Saturday, May 31, 2014

Real Log Home and Garden Sprites!

Always the most popular Gnome home on Willodel, the Real Log Home. This is a nice large one with very pretty wood.

Inspired by my beautiful Hellebores, lovely greens and aubergine,  this  house was a fun to make

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Felt Dreams and baby Elfin boots

Sometimes I have a plan when I start a  house, and sometimes not. Sometimes it is the colors of the wool at hand and the flowers out the window.  This house was something that grew as it went along.  My main focus was that I wanted to feature pink and green, one of may favorite color combinations and I wanted curly Romney wool on the roof.  The sun face is pure happiness.

This is the dearest of baby Elfin boots.  Leif is bringing offerings to the wee one inside.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Workshop on Making a Toad Habitat

I was pleased to present a workshop on making a toad habitat in the garden or yard at a nice local nursery.  Many were enthused about starting this endeavor and could get all the materials they needed at the nursery.  We decided that I could actually build a Toad Habitat there at the nursery ,near their cutting garden, so that visitors could continue to watch and learn.  All in all, very satisfying!
 Below is part of my display, I also had handouts and a lot of samples of containers you can use and houses you can make.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring is bringing new ideas and directions!

Now it is May and we are officially out of winter mode I believe.  I have cleaned out my Fairy garden from  last summer and will have to mostly replant it.  I put a picnic table over it is so it would be a bit protected, but it needs replanting.  I will take pictures of that progress.
I am making more felt things and loving it, I love working with color. Along with more felt things, I plan on exploring working more with paper and painting.  I have started some "play scapes" which you will see more of here,  also some ideas for making them at home for everyone "out there".

 This is another Fairy Shop, this one has sleeping "nest" on the limb and also a bed inside at the top.  There is a nice large message pouch and a charming Fairy Light lantern by the door.

 While I was planning on making a Gypsy wagon next, this unusual house suddenly appeared to me!  The design in delicious colors that I adore and rather abstract and random -- a nice change  from anything predictable!  Leif is bring Luna Gnome a pet oppossum!!