Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Travels to Casa del Sol for Wee Folk

A Place in the Sun, a Campfire and Starry Nights

Another camp fire to enjoy in our travel, stories to tell and mysteries to unravel!


This structure was also a new adventure to make, something of a different genre  :-)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mysterious Caravan

The Magic of the Pony and the Caravan


   I have had musings in corners of my mind and heart for a long while on the topic of caravans and wagons, and finally got bold enough to try making the pony to pull it.  It seems like summer is the right time to find these treasures on rutted roads through the woodlands and meadows of tall grass.  They must all have their own story....


   There is a story that came with the building of this wagon, which I will have to slowly enter in a book. The story of the wood itself, of the elf with his pony, the fairy in the cart, they are looking for something, long lost.  They will journey until the find it and the Kingfishers will help as they follow the rutted road along the water's edge.
  I hope you will come with us...


First the Willodel Wren is talked to too, for she knows much of what goes on in the woodlands.



    It is time to feed the highland pony and make a place to camp for the night.
Perhaps in this journey they will meet other wagons and carts and their owners and ponies, this would be nice.  We shall keep our eyes and ears open for distance sounds of such things and listen carefully to what the songbirds sing.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Embracing Summer Fun and things we LOVE!

Outdoor Eating and Camping with Gnomes!

Acorn Cafe with Gazebo and Acorn Camp



I think many of us have happy and romantic memories of making outdoor "Camps", childhood dreams and road trips. And if we did not really do it, we pretended we did!  We made "camps" in the backyard and put up tents. This theme will be the source of my creations for a while and  I hope all enjoy and are inspired...


The Acorn Camp is full of fun, with a shade structure, a stone fire pit, a flag, a camp table and lots of stump stools!



 Below is the Acorn Cafe set, full of summer fun and many parts to play with.
This set is for Gnomes , Fairies and Elves and all week folk friends, to enjoy each others company and have summer fun outside !


The back has a large opening for play access and to the serving counter for customers in front

The Acorn Cafe is a very busy place!







Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rustic Bent Twig Nature Display shelf


Perhaps my favorite item to make...these twiggy shelves or benches are designed with snow bent Aspen limbs.  Finding these limbs is very limited and I only am able to make two or three a year.
They have also found their way into the kitchen for tea and spices and been a bench to more than on Holiday gnome.  In my dreams I make those much larger and they are sitting in my garden on a stone patio :-)    Sigh....

 Here with a lovely display of tiny bottles and Spring flowers from a budding garden..and the Willodel Wren dropped by to see it!


 With seashells, a dragon fly and precious stones