Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.
Little jewels in the wet grass on a rainy day…
I hope you’ll participate in 52 Weeks in Nature and leave a link to your site in the comments below so that we can all see the beauty you have found.
Click HERE to see our previous posts in the 52 Weeks in Nature series.
Blessings and magic,
Excitement abounds!!!! Hundreds of SPRING Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. But, it’s not too late to get YOUR box now.
The fairies and I have been preparing the Craft Boxes for weeks… adding special touches here and there, until they are just perfect! They truly capture the magic of fairyland in spring, with moss and lichen, butterflies and glittering fairy dust of course! And, SUCH cute spring crafts to make.
This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package. Opening the box will be an experience all on it’s own and is sure to be a treasured childhood memory.
Here are the Spring crafts you and your children will be co-creating together in this year’s Spring edition…
1. A yarn pompom bunny (your ‘s can be a boy or a girl) with sweet felt ears and a cute bunny tail… this is sure to be a favorite Spring craft for your little one… and then a favorite Spring playmate when it’s done.
2. Dye real eggs using silk scarves and ties… you and your little ones will marvel at the gorgeous patterns that the silks transfer onto your eggs… it’s truly like magic!
3. Make gifts for the hungry birds… your neighborhood birds will delight in these yummy birdseed treats you and your little ones make for them.
4. Make a robins nest with three pretty, beeswax polished, robins eggs. This craft uses paint, wooden eggs, beeswax polish, burlap and a vine nest. The finished nest is so pretty, you’ll be able to display it on a mantel all season long… and see your little one’s pride in his/her creation.
This is one craft box you DON’T WANT TO MISS!
For more information on how the Magic Craft Boxes work, visit the Magic Craft Box Page.
Here is what others have said about the fun crafts they have done in the past :
“The Magic Craft Box was beautifully done, both in quality and the enclosed instructions. Both of my children have each completed all of the crafts and enjoyed the process so much. I would recommend these craft boxes to anyone! There are so many possibilities within the crafts. The shipping was wonderful and there was SO much attention to detail. Thanks so much!” – Vanessa
“The Magic Craft Box is pure delight! Straight from the fairies! My daughter is loving them and the magic packed in. I love them too, having everything ready in one easy package. Thank you so much!” – Lindsey
“My goodness, this is such a brilliant concept. I can’t tell which craft my children enjoyed the most! Opening their Magic Craft Boxes was such an experience for them… it made even my 11 year old start to believe in fairies again! My 3 year old loved being part of making the crafts too. All around, this was a wonderful experience for my whole family. I have already purchased our One Year Subscription – keep the magic coming!” – Denise
Blessings and magic,
One of our rainy-day activities in our home is to bathe all of our beautiful wood in gorgeous beeswax polish. The kids and I LOVE this task… there’s something so rich and rewarding in working with the natural goodness of beeswax. Our wood drinks it in too and everything looks wonderfully woody and happy when we are done. The beeswax and olive oil leaves our hands and skin feeling smooth and soft. So, when I suggested that we should collect all of our wooden goodies yesterday and do some polishing, the kids let out a whoop of excitement (of course, it’s also a tradition to put a batch of cookies in the oven to treat ourselves after our hard work.)
(Note: the gorgeous felted pebbles in our newly polished wood bowl can be purchased in The Magic Onions Shop)
I make the polish using only beeswax and olive oil. 4 ounces of beeswax to 16 ounces of olive oil – or one part beeswax to 4 parts olive oil. You can use other oils but I prefer olive oil because I always have it on hand.
The beeswax needs to be melted thoroughly. I work with beeswax a lot and have a crock-pot that I use for all my beeswax melting needs. You can also melt beeswax by making a simple bain-marie on your stove top. Here are instructions for making your own bain-marie using a pot and a recycled jar.
When working with melted beeswax, I always line my working surface with wax paper so that if there is a spill, I can wait for the spilled wax to harden and then gently pry it off the wax paper to use again. When my beeswax is melted, I use a small yoghurt container that I know holds 4 oz, to measure out the wax. I can throw out the container when my mixing is done… less mess.
While the wax is melting, gently warm the oil in the oven, microwave or on the stove top.
I use a recycled container to mix the warm wax and oil together. I pour them in together and use a stick to mix them. I let the mixture sit a little to cool and then mix again. The more you stir the mixture, the smoother it will be. When it is thoroughly mixed and has cooled into a wonderfully smooth and golden paste, I transfer my beeswax polish into a wide-mouthed jar with an airtight lid. It will last for a year… or two if I keep it in the fridge.
When we were done polishing our wood, the kids wanted to wax some more. I let them make one of the crafts that is in this Spring’s Magic Craft Box. We painted some wooden eggs in a lovely soft shade of blue and then polished them with our beeswax polish, letting the wonderful balm sink into the thirsty wooden eggs.
Look at our pretty eggs…
Exciting news, friends… the Spring Magic Craft Boxes are now available. This sweet robins nest is one of the 4 nature-inspired crafts you and your kids will find in your box. Spring Magic Craft Boxes are available in The Magic Onions Shop.
Blessings and magic,
To help me cherish every little moment, I post a portrait of us each week. A photo of us doing every-day-little-things that I know I will miss in the years to come. When I’m missing these sweet times, I’ll come back and see that I did cherish them. I did drink them in and I did know how special it all was.
Crazy-dog photos today… sometimes Moose goes mad, tearing around the living room like a greyhound after a rabbit and the kids can’t help joining in… and everyone around can’t help laughing out loud.
Here’s to these happy, special days… every one of them.
Here are the previous Portraits of Us.
Happy birthday to my darling brother in Australia.
Blessings and magic,