Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads,

the wind is passing by. ~ Christina Rossetti


Spin Mills!

These jolly little spinners are great fun. I've been playing with them all week.

They are also called "The Faster You Go" because the faster you walk with them holding the thread, the faster they spin.

If you want to get fancy, you can run the toy through the printer twice and make a pattern on the back with the second pdf.

Spin Mills are also a delight to hang from tree branches. Watch them dance in the wind.


Click here to download the SpinMill page 1 PDF

Click here to download the SpinMill page 2 PDF


A light wind swept over the corn,

and all nature laughed in the sunshine. ~ Anne Bronte



Thank you to my lovely Patreons

Thank you so much to all my supporters on Patreon.

Your generosity allows me to make more paper toys to share!

I've been posting little creative treats, previews and sketchbook pages on most Sundays.

This month you will see, A Flying Aeroplane, Farmer Wombat's Garden, and Kitten, Pumpkin, Moon.

I've also added two new tiers, Shining Stars and Magical Beings.

(Magical Beings will receive a handmade Fairy Letter in December)


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Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. ~ Bruce Lee

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"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...

I play with leaves. I skip down the street

and run against the wind."

~ Leo Buscaglia


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