Tooth Fairy, Faerie, Blanket, Sewing, DIY

Tooth Fairy Bed and Printable

One of a Kind Tooth Fairy Keepsake Sewing this little blanket made me wonder about the history of the tooth fairy.  She certainly existed when I was a little one, wiggling my tooth out dreaming of the loot I would haul in.  I was very surprised to find out that she is a fairly new 20th century North American concept.  She does not have a long tradition and its only in recent years that  children have been…

Crochet Faerie Wands

Is there anything more whimsical and wondrous then the thought of your very own faerie wand?  A genie with three wishes maybe.  Or a pink sparkly girl dragon that flies ( my first wish).  Way better than any old lottery win daydream.  Alas these wands don’t come with a wish granting faerie. I have seen many  different designs for very pretty faerie wands.  I knew mine had to be pink and white, with a little bit of sparkle.…

DIY, Vintage, Makeover,

Vintage Doll Crib Makeover

On an earlier post I was talking about how bare the toy chest is at our house.  This is my next addition. My youngest grand daughter loves to play with dolls.  She carries one with her everywhere.  She plays dressup, feedings, rocks her baby, goes for walks with her own mini stroller.  I was able to purchase her various outfits, a high chair, even a horse for her doll, but no where could I locate a…

Purple Fairy Barbie DIY

Purple Lily Faerie Dress

I have never sewn regularly, mending torn jeans, making halloween costumes, taking a dress in (or out), was all the sewing I did for a long time.   The cost of patterns and material to “learn” just was not practical.  Now I putter at sewing, I make curtains from sheet material, chair covers from  drapes, sew all kinds of seasonal cushions.  I  buy material now but not patterns, at least not yet. I thought I would…

Bohemian Faerie Wings

At Christmas I bought my eldest granddaughter a set of fairy wings, they light up and she loves them, but they protrude too much.  The wings knock things over, get caught in her little sister’s hair, and get tangled. For my youngest granddaughter I wanted to make fairy wings that were close to her back and didn’t stick out past her shoulders. My inspiration for this design is the luna moth. The colour contrast of the…

Crocheted Floral Faerie Headband

I make crochet headbands for the girls, Shannon and the girls love them, and she says they wear them all the time. Shannon suggested putting some crochet crafts on the blog; as it is finally spring in northern Canada, I chose to design this simple lacy floral headband. I included an elastic back to help the headband stay in place, and to vary the size if needed. You will need: 2  pony tail holder elastics…

Faerie Petunia Dress with Crochet Wing Shrug

My toy box is kind of pathetic.  It’s contents consist of a large 30 year old Brio train set, a   couple garage sale Fisher Price finds I put through the dishwasher and some preschool books. I am adding to it with a few new items.  I started  with a barbie doll and a couple little dresses that convert into faerie costumes.  This is the first one I have finished.   It took an hour to crochet…

Faeries Bean Bags

Faerie Bean Bag Toss

Summer is finally starting here.  The deck doors are open, Gunter can wander in and out as he pleases.  I  have even worked on some craft projects outside in the sunshine.  LOVE IT.  I am focusing on updating the children’s play items,  they will want to be outside as well I am sure.  This is my latest addition. A game played outdoors with ladybugs, butterflies and sparkly hoola hoops, that’s the faerie bean bag game.…