Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fairy Lane Update

When my daughter was visiting we went for a walk through Fairy Lane.
For little ones it's like a treasure hunt.
So many houses, doors, swings and more to discover.
Here are some of them:
We took our time and let our little one explore the pieces.
Do you see the little fairy hiding in her home?
It was up to high for our little one to see it.
Clever Fairy!
Some fairies were right by her feet too.
But she was distracted with an airplane.
There is so much to see
and every time I walk through it has changed.
It was a pleasure to find these pieces of fairy art hanging in the Lane.
If you're in the Valley I hope you have a chance to visit.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Felted Playscape

I was busy on the weekend needle felting.
I needle felted a playscape for my grand daughter
Needle felting on a flat service is fairly easy to do.
You start with a piece of felt, wool roving and a needle.
The piece of felt is long because I wanted it all in one piece.
 Needle felting is very much like painting,
you add layers to blend the colours and get texture.
Here is the sky with clouds and a tree off to one side.
The bottom half is covered with green for grass,
a couple of pre-made toadstools 
and lots of flowers.
I've leaned it against a felt board to hold the sky up,
and the grassy part lays on the table.
Pieces of wood were added, along with toy animals.
Later in the day we wanted to use her sensory table so I grabbed
a box, turned it inside out and made a table
with storage underneath.
This sits in their living room so she can still see mom and dad
if they are in the kitchen.
She has spent a good portion of today playing with it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Visiting the Leprechaun Tree

This past weekend my daughter and grand daughter came to my house to visit.
It was the perfect time to go for a walk in the woods
to look for the Leprechaun Tree.
On our walk we found coloured ribbons with bells on them.
When we found a ribbon we tied it on to her stick.
We walked, shook the stick and sang "I Can Sing a Rainbow".
"I can sing red and yellow and pink and green,
purple and orange and blue.
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too."
After climbing up and down hills we found the tree.
The doors are still there, yay!
It was a fun to see that a couple of unicorns have moved in.
When we looked closer we saw a gold coin.
And another one!
Good thing Nana brought a little black pot to collect them in.
It feels very special to share these traditions with my grandchild.
Hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day too.