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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

Fairy Garden Feature : SIX

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

Make Gnome Homes in the Woods

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

Fairy Garden Contest :: 3 Days Left!

Come on, come on, fairy gardening friends, three days left to enter your fairy garden into the contest!!!… don’t miss your chance to win some amazing prizes!! Here are the important Fairy Garden Links : Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here (and check out all the other magical gardens already entered). For more Fairy GardenIf you want to read more…click here

Winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest !

Here are the winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest. I know I’m a little late with this announcement but can you imagine how difficult it has been for me to pick just a few? We’ve had a huge number of gardens enter this year… 121 Fairy Gardens entered on my blog Contest page andIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Now we have 62 magical gardens entered into our  Fairy Garden Contest. Click on the link to see all of the amazingly creative and charming gardens you guys have made :-) Here’s my weekly sneak peek of some of the new ones… please click on each link to see the Fairy Garden in more detail.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Furniture – A Stick Chair for your Fairy Garden

Our Fairy Garden (click the link to see it) needed a chair. Amazing… a few sticks, a hot glue gun and, Voila!! To make our cute little stick chair, we needed some straight sticks that Teddy found in the garden, a popsicle stick (from Kitty’s last popsicle), garden scissors and a hot glue gun (youIf you want to read more…click here

The Most Romantic Fairy’s Bed

Kitty made her fairies another gift this weekend… a beautiful four-poster bed with a canopy of white lace… what could be more romantic? She started with a large, white clam shell. I found a stack of about 20 of these lovely shells at a garage sale a while back and thought how lovely they wouldIf you want to read more…click here

Do Your Fairies Need A Ladder? :: Fairy Garden 2012

Does your Fairy Garden need a ladder? Ours did! We had a great happening this weekend in the Fairy Garden. Do you remember the mail box that we made for our Fairy Garden ~ Snail Mail (click on the link to see our snail mail mailbox)? Well, on Saturday morning, Kitty went out to playIf you want to read more…click here

More Fairy Gardens – 2012

Ooo, it’s so exciting. The Fairy Garden Contest is hotting up! My kids and I have a Saturday ritual of pouring through each new entry and delighting over all the fun ideas you guys are coming up with. Thank you for your amazing creativity. Here’s a small sampling of some of the Fairy Gardens enteredIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Fruit and Veggies

We made the cutest set of fairy-sized fruits and veggies for our Fairy Garden this weekend. Don’t they just make you want to come and play… If you visit our Fairy Garden Page, you’ll see all the fun we’ve been having in our Fairy Garden. We started simply, making just the garden. My children playedIf you want to read more…click here

DovieMoon Winner!

DovieMoon has a winner! Two 8×10 photographs go to Nina! Her two favorites are… Listening for Footsteps by DovieMoon Fireflies in the Night by DovieMoon Nina wrote – ‘I Really like the listening for footsteps one since its a boy fairy and my boy would love it. plus he’s in green, HIS favorite color! andIf you want to read more…click here

The Annual Fairy Garden Competition – 2010.

I am so excited to introduce the 2010 Fairy Garden Competition. The competition debuted last year. So many of you sent in photos of your magical gardens and it was truly a delight to see the creative and imaginative ideas you and your children came up with. To enter this year’s competition, send in aIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Fairy Garden.

How to Make a Fairy Garden Childhood magic is a precious gift. I believe that in today’s fast paced, success driven world, it is more important than ever to protect AND nurture the magic in our children’s lives. The excitement my Kitty feels when she discovers that fairies have left her a silvery message onIf you want to read more…click here

A Fairy’s Paintbrush.

Have you ever wondered where fairies get their paint brushes from? We have wondered endlessly… we know that painting is such an important fairy job. Just look at the brightly colored flowers, ladybugs and beetles… they have all, of course, been painted by the fairies. So, where do fairy paint brushes come from? Periwinkles, ofIf you want to read more…click here

A Poem – The Flight of the Fairies.

There’s a rustle in the woodlands And a sighing in the breeze For the Little Folk are busy In the bushes and the trees. They are packing up their treasures Every one with nimble hand Ready for the coming journey back To sunny Fairyland. They have gathered up the jewels From their beds of mossyIf you want to read more…click here

How to make an Arbor for your Fairy Garden.

Today we made an arbor for K’s Fairy Garden. This is what we used to make it… strong but bendable wire, thin very bendable wire, my pliers and some paper roses for decoration. I cut two pieces of the strong wire using my pliers, about 15 inches each. I bended the two pieces of wireIf you want to read more…click here

Easy Peg Fairies.

I have not suggested we make fairies for K’s Fairy Garden. I wanted her to imagine ‘real’ fairies in it. I wanted her to see, in her minds eye, a little gossamer-clad nymph swinging from her swing. I wanted her to picture a chubby little gnome digging merrily in the moss. This she has doneIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Washing Line.

A big question was asked… What if our fairies did their washing in the coconut pond in K’s Fairy Garden? They might have to hang their wet clothes on the tree to dry and that would look untidy… that wouldn’t do! A washing line had to be made! If you are enjoying this tutorial, PleaseIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Bath.

“The group of fairies skipped merrily through the nasturtium patch, happy in their sunrise task. Early morning was the best time for collecting dewdrops for the Fairy Queen’s bath. This was Daphne’s favourite chore. Daphne was in charge of blessing each pearly droplet with a magical spell before it was funnelled down the huge greenIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Fairy’s Bed.

The lucky fairy who comes to live in our Fairy Garden. K decided that no Fairy Garden is complete with out a beautiful fairy bed to sleep in. So, to add to the fairy furniture we have already made, we made a fairy bed in the hopes that a fairy will choose our garden asIf you want to read more…click here

Honeysuckle Nectar.

Everywhere, the honeysuckles are blooming. It brings so much joy to my heart to see my children delight in the simple joy of drinking honeysuckle nectar just like I did when I was a child. Pick a honeysuckle flower. Smell it’s intoxicating perfume. Clip the very base of the flower with your nails… And suck…If you want to read more…click here

A favourite Book.

My mom and dad visited my brother and his family in Australia last Christmas. They came across this charming book and sent it to K for her birthday. It’s called ‘Good Manners. A Book of Short Stories’ by Audie Burns. It has the most enchanting illustrations. K gazes at the crazy drawings for ages, seeingIf you want to read more…click here

A Magical Letter from the Fairies!

You wont believe what happened this morning! When we went outside to explore the day, we noticed sparkles on the patio! Then more sparkles! It was a trail… a fairy trail! It was fairy dust! Do yo see it sparkling in the early morning sun! We followed the trail all around the garden. It dustedIf you want to read more…click here