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Handmade Spring Fairies :: DIY Felt Tutorial

Spring has arrived to Southern California and we have been busy making felt spring fairies. They bring such sweet enchantment to The Sunny House. I have made them from wool felt in pretty pastel colors and I’m happy to share the DIY tutorial with you, below. Aren’t they the sweetest!     Here is anIf you want to read more…click here

Felt Flowers :: DIY Tutorial

Look what I have sitting on my desk.   Okay, yes, there is a kitten… but I’m talking about the gorgeous felt flowers… the pretty poppies.     I made them to brighten the Sunny House. Aren’t they wonderful?! Here’s how… Materials :: floral wire (from a craft shop) red wool felt (from Felt OnIf you want to read more…click here

Cranberry Heart Ornaments :: DIY Tutorial

  Tis the season to be jolly! We made some beautiful cranberry heart ornaments today with Christmas music ‘jollying’ us along. They look so pretty on our rustic tree. Teddy and I made them while Kitty made us hot chocolate with her famous recipe… 2 cups of milk, one cup of cream and half aIf you want to read more…click here

Gorgeous Glitter Feather Ornaments

Kitty found glitter in the craft cupboard. “Let’s make sparkly ornaments, Mom” she said. Just then, Teddy came in with a white goose feather… and an idea was born.     I have a stash of goose feathers that I brought out for us to use. What? Doesn’t everyone have a stash of goose feathers?If you want to read more…click here

Our Needle Felted Christmas Tree Ornaments are UP!

I’m so excited to share our Christmas tree with you this year. We’ve decorated it COMPLETELY with 100% Magic Onions felted ornaments! EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! Made by me. Needle felted owls and birds, needle felted toadstools and pine cones, needle felted flowers, needle felted garlands, needle felted acorns, needle felted peas, needle felted fairies. Yes,If you want to read more…click here

Child-Made Nativity Set

Last year, my children spent so many hours making the most delightful nativity set from wood, felt and other natural materials. I can’t tell you how much joy it brought us to bring this set out again this year. We remembered so many sweet and funny stories from when we made it. Kitty laughed asIf you want to read more…click here

Natural Toys for Happy Kids

Natural Kids is one of my favorite places to shop for beautiful, natural toys. I am a member of this special group and I know most of these guys personally… they are moms and dads just like you and me. I can say without a shadow of doubt that oodles of love and care goesIf you want to read more…click here

Fairyfolk Weddings

Did you know that I make wedding decorations? I have an Etsy shop called Fairyfolk Weddings. There’s something so utterly magical knowing that this-little-thing-I-am-making is going to be a part of someones most special of days. I can’t help but flood extra love into something that a bride, or flower girl, is going to beIf you want to read more…click here

Home Inspiration : Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic is one of my favorite home decorating styles. It fits in so well with my family because we love the natural textures and colors of wood, stone, feathers and felt. Like this inspiration board…   You can find these gorgeous goodies here : 1. Felted Billy Ball Flowers from The Magic Onions ShopIf you want to read more…click here

Nursery Inspiration : French Lavender and Robins Egg Blue

What could be more fun than decorating a nursery?! Oh, that sweet feeling of bringing a new bundle of joy into your family and home. The wonderful blank slate ahead of you and the knowledge that the world is full of endless possibilities. My baby days are done but I’m so lucky that my businessIf you want to read more…click here

Hoop Art Treasures for Valentine’s Day

What do you do with all the old clothes that were once beloved to your children? The favorite dress that was worn every day for a month… so much that when you look at it, you can actually see your much older child as the toddler they once were? Or the t-shirt that was wornIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments : 7 Tutorials

I love working with wool felt… especially for Christmas crafting. It’s warm and cozy and makes the most delightful Christmas ornaments. Here is a collection of my favorite felted ornament tutorials : 1. Needle Felted Heart Tutorial. 2. Felt Ball Christmas Tree. 3. Felt Pine Cone Ornament. 4. Colorful Felt Christmas Tree. 5. Cashmere andIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Beautiful Winter Wonderland Snow Globe

We made the most delightful snow globe. It doesn’t snow here in Southern California so, while the rest of the country was experiencing blizzards and snow storms, we set about making our own winter wonderland in a snow globe. Christmas Snow Globe  These are the goodies we needed : A glass jar A tiny deerIf you want to read more…click here

Winter Magic Craft Boxes Avaliable Now!

