

    I can imagine some very pretty holiday stars . . .

  60. Sarah says:

    I’ve been looking for a pattern for these for AGES!!! Yay! Thank you so much!

  61. Chloe' Powell says:

    i LOVE the modular star! I think i’ll have to try and spit one out today. Im on a cloth toy making spree for my 7 month old daughter, Alice. I would loovvveeee to win that snazzy Everything Alice book… seeing as I’m a total Alice lover. Have a great week and keep on sewin on, mamas!

  62. Melissa says:

    Wow, those look fun and not too hard to attempt! I’m loving the daily holiday inspiration, thank you!

  63. Tammy says:

    Wow, that’s adorable! The yarn wreaths you posted yesterday look easier though. 😉

  64. Suzie says:

    Wow – this is epic!

  65. Julia says:

    Those are super cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  66. Angel S. says:

    I love this project! I can think of a couple of little people in my life who would love it!

  67. Sonja says:

    Wow, that looks complicated, but I can’t wait to give it a try!

  68. kelly jo says:

    Awesome stash buster and gift giving all in one! Great tutorial!

  69. Jess says:

    That’s really cute, though it looks super complicated. I’ll have to check it out, though, b/c I have a LOT of small scraps that would be perfect for making those little triangles!

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