We have quite the enthrallment with fairies in our home. I seemed to have had this pull towards them for as long as I can remember and now find such joy in creating, experiencing and imagining the fairy realm with my girls.
Recently when I woke up to another rainy day, I decided it was time to switch things up. This inspired me to let go of my normal expectations for our day and move into a new kind of day...simply creating. I dubbed the day ~ "let's make a mess" day. I gathered up what ever supplies called out to me, piled up our table up high, turned on some music and proceeded to witness and partake in the bliss of creating! It was a wonderful way to pass the day. One of my favorite creations was this wee fairy folk Luna created ~ Poppy...
Here is what she used from our pile of creative goodies for her creation...
she wrapped the body with some pipe cleaner
cut out a dress from some red felt, slipped it over her head and stitched the dress together with embroidery floss
glued down two petals from a silk flower to make the wings
added some yellow wool roving for hair, tied some pigtails, glued on a silk flower skirt and found a flower wand. Luna was lost deeply in her realm of creation ~ carefully stitching, gluing, assessing, asking for help when needed and then glowing with pride with her outcome.
Poppy soon had a friend created by Solana ~ once she saw Luna enjoying her new fairy she simply had to create one too (with help). These new little friends occupied them for many hours afterwards in their fresh faced fairy world.
These little fairies often live on our nature table but sometimes a I catch a glimpse of them in the small fae homes that the girls created for them beneath the nature table. I am grateful to have these gals that keep me in tune with enchantment and I am reminded of the gift it is to occasionally drop all the expectations of the day, make a huge colorful mess and create the day away!
From my colorful mess to your colorful mess