Excitement abounds!!!!  Hundreds of Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. 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 with moss and lichen, butterflies, glitteringIf you want to read more…click here

Sponsor Love – Sesame Seed Designs

I have made a pledge to support small, mom and pop, businesses whenever I can this Holiday Season. I truly find more value in something handmade or handpicked by someone I trust and respect. I hold strong values and beliefs on consumerism and know that the greatest power I have to enact change is throughIf you want to read more…click here

Potato Printed Gift Wrap

Making potato printed gift wrap can be such fun for the kids. They get so excited to see their artwork under the tree.   It’s super easy too… You’ll need : potatoes sharp paring knife paint white or craft construction paper 1. Cut your potato in half and carefully carve the shape of your stampIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Cone and Felt Gnome Christmas Ornament

There is a special kind of magic that radiates from a handmade felt Christmas Ornament… it is like the effort and love that went into making it is shining forth from it’s own heart. Making ornaments has become a Christmas tradition in our home and I treasure the time I spend with my children asIf you want to read more…click here

6 Handmade Gifts for Dad

Here are some beautiful handmade gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day… 1. Awesome Dino Planter 2. Colorful Dream Catcher 3. Rainbow Photo Frame 4. Yummy Chocolate Cake 5. Felted Soap on a Rope 6. Lucky Key Catcher Blessings and magic, Donni

Make a Fluffy Yarn Easter Nest : Tutorial

Kitty was enchanted with the little yellow yarn chick Teddy made yesterday (here’s a link to see it). What can I make? She asked. Well, I replied, What would you like to make? Um… a soft little brown nest with three speckled robins eggs in it, she decided… I smiled. It was just like KittyIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Beeswax Luminary

Happy Valentine’s Day my beautiful friends! I hope your day if filled with love and happiness and special kisses. This morning, Kitty and Teddy went off to school, each with a basket of valentines for their classmates. Kitty had made little heart shaped mice for each of her friends. Teddy… his Valentine’s will be receivingIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift : Heart Necklace

Being a mom… what a gift it is! There are so many heart-melting moments.  I am in the middle of a 6 week Simplicity Parenting class and what a gift this has been too! It has reminded me to slow down, be present in all the little things that happen each day and see themIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Woodland Luminary

It’s fun to eat dinner in the dark. In the summer time, Teddy and Kitty have to go to sleep when it’s still light outside. But, in the winter time, it gets dark at around 5 and we can enjoy a lighted candle or luminary on the dinner table. We had fun today, making aIf you want to read more…click here

Make A Handmade Nativity Set :: Joseph and Mary

We are making a Nativity Set as we talk about the Christmas Story. Last week we made Baby Jesus (click here to see how we made him in his cute little walnut shell). Today we made Mother Mary and Joseph to look after him. We needed : * two wood peg people * wool feltIf you want to read more…click here

Make A Handmade Nativity Set :: Baby Jesus

Teddy and Kitty found a little slip of paper in their advent calendar this morning that read, ‘Let’s make Baby Jesus!‘ They also found a walnut shell, some burlap and a little wooden round. Oooooo!! They were so excited to get started … look at the sweet little Baby Jesus they made together… Here areIf you want to read more…click here

First Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

Such exciting news… the first batch of Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. THEY ARE ENCHANTING! This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package herself. Opening the box will be anIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Pine Cone Spider for Halloween

With Halloween coming up and all the scary little things we can make, Teddy has found his crafting mo-jo. He watched as our neighbors decorated their lawn with all sorts of haunted goodies and, at first, he pleaded for us to ‘go to the store and buy decorations’. ‘No,’ I replied… ‘Let’s make our own.’If you want to read more…click here