Apr 30

Making a fiary circle

We have two fairy circles. One planeted one in the front garden. And one seating area round an old cable drum. The latter was lookijg a bit down in the dumps today so I grabbed my reminents box and dug out some red and white fabric and fashions some wee little fairy circle Mushroom cushions. 

To make: Cut red circle as big as a log round, cut small white circles – glue into the big red one, sew the red circle to a large white circle(outside fabrics facing each other),  leaving a small gap, turn out, stuff loosely.  Close the opening. Put olin a circle on the floor or on log rounds in the garden. Done.

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Apr 04

Spring crowns

Supplies:
Dark green felt
Light green flet
Bit of elastic
Needle and thread
Cotton
Fabric or paper Flowers

Instructions
Get felt, fold in half lenghtways to make two strips- about 30cm long x 10cm high. Cut long thin triangles out all along the edge to making grass shapes. Get your fabric flowers stick the stalk down between the sheets of felt. Once sandwiched in place sew or glue the felt together to hold the flower in place. Blanket sew all hems. Join at the back with a small piece of elastic to allow for grip (and growth of childrens heads!)

Thats it!!

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Dec 21

Yule log

Yule amazingness.

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Dec 21

Yule log

Yule amazingness.

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Dec 16

A Daddy Day

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Tomorrow when lovely hubby wakes up – it will be Daddy day. He doesn’t know it yet and he won’t know what it is… we made it up. We also made him a crown. He has the day off for lovely girls end of term, but usually our days off involve alot of rushing and doing so many things your head spins. So I just wanted to stop time and cherish him. From sunrise ans the highly prized lie in without kids, to breakfast in bed, to doing whatever he wants ALL day, to steak and potatoe for tea… its not an expensive day. Just one that takes time.for him.

It’s so easy to get lost – caught up in daily getting on… surviving… getting ahead… whatever it is your busy with – so i think, particularly at this time of year, its  critical to live mindfully: to choose what’s important to do – really important – and  tomorrow that’s treating the best human I know like the wonderful king he is….

**no wine has been consumed tonight to cause this sloppiness, promise **

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Dec 14

Tissue paper windows

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Window transparencies are grear this time of year. There not much light but these beautiful window decorations only need a tiny amount then they spring into life.

To make: you will need tissue paper, greaseproof paper, black card,  a craft knife or scissors and a glue stick. Don’t uses pva or it will get become a glue, wrikly mess.

Draw animals or people and a frame on the black card and cut out. Next cut the greaseproof paper to be big enough to cover all the frame. This will be the backing sheet.

Stick tissue paper onto the greaseproof.  Stick the blackcard on top.

Pop the whole picture in the window.

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Nov 29

Santa Claus Letter

I’m a big fan for cheap projects which make magic. This is a great example -A letter from Santa. To be fair I think you could scribble a note and children would believe and love it, partly because getting this in the post is cool partly because magic is totally real to them.

However because I like making stuff here’s what I did this year:

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It’s a printed letter, burnt edgys, stained with tea, added snow.

Then, because I really do like making stuff I also popped a few details on the envelope:

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Post mark stamps, registered mark, wax stamp.

Fun project, really cheap, pretty happy with that.

Happy advent….

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