Tag Archives: Crafts



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

Scherenschnitte ….wha?


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

Little Worlds


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

Trolls and Crystals

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!


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Rockin’ OUT!

Okay, ok, we know it’s a bad pun – but you know how silly Dot and Mae are! They can’t help saying silly things! Yesterday, they had so much fun telling you about fossils, they thought you might like to know some more about rocks and see some fun craft ideas. So forgive them for being silly and asking if you want to ‘ROCK ON!” (Those little girls are so crazy!) Here they are laughing about their silly joke!


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Paper Crafts

Hello everyone! Dot and Mae hope you had a good weekend. They have been spending their time working on several craft projects and they thought maybe you would like to know about them. One of Dot and Mae’s favorite things to do is to use paper to make things – you can do so many different things with paper, crayons and glue (and scissors!). What kinds of things do you like to make with paper? Here is a drawing Dot and Mae would like to share with you – a beautiful star!


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New Year, New Look!


Hello, Dear Readers. You may have noticed things look different at Dot and Mae’s. Since it’s Chinese New Year, Dot and Mae figured that was a good time to update their site. They have been hard at work, deep inside the computer moving things around and trying to make the site cute like they are, and easier to read. They hope you like the new look. Continue reading

Weekend Projects


Hello everyone! What do you have planned for the weekend? Dot and Mae are going to help Big Girl Gabriella clean the house, but they also want to have some fun! What kinds of things do you like to do for fun? Dot and Mae love to do so many different kinds of things! This weekend they feel like doing some art projects. Valentine’s Day is coming up this month and Dot and Mae would like to make some Valentines for their friends. Here are a couple nice projects that you might like to do too! The first one is stained glass hearts to hang up in your own home for decoration, or to give away! Continue reading

Make and Shake

Hello, Dear Readers. Today Dot and Mae want to tell you about someone who lives in the big world (not the tiny doll world that they usually tell you about). There is a little girl who has a wonderful blog and this is what her profile says about her, “I have a house. I have a playground out in my backyard. I’m Marian Goates. I’m a first grade girl and I like to make crafts. I am six years old.”

Now doesn’t that just sound wonderful by itself? But wait, there’s more! Continue reading