Hello everyone! Are you full of spring fever? Dot and Mae are! They’ve seen lots of butterflies lately, popping out of cocoons and flitting all about the new daffodils and fresh green grass! Butterflies are so beautiful and so easily startled that they fly away. Dot and Mae decided to make some so that they could enjoy having butterflies around all the time! Continue reading
Dot and Mae love jars because jars can hold so many interesting things. You just never know what you might find in a jar. Oh sure, some jars have the usual stuff like peanut butter, or candles, or cookies – but some jars hold all sorts of treasure! Do you keep your treasure in a jar? Continue reading
Dot and Mae found these lovely little flower girls and they were so lovely and charming they just had to share them with you. The flower girls were created by a Cuban born artist named Elsita who now works in Los Angeles. If you would like to find out more about her, or see more of her artwork you can visit her website. Dot and Mae just adore these flower girls – and they hope you do too! Dot and Mae would love to invite the flower girls over for a fun tea party – wouldn’t that be great! Continue reading
Dot and Mae have a really big word for you today . . . Scherenschnitte . . . whew! What could that mean? Dot and Mae’s friend, a little cat named Nixie came by to tell them all about it. Scherenschnitte is a German word for a type of papercutting. Here is how it is described on one website: Continue reading
Dear Readers – we know it’s not April Fool’s Day today, but we wanted to help you get ready for it so you can play some good pranks on your friends and family! As you can guess, this is one of Dot and Mae’s favorite holidays. One thing they are going to do is make a “Dirt Cake” for their friends. It’s really yummy and it looks pretty weird. Your friends will think you’ve gone crazy – EATING DIRT!
Today, Dear Readers, Dot and Mae are eager to work in the garden! They love to plant seeds and watch flowers grow – it’s such a magical thing to put the little seed in the dirt and water it, then slowly watch the little sprout grow and finally bloom! Dot and Mae love all kinds of flowers. What kinds do you like? The photo above shows Dot and Mae with some Hollyhock seeds that Big Girl Gabriella helped harvest last year. When these seeds get planted they will grow all different shades of pink Hollyhock flowers like the ones below. Continue reading
Hello Dear Readers, Dot and Mae are so excited about spring! They are seeing little buds on the branches of trees and bushes, they have even seen their first robins! We all know that when you see your first robin, you know spring is on its way! HURRAY! A fun and interesting thing to do during spring is to take a nature walk – which is really just a walk where you take some time to notice all the beautiful and interesting things around you. Dot and Mae love to go for walks – you never know what you might see! When you are walking, look down at all the habitats that are right under your feet! Look under rocks and leaves – you’ll find bugs and worms and all sorts of creatures!
Happy Easter to all of our friends from Dot and Mae! We hope you had a lovely Easter, Dot and Mae had a great time (they LOVE Easter) and they wanted to share some photos with you! Here is Dot and Mae looking at all the goodies in Big Girl Gabriella’s Easter Basket! It was a lovely violet colored basket filled with candies and nice gifts like pretty pads of paper shaped like flowers, and a little book for taking notes . . . all kinds of good things! Continue reading
Hello, Dear Readers! Today, Dot and Mae want to tell you about a good friend of theirs named Elsa. She is a Troll Girl who lives clear across the house, near the computer. She is a very friendly troll and Dot and Mae go to visit her whenever they have time. Elsa likes to be very active and her favorite sport is tennis, which she has taught Dot and Mae to play. Dot and Mae are not too bad at playing tennis, but Elsa plays them two against one and she can always win if she wants to, but she goes easy on Dot and Mae because she knows they are just beginners. Perhaps you’ve noticed that Elsa doesn’t wear any clothes? That’s just how her troll culture is – clothes are optional, and when Elsa plays tennis, she feels that the clothes just get in the way. (She has a cute belly button though, doesn’t she!