Thursday, April 20, 2006

A Fairy Nice Day

So what is a mom with three girls at home for the week to do? Why make wee fairies of course!


Fairies are a big deal in this house. We read books about fairies, watch movies about fairies, play games about fairies, and on and on. About a year ago we bought the book Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor and started making little flower fairies. This book is really wonderful with beautiful pictures and clear step by step instructions.



We have kind of developed our own style - a little less fidgety than those in the book. The book was worth every last penny as the little fairies we have made have produced hours and hours of play time, both creating the fairies and in imaginative play. These dolls are about 2 1/2" high, and are inexpensive to make - a few dollars worth of supplies will make many fairies.

12 comments:

francoise said...

Those little fairies are strikingly beautiful ! There are not many craft books that are used again and again like this (I will put this one on my list). This is a great start to your holidays. More please!...

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

How i wish i was one of your little girls! Making fairies! I am sure your daughters see them dancing about...How otherwise could they design such heavenly creatures!!

patti said...

They are adorable!! I wish I had something like that when I was little...they seem magical!

Jeanne said...

My girls are very much into the princess/fairy thing, too. We've got an informal moratorium on movies, as they were utterly terrified by "Fairytopia" -- so perhaps the little handmade fairies would be just the thing! Yours are very sweet --

Posy said...

Hi Beth,
So nice of you to drop by my blog and leave a comment. The fairies are simply lovely -
I'll be back!
J

Kate said...

Beautifl fairies! I've enjoyed reading this blog.

Ragan said...

Your fairies are so lovely! Awww! My girl would LOVE those! I will have to show her tonight! :)

littlejennywren said...

Isn't Felt Wee Folks a beautiful book.
I also loved those great socks with the pink shoes,I know someone who would love those.

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