Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Arrival of Autumn !

Always an exciting and wonderful time of year!

Warm and golden beauty everywhere and Pinecones, Acorns, seedpods galore!
Many lovely dried grasses and plants and the last flowers of the season


A walk in the gentle rain to meadow brought many beautiful things to decorate the house

Nature shelf is getting full!



A wreath for the door and a last bouquet from the cutting garden



beautiful rose hips for tea and for wreaths


Beautiful Birch Boletes !

A time of the gathering~ gathering abundance in nature and gathering with ones near and dear~ Lots of hot tea from the woodlands and gardens 🧡



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Willodel Elfin Wardrobe and Bed

This is a Custom order I have worked on a long while  and is getting ready to go to its new home!
But before it "flies away" I had to take pictures in the Willodel Fairy Garden!


Early morning Dandelion tea to get the day off to a good start :-)


Wake up , Wake up~ my dear little Elf :-)



Some who are lucky get breakfast in bed !



And all elves make their beds :-)


This set is 1/12 scale. The bed is about 7.5" long .  Its the first time I have made furniture such as this and it has been a lot of fun.

First rains and colored leaves!

Mother Nature is turning the page to Autumn 
It is the time of gathering and collecting


 I have gathered a basket of herbs from my garden to make into bouquet garnis for Winter soup.
My little bunches will dry nicely now that the wood stove is going each morning with colder nights.  I keep as many herbs as I can in my little green house, but
they do not really grow much, so these dried ones will be wonderful in the depth of Winter!

The light changes with Autumn as the sun angle changes.  The Autumn light is preferred by artists most of all because of the warm golden light that is found. First leaves to turn in my yard are the Dogwood and Virginia creeper and Sumac


And Sumac is one of the most beautiful for color

It is nice to use the bountiful things found on walks and make a wreath to celebrate. This wreath is made from Virginia creeper vine, it takes about 10 minutes to wind around and around and then twist some vine around that to hold the shape.   Let it dry and then add leaves and seed pods. I do not use any glue with these.


 Happy gathering and crafting through out this wonderful season. There are several projects in the my tutorials that are fun to do with family during this time.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

WILLODEL LITTLE NUTHATCH GATHERING WAGON

The Excitement in the air is making meadow grasses bow down and wild dock is turning oranges colds an reds in the fields! The oak trees are very loaded with fresh green acorns fast in their caps~

Here are a series of pictures of the finished set. The roof is painted with a Willow leaf design. The Wagon is 10" long., 8.75" high and 6.5" wide.

Leif helps Little Nuthatch gather baskets of Winter sustenance in the Fairy Garden!



Baskets for gathering and a little stove and sink and tables for camping out:-)
This is the complete set


Helpers!
Ready to go!
From above
Front view with moveable buggy seat

  The rear view, lids on side boxes come off for keeping supplies in !

Interested in this set  ? Please email me at :
lucindamacy@gmail.com

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 This was at the unpainted stage :-)
  It is also just in time for end of Summer camp outs and will have a wee kitchen and chairs and tables for that as well as lots of room for baskets of harvest treasure!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Completion of large pre-order set

WILLODEL CARAVAN SUMMER CAMP SET

I  This is has been a month long project, woven into the garden projects, making soap and kvass and other summer time activities!  It is good to have it done :-)



Set up in my workroom for Summer Fun!
Complete set:-)


Steps along the way...


Ready to decorate!


The pony is done!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Little Willodel Wren Bedside Bookstand



This Willodel Wren bookstand was a custom order I just did.
It is about 9" x 9.5"  and is hand painted on Pine wood

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Willodel Red Clover Cottage

Celebrating our love for Red Clover

For sale in my Etsy shop now!


The clover has a lovely wee bumble bee on it too!
 a favorite and healthful tea throughout history!



Blue Fairy & Willodel Wren share tea!




Sunday, June 17, 2018

ANNUAL FAIRY GARDEN SUMMER CAMPOUT

Wee Folk gather from Hither & Yon~
Its time to sing & dance on a Fairy lawn!





Why we love Fairy Gardens!




Friends arrive from far & near, from forest & glens with all that is dear!


 A fire  made for the silvery moon & dancing to fiddles & silver spoons


 Come one , come all & be with us  here~we shall eat & sing & be glad for
for friends & family dear



Thursday, June 14, 2018

WILLODEL SCARLET PIMPERNEL CARAVAN & ELFIN PONY

Just in time for Summer Excursions!
Come one , Come All it's time for fun
in the Woodlands & Summer Sun!


The side box lids come off for stowing away supplies!




There are stairs for the back gate and the roof is a beautiful display of willow branches!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Woodland Spring Mushroom Home Appears!

The Many Spring Rains have made a lovel 
Spring Mushroom home appear!
Link to Buy!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/616371487/willodel-spring-mushroom-house-with?ref=shop_home_active_1




Willodel Wren has been invited for Comfrey Tea!



Ithere is a room for storing herbs too!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Willodel Borage Cottage is done!

The Willodel Borage Cottage &
Starflower Healing Gnome
(Starflower is a common name for Borage!)





This cottage has a new color stain on the roof, a nice rich woodland green!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In Spring we help Our Garden Friends the Birds!

 It is important to help our garden friends the birds by putting out properly designed nesting boxes/houses!  Many of the common songbirds in our yards and around our homes are "cavity dwelling" birds and finding hollow trees is harder & harder!  I make bird neighborhoods! Most species will chase off birds of their own species but ignore birds of other kinds close by.


Songbird house with proper hole size for a variety of common birds, proper inside nesting space & distance from floor to hole. This has a cedar roof and the bottom comes for cleaning. It is weather sealed with natural linseed oil and should be resealed as needed. (This house just sold on Etsy, but I will be making more!)



The is an acorn Wren house, everything scaled down for our smaller feathered friends!


this is one of my bird neighborhoods!