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DIY Pom Pom Blue Bird Craft :: Easter and Spring Crafting

I was recently visited by an inquisitive momma bird as I sat drinking my coffee. It was an unusually warm and sunny morning and the arrival of my feathered friend cheerfully announced what I had suspected… Spring is on the way!     I love to watch birds build their nests and prepare for theIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Needle Felted Spring Nest

  Spring has burst forth in full regalia here in Southern California. the trees are so pretty in their pinks and whites and magentas. And the birds have started to busy themselves building nests.  Spring is full of crafting inspiration and we have been making pretty needle felted spring nests too. One of the thingsIf you want to read more…click here

How To Make A Hummingbirds Nest : Needle Felting Tutorial

Oh my gosh… it’s SUCH a joy to watch the birds begin to build their nests. We are hoping like mad that a bird will build a nest in our garden. More than anything, we are preying that one of the hundreds of hummingbirds that visit us will build a nest in our avocado tree.If you want to read more…click here

Helping The Birds Make Beautiful Nests

We have really enjoyed watching the birds building their nests this year. We have a family of crows who live in the tree in our back yard. Apart from the terrible squarking they make in the early mornings, we love them. They are particularly fun to watch when they are building their nests as theyIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Robin’s Nest

I am so excited to share this Spring robin’s nest needle felting tutorial with you. With Spring coming up, there is so much to inspire our creativity. For me, there’s nothing quite as indicative of my favorite season as a robin’s nest filled with sweet little blue eggs… just like this nest I’ve made. EvenIf you want to read more…click here

Morning Glory Nests.

I have a wise old friend who warned me against planting Morning Glory. ‘But it’s so pretty!’ I argued… ‘And, it grows so wonderfully fast!’ I pleaded. I was wanting to plant a vine that would grow over our fence and make our yard look like a jungle of green. As is usually the caseIf you want to read more…click here

WIP – Fairyfolk

Here are a few of the little goodies I’ve been working on for Easter… Easter Bunnies Easter Nest Easter Chick If you want to see some more little needle felted Easter cuties, visit my shop, Fairyfolk. Blessings and magic,Donni

Let’s make an Easter Basket.

We are at the grocery store. Kitty : Mom, we really have to get these Cadbury’s Chocolate Eggs! Me: I don’t think so, Kitty, it’s not Easter yet. Kitty: But Mom! (I can see her little brain working furiously) Mom, I want make an Easter Basket and we can keep them in my basket untilIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts – Paper Mache Nest.

Our granny loves birds nests. She has a collection of discarded nests that she has picked up on her walks. They are so pretty to look at and a wonder to see how intricately the husband birds have woven them together. Her love of nests in mind, the kids and I have made her thisIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Hummingbird Feeder.

We so love the hummingbirds. They are prolific in our area… visiting our garden often. They remind me of UFO’s… they come ‘whirrrrrrrrrring’ in, hover, and then, faster than lightening, zip off into the air and away. They amuse me and make me smile. Kitty want’s them to stay. She gets frustrated with their fleetingIf you want to read more…click here

Darling Little Birdseed Cakes.

I have been wanting to make these sweet little birdseed cakes for ages. YAY, I finally remembered to buy gelatine at the supermarket… it has been on my shopping list for months but, alas, it was one of those things I just could NOT remember. At last, as I was looking through the spice isleIf you want to read more…click here

From Nest to Fledgling.

Have you entered our Mother’s Day Giveaway with Periwinkle Sky? If you haven’t, pop over to this post for your chance to win her beautifully illustrated book, ‘My Mother Gave Me the Moon.” In honor of Mother’s Day, I am delighted to share the story of our resident House Finches with you… Our little frontIf you want to read more…click here

Make a No-Knit Yarn Nest.

A few weeks ago, to K’s utter delight, we discovered a little nest in the eves inside our front porch. We have been watching Mr and Mrs House Finch building this nest from our front window. K has been consumed… it reminds me, a little uncomfortably, of myself when the first Big Brother came out.If you want to read more…click here

Make a Mossy Spring Wreath.

To welcome Spring into our home, we made a Mossy Spring Wreath to hang on our front door. It has a golden bow, little spring-colored paper roses and a tiny nest with robin’s eggs inside it and we say ‘Hello Spring’ whenever we open our door! This is what we need: * A wreath frameIf you want to read more…click here

A Hummingbird’s Nest.

Please enjoy a post from Spring last year. * * * A Good Man and I were having our coffee on the deck yesterday morning, basking in the warm spring sun and feeling very excited for the day ahead. ‘LOOK!’ whispered A Good Man, pointing to our ‘wool tree‘. There, hovering in the air wasIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Pretty Spring Nest.

We had so much fun yesterday making our ‘Blossoms for Birds‘ tree and really started to think about nests… how they are made and how eggs are laid. K longs for a bird to make a nest where she can watch him. She is so hoping a bird will make a nest in the jasmineIf you want to read more…click here

Blossoms for Birds.

Here in Southern California, Spring has definitely arrived! Our nights are cool, our mornings are crisp and our days are warm and sunny… it’s lovely weather, my favorite time of the year. The squirrels come out, the jasmine blooms and the birds start collecting treasures to build their nests with. We have a spring traditionIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting – Nest Barrettes.

These little sweeties are what I’ve been working on. They are hair clips… little wet felted eggs in needle felted nests. Here is my model… showing off her gorgeous, curly locks.Fuschia is her favourite. She has asked me to remember it for her birthday… in December (poor thing has Christmas and then her birthday twoIf you want to read more…click here