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Fairy Gardens For Beginners: Cafe Table

Because where else will fairies caffeinate those wings?? I will be winding down my fairy garden series in the coming weeks, as the weather here in Anchorage has turned rainy. Due to this, I've been thinking about Fall more than summer, which means I've got pumpkins and cozy drinks on the brain. You can expect some excellent ...

Urban Uprising Craft Fair

As you may have noticed, I wasn't posting as regularly this past week. This is because The Boyfriend and I were down in Seattle helping his parents fix up the yard of their new home. We laid down edging along the front lawn and planted bushes and flowers near the street. Before:  After:  As my reward for being a ...

Fairy Gardens for Beginners: Mushrooms

If you look at enough pictures of fairy gardens, you'll notice that mushrooms and toadstools are incredibly popular. I think that it is because they are bright, whimsical, and easy to make. They were one of the very first things I ever made for my garden, and they are still among the pieces that I get the most compliments ...

Fairy Gardens for Beginners: Truffula Trees

Dr. Suess books are one of those special cultural phenomenons that transcend generations of children. One generation grows up and hands it on to their children, and so on and so forth. They really are timeless, and I see this in the way that the girls I nanny for read the books with a special look in their eyes. Among these ...

Fairy Gardens For Beginners: Fences

Fun fact: One of the first things that inspired me to start my own fairy garden was a fairy fence in the yard of the girls that I nanny for. They have had a fairy garden for years that they've maintained, but much of what they had was store-bought, and it seemed expensive to me. I can hardly afford to go see a movie, so I ...

Fairy Gardens for Beginners: No-Sew Pennant Flags

My favorite thing in the world is a craft that you can make over and over again for different occasions. For this, pennant flags reign supreme. Not sure what pennant flags are? I didn't either, for a long time. I usually referred to them as "Those triangle things" that I saw in people's homes. The more I saw them, the more I ...

Fairy Gardens For Beginners: Brooms

As I sit here writing this, I'm listening to rain splashing off of the roof of my apartment. Outside, the mountains are completely covered in fog. It's not exactly the kind of weather that gets you thinking about fairy gardens. Luckily, this time last week it was gorgeous outside and all I could think about were fairies. ...