Dragon eggs and Fairy eggs

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fairy eggs

Last year, a friend of mine held a birthday party and in the take home party bag was a little cellophane packet tied up with string that held about 20 tiny fairy eggs in rainbow colours. Ned was fascinated by these tiny balls and their potential. But somehow, they got lost. Last month, when we were in Sydney, we visited…

Art With Leaves: Little Leaf Girl

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art with leaves

Project #12: Art with Leaves Little Leaf Girl Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Glorious fun on a sunny day!   I wanted to make art with leaves and fashion a fairy skirt for a little leaf girl doll and although I thought of many ways I might do it, I came back to a trusty old favourite of using pipe cleaners…

Fairy Gardens: Crafternoon Inspirations

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This is the gorgeous and talented Felicity St John. Felicity hosted a recent crafternoon and we guests were invited to make our own fairy garden. Here are some of the photos of the afternoon, perfect inspiration for you to join in the fun with your children and make your own.                   Fairy…

Make your own Fairy Garden: What to prepare in advance

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Our fourth Crafternoon  host was my dear friend Felicity.  Honestly, when I asked my friends to join me in hosting, I never could have imagined that they would bring so much love and care and beauty and preparation and time and exuberant materials to the task.  All of them have truly blown me away, and I think it would be safe…