Made with Nature – Layered Leaves Christmas Tree Ornament

Nature Christmas Tree Craft

With only ten days until Christmas, you’d be forgiven if you were already over the pre-Christmas hype.  That feeling of depleted festive cheer doesn’t usually reach me unless I’m wading through the sea of desperate and despairing shoppers who left all their Christmas shopping until the last minute.  I’m usually prepared, so if I’m unlucky […]

Game of Thrones: Ygritte Wildling Costume

DIY Ygritte Costume

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but the HBO series Game of Thrones gives me exactly what I need to escape the monotony of the day’s chores, if only for a little while. I usually only watch it when the girls are in bed, and for those 55 precious minutes, it satisfies the adventurer […]

Nature Craft: Christmas Tree Weave

Christmas Tree Nature Weave Craft

There were plenty of golden leaves littering the bush walk pathways last week and this week, some green ones have fallen too. It seems odd that green leaves fall to the ground. They don’t look quite ready to abandon their safe place high in the branches just yet. A couple of weeks ago we made […]

Summer Snow Fight with Popcorn

Snow play

I’ve been enviously fixated with images on Instagram that contain snow. I’ve devoured the stunning snow capped mountains,  longed to walk down those snow littered pathways and felt joy at the images of children with snow laced into their homemade gloves. I’ve never experienced a white Christmas. In fact, I’ve seen snow only once in my life […]

Made with Nature – Christmas Nature Craft using Hole Punched Leaves

Christmas Tree Craft

A walk in the bush freshens most minds and it definitely does that for me but sometimes everything moves in slow motion and I can feel my creative inner juices flowing.  I scan nature above me, below me and moving past me. Sometimes I’ll touch a piece of bark, moss or some grass with my […]

Make a Wooden Spear and Practise with a Target

How to make a Spear

Most mothers probably wouldn’t expect to stumble on their child making a weapon in their home. They probably wouldn’t imagine being excited about it either. But when I caught Miss Possum making a wooden spear, I’ll admit I was surprised, but I was genuinely thrilled that she was creating nature craft without any prompting from […]

Christmas Star Nature Weave

Christmas Star Craft - Easy and so pretty!

It’s been a strange season. We’re still in Spring and although we’ve had vibrant coloured flowers, juicy red strawberries and uncurling ferns we’ve also had hot, dry days and howling winds. It’s caused a lot of golden leaves, that would usually be green and soaking in the gentle rays, to die and fall to the […]

Macroinvertebrates: Exploring Waterbugs

MacroinvertabrateExploring

It’s been so dry and hot lately that the little trickling creek out the back of our house has gone silent and I can’t even remember the last time I heard the chorus for Great Barred frogs from my bedroom window. Although I miss those sounds tremendously, the lack of them did make me wonder […]

Made with Nature – Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Nature Craft

  I’m excited to share another Made with Nature post with you but this time I’m getting festive. The inspiration for these Christmas Tree Ornaments came from Stars Inspirations. I couldn’t wait to replicate Marta’s sweet and simple Ribbon Christmas Tree ornaments. I was hoping my nature materials would stand the test. I’m jut waiting for […]

Be a Mother and Be Yourself

Be a Mother and Be Yourself

You know that feeling, when you just want to walk away from the half-made dinner and the filthy children in need of a bath and do one of those things you used to do before you had kids. Maybe you want to sit on the back deck with a glass of wine and watch the […]