An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
To make our fairy houses we use a variety of mechanics. Including wire and tacky glue. Hot glue doesn't hold up well out side so that is often a last resort. Another item we like to use is sand play dough. It holds up the sticks and the bark and provides a third hand while we are working. It also dries hard so you have a permanent structure. You can use it to make a sand castle also.
Ingredients include: 1 C sand, 1/2 C corn starch, 1 t alum, 3/4 C water. To make add the sand, alum and corn starch in a sauce pan and mix completely. Add the water and stir until the corn starch is dissolved. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally. It will thicken in a minute or two. Once it cools down you can start sculpting with it. Use it up within a day or two.