Fimo Bunnies for Easter: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Easter, Spring

5Apr
fimo bunny family

Fimo Bunnies for Easter or Spring decorations If you are looking for a sweet but simple craft for Easter or springtime, why not try making your own fimo bunnies? They are just perfect for a tiny surprise gift on Easter morning, and small enough to pop in the post for a letterbox surprise for a friend too. They’d be great…

How to make a handmade butterfly toy with wool fibres

Posted under Spring, Wool and Fleece

14Sep

These simple butterflies are loved by little children everywhere. You just need two 8-10cm lengths of carded wool sliver in your choice of colour. Wool fleece can be purchased from my friend Jen at her facebook page, Lavendilly Fibre Arts. She sells fleece in 100 gram lots but if you ask her nicely, she might even make you up a…

How to make a bee mobile using a wooden bee body

Posted under Nature and Animal Crafts, Spring

19Aug

These little timber shapes come from Casey’s Wood To make a bee, all you do is paint the body with yellow acrylic paint. Add a few stripes around the body. and a cute face. Cut a small 2cm square of mesh netting for the wings. Run a gather stitch through the centre, and pull it in tight. Tie this around…

How to make Rainbow Sand Vases

Posted under Nature and Animal Crafts, Spring

16Aug

The winter wattle is fading, which is a sure sign that Spring is on the way and what better way to celebrate than making a colourful vase to welcome the new blossoms? (The little bumble bees are from the Summer Swap I just received from Catherine in the USA).  Gorgeous, aren’t they!) Firstly, you’ll need about 1/2 bucket of white…

How to make a Busy Bee from a banksia pod

Posted under Nature and Animal Crafts, Spring

29Sep

 There is nothing like a bee to represent Spring in all her glory! This simple version is truly well loved- by mama’s and their children! and it is super simple and quick to make, yet brings hours of joy! This is our native Australian banksia pod. (Non-Australian readers might have to come up with their own native tree seed- I’d love…

A Winter – Spring nature table design

Posted under Spring, Winter

25Aug

Mother earth is welcoming some new helpers who help her nurture the plants and animals above ground. The first ‘ray’ of light streams into the underground to entice the bulbs to break through the earth with their pretty flowers. Isn’t Mother Earth, made by Sydney-based Maria Borrelli, of Heartfelt Designs, just beautiful? Mother Earth, like Moondew mama’s, is busy knitting.  I love the…