6 Nature Inspired Fall Crafts

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Hi Friends, It was 90 degrees F  (33 degrees C) here in Southern California at 9am this morning. It reached into the 100’s on Friday, Sat and Sun… and is expected to do the same today, tomorrow and the next day. Wow… we are melting!! We don’t have air-conditioning in the Sunny House… my GoodIf you want to read more…click here

Magic Craft Boxes available Now – Autumn

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Life is busy. We often don’t have the time to find the goodies we need to make cute things with our children. Well, now you can rely on The Magic Craft Box! Everything you’ll need to make these beautiful handmade treasures with your children will be mailed straight to your doorstep, ready and waiting forIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : THIRTEEN

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Here’s another magical fairy garden entered into the Fairy Garden Contest. This garden was made by Kaya (6) and her brother Nesta (3)… and a little help from mom too. It’s built in the middle of a bean teepee!!! Isn’t that so cool? Can you imagine when the beans have grown all over the teepeeIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : ELEVEN

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Lexi’s fairy garden is magical. I love all the little details and I LOVE all the tell-tale signs that Lexi plays in her garden regularly. And, of course, when a child plays in her garden, so do fairies too! A  unicorn rainbow tire swing.   Fairy jump-rope.     A lucky leprechaun, painting.    If you want to read more…click here

Cute Autumn Gnome Peg People

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Meet Mr. and Mrs. Autumn Gnome. They are on their way a gathering and are dressed in their best fall colors. Don’t you just love Mrs. Autumn Gnome’s wild hair? She gets entirely frustrated with it when she grooms it in the mornings. She thinks she’d look better with it neat and tidy. She wishesIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Painted Fairy Houses

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We spent the morning making pretty houses for our Fairy Garden. We painted wooden birdhouses in bright rainbow colors. Both children declared that ‘bright rainbow colors’ attract fairies… did you know that? Materials we needed : craft paper wood birdhouse (from craft store) paint (from craft store) polyurethane spray paint (craft or hardware store)  If you want to read more…click here

Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe

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At the start of summer, we planted two cherry tomato plants. Wow… have they produced!! We have feasted for weeks on gorgeous tasting bursts of summer. The kids have picked them daily, popping tomatoes into their mouths while they are still warm from the sun. We have eaten caprese salads, tomato mayo sandwiches, tomato andIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : SIX

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Look at this wonderfully colorful Fairy Garden made by Sophie, who is 7. I love how bright it is. And how there are SO many sweet things to play with. I can tell, Sophie plays in her Fairy Garden A LOT. I love that!     Thank you for making this sweet Fairy Garden, Sophie…If you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden

Tutorial : Clay Toadstools for your Fairy Garden : www.theMagicOnions.com

We made the most adorable little clay toadstools for our fairy garden.   You won’t believe how easy they are to make. All you need is : *  sculpy clay (from a craft store_ *  toothpicks *  paint and a paintbrush     Break off a small amount of clay (about the size of yourIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : FOUR

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Look at this sweet Fairy Garden. Oh I love it SO much… with it’s pink little bucket and its colorful wood house. And, do you see the little fairy? Isn’t she wonderful in her crochet dress and acorn hat! But, what I love most is Sarah and her sweet Fairy Garden sign. This, THIS friends,If you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Terrarium : DIY Gardening Tutorial for Kids

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Oh my gosh… terrariums are SO cute!! We had so much fun making this sweet mini wonderland today. It’s crazy how much I adore this! And, I love any activity that gets the kids into gardening. Making a mossy terrarium is a super summer activity.   Terrariums are very easy to make. You need justIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial for Warm Knitted Fingerless Gloves

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Everyone needs new gloves for winter (or Spring or Autumn… gosh darn… I’d even wear these gloves in summer!) Lori, from Beneath the Rowan Tree  is here with her tutorial on how to make them. The tutorial is written for kids and she says that they can be knitted in an evening … perhaps they’dIf you want to read more…click here

Awesome Pins!

Flower Popsicles : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

  It’s been so very hot here in Southern California for the past few days and we’ve been doing all kinds of things to keep cool. I think these Flower Popsicles will help a lot, don’t you? Here’s a sewing project I think even I can complete… how much fun is this scrap fabric teepee!If you want to read more…click here

Make Gnome Homes in the Woods

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When you are out in nature, it’s always a fun activity to take a moment to make a gnome home. Let the kids forage for gnome-ly things… a little stump table, stone stools, a bark house. Decorate with berries and flowers. You’ll be amazed at how much fun it is… for the kids AND forIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Tin Can Lantern

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Making a lantern is a fun way to talk about the changing seasons with your child. One way to help your children notice and experience seasonal changes is through the things you craft together. When you work together, curiosity is inevitable, questions arise, learning is easy. As autumn makes the evenings come sooner and soonerIf you want to read more…click here

Fall Crafting with Kids

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We love Fall crafting at the Sunny House. Mother Nature gives us so many gorgeous goodies to use at this time of year… acorns, Autumn leaves, pine cones. Something magical happens when you craft with natural materials… the rich textures and colors will leave you and your little ones feeling wonderfully grounded and connected toIf you want to read more…click here

Rodeo!!!

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Can there be anything more ‘Wild West’ than a rodeo? Oh, What a thrill it was! We sat spellbound … and cheered and ‘whooooo’ed’ as the bulls and bucking broncos went careering around the area. ‘Crazy cowboys!’ we thought. But, oh, it was fun. Brad, our cowboy host, explained all the finer details of howIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we share our nature inspired activities and creations. Each week, I feature a link from the week before… Kitty and I fell in love with this sweet Nature Table from Maaike… And, I’m definitely going to make this yummy granola from We Bloom Here… If you’d like your linkIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, where we share our nature inspired activities and creations. Each week, I feature a link from the week before. I think this flower-pounded banner from Buggy and Buddy is a super fun activity for the kids… Teddy especially will love this. If you would like your link to be nextIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we come together to share our nature inspired posts, creations and experiences. Each week,  I feature a couple of participants from the week before. I loved seeing these sweet children from Nature and Play and all the amazing life they discovered in a pond! And, after seeing this deliciousIf you want to read more…click here

Our New Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

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Kitty’s been playing in our new Fairy Garden… Do you want more Fairy Garden inspiration? Here are our important Fairy Garden links… Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here. Here’s a link to the Fair Garden Page for more Fairy Garden inspiration. Here’s a link to purchase the cutest Fairy Garden Kit ever. And, here’s myIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table – where we all link up to share our nature inspired posts and creations. Each week, I feature a link or two from the week before… aren’t these feathers GORGEOUS!! The nature-loving family from Montana Solar Creations found them on a recent hike in search of shed antlers… no antlersIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Pretty Silver Easter Nest

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What a pretty little nest we made using wooden eggs, a vine nest and some silver spray paint.   Outdoors, on a piece of cardboard, we set out our little wooden eggs (found online at  Casey’s Wood). We shook the can of silver spray paint well and sprayed our eggs liberally. As you can see,If you want to read more…click here

Spring Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

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Hi, Happy Friends… I have some exciting news for you. The first of our Spring Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world! THEY ARE ENCHANTING! I’m quite certain you’ll find that Spring’s Magic Craft Box is just as delightful as Winter’s was. It is filled to the brimIf you want to read more…click here

Kid-friendly Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Teddy is the baker in our home. He LOVES to bake. He has a stool that sits next to the kitchen island, ready for whenever he needs it. As most of you know, TV and Video Games are very seldom watched and played in the Sunny House… baking is a great alternative to both. Today,If you want to read more…click here

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift : Heart Necklace

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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 Handmade Nativity Set :: Baby Jesus

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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

Make a Button Garland for your Christmas Tree

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I came across a collection of buttons at garage sale recently and have been waiting for just the right project for them. How about a bright button garland for the Christmas tree?

Gnome and Fairy Houses

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I am LOVING reading Sarah Olmstead’s book Imagine Childhood. She has such a magical way of writing and, more than once, I’ve come to a paragraph where I’ve thought, ‘Oh yes… I did that as a child too!!’ Childhood is an universal language. I find Sarah’s words inspiring. Being a mom and having the powerIf you want to read more…click here

Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

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I love this plant dyed wool felt. There’s something SO magical about the colors you get when you use Mother Earth’s own! They are wonderfully bright and vivid but with a softness to them that is unique to natural dye. Oooooo, we were so excited to get started on all the Christmas ornaments we wantIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Dreamcatcher

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We moved into the Sunny House at the end of July. It is a constant wonder to live in such a lovely home and I walk around my countrified palace in the city with a constant smile on my face. But, there has been one hitch to our eternal happiness… one little tiny thorn inIf you want to read more…click here

First Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

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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

The Pumpkin Fairy

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The BIG question… What do you do with all that Halloween candy? Do you guys know about the Pumpkin Fairy? If you don’t, and you are not mad about your children eating all that candy from Halloween night, you are going to LOVE this story! Our Halloween night tradition is to go trick-or-treating, dressed inIf you want to read more…click here

Wax Dripped Pumpkins for Halloween

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Oooo, this kids LOVED this Halloween craft… what could be better than fire, melted wax and mini pumpkins!   We needed : recycled crayons a long tapered candle mini pumpkins   We took the ‘skins’ off our crayons, being careful not to break them as we needed them to be long for safety.   WeIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Yarn Pumpkin for Halloween

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Some of our favorite crafts are ones that are quick to make and use materials we already have lying around… just like these sweet little yarn pumpkins we made this weekend. I had the orange yarn, Teddy picked the stick we needed and there-you-have- it… quick and easy and totally adorable!     Materials …If you want to read more…click here

The Magic Craft Box

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I am so excited to present The Magic Craft Box. We came up with this new concept in seasonal crafting with children quite a while ago and have been ironing out all the little details so that I could launch it with the Grand Opening of my beautiful new site. At last I am readyIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

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Today’s Winner Spotlight features a Fairy Garden from Our Broken Road that is truly amazing. Kitty, Teddy and I have poured over all the delightful details in this enchanted garden for hours… and we still keep finding things we didn’t see before. Thank you to all the little fairies who made this garden and sharedIf you want to read more…click here