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Felt Gumdrop Ornaments :: DIY Tutorial

  We are having so much fun in The Sunny House with our Christmas crafting. Each day, when the kids come home from school, we set about making new ornaments for our Christmas tree. We choose fun and easy projects that aren’t too involved and Kitty and Teddy are loving this new tradition we’ve started.If you want to read more…click here

Felting Kits Galore

Have you tried needle felting? It’s a wonderful craft, awesome because you can transform a handful of fluffy wool into a beautiful little something in 20 minutes or less. Of course, you can make your creations as intricate as you wish but if you are looking for simple and quick, needle felting can achieve thisIf you want to read more…click here

Make your own DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Do you use wool dryer balls when you dry your clothes in your drying machine?   If you don’t, you should give them a try… they are FABULOUS!!   – They speed your drying time which can relate to a big saving on your monthly gas or electricity bill. – They are reusable and lastIf you want to read more…click here

Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together. We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.       Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom   I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.  If you want to read more…click here

Delightful Fairies from Lavender & Lark

I’m more than excited to share the delightful fairies from Lavender & Lark, who is offering one of the amazing prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest. Aren’t they just the most magical little fairies you’ve ever seen? Every detail is perfect and just so enchanting that it’s hard not to squeal when you notice it.If you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Owl : DIY Tutorial – it’s easy!

Do you want to make this sweet Barn Owl? Come on, it’s quick and easy. Here is a detailed step-by-step DIY needle felted Barn Owl tutorial for you…     Materials : Wool roving : white, brown and a pinch of tan Wool roving string : brown Needle Felting needle Protective needle felting foam boardIf you want to read more…click here

Make Pretty Pom Pom Flowers for Valentine’s Day

We found the prettiest yarn at the craft shop today… gorgeous valentine colors. We decided we just HAD to have it to make flowers for Valentine’s Day. Are they not wonderful?! Also, do you see the drawing of the mustang Kate drew? It’s in pencil and is so totally amazing that I made her signIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments : 7 Tutorials

I love working with wool felt… especially for Christmas crafting. It’s warm and cozy and makes the most delightful Christmas ornaments. Here is a collection of my favorite felted ornament tutorials : 1. Needle Felted Heart Tutorial. 2. Felt Ball Christmas Tree. 3. Felt Pine Cone Ornament. 4. Colorful Felt Christmas Tree. 5. Cashmere andIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Garlands Galore

I’ve been making felted garlands for the shop. They are gorgeous. Some are made with huge felted balls, some with large and small felted balls. Some in Christmas colors, some like the rainbow, some are like snowballs. Oh, the gorgeous texture of 100% felt! You can shop for these felted wool garlands here.   ChristmasIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Wool and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

DIY Tutorial :: Felt Ball and Pine Cone Christmas Tree     Note : If you don’t have all of these materials on hand, you can order this craft kit from my shop. In our family, we are deeply inspired by Mother Nature and all of the beautiful treasures she bestows upon us. My childrenIf you want to read more…click here

Wool Easter Eggs

I’m not a fan of the little hollow plastic Easter eggs everyone seems to go mad for. In fact I can’t stand them! They are all… um… plastic! Yuck! They are usually garish colors and hard and cold to the touch…  not warm and fuzzy like all things Easter are supposed to be. And theIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts : God’s Eyes

I know I am not alone in thinking that handmade gifts are by far the best. All gifts are nice when they are given with love, of course, but to be honest, I’d rather receive a roughly sewn ‘kitchen towel’ with a red potato stamped heart on it (clearly made by a 7 year old)If 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

Handmade Gifts – Let’s make a Ball.

On our quest to make handmade Christmas gifts this year, we made our girl cousins Flower Fairies the other day. Today, we made our boy cousins wonderfully colorful woolen balls. We used my wool scraps and wet felted them to make the balls. All we needed was wool roving (found online), liquid dish washing detergent,If you want to read more…click here

Pretty Spring Blossoms.

Isn’t Spring magical? Colors creep from the greyness of winter… slowly at first, shyly… a few green heads poke out of the earth, one or two colorful blossoms are eager enough to start the trend. Emboldened by the brave, the rest follow until the landscape is a burst of color… pinks, yellows, purples, blues… TheIf 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

This Nest is Best.

Please enjoy a post from last Spring… * * * We have been watching the birds building their nests. We see them dashing around with little twigs and sticks in their beaks and we hope, with all our might, that one might choose our tree next to the deck as the perfect spot for aIf 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

Discovering Waldorf – ‘The Kintted Toy’.

Please welcome Linda, from Natural Suburbia, as our Guest Blogger on Discovering Waldorf today. Linda is a superb knitter and spends many hours a day knitting delightful toys for her children and her Etsy shop. She has four sweet kids, all of whom are homeschooled. Linda’s homeschooling is Waldorf inspired and you have just toIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Wet Felted Soap-On-A-Rope.

Both my kids love the bath. They play in and with the water for ages. I love it because it is one place these days where they play happily together (yes, we have entered the stage of fighting) One of the things that I find really sweet with their bath is that they wash eachIf you want to read more…click here