Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

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 shared it in the Fairy Garden Contest… and congrats on being a winner :-)

We LOVED this gnome-sized totem pole…

Do you see the green crocodile lurking in this bubbling brook? We hope Fairy Mother holds onto her baby tightly as they canoe down to the Organic Fairy Market.

Isn’t this little fairy sweet as she sits coyly outside her toadstool home. We LOVE her ladder too. And of course her leaf fairy friend waiting down below!

Anyone need something from the Farmer’s Market?

Teddy agrees… no Fairy Garden is totally complete with out the resident red dragon!

Thank you for sharing your magical garden with us. I’m so excited for you to receive your prize :: a TWO YEAR subscription to my favorite magazine… Living Crafts!

Here’s a link to see the Fairy Garden from last week’s Winner Spotlight.
Here is a link to see the other winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest.
And here is a link to the Fairy Garden Page where you can find lots of Fairy Garden inspiration.

Blessings and magic,
Donni

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

Here are some more delightful photos from one of our Fairy Garden Winners, Three Sisters.Look at the sweet little rose-twig well and the miniature white picket fence. And the row of Statice pot plants in the moss. But, what we love the most, are the stick and acorn streetlights!!

And the little fairy washing line, with tiny wooden pegs and sweet fairy-sized washing, drying in the crisp morning breeze.

Magical, isn’t it!

Three Sisters won a one year subscription to one of my favorite magazines, Living Crafts.

Here is a link to see the other winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest.
And here is a link to the Fairy Garden Page where you can find lots of Fairy Garden inspiration.

Blessing and magic,
Donni

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 and another 32 on Facebook and through emails. And each one is remarkable and unique. You have brought my children and me, and all of those who have tuned in daily to see your gardens, so much joy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

Here is a link to the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest Page where you will find links to see all the Fairy Gardens and you can see the Facebook entries under ‘photos’ on my Facebook Page

So, without further ado, here are the winners…

This wonderfully creative garden from Our Broken Road.  You have to visit the blog post to see all of the magical goodies in this garden. What a wonderfully imaginative place!

Prize :: from Living Crafts Magazine  –  a TWO year subscription.

 From Trio Of Sisters, this darling Fairy Garden… we adore all the little nature bits and how pretty everything looks.

Prize :: from Living Crafts Magazine  –  a ONE year subscription.

From TsuruHuis, this magical Fairyland… we totally love seeing these children at play in their pretty garden.

Prize :: from Willodel, a magical wooden Fairy Home.

From Intentional Girl, this still remains one of my most favorite Fairy Garden photos EVER!

 Prize :: from Armadillo Dreams… a set of FIVE wooden handmade fairies.


From Quiet Domesticity, this charmingly colorful Fairy Garden…

Prize :: from MudHollow,  your choice of three of the sweetest little woodland animals.

From Fairy Dust Teaching , we really, really love your magical Fairy Tree… it makes even the little Fairy Gardeners look like fairies…

Prize :: from Mosey Handmade,  a sweet forest playset.

From a Facebook friend, Jamie, this delightful Fairy Garden.

Prize :: From Driaa, this magical Oak Fairy

From Marsha’s Garden, this amazing Fairy Village…

 Prize :: from Ziezo Designs, a magical set of silk Butterfly Wings.

From Simple Joyful Living, this delightful woodland Fairy Garden Party…

Prize :: from Woolies,  a hand-knitted Earth Pony of your choice.

From Geek In Glasses, this charming outdoor Fairy Garden nestled around a huge tree trunk…

Prize :: from This Cosy Life, Mama Blossom peg doll.

From  Squinks comes this enchanting jungle Fairy Garden…

Prize :: from The Enchanted Cupboard, a custom set of Fairy Garden furniture.


Passengers On A Spaceship, this beautiful May Day Fairy Garden..

Prize :: from Beneath The Rowan Tree, the Wind Runner.


From Experimenting Mom, this super artistic Fairy Garden…

Prize :: from Mama West Wind, a magical Tulip Fairy


From another Face Book entry, Magical Land, comes this wonderful video footage of an amazingly detailed Fairy Garden…

Prize :: from Nobby Organics, this sweet organic cotton pillow sham.

From A Little Fur in the Paint, this beautifully crafted Fairy Garden complete with a Pine Cone home…

Prize :: from Soft Earth Art, this needle felted Garden Fairy Wreath

From Mom’s Crafty Place, this lovely classic Fairy Garden…

Prize, from one of my Magic Sponsors, Super Skivvies, any pair of super cute cloth training pants.

From Wild and Free Mama, this psychedelic garden…

 Prize ::  from Birchleaf Designs, silk trees and rivers, a set of 4 gorgeous woodland silks.

And last but definitely NOT least, from A Cup Of Tea With Me, this pretty little garden…

Prize :: a  Fairy from Alkelda Dolls, similar in style to this little orange fairy.


Congrats, Fairy Gardeners!!!!

Oh my… how difficult it was to choose these few from all of the other beautiful gardens. All of us who made a Fairy Garden this year, are winners!!

Here is a link to the Fairy Garden Page for all the Fairy Garden fun we’ve had in the past.

We already look forward to next year when the 2013 Fairy Garden season begins :-)

Blessings and magic,
Donni

Fairy Gardens :: Last Weekly Sneak Peak ~ Dont’ Miss!

Wow… new Fairy Gardens are flooding in. I have some MAGICAL Fairy Gardens to share with you in our last weekly Fairy Garden Sneak Peek… how I’ve LOVED this contest!! To see them in more detail, click on the link (in blue) to each garden and you’ll be even more amazed at the tiny details in each creation. And here is the link to see all of the magical gardens entered into our Fairy Garden Contest. You have a couple of days to enter your own, so don’t delay :-)

I want to have a picnic in this magical spot?!

Spin a little yarn and then stretch out on this comfy moss for an afternoon nap?!

Wake up for a little toadstool spotting and a stroll along the Magic Jewel Path.

Go for a little horseback ride in this Texan wonderland.

Take a refreshing dip in this leaf birdbath.

And then rest for a little on this woodland bench with the sweet scent of Spruce in the air?!

Visit the gnome who lives in this enchanting stump for a cup of sweet marigold tea.

And then chat with the eccentric gnome who lives in this blue stump. He has some magic honey cookies too!

 Then it’s time for a Fairy Party in the Magic Fairy Circle!

 Some spells and magic making…


And then wander home, happy and spent from a full days festivities,  to my little cottage in the woods

Phew… what a day it has been!!! Pure Magic at every turn.

Be sure to check out the prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest.

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

And, quickly, enter your own Fairy Garden before the contest closes on August 1st.

Happy weekend to all my Fairy Gardening friends,
Blessings and magic,
Donni

Tutorial for a Succulent Fairy Garden

You’d think we were all done making Fairy Gardens… you’d be wrong! We just can’t get enough of them!Here is our Succulent Fairy Garden… it might just be my favorite yet! It lives indoors and requires very little care which is just perfect as we head into the Autumn and Winter months.

We started with a medium sized pot that has good drainage. Succulents do not do well in waterlogged soil, so it is particularly important to make sure that your fairy garden will drain well. Teddy filled the pot up to about half way with large pebbles. These pebbles will also help your garden drain off any excess water. Kitty found an old branch in our yard to use as a tree and we wiggled it into the rocks so that it stood upright and sturdy.

Kitty layered soil on top of the pebbles and we planted our succulents. There are so many wonderful varieties of succulents available and you and your children can have fun choosing the different shades and textures for your garden… some are smooth, some prickly… some yellow, orange, pink, green… some angular, some spiky… let your fairy imaginations run wild!

Once the succulent plants are in place, use small pea pebbles to cover the top of your garden. You can find pea pebbles at most garden shops but I have found that there is a larger selection of shades for a better price at pet stores… they are used to line fish and reptile tanks.

Let your child water your garden, sparingly, and the decorating can begin! We made a miniature chair out of sticks.

And Kitty put together a banner out of string and pretty paper.

We made a tiny fairy pot plant in a thimble.

We found a cocktail umbrella and added a miniature shovel. Teddy thought the fairies needed a magic fairy ball and decided a clear marble would be just the thing.

A sweet birds nest in the tree to top it all off and…

Our miniature fairy garden was complete.

Our succulent Fairy Garden has brought wonderful fairy stories into our home… it is so magical and we are sure the fairies visit it at night when we are sleeping.

As our Fairy Garden Contest draws to a close, we have renewed excitement looking through all of the gorgeous gardens you guys have made. If you still haven’t entered, there are still a few days to do so as the contest closes on August 1st. For more info, visit our Fairy Garden Page that is packed full of many Fairy Garden ideas and tutorials, as well as a detailed tutorial on how to make a larger, outdoor, Fairy Garden.

Happy Fairy Gardening,
Blessings and magic,
Donni

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Hello Magic Fairy Garden Frinds :-)

Our Fairy Garden Contest is drawing to a close.. only 10 days left to enter your Fairy Garden for your chance to win one of the truly magical prizes.

Here is a peek at a few of this weeks new fairy gardens in the Contest. Click on the links to see all of the amazingly creative and charming gardens you guys have made :-)

I am enchanted by the look on this child’s face as she plays in the Fairy Garden she and her mom have made… truly brings magic into my heart…

Here is another magical creation from those over at Pixie Dust

And, I am totally crazy about this photo of a sweet magical place that sprung from the minds of these beautiful children while on a camping trip…

 There are many more magical Fairy Gardens entered into the contest. Here is a link to the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest page where you can see all the links to all the gardens entered so far. The contest closes on 1st August, so there’s still time for you to make your own Fairy Garden and share it here.

And, if you need even more inspiration to enter your own Fairy Garden, have a look at the totally amazing prizes you and your little ones can win – PRIZES!!!!

Here are just a few of all the gorgeous goodies up for grabs..

A pair of handmade cloth training pants from Super Skivvies.

This beautiful little tulip fairy from Mama West Wind.

Your choice of three little woodland critters from Mud Hollow.

A delightfully sweet knitted pony from Woolies.

And this is by no means all of them, Magic Friends, so be sure to check out the other prizes too.

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

Don’t forget to enter your garden soon!

Hope you are having a happy Saturday :-)
Blessings and magic,
Donni

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Two weeks left to enter your Fairy Garden into our Fair Garden Contest. Come on, Magic Friends… let’s see your magical spaces :-)

Here is a peek at a few of this weeks fairy 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 :-)

 I’m definitely on the look out for a gourd! Isn’t this little fairy house perfect?!

Anyone want to come to Narnia with me?

Or stroll through this magical Fairy Village?

 There are many more magical Fairy Gardens entered into the contest. Here is a link to the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest page where you can see all the links to all the gardens entered so far. The contest closes on 1st August, so there’s still two weeks for you to make your own Fairy Garden and share it here.

And, if you need even more inspiration to enter your own Fairy Garden, have a look at the totally amazing prizes you and your little ones can win – PRIZES!!!!

Here are just a few of all the gorgeous goodies up for grabs..

A whole gaggle of fairies from Armadillo Dreams

 A two year AND a one year subscription to Living Crafts Magazine

A beautifully crafted fairy house from Willodel

Be sure to check out the other prizes too.

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

Hope you are having a happy Saturday :-)
Blessings and magic,
Donni

A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup.

Hi Magic Friends,

I’m delighted to be a guest on the Living Crafts Blog today. Pop on over there to see how Kitty and I made this darling Fairy Garden in a tea cup! It lives on our dining room table as our centerpiece and the kids make up sweet fairy stories as our dinnertime conversation. It’s magic!

Living Crafts has GENEROUSLY offered up two prizes for the winners of our  2012 Fairy Garden Contest … a 2 year subscription to their fabulous magazine and a 1 year subscription!! Please click here to see all of the totally amazing prizes you and your little ones can win – PRIZES!!!!

Please also have a look at our 2012 Fairy Garden Contest page where you can see all the links to all the gardens entered so far. The contest closes on 1st August, so there’s still many days for you to make your own Fairy Garden and share it in our contest.

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

Happy Fairy Gardening!
Blessings and magic,
Donni

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Here is a peek at a few of this weeks 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 :-)

Yes, fairies go camping too…

In caravans (above) and charmaing Fairy Garden tents also…

And, cabins in the woods

There are so many more magical Fairy Gardens entered into the contest. Here is a link to the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest page where you can see all the links to all the gardens entered so far. The contest closes on 1st August, so there’s still lots of time for you to make your own Fairy Garden and share it here.

And, if you need even more inspiration to enter your own Fairy Garden, have a look at the totally amazing prizes you and your little ones can win – PRIZES!!!!

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

Hope you are having a happy Saturday :-)
Blessings and magic,
Donni

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.

We are utterly in love with this little gem… the roof of the gnome cottage… oh my, isn’t it magical!

This Fairy Garden is just as enchanting… what magical little details!

Look at this charming little Fairy Village.

Here are some wonderful child-sized Fairy Gardens!

This one has a Fairy Garden in a Fairy Garden!

There are so many more magical Fairy Gardens entered into the contest. Here is a link to the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest page where you can see all the links to all the gardens entered so far. The contest closes on 1st August, so there’s still lots of time for you to make your own Fairy Garden and share it here.

And, if you need even more inspiration to enter your own Fairy Garden, have a look at the totally amazing prizes you and your little ones can win – PRIZES!!!!

Here’s a link to all the important Fairy Garden stuff on the Fairy Garden Page.

Also, our Magic Sponsor Giveaway from Sarah’s Silk ( a $50 Shopping Spree ) ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t already entered, pop on over to enter for your chance to win.

Hope you are having a happy Saturday :-)
Blessings and magic,
Donni