May 2016

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Just bopping on real quick to let everyone know that Michelle and I will be off on holiday for the next two weeks. Actually, we didn’t plan this, things just sort of happen sometimes, don’t they?! We both began unplanned household projects, and Tim and I have a couple miniRead More →

We tend to panic when our children tell us they are bored, but it really is an opportunity to help foster creativity. Find out why boredom can be positive. One of the things I loved most about summer when my children were young was the freedom it allowed all ofRead More →

Make a miniature mattress and pillow for your gnomes, fairies or your dollhouse friends. Caleen is enjoying adding her special touches to her new home. She just finished making a new miniature mattress and pillow for their bed. It may look rather small, but yes, both her and Kristoff fitRead More →

It is that hectic time of year when all of our activities are wrapping up for the year and everything is requiring a little extra time. My living room is covered in dance costumes, the dining room table is littered with science fair project materials, and I’m tripping over fencing gearRead More →

Although many days in Hidden Cove are cloudy, when the sun shines bright, it’s nice to have a felt beach umbrella to relax under. These are easy to make and they add a touch of seaside charm to your gnome, fairy or dollhouse. NOTE: You can find the tutorial forRead More →

Want to make your Seaside Gnome House look a wee bit more coastal? Try adding a few cork buoys to give color and authenticity to your house! It’s hard to be on the Eastern Seaboard without seeing buildings decorated with buoys. Although Kristoff frees his lobster friends from these traps,Read More →

Whether your gnomes and fairies wish to take to the high seas or just lazily float down a meandering river, our felt boat will help insure they enjoy their adventure! A BIT ABOUT HIDDEN COVE In the village of Hidden Cove, where Kristoff grew up, gnomes with the ability toRead More →

You have meet our Seaside Gnomes and Seaside Mermaids. Today learn how to make these lovely magical ladies of the sea. A NOTE BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Unlike most of the peg dolls you’ve seen, these have bendable arms. I have tried many ways to secure arms in the past andRead More →