I’m supposed to be posting a new recipe, but I’ve got a little follow up to Friday’s fairy post, so I’m going off topic today.
This weekend, I thoroughly cleaned the girls’ bedroom, and I had an idea as I was rearranging toys to create a little fairy corner for Elena, to which she enthusiastically agreed. I said, “Maybe we just need to make a little place for the fairies to come visit. And maybe they would like to have some little animals around, because we know they love animals.”
So, we gathered all of our fairy things (fairy wands, Rainbow Magic fairy books*, fairy dust** and toys), as well as some Fuzzy Town animals and tree stumps. We also taped Elena’s fairy creations to the wall. This is what it looks like (apologies for the not so great photos):
* I am still kicking myself for not being the inventor of the Rainbow Magic Fairy series. A cash cow for Scholastic. Could’ve been my cash cow.
** One day we made little containers of glittery fairy dust. I’ll post the how-to next Crafty Monday
Elena decided to make little tiny beds to stick in the Fuzzy Town tree stumps (it’s a tiny cardboard box, with a tiny pillow and piece of fabric for a blanket. She added a little fairy pendant – perhaps to entice the fairies):
And here’s a fairy we have. Rosa named her Ruby:
Elena put loving detail into creating the corner. In the bottom tree stump, for example, she put a couple of little glass lady bugs because “fairies really like lady bugs.” And of course the tiny fairy bed is a perfect reflection of how gentle and thoughtful she is.
So, we’ll just have to see where this takes us.