Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keeping the Goblins Away

Did you know that lining mushrooms up along an outdoor windowsill will keep the goblins away? This is true, according to Fauna and her friend Natalie.


I guess you need to dip them into sand first. ;)


I did not know this. However, I do know that I need to clean and repaint that windowsill! Thanks for protecting our house ladies.

22 comments:

dongdong said...

That is so cute. I love the way kids think!

Erin said...

Good to know in case we ever encounter some. :)

The Magic Onions said...

I love the sand part... I do understand how the goblins would NEVER touch a mushroom dusted with sand, so does make sense when you think about it.

Tammy said...

Aren't children amazing? When left alone to their own devices and thoughts they come up with the most incredible (and well thought out) ideas.

Very cute. :)

Joy said...

It's so cute to see what comes out of kids' minds. I love the sand-dipped mushroom goblin scare-away. :)

Such Lovely Freckles said...

I love to read stuff like that. Just love it. My kids come up with all kinds of potions for the most fantastic things. So cute. )

Annie said...

Ha! Who knew!?

Artistmama said...

So cute!

Anet said...

What smart girls!!! It's true!

Now in the movie The Spiderwick Chronicles, the house is protected by a protective ring of toadstools that surrounds the entire house... keeps the goblins from entering the ring.
Great movie, but might be a bit too scary for your girls just yet. We just watched again a few days ago. Noah had made a viewing stone from clay last year. It helps humans see goblins in the woods:)
The sand is a interesting concept!

kristen said...

I love this! Good for you for blogging about it!

Melanie said...

I did not know that and now I know why my house is always magically messy after I clean it all of the time...goblins got in!

Dawn said...

So funny! I didn't know about this little trick :)

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Too cute about the goblin barrier! I will have to remember that when we study goblins for Care of Magical Creatures.

Question for you, and maybe you've answered this before, but do how do you keep all your ideas and materials organized? We have a small house, no homeschooling room, and I need some inspiration!

Toni said...

you have the most creative kids ever they have such wonderful imaginations i love stopping by here just to see what they are doing

Leanne said...

Thank goodness...now we certainly don't need goblins coming near the house! Love this.
By the way it's all excitement here today....your gingko brouch arrived (and on my birthday...how appropriate) and we are love love loving it very much....Thank you Lisa! x

Shady Lady said...

This is very important information to have. I will definitely make note of it. Thanks for the instructions. ;)

Tara said...

Thanks you kind ladies for this nugget of useful information. You see my boy often has trouble sleeping and I think this may help him feel safer and able to nod off to dreamland.. :0)

Erin said...

I love this picture ...

Jane said...

What a darling idea, I do need some help with pesky goblins. I think they have been invading my home. Dipping the mushrooms in sand is very clever,does it matter what kind of mushroom you use. ; )
I also wanted to thank you Lisa for the nice comments you have shared on my blog. I have done the drawings and I have been thinking it would be so fun to make patterns for you if you would like : ) You can use any of my drawings that I have down for the planning pages. I think that they could be enlarged to the size you would need. It would be so fun to see the little birdy as a felty : )

sunnymama said...

How sweet! I never knew this goblin prevention method. Must get some mushrooms and find some sand!

Lisa said...

Crunchy, I'm not the best organizer....we have a lot of bookshelves which are stuffed full of binders and books. Bookshelves are the way for us! I also carry a notebook with me everywhere I go to jot down ideas and inspirations. My mind has so much going on that I must write ideas down at the time or I will lose them!

Fey said...

Actually there is some lore to back this up. It has long been held that if you put grains of sand or salt in a bottle evil spirits have to count each grain before they can pass over the perimeter protected by the bottle.