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When Teddy Fell Out Of A Tree

Last week was one of the most traumatic weeks our little family has experienced. Teddy fell out of a tree and sustained two lacerations to his liver. He is fine now but we had a few very scary days in Intensive Care as we waited to see if his liver would recover on its own.If you want to read more…click here

Love Apples and Other Valentine’s Crafts

Funny how family traditions start. Three years ago, I made LOVE APPLES for the first time. Since then, I’ve put them into Kitty and Teddy’s lunch every Valentine’s Day. It’s become our sweet tradition and they both look forward to opening their lunch bag to see that their mom loves them. I smile as IIf you want to read more…click here

Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, fast and furious. Here’s a compilation of some of the ‘Love Day’ crafts we’ve done in the past. I have to say that the ‘hoop art treasures‘ are my favorite. Both of my children LOVED them so much and both still have them on the wall in their rooms. IIf you want to read more…click here

To my Mom.

  To my mom. Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing person I know. You are an inspiration, Mom. You make the most of everything you do. You have such an open heart to all life has to offer. It’ s a joy to be with you. Thank you for making the long journey toIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Love Delights

  Here are some sweet suggestions for your Valentine’s Day decorating… from the Magic Onions Shop.   One   (felted heart Garlands) Two   (felted wool flowers) Three   (felted love pebbles)   There is a lot more to choose from in the shop. Thanks for visiting. Blessings and magic, Donni   Stay connected… sign up for myIf you want to read more…click here

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’llIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Golden Valentine’s Day Votives

We said goodbye to our beloved Christmas tree yesterday. We hugged her and thanked her for being such a huge part of our joyous Christmas. We packed away her precious ornaments and stored them safely for next year. And, when she was gone, we felt so rotten, staring at her empty corner. Our home feltIf you want to read more…click here

Every day, all day… and all night, I am a mother

It was bedtime. I lay with him in his bed. He likes to feel the comfort of having us near when he winds down for sleep. I heard his breathing slow and knew he was ready for dreamland. I kissed him goodnight and told him that I loved him. I left his room and, asIf you want to read more…click here

I Chose Love Instead of Anger :: Discovering Waldorf Education

You came to me in the night to say that you had been bitten by a mosquito. I wanted to scold you and remind you that I’d told you to keep your window shut. But I didn’t. I got out of bed and we searched your room until we found him and made him noIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Tutorials

Here is a collection of the Valentine’s Day crafts we’ve made this year. Below, you’ll find links to the the easy-to-follow tutorials…     1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes 2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers 3. Watercolor Heart Garland 4. Wire Love Letters 5. Needle Felted Heart 6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome 7.If you want to read more…click here

Making Love Letters from Wire

We love bendy wire for writing names or words for special occasions. Bendy wire can be found in the jewelry section at craft stores. You ‘ll be happily surprised at how easy the wire is to bend… no bending tools are required at all… only a wire cutter is needed. A trick we use isIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Treasures

I had a lovely quiet few days in the shop after the craziness of the Christmas Holidays. The break helped me relax. I read a book, cooked and baked and, of course, thought up new ideas of treasures I can make for the shop. Nothing sparks creativity like a little break. With Valentine’s Day onlyIf you want to read more…click here

Love Words for Valentines Day

I’ve become quite addicted to Pinterest (you can follow my boards by clicking here). But by the looks of things, I’m not the only one ;-) Oh my… what beautiful things people do!Pin It So, having seen these ‘LOVE’ signs all over Pinterest, Kitty and Teddy and I couldn’t resist making our own. All weIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Wire Hearts.

The little village on the coast where we stayed when we were in South Africa recently was gorgeously vintage inspired. All of the little shops were filled with sweet rustic treasures or handmade art. One shop in particular was brimming with glorious curiosities made entirely from driftwood… oh, the things one can make! A popularIf you want to read more…click here

Recycled Mag Hearts.

Oh, my dear friends… how I have missed you all. I’m so terribly sorry for my sudden and abrupt departure from this space. My dearest darling computer crashed last Monday and has spent the entire week in the computer ICU undergoing, what is comparable, to open-heart surgery. Poor darling, had to be completely restored. Alas,If you want to read more…click here