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Vists from the tooth fairy


Max has worked out the secret of the tooth fairy. How did that happen so soon!

Well it happened because Max lost his tooth after very little wiggling, quietly placed it in his tooth fairy pocket and waited for the tooth fairy to come.


Since Jason and I had no idea a tooth had been lost, there was a sad boy in our home the next morning. And before long he had joined the dots about what this all meant.

So now he is in on the secret for his brother and sister, and I think in a way that makes it even more exciting.


It has had me realise that for Ruby I need to keep her tooth fairy pocket packed away and only hang it out when a tooth is residing in the little pocket.

The trouble is that I adore Max’ tooth fairy pocket so much, that it has been hanging as a piece of art on his wall for sometime now.


His lovely tooth fairy pocket (blue with a golden spiral), made by a wonderfully crafty friend Ronnie inspired me to make a similar tooth fairy pocket for Ruby (the rainbow).

Both pockets are around the size of a breakfast bowl. They have a special pocket to hold recently lost teeth and a felted tooth fairy showing the way to the *real tooth fairy*


And the *real tooth fairy* will make its appearance as long as it knows to!

The tooth fairy that visits these parts leaves the shiniest gold coin it can find.

We’ve found that such a gold coin and the sweet innocent idea of the tooth fairy to be magic enough. Well, if the tooth fairy comes that is!


You can see my other felted piece here and I will soon share a felted story apron too (here is a sneak peak).

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Blessings, Kelly






Advent helpers


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Max is so very excited about Advent this year.

After listening to Martin & Sylvia’s Audio Advent he asked if he could be an Advent Helper.

The Advent Helper sends magical letters to children in the lead up to Christmas.


Max has so many advent ideas! First we needed to get craft supplies to write Advent letters to Ruby and Teddy!

He carefully cut out numbers and stuck them onto our red and green envelopes.

Next we made a list of things to do on our journey to Christmas.


On the 2nd of December we will bring out our Christmas books

On the 4th of December the children will start making Christmas gifts

On the 10th of December we will watch a family Christmas movie

On the 15th of December we will bake shortbread

And on Christmas Eve we will look at the Christmas lights in our neighbourhood.


But on the 1st of December, Max wanted us to write a letter to Ruby and Teddy explaining how advent would work this year.

This is like the letter the Advent Helpers sent to Martin & Sylvia

And he has been asking me when he can post it to them ever since *grin*


I love that Max is so very excited about our Advent journey, but more than that, he wants to make it magical for his sister and brother.

And that is the spirit of Christmas working through him,

Max has also discovered Sparkle Stories new Junkyard Tales audio advent. I wonder what new ideas he will have for next year now!

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