Throwback Thursday : Our Little House on the Prairie

Oh my… how I love looking back through the years. Look at how adorable Teddy was in 2011!

 

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I came across these posts again… our Little House On The Prairie. and Housekeeeping.

Looking at the sweet space Kitty, Teddy and I created together gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling in my belly as I remembered what a magical time it was then. Everything seemed so new… such an adventure.

We picked up the old blue sink at a garage sale and cleared a spot in the garden to make our little house. Teddy swept away the Golden Oak leaves and made a fire pit. Kitty collected baskets and pots. We put up a washing line. We played in our Little House In The Garden for hours and hours.

I am reminded again that it’s all the little daily things we do that we remember so fondly.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Felted Pebbles

A large part of my weekend was spent making felted pebbles.

You guys are loving them! They are flying out of the shop as fast as I can make them. I adore knowing that so many of you will be decorating your home with my sweet felted pebbles for Valentine’s Day. And I bet you’ll enjoy having them around so much that you’ll decide to keep them out year round. I do.

 

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I am fond of making them. There’s something so magical about working with the natural materials… and choosing the colors of the wool is always exciting.

My favorite part is adding the special little touches at the end. I love how including little white veins make the pebbles so wonderfully realistic and rustic. And, of course, a small needle felted heart here and there adds to the fun.

 

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It’s always amazing to see how they change from fuzzy little wrapped bundles to smooth colorful pebbles. Felting is quite magical.

 

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At this time of year, the red pebbles are the most popular.

Which is your favorite color?

 

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You can purchase my felted pebbles, in any color,  at The Magic Onions Shop.

And, also I offer DIY kits in the shop – you can make your own, if you are so inclined. Kids love helping too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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The Knitting of Cowls

We have been in a knitting mood since Christmas.

Maybe it’s the cold weather. And sitting together near the warm fire. We chat and reminisce and knit. It’s beautiful family time.

Teddy has always loved finger-knitting. And, he’s a star caster-on’er. But now, he’s learning how to knit with needles. At first, I sat with him and knitted while he looped the yarn for me. Then, he took over the needles while I looped the yarn for him. Now, he’s doing it all on his own. A little at a time… but ALL ON HIS OWN. He’s proud of that.

He’s been knitting with the yarn he dyed himself. You’ll see what gorgeous earthy hues he made.

He and I worked together to knit a gorgeous cowl (a cowl is like a scarf that is connected at the ends.)

It’s wonderfully warm. I’m wearing it in the photo of us all on a hike.

Kitty has knitted a lovely green cowl for herself. She’s the one who sews our cowls together when the knitting is done. Neither Teddy nor I know how to do that part yet.

She’s knitted a bag and is now knitting a scarf too.

I knitted a gorgeous golden yellow cowl and a burnt orange one for Teddy .

I know what you are thinking… COWLS! But, oh my… they are wonderful things! They are quick to make. They keep you so warm and STAY ON. With scarves, my kids get irritated with the loose ends and take them off after a while. With cowls, they forget they even have them on and stay warm and toasty all day long.

 

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And, here’s a last one of us, all in our happy cowls…

 

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Here are lots of patterns to choose from if you want to knit your own cowl.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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The Discovery of Ice

Nature is so totally AWESOME!

We can go to the same place one hundred times and it will be different every and every time.

We find new treasures, discover new enchantments.

After the recent rains, we were amazed to find that the the stream was frozen over. Frozen! In Southern California, that’s a BIG deal. It never freezes, anywhere! Oh, the excitement!!!

We picked up chunks of ICE! We drew on rocks with chunks of ICE. We threw chunks of ICE and watched them shatter like glass. Our hands got cold, in fact, our hands got FROZEN! But, boy, was the discomfort worth the fun of playing with ice!

There were other wonderful discoveries too… moss, frost, mushrooms and beauty, always beauty.

 

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Each season gives us gifts. Thank you, beautiful earth.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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