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Every day we are faced with the choice- how can I make life better today? What can I say, do, make, give or be to make my life and the lives of others better. Here I want to focus on the positives of life in each day, in each moment. By choosing how we answer those questions in a positive way, we make the world a better place for every single one.

I am trying a new format starting today. I will be posting Studio project and shop updates on Mondays. Each Wednesday I will post a "World Wednesday" update with things found in nature, or other nature related topics. On Fridays I will post a tip or project I suggest. Hopefully it will be a fun and exciting change!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Family Project: Build a Fairy House

On such a lovely day there a few better projects than building a fairy house together!  My little one and I were outside yesterday and our thoughts wandered all around.  "It feels like fall to me today," I mused, the breeze pulling through our hair and trying to clear out our forming fairy home.  This led to a great discussion about the seasons, how each one feels and how we feel differently in each season.  My girl used to only dream of summer, with a two week break for snow.  Now we've decided to love every season an all that it brings.  We feel the hint of fall here already, in those breezes, in the frenzy for school and push to get those last things done before summer ends.  We loved building this fairy house.  We pushed sticks in a rough framework into the ground.  Then we layered leaf covered branches all over our basic frame.  We used rocks to create an entrance and leaves for a mat.  The bed was made of moss, with a leaf coverlet.  My favorite part just might be the bowl of gumballs lovingly picked for defense against any sort of hawk attack. (According to Tinkerbell movies hawks are the enemies of fairies and view them with "These might be tasty" looks.)  We had so much fun for free and really enjoyed creating such loveliness out of already beautiful things.