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Lets Make a Gnome and Mushroom Quilt

Lets Make a Gnome and Mushroom Quilt

Because we love all things magical Gnomes are on the top of the must have list! Its hot weather outside and so maybe we can cool down with some Gnome Quilt inspiration. Of course that always includes mushrooms! Here are some wonderful quilts with patterns 

5 of the Most Beautiful Fairy Gardens

5 of the Most Beautiful Fairy Gardens

We think these 5 Fairy Gardens are the most beautiful gardens. They are all charming in their English designs and look like quaint fairy villages. This little English Garden is at the Winter Greenhouse. So sweet with all the plantings of miniatures. This charming little 

Magical Fairy Book Nooks

Magical Fairy Book Nooks

You can make a place for a magical fairy book nook between your books or nestled next to your favorite objects on a shelf. There are so many lovely fairy book nooks to buy or to make! Im always looking for new examples of them and I am sharing with you a few new ones that are magical!

This is a sweet fairy garden book nook that is full of moss and trees and lights. Would be so nice nestled in-between your other fairy collection.

This little fairy door is so magical with lights and a pathway lined with planted pots.

Love this little elf sitting in his house in the tree. Downstairs there is a door and little supplies an elf needs!

This fairy book nook is in the forest surrounded by lighted windows and mushrooms outside welcoming nighttime visitors.

If you are feeling creative you can follow the directions above to make your own version of one of these magical fairy book nooks!

Add Whimsy to your Garden

Add Whimsy to your Garden

The most interesting and wonderful gardens have that bit of whimsy. A piece of art, a statue, a sign or arches and paths leading to seating tucked away waiting to be discovered. That tree above could have been an eyesore but instead it is a 

Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Heart Wreath Tutorial made from Branches

Its time to add a sweet bit of love to your front door or wall. It will bring the outdoors in and add a little whimsey to this dark time of the year! It is made from dogwood branches but you could use any branches 

Elevate a Simple Object Under Glass

Elevate a Simple Object Under Glass

A cloche, pronounced /kloshe/, is derived from the French word Bell. It is a clear glass dome that is used as a garden cover to protect tender seedlings from frost. If you see a French garden you will see a beautiful row of these beauties. It is also a beautiful way to elevate a simple objects.

French garden with cloches covering seedlings

These lovely cloches are still used in gardens worldwide and can be used to elevate those most simple of objects.

Nests under Cloches

This next example of a simple object is so fun. A squirrel surrounded by nuts all under glass. Whimsical and fun for any season.

A metal squirrel surrounded by nuts

This simple little caravan made of cardboard by artist Vera van Wolferen is elevated by the cloche. Such basic mediums transported by being under glass.

These next two cloches cover mosses and small plants. A little garden under glass with butterflies. The base of one is rustic and the smaller one is just set on the table top. You can see more little wonders under cloches here.

Miniature plants are one of those beautiful of all because well they are so tiny! This is a great time of year to find these little gems. This next vignette shows how an empty corner can be transformed with a few suitcases, a miniature fern and a cloche.

The cloche is so full of whimsey. It is a fairy sitting among miniature cloches all sitting under a bigger cloche. Love it.

Fairy sitting with cloches under a cloche.

A fairy door, lighted mushrooms and chipmunks…would be so lovely in a corner of your room that needs magic!

Have started thinking of some of your favorite things that could be made to be more special by placing them under glass? You just need a cloche or 3!

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

You Need to add a Putz House to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection!

If you are looking for a new addition to your Miniature Fairy Christmas Collection I have just what you need. As soon as you see these little houses you will know what I mean. They are called Putz houses. Putz? Yes…. The word “putz” means 

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make Your Own Fairy Caravan

Make your own fairy caravan out of willow bird nests. You can find them at your local garden center. I found two different shapes. One is short and round with a removable top, the other is taller with a pointy top. Both have nice square 

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Make These Christmas Mushroom Decorations for Gifts and Decking the Halls

Some of the most magical Christmas fairy decorations are the toadstools or mushrooms that hang on trees, garlands or just added to a Christmas fairy vignette. We have assembled a few of the best patterns and tutorials to make these Christmas mushroom decorations to give as gifts or for decking the halls. They are made of spun cotton, linen, scraps of velvet and felt.

Below are Spun cotton mushrooms that are made using cotton balls. The instructions are easy to follow and you will learn a new skill using spun cotton that you can use for other creations.

Below is an amazing mushroom pattern and tutorial to help you create your own toadstool/mushroom Christmas decorations.

Ann Wood is one of those talented people who makes unique creations and then helps the rest of us with her pattern making. She makes mushrooms using scraps of fabrics she finds on her search for vintage fabrics. Not only is her mushroom pattern easy to follow but her blog is a fun read.

Ann Wood can give you wonderful ideas to make a beautiful fabric mushroom out of scraps. You can listen to a podcast about her and she gives you a free pattern to practice with!

These little felt mushrooms are made by using 2 round circles of felt hand stitched together around the outer edge. The bottom circle will need a little hole cut in the center for stuffing the mushroom and for putting the stick inside for the base of the mushroom. Glue in place. The dots on top have been needle felted but you could always cut little circles and glue them in place. Such a cute idea using the branch don’t you think?

Lia Griffith has a very good tutorial on making these very cute mushrooms/toadstools. These are made from felt and are sweet and simple. You could add glitter or seed beads or give them polka dots. Once you have made one let your creativity soar.

Felt Fabric for Mushrooms

These mushrooms are made by Chase from Handmade with Love. She doesn’t have a pattern but uses things she finds around the house that work great. She has a good eye for combining colors and embellishing.

These Linen Mushrooms above are just one more way to create unique toadstools. They are more rustic which we love and they are all hand stitched. You can hand stitch them while watching your favorite Christmas movie.

We hope you are inspired to pick up a pattern and some linen, felt or cotton balls and make these mushroom/toadstools to give as gifts or to add to your own collection. Happy Holidays!

The Best Fairy Tree Houses

The Best Fairy Tree Houses

Some of the most wonderful fairy houses are the houses that are in trees. They seem like the perfect place for a fairy to set up their magical little homes. We hope you are inspired and smile when you see some of the best fairy