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We are on our way to our favorite apple orchard for a wagon ride, apple picking, and, of course, delicious cider and hot donuts. YUM! There is also a wonderful petting zoo and barnyard play area. Bug, Fairy and Pixie are looking forward to sharing the experience with Little Lady. While weRead More →

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go! And you certainly don’t want to go empty handed. So, you make a lovely gift to bring along… say, our Wool Penny Coasters or a set of three autumn colored Knit Basket Weave Dishcloths. Now, to wrap them.Read More →

Saturday night is our 19th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party… I’ll tell you more about that later. But when the decorations were unpacked, a devastating discovery was made. Mice had gotten into one of the boxes and ate one of the family’s most beloved decorations… our Gourd Ghost Sculpture. I really findRead More →

Do you ever feel like you’re a character in Rocky Horror Picture Show? I feel like I’m doing the Time Warp. I’ve been making fall crafts… but I have to start on Christmas… and there is a special project I’m working on for Spring! Uh, what day is it? Okay,Read More →

My children were little kiddos during the 80s. Michelle wore a jean jacket covered in pins, slouchy socks, and side ponytails. I also made her about a million sets of braided barrettes… colors to match every outfit! Funny, I made so many of these puppies I seriously think I couldRead More →

One of the very first patterns we shared with our readers over a year ago was our Treasure Pouch. It was meant to be a spare pocket for the wee ones when they went on walk-abouts. It was made out of felt and flannel. They still use them constantly, butRead More →

Today Britta awoke to two marvelous surprises. First, the first snowfall of the winter, and second, news that her city kin will be coming to spend the holidays. She has already begun her preparations, because there will be so much to do. She spent the morning carefully packing away herRead More →

It’s lights out and time for all gnomes to dream their “gnomey” dreams! What could be more comfy than to snuggle into an autumn sleeping bag? Make 1 or 20, depending on how many gnomes reside in your house. Directions are easy as 1, 2, 3…well maybe 4, 5, 6,Read More →

The gnome children have been busy all week getting ready for Halloween. Their normal garb is usually woodland colors so it is very exciting to be dressed in colorful and unusual costumes.  Malena wanted to be a witch. She thought painting her face green and running around cackling would be great fun.Read More →

The gnome’s house is all ready for Halloween. They will be having a great party and the children will trick or treat with their woodland friends. Over the next few days I will be sharing directions for making the banner, pumpkins, ghosts and our mummy gnome. Stop by often!Read More →

This weekend the gnomes will be busy with their neighbors getting their homes ready for their Halloween celebration. Check back next week to check out some of their favorite decorations!Read More →

Fall has come to the Thicket, and just like the woodland animals, the gnomes are getting ready for the coming cold months. Although gnomes tolerate the cold quite well, after a busy day outdoors, they still like to settle in with a pint of warm cider, a chair by aRead More →

Enjoy our Peg Gnome Adventures with The Thicket Tales While the gnomes were off on their long awaited visit to their city cousins, the small woodland animals and the Autumn Fairies were hard at work, decking out the gnomes’ house for the Harvest Festival. You can imagine the gnome’s surpriseRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Sand. We made sand candles using the kids hand/foot prints. They were really easy and we used recycled materials… so it was a free craft too. First I collected up a bunch of random votive candles. I seem to have them in mass, butRead More →