Halloween Giveaway : Pumpkin Witches!

Look who just flew into the shop! Two of the plumpest Halloween witches.

They flew in on their little rustic broomsticks and are giggling naughtily. I’m sure they are up to some mischief in there!

So… I’m wanting to test something in my Etsy shop and I’m hoping you’ll help me. To thank you, I’ve decided to hold a Halloween GIVEAWAY!

YES, you’ll have a chance of winning a witch of your choice PLUS autumn acorns and a little moss.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

 

To enter the giveaway, I’d like you to visit my Etsy shop and do two things…

1. ‘favorite’ my shop.

2. ‘favorite’ the little witch.

Click to enter my shop HERE (or by clicking the photo below) and follow these two easy steps…

This shouldn’t take you longer than a few moments.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Witch : Needle Felted Doll : The Magic Onions Shop

1. click on the heart to favorite my shop.

2. click on the heart to favorite the witch.

Come back here and leave a comment… Voila, you have entered.

A winner will be chosen on Sunday evening. This GIVEAWAY is open to everyone, everywhere.

Here are some more photos of the Halloween witches…

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

 

If you win… keep her for yourself or let the Pumpkin Fairy leave her for your lucky little one in exchange for all the candy s/he has collected on Halloween night.

Thank you for your continued support… you really are the best!.

Giveaway has been won by Jessimer who said ‘

Donni, these are the cutest little witches I ever did see. I just found your website and so far have lost myself in your inspirational posts and crafts. Still new to Waldorf, my eyes are bigger than saucers, beaming with the endless creativity and learning that there is to be had!

Thank you for sharing these plump, festive darlings with us. Your shop is beautiful and I look forward to following you on your creative adventures.

Thanks all for playing along :-)

Good luck too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together.

We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

 

Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom

 

I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Be sure to leave the roots varying lengths for a lovely organic look.

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Cinch the yarn above the roots into a tree trunk by tying  them together using a separate piece of yarn.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Step 2 : Weave in the Gorgeous Autumn Colors

Divide the autumn colored yarn into long strips, about the thickness of your finger.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Weave them through the tree loom.

Over, under, over under.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

The next strand is a new color and goes : Under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

It’s wonderful working with the warm wool.

It’s hard work to concentrate on the pattern without making a mistake… over, under, over, under… Next strand : under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

When the leaves are woven into place, use a strip of brown roving to needle felt the tree trunk.

And add a few nature bits like acorns at the base. We used two needle felted toadstools.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Isn’t it wonderful!

It’s hanging in pride of place above our fireplace to usher in the Fall.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

 

Happy Autumn crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Teaching Timone How To Climb

Kitty has had an important job… she’s been teaching Timone to climb.

Each day, she takes him to the avocado tree and climbs with him.

At first, he was so scared and would immediately scurry back onto Kitty’s shoulder.

But now, he climbs right to the top of the tree. Up and down… around and around.

He now spends most of the day in the avocado tree. We leave him a little water bottle up there and some nuts and seeds and he scurries around and then sleeps, spread out on a comfy branch.

These squirrel days have been a great joy!

Teaching a Baby Squirrel to Climb : The Magic Onions Blog

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What a wonderful gift this squirrel has been.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Make a Colorful Harvest Corn Necklace

Kitty and I saw Indian Corn in the grocery store the other day and we remembered when we made gorgeous corn necklaces a few years ago.

I though I’d share the tutorial again …

 

Colorful Harvest Corn Necklace Tutorial : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Tutorial : How to make an Indian Corn necklace.

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni