Winter songs: Lanterns on the Banksia Trees

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Winter songs: “Lanterns on the Banksia trees” I do love to have Australian-themed winter songs, especially as I live in an area where winter involves about a week’s worth of cold days. Songs of snow, and frost, and icy breath doesn’t really fit… I bought three beautiful hand-knitted and hand-crocheted scarves two years ago and I’ve yet to wear them….

Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern

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Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern (author unknown)   I love winter songs, especially sweet simple winter songs that can be sung in a round with small children during Lantern walks or candlelit spiral celebrations.  This song is one that we sang at my son’s Winter kindergarten festival.  How lovely it was to sing this lovely melody over and over…

Make your own Winter Wonderland scene with paper snowflakes

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How to make your very own Winter Wonderland By Felicity St John   As a girl, living in a sub tropical climate, I dreamed of waking up one day to see snow falling on Christmas Day, even though the temperature on Christmas Day here is typically over 30 degrees Celsius. I will also confess, that even though I now understand…

Winter Round-up: Craft and event ideas

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How to: make a wool pom pom useful for knitted bunny tails, hanging mobiles, keyring tags.. the mind boggles with potential uses! How to make a groovy slide package for a delicious block of chocolate How to: Embellish your own winter-inspired matchbox Winter Party Invitation: Peg Doll How-to: Celebrate Winter with your own apple spiral family celebration Winter Angel made from…

A Winter – Spring nature table design

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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…