Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What Fairy Tales are made of!!!

Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent, Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent. The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light, The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night. ~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, "A Faery Song"

Yesterday we finally got down to making the Fairy Houses, I haven't seen the kids this excited since Christmas morning.

We stepped out into the back yard and started collecting what we needed, branches and rocks and twigs and leaves and whatnot. Amongst the cries of "Oh look mommy" I heard squeals and laughter and little mouthes talking a mile a minute, bubbling with excitement and eager to make their own Fairy Houses.

They picked the spot in the yard that they wanted to use, both were against the wall right beneath their bedroom windows, and they set to work. I helped Nicholas with his but Jasmine did hers all on her own.

I honestly had no idea that the Fairy Houses would be such a HUGE hit, watching them build them and talk about Fairies and nature, asking questions and using their imagination and not to mention being outside in the fresh air. It was just wonderful and it did my soul good, I tell you!!!

Once they had the main part of the house structure done they both ran inside to find furniture and decorations to use. They came out with fake flowers, beads and tiny little furniture.

Nicholas Fairy House

Jasmine's Fairy House

Aren't they just the cutest things?? You won't believe how into them I got too, it was like taking a trip back in time to my childhood, I felt like a kid again and I enjoyed myself which made me realize that we tend to forget what it's like to throw caution to the wind and just have fun.

It's definitely taught me to allow myself to be a kid at times and do things that normally adults wouldn't do.

Alright well here are the kids finishing up their houses.

And here are the final houses, look how proud they are of their accomplisments LOL
I love their little faces :)

I'm telling you, if you want a fun project to do with your kids and not have to spend money or gas to get there, this is IT. It's the topic of conversation in our house since yesterday, Jasmine even asked me to leave her bedroom window open a bit so she could keep an ear out for fairies that may come and see the houses.

I've added more of the pics to my Flickr Account, so if you want to see them just head on over there.

Since the kids are into Fairies right now, they're devouring anything to do with it, books and movies etc. So we have lots of Fairy themed things going on here at the house, I'll share the links with you all in case anyone else is interested.

I'll be making some of the Fairy Dolls for Jasmine, she's going to freak out when she sees them LOL

Fairies World - Images, coloring pages, poems, books etc.

Fairy Fantasy Party - Great ideas, games and activities, themed fairy food etc

Fairy Ribbon Doll

Calista Fairy Doll

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Easy Fairy Costume for Halloween


Kelli said...

How fun, Sandra! I love all the pictures and I know the fairies will love their new homes! Jasmine and Nicholas did a wonderful job!


Courtney said...

When I read about this in your other post. I was hooked! I told the kids about it & they have been looking at the site ever since. We were wanting to make our fairy houses monday but it was 95 out! So I told them tuesday. Well, it rained! lol! So I think Fall has finally fell here. The weather is perfect & we plan on builing after dinner tonight. I actually can't wait:) Thanks so much for sharing. I think this is a great way to spend time together! Love the pictures!!
Love ya girl,

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What fun for the kids and no money involved!! GREAT!! i loved looking at those two acompolishments! Your children look to be about the same age as my youngest grandkids here in Savannah. Thanks for stopping by.

Jeannene said...

"HOW FAIRY SWEET!!" I love fairies, i am a fan. I have decorated my daughter's room in Tinker Bell and fairies. I will have to give this project a try.."for sure!!"

Thank you for sharing, and BTW...your children are "FAIRY CUTE!!"

Tammy said...

What a fun mom you are! And I love this idea! I'm sure my girls would be just as excited doing this!
Those photos are so charming, too! :D

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Very fun- I'll have to do this with Halle on her day off school.
Your son really looks like his dad in that picture!

GreenStyleMom said...

Cute, cute! I bet my kids would LOVE to make fairy houses also!

Katy said...

That is so awesome!! I love them!!! They did a great job and what a wonderful time you all had! :)

Heidi @ GGIP said...

How wonderful!

Tashasc30 said...

thats sound really neat and fun

Annie said...

That is such a cute idea. Fun pictures, too!

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh what fun! Your little cuties are precious as are their creations.

Thanks for stopping by to rejoice and dance a jig with me:)

We are so blessed.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

What a great idea, Sandra. Wonderful, fun photos and I can tell you're enjoying playing around with them. I love what you did with the color in all of them.

I've been catching up here. It sounds like you're really all settled in now. Very clever to cover the back of those breakfast benches. Very cute! And if you get more storage space out of it, all the better.

Pauline said...

Hi Sandra,
I love to come here, your kids are very cute,I have a daughter, she is 7 years old , I am in Toronto, I came from China two years ago , I am a christain too, I just set up my bolg ,hopefully ,I can post my journal in a few days.

Mari said...

What a fun thing to do. I think I would feel like a kid doing this too. I love the pictures - you did a great job tinting them.

paleraven50 said...

omg i just about jumped off my chair when i saw you had linked up to me. woohoo thanks, i'm going to show my grandaughter and youngest grandson the fairy houses they will think they are neat o. i know when we were in Kamloops this summer my grandaughter and my nephew had made a great big ol eagle nest with all the debris that came down the river after a storm, we were on my sisters boat dock, it kept them amused for so long sticks, flowers, branches, grasses it was fun like you said, and i would reach in the river and get a piece of bark and throw it up to them and say heres another fish and t would lay it out to dry heehee gosh it was so hot there, we had to swim in the river as well to cool off. fun times. ttyl

FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh my goodness.. that is the CUTEST thing!!! How ooberly sweet!!!! Ü

Michelle said...

how neat! and I love what you did with the photos! You'll have to let us know if/when the fairies come to visit :)

Heather's Brain said...

sooooo cute! Tag...YOU ARE IT!

Renee's Ramblings said...

What a great ideal! Your kids made really cute houses and your pics are wonderful! Your kids are adorable. Thanks for sharing the links; my boys and I will check them out!

Overwhelmed! said...

Very cool, Sandra! :) How do you alter the color of your pics like that? Do you do it in Photoshop?

annie said...

Those are so adorable Sandra!

smilnsigh said...

Ohhh I love Faeries! You are so cute and such a good Mommy, doing all this, with and for them. Making memories.

For the kids and for Mommy! Don't forget that. You too will have sweet memories to pull up and smile at, one day. :-))))

And don't forget to share pics of the Faerie Dolls, with us, when you get them made.


Lulu said...

how fun Sandra...the kids look cute..

Janice said...

How fun for you and your children! I love the photos and smiles and excitement! This is a subject dear to my heart! I've gone fairy hunting on our property with my grandchildren before and did we ever have fun! It's a time when there is truly magic in the air!