How to make a pom pom with yarn for an apple prop or decoration

Posted under Autumn, Wool and Fleece

27Aug
how to make a pom pom with yarn

How to make a pom pom with yarn Pom Pom apples for an Autumn nature table display I really love the simplicity of a few wrapped branches in baby glass bottles and a tribe of pom pom apples. Such an easy craft but super cute.     (These natural timber mushrooms are pretty handsome also!) Remember pompoms from childhood. Have you…

How to Make a Fall Leaf Garland (Autumn)

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23Apr
how to make a fall leaf garland

How to Make a Fall Leaf Garland An activity for children in Autumn using simple sewing.   On the last day of term, Ned’s kindergarten celebrated with an Autumn Festival. (Oh my. I do love a kindergarten festival. Stop by tomorrow for a sneak peek! Better late than never.)  When we arrived, we were invited to head on down to…

Make an felt treasure bag catch-all for seasonal adventures: a how-to tutorial for the first day of Autumn

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1Mar
ned with autumn treasure bag

Happy first day of Autumn! (And happy first day of Spring to all my northern hemisphere readers too!)  Today, I’d love to share with you a little project I’ve created for Ned, an autumn-inspired felt treasure bag to take on seasonal walks.  Ned and I love our walks (they have been a little rare of late) and finding nature-inspired treasures,…

How to make an Autumn leaf fairy doll from felt and wool fleece

Posted under Autumn, Dolls

17May

Here is another way you can use pipe cleaners to make a simple dolly. Wrap a small piece of pipe cleaner around a 1cm bead like so. Twist an arm piece around the stem and add two smaller beads for hands. Twist the pipe around these and secure tightly. Cut out this shape for the faerie dress. You can also…

How to make a Pumpkin Peek-a-boo card using cardboard!

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13Apr

Here is what you’ll need to begin. The pumpkin template is 14cm wide, and 10 cm high. The height of the pumpkin pixie’s body is 10cm. Trace a pumpkin shape onto card and cut it out.  Use a stanley knife to cut a line through the card, somewhere close to the top of the pumpkin. (I have shown it here…

Autumn Nature Table 2011

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21Mar

Autumn breezes are slowly arriving here. There have been a few nights where I have pulled out the trusty tracksuit pants and jumper and oh, goody gumdrops, it is almost time to renew my evening hot bath ritual. I love the cooler months, don’t you? The local rabbit population is growing, and more and more often, we see them in…

Autumn Harvest Nature Table 2010

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7Apr

The Autumn Harvest has begun. Apples, pumpkins, lemons, oranges, carrots, tomatoes- they are all ripening, ready to be picked.   Empty seedpods are falling and landing on the ground. I found baby gumnuts on our property for the first time.   So, we gather the fruits and create our own ’still life’ painting of the outside world and place it on our inside table.  But…

Autumn Nature Table Display (Waldorf)

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7Mar

This week marked the beginning of Autumn here in Australia. Temperatures have cooled ( I have even put on a cardigan on a few mornings) and I find myself looking forward to putting on my fave boots again. The story this fortnight is all about an extraordinary apple so it is only fitting that my table features an Apple Munchkin…