Celebrating Seasons

Create a Crazy Cucumber Crocodile

Crazy Cucumber Croc

Post by Neal Collins I teach organic and biodynamic gardening at the Golden Hill Steiner School in Denmark. The kids love making things from fruit and vegetables, especially when they get to eat the end result. Eating great fresh produce inspired me to become involved… Continue reading

Weave a God’s Eye in honour of Summer Solstice

god's eye

I have marked Summer Solstice with god’s eyes in my home for many years now. It is such a simple meditative practice and so easy to do. You can do it while chatting at a social gathering or sitting quietly on your own. It is… Continue reading

Seasonal Bring A Plate

decorated cheese balls

Many people who have come from Europe to live in Australia cite the Bring a Plate as rather a unique Australian tradition. I’ve even heard of confused guests arriving at a party with an empty plate! In England a lot of socialising is done at… Continue reading

Make Earth Art

earth art

Golden Christmas is right under your feet A really fun way to embrace the spirit of Christmas is to find it in the small places that are easily overlooked.   Nature and all her fairies are right on our door step in the nearest pot… Continue reading

Love Doves

felt dove decoration

  Thank you Silvia for this pattern and design. This felt dove is a little more complicated than some of the other felt decorations I have tried this advent, but the end effect is very charming. Christmas is a time that many use to reflect… Continue reading

A ribbon wand to withstand WA’s windy plays


Post by Kylie Collyer of Natures Nest Both my kids love ribbon wands, but I have bought so many over time only to have them break shortly after getting home. This led me to try making my own. So on a mission to find a… Continue reading

Make a fleece fairy to hang in a tree or sunny window

tree fairy 01

Post by: Kylie Collyer of Nature’s Nest Both my parents are the arty, crafty type and I grew up hanging out with my dad gold panning in the mountains of NSW as a child, cutting and polishing gemstones ready to make jewellery from, or just… Continue reading

Blanket Stitch for beginners

Blanket Stitch for beginners 1) Make a stitch that loops around the edge of both sections of felt. 2) Push needle through about 2-3 mil along the hemming line.   3) Pull thread through. Before tightening the stitch loop needle back through the unfinished stitch.… Continue reading

About Advent

advent wreathe

The word Advent comes from the Latin word ‘advenir’, to arrive. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which this year falls exactly on the 30th of November. I always feel that life speeds up around about now, with the end of the school… Continue reading

Felt Stars for a Grevillea Banksia Christmas Tree

Yellow felt star

   Shapes made from wool-felt sheets, cut and sewn with a blanket stitch, and padded with wool fleece, make beautiful small toys or decorations.  This is a quick and simple craft activity perfect for craft novices (like myself) or children. My 8 year old does… Continue reading