Days of Wonder

Kitty received a wonderful book from her Godfather for Christmas. It’s called “365 Days of Wonder”.

Each day a new quote for us to read to each other and ponder.

We’ve come to the conclusion that it’s right… there are indeed 365 days of wonder in the year and that little daily things are, in fact, the things that count.

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We hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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DIY : Mini Clay Houses

I have always been utterly in love with little clay houses.

They are so tiny and sweet and make me think of fairies and gnomes and magical wishes.

I have collected a couple of sets over the years and display them on windowsills throughout the house. You can see my first set here (warning… you will swoon!)

But, the truth is, you can never really have enough. I think I could become a mini-realestate tycoon and, still, I would want more. In fact, every windowsill needs a mini clay house!

So, Kitty and I thought it would be fun to make some of our own.

 

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Materials we needed :

 

* sculpey clay (found at your local craft store)

* a butter knife

* kitchen utensils with the right shape for a door and windows (chopsticks worked well for us)

 

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We rolled the clay into a ball.

With the flat end of the butter knife, we carefully shaped our clay into a house shape. Aim for sharp angles.

We used the larger end of the chopsticks to make a door indentation and the smaller end of the chopsticks to make two window indentations.

We also shaped three balls of clay into little pine trees.

Then we baked our clay house and trees in the oven as per the Sculpey instructions (200 degrees F for 10 minutes)

After our house and trees had cooled, we painted them with acrylic paint. A few coats were needed for a wonderfully bright finish.

 

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Just look how sweet!!!!

 

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Of course, now we have to make a village!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felted Love Delights

 

Here are some sweet suggestions for your Valentine’s Day decorating… from the Magic Onions Shop.

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One   (felted heart Garlands)
Two   (felted wool flowers)
Three   (felted love pebbles)

 

There is a lot more to choose from in the shop.

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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For the Love of Art

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that my little girl is already 11.

And other times, like this, it’s hard to believe that she’s ONLY 11.

I marvel in awe as I watch her artistic talent and skill unfold.

She is devoted to her art. She draws and paints at every opportunity… for hours and hours. She sits quietly ,working, exploring, developing.

She’s lucky that her school is such an artistic environment and art and drawing form part of each and every lesson. She has an amazing art teacher and she also practices for hours on her own, drawing from photographs or watching art tutorials online.

Although I’ve never been very skilled at drawing or painting, I have made sure that art and creativity has been a part of our daily lives from the moment Kitty was born.

Now, seeing the seed of potential she nurtures within her, and her immense love for it, I’m so grateful for those early days when we made fairy gardens, leaf gnomes and rainbow stones together. All of it has taught her that she is a creator of beautiful things.

Just look at her go…

 

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I have framed her little gnomes and know I will treasure them forever.

 

 

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And Teddy loves art too, although I think music is more his thing.

 

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Blessings and magic,

Donni

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