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The Colours of the Gum Tree Theatre

The Colours of the Gum Tree Theatre

The lights of the Gum Leaf Theatre are turned now and my fairy dolls are ready to perform! Last week I finally completed my first miniature paper mache theatre. I share some vignettes of my creative process in my latest vlog. When I started the project, I had a very...

Jane Tanner and the Fairies

Jane Tanner and the Fairies

Recently I discovered Jane Tanner's beautiful books about fairies. Jane is an acclaimed Australian illustrator who lives in Melbourne. She has been won many prestigious awards, in the CBCA of the Year Awards in several categories. Her picture books, Isabella's Secret...

The Art of Feltmaking

The Art of Feltmaking

As I shared in a recent vblog, I washed alpaca fleece for the first time and now, thanks to Anne Einsel Vickery's book, The Art of Feltmaking, I am exploring different felt making techniques. In this blog, I review the book and share the key ideas I have gained from...

How to see faeries

How to see faeries

Recently, I have been revisiting the classic pop-up book, How to see faeries by John Matthews and Brian Froud. As the title suggests, the book is a guide to seeing faeries. I cordially invite you to read on more to learn more about the book. How do you meet faeries?...

Mini Menagerie

Mini Menagerie

This week my nephew is celebrating his birthday and I wanted to make him a special gift. When I stumbled on Mini Menagerie by Lynn Allingham, I knew I had found the perfect project. I decided to make him a mini lion, since he loves animals. Meanwhile, I learned so...

All about Fairies

All about Fairies

Do you love storytime? I do! Very often, I put aside some time, make myself a cup of tea and sit down with a picture book. I find it very relaxing to read out loud and I love to look at pictures. Last week, I read the delightful book, All about Fairies, by Izzy Quinn,...