A Pioneer Christmas

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When preparing for Christmas I like to think back to the pioneers of yesteryear and how they used their resources and crafting skills to create a holiday season full of joy and happiness even in the most humble of times. Their homes were decorated with natural trimmings that were gathered from outside. Pinecones, holly, nuts, [...]

the colouring competition winner is…

colouring competition winner

The Pioneer Pretty Big Colouring Competition Winner. What a fantastic bunch of talented little artists who entered our colouring in competition and we have a winner. Thank you to all  of the entrants for sending in your beautiful coloured in pictures. After the difficult task of choosing a winner I would like to congratulate Anna [...]

Spring weddings

rustic wedding flowers in spring

Spring Weddings – a perfect time Spring is such a lovely season for spring weddings. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. There are many beautiful choices for your bouquets and table arrangements at this time of year. Visit here for a good list of flowers available: www.flowersbydelwyn.com.au During the Victorian era flowers [...]

Gift Pack

Gift Pack

The gift pack contains 1 x dress – Homestead or Prairie 1 x pair of Carter’s fancy bloomers 1 x matching Dorothy bag 1 x matching head band 1 x set of colouring in cards all gift packs come in a presentation box.  

Blowing bubbles recipe with key


Blowing bubbles and making soap bubbles has been a great activity for kids for centuries, scroll down for our blowing bubbles recipe. Back in the pioneering days soap was rare and difficult to make but an important ingredient to making bubbles.  When the American midwest was being cleared in the early 19th century, one means [...]