Yule Napkins… Why not make them?!

Perhaps it is because their cost need not break the bank. Perhaps it is because their fabric is exactly the pattern and texture of your choosing. Perhaps it is because none are identical. Then again, perhaps it is simply because of all the love that goes into creating them. Whatever the reason, handcrafted napkins are […]

Harvest Party Crackers!

I skipped the holiday crackers for my more “sophisticated” harvest extravaganza in August, but oooh they were missed! And for my Autumn Equinox Family Celebration, they are back in full force! Here are my suggestions for a fabulous September Festival favor… 

August Family Fair Main Dining Table Décor

An August Fair is such a wonderful and natural celebration! A fantastic summer has now been upon us for some time, and the early signs of harvest are becoming increasingly evident all about! This is an excellent opportunity to share the joys of fresh vegetables of course, but also grains and berries. It was with […]

What Can We Do at an August Fair Besides Eat?

  We just had our wildly fun and successful August Family Fair! Two of the aspects of this and others of our celebrations that I am most asked about are: “What can we actually do?”, and “How can I introduce the concept of activities to friends and family without it feeling awkward or uncomfortable?”

Share with your Loved Ones the Art of the Corn Husk Doll!

  August is the perfect time to celebrate the early harvest (grains and berries), and August Fairs are traditions throughout many cultures all over the world. The Native American craft  of creating corn husk dolls is a wonderful activity to allow you and your family to create together and to really focus on the gift […]

Spring Egg Decorating!

Spring egg decorating is such a fun and honored tradition. Eggs symbolize new hatchlings and the fertility of the coming season. They have long been venerated as symbols of spring, and decorating them just adds to the magic. I love repeating the same loved procedure each year but I also think branching out can be fun.

Making Summer Fairies!

“The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; lovers to bed; ’tis almost fairy time.” ~William Shakespeare What a wonderful way to celebrate summer!! Perhaps thanks to Shakespeare or maybe just because of the joy in our hearts brought about by the increase in sunlight, when thinking of decorations and embellishments to represent this most […]

Summer Party Crackers!

Holiday crackers are so fun and festive! In my family, they have become a highly anticipated tradition. I make these by hand with each season in mind. Here are my suggestions for a fabulous summer festival favor…

Craft Ideas For Spring: Egg Candle Decorating!

Looking for craft ideas for spring? Surprisingly, at our family’s last Spring Festival, this activity proved to be the hands-down favorite attracting participants who routinely pass on crafts. Simple and lovely, egg-shaped candles sitting in holders designed to keep them steady are decorated with super thin sheets of beeswax cut or molded into shapes of […]

The Napkin Clip: A Great New Display Form!

Ever feel struck with the desire to go beyond napkin rings or fancy folds? The answer… napkin clips! The beauty of these embellishments lies in their seamless ability to incorporate an additional fabric! Think of the possibilities… added color, texture, patterning, whatever tickles the imagination!