Friday, December 18, 2020

 The shed roof on the back of the big barn was my first woodshop!
This is a  picture from December 1988 , Fall River Valley CA. 

I always painted my doors green!

My sheep always wanted to come into the work shop!

For many years before selling online, I went to shows regularly in CA, OR,
NV, WY , MT and CO. Colorado was the very best place to sell and I eventually moved to Wyoming , to sell mostly in Colorado. Eventually returning to Northern CA.

Nature shelves were always my favorite things to make :-)

At shows I often doodled making little signs !

I am starting to work on a book of the story of Willodel and   so will be posting things such as these along the way to see how much interest there might be in a project such as this!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Busy with Autumn!

Wee Folk Are Always Busy with Autumn!

     Leif, the little green Elf helper of mine,  simply insisted that the big magic pumpkin be brought to the Willodel Village. Some other pumpkins had arrived earlier, but the new one has a very special presence to it & could not be denied left out! We were also smitten with the beautiful persimmons that had arrived at the market, along with the wee pumpkins----all in the wonderful warm colors of turning leaves and golden light only found in Autumn. 

 Everyone was gathering in the village to share their Autumn finds...
   This is the Tinker Elf! 
.   Wee Folk are busy helping collect Autumn treasures!

   Below are the finds of a day of foraging. One morning I woke up to a gentle rain starting and realized that I needed to collect wild things before they  became weathered!  My dog and I went out right away and gathered much & had such a lovely morning.
   Among our finds of acorns & seedpods, were large milkweed seed pods, a common wild growing plant. At Willodel we always saw these as little boats or "coracles" for wee folk. We were also lucky to find young Sugar pine and Spruce cones on the ground. The beautiful leaves come from wild Geranium. Poppy seed pods are what I make Fairy Crowns from and they have become very popular amongst our wee friends.  The acorn caps are also favored for Fairy bowls and cups.

We love putting all these treasures on our 
Eflin Nature Bench!

Here on a little nature shelf is a wonderful Autumn gathering collection, including some Fairy stones and seashore treasures

Please remember to look at my tutorials for many projects using Autumn Foraging:-)

This is a picture from the Making Fairy Dishes Tutorial!
You will find the tutorials  at the top of the home page under the title on the green tabs :-)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Happy Equinox to All!

 Embrace our Mother Earth with all the love you have. With each Solstice and Equinox that passes we enter uncharted territory of the difficult changes happening to our planet.  We are forever All One, what happens to the Earth is happening to us.

Dwell on the love for our planet and hold it in your heart forever.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A wondrous Stay At Home Activity!


A Wondrous & Delightful Project! 

If you have made one in the past then there is always the possibility of making it "new" again by adding new features :-)
The link is at the top of the post!

Leif & Little Nuthatch getting ready for Tea!

 The finished garden after the second year, adding new things!
 Lots of pictures and instructions in the Tutorial!


Its a grand time to make fun things for Wee Folk everywhere!

Seed pods can do be used for so much!
They make tea time all the better and keep company satisfied!

Spread for the Acorn Cafe!


Livestock also enjoy these treats!

The seed pod caps are splendid for cups and bowls!

Leif serving tea to the Eggplant Sprite!

Here is the link to show how to make things with seedpods!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020