Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe were quite lucky to get some Christmas fairy garden snow this year! The garden looked precious before, but the snow really gave it that perfect “winter fairy” touch.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsI’ve been collecting little seasonal items for the garden all year finding them here and there.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe were really surprised after the snow melted to find that Santa had left his clothes out to dry in our fairy garden! Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsI have been quite surprised by how popular fairy gardens seem to be. I never was interested in them until we started using the Waldorf method in our homeschooling. Fairy gardens seemed like a natural way to take our story telling outdoors. I don’t know if they have always been this popular or not, but I can see myself keeping a fairy garden long after Sola has lost interest in ours.
Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe have also made a lot of peg dolls this season, such as this wooden snowman.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsMr. and Mrs. Claus…Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle Shellsand their elves, of course!Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAn angel for Sola, who is obsessed with angels these days.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAnd the Star Boy and Santa Lucia peg doll for Santa Lucia Day.

Have you been decorating your fairy garden for the seasons this year? Have you tried making any seasonal peg dolls? I am getting more comfortable with wood burning our peg dolls, as I practice more.

This will probably be my last post for 2014. I usually take two weeks off to celebrate the holidays with my family and to do some blog maintenance. This year, I got an early jump, as I have been feeling some major compulsions to switch from Blogger to WordPress. I could list all the reasons I felt the need to do this and site all the posts I read that told me how much better my blog would be if I used WordPress and how easy switching wood be… but I don’t want to lie, it has been a big old pain in the rear! I won’t go into it all, as this most certainly is not a “how to blog” blog, but I apologize for any weirdness that you may have experienced or will experience in the next few weeks. I was very comfortable using Blogger, an WordPress has not proven to be very intuitive for me.

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