I’ve had a peaceful week of house cleaning, cupboard sorting and WORLD BUILDING.
On our trip to the Island recently, I discovered something entirely brand new to me. I hadn’t known it existed, it was almost like a parallel universe.
We’d found ourselves drawn to a stunning shop window display containing…
Yep, lots and lots of tiny fairies.
Some sitting on lichen covered logs, others appeared to be happily living in plant pots with an assortment of tiny friends and accessories.
There were toad-stools, fairy doors, unicorns, magical smoking trees and shiny twinkling fairy caves!
“Mcfee and Me” wandered inside and I spent an absolute age choosing which of the tiny miniatures to take back home with us.
Now, we don’t have a garden or backyard even, to make a ‘Proper” fairy garden in, but I figured I could rustle up a pretty plant pot similar to the ones I’d seen in the store.
That was my inspiration.
So a small plant pot with maybe a length of lichen covered log, a couple of toadstools, the unicorn, the little smoking tree the fairy door and of course the beautifully petite fairy with a Ruby coloured gem stone (my birth month is July).
When we arrived back home though, I got a little caught up,
I looked on Pinterest,
I Googled fairy house images,
I checked out blog posts,
I looked for even more Fairy accessories on Amazon…
I got confused for a few days with all the lovely fairy gardens that I could copy, some were shown hanging in ornate glass baubles others alongside live plants in pretty terrariums.
It was looking like it could turn out to be rather more expensive than I first imagined, then it dawned on me, I’ve already got lots of things to make fantasy worlds with right under my nose.
This is what I’ve ended up with, it’s not exactly what I had in mind when I bought the tiny little fairy but I think she likes it,
I love it!!!
It’s brought together all our little ornaments and seashells, along with old holiday souvenirs collected from over the years and photograph frames and re-purposed them into “themes”,
I’ve added fairy lights that I had lying around, as well as the grass rolls, to the fairy scene.
I’d bought those a few weeks earlier thinking Georgie, my cat may like them, but he doesn’t seem to mind that I’ve “borrowed” them,
tatty teddy boat
And it seems that parallel universe that I thought I knew nothing about… I’m already in it!!!