forestfairycrafts

Forest Fairy Crafts

Nevada City, California · 65 Sales

forestfairycrafts

Forest Fairy Crafts

Nevada City, California 65 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   The forest shares enchanting crafts and kits for sewing with children. Our book shares how to create these charming little crafts that are fun activities and gifts.

Please send us a message if you are interested in a special kit or finished craft.

Thank you for visiting the forest! Forest Fairy Crafts is Lenka and Asia, two teachers, crafters, and moms who love natural materials and creative play. We believe in magic.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 3, 2016

The forest shares enchanting crafts and kits for sewing with children. Our book shares how to create these charming little crafts that are fun activities and gifts.

Please send us a message if you are interested in a special kit or finished craft.

Thank you for visiting the forest! Forest Fairy Crafts is Lenka and Asia, two teachers, crafters, and moms who love natural materials and creative play. We believe in magic.

Lenka Vodicka

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Lenka Vodicka

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Sonja

Sonja on Sep 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I love her! She made immediate friends with my other fairy witch! Lenka, I love your work! Thank you! Have a magical day!

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely happy with my new fairy created just for me by Lenka! Transaction and communication 100% perfect!

Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, really detailed and helpful instructions! Worth far more than $3!!

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About

Whimsical crafting with children

by Lenka

When my little girl was a baby, I wondered if I could make her a toy. I used wooden peg people from the local craft store and scraps of felt. A few stitches and a little glue later . . . And my daughter had her own set of seasonal gnomes, made by her own mom. I kept them on a shelf until she decided playing with toys was more fun than eating them. Now those gnomes are tokens for game boards that she draws herself, and pocket-friends, and family for little garden-houses that she builds out of sticks and leaves. Those little gnomes opened up the world of hand-crafted toys.

I taught second grade at the time, at the Nevada City School of the Arts in Northern California.I worked with our resident art teacher, Asia, to develop a handwork program for our school. We were already teaching students knitting.What if we taught our students how to make toys? We would help them make their own little gnome family, we decided. And make their own game boards.As we cut capes for sixty gnomes, we looked at one another."We're may be crazy," we said, "but we'll see what happens."We started with a gnome.Then we backtracked to teach them how to use a sewing needle and how to sew a running stitch or a whip stitch.

Magic happened.The expressions on their faces were precious.They rushed up to their mom or dad, "Look what I made. Imade!" And they treated their gnomes with a mixture of awe and disbelief.They didn't have to buy toys.They could make toys.

The experience inspired Asia and I to continue building and developing crafts for children.We brought fairies, star-babies, owl treasure-pillows, and many more whimsical crafts to classes from kindergarten through second grade.Last year, parents convinced Asia and I to write down our patterns (we keep most of them memorized).Forest Fairy Crafts was born.We are now on Etsy with patterns and craft-kits for families. In 2013, our first book was published with C&T Publishing. We are so proud!

My girl is not a baby anymore.Now she rushes to me with her sketchbook in hand."Look, Mom," she says, "Let's make this!"

Yes, let's make toys.

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    Lenka and Asia are inspired by the forest and their children. They teach handwork at a local school. They believe in magic!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2012
Welcome to the Forest! We are happy to see you. Please send us a convo if you would like a custom craft.

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