When you were a little girl did you believe in fairies? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to find a little fairy or sprite frolicking in your backyard? I did! I have fond memories of when I was a little girl staying at my Grandmother's house and she would read dated books from the 1940's about fairies, brownies, pixies, and gnomes.
Today's books are nothing like the one's my Grandmother use to read to me. My daughter Vivian has finally reached her new found obsession with fairies. She has several books about the lives of these magical and whimsical creatures.
Her favorite book at the time is her pop-up book of Disney Pixie Hollow Fairies. This book was given to her by one of her Grandmother's. Kinda neat!
She goes thru phases of her nightly bedtime book favorites. Almost every night before bed she either pulls out Karla Nathan's Grumpy Fairy or Pixie Hollow pop-up.
It's a wonder as much as she pulls out the pixie book that the images still pop up and are not worn and tattered. Lol!
Seeing Vivi fall in love with fairies inspired a creative spark in me to make her a little "Fairy Catcher" for her room. Im sure many of you are familiar with Dream Catchers and so I took that idea and turned it into this.....
This darling fairy catcher is in the shape of a heart decorated in soft chiffon tulle, vintage millinery, butterflies, and crystals.
The most precious part of the catcher is the little birdcage that is open and waiting for a little fairy to flutter inside.
It's fun to play and use your imagination. I feel like I can be a little girl again thru Vivi's eyes.
The fairy catcher is temporarily hanging off her little cabinet. Vivi said she would like it to be over her bed, so now we are patiently waiting for Daddy to put a hook in the ceiling over her bed. :)
I hope you enjoyed this dreamy little post.
Unfortunately, my family and I had to cancel our family beach trip. :( We had another family health scare with my Mother-In-Law this time. