Lanterns, pressed sweet peas and little birdies.

For some reason, Little Miss K decided that she did not want to make a butterfly lantern with Mr T the other day… Oh NO! She had something much more daring in mind. She had pressed some of our sweet peas a while back and has been saving them for something REALLY special.

A Summer Lantern was just the thing. She carefully undid her flower press to
reveal her beautifully preserved blooms…

Wonderfully colorful petals and leaves and intricately twirled suckers.

She used some glue to stick them to her yellow, sun-colored lantern.
And then we used my hot glue gun to stick little birdies that we had bought from a craft store into place. She chose a hot pink ribbon to hang her lantern in her room. It is a ‘day lantern’ she says… it is to remind her that the sun gives us all life… oh, the sweet innocence of the 6 year-old mind!

I aslo wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have commented so sweetly on my new banner. Thank you! It is the result of a few lessons in Photoshop. It’s fair to say that I have a new hobby… playing with photos. Oh… is there no end to fun things to learn?
Blessings and magic,

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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8 thoughts on “Lanterns, pressed sweet peas and little birdies.

  1. ohh how precious!
    I just realised that I have photoshop on my computer, and have no idea how to use it, yet have been wanting to mix some photos together, one of these days surely I will figure out how to use it:)

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