Gosh, I've made a million little snowflakes the last couple of weeks.
None are nice and flat and perfect like that!
I starched them and stuff, but they still seem mangled and weird.
I pinned the heck out of them and sprayed them with "Stiffen Stuff." The first one I ever made looked a little more "bumpy." I think it was because I may have twisted the snowflake when I was making the picots. Now, I pay much more attention to make sure that doesn't happen.
The 8 points have always annoyed me, too.
You're explaination is the one I learned, too. I much prefer your version! (If only I could get some real one's here, but with all the storms the country's been having, maybe that's not such a good idea to be wishing for!)
We've had a lot of snow here (although it rained yesterday). Last week it was snowing while I was outside at bus duty and one of my students had a perfect snowflake on his coat. It looked like a tiny plastic snowflake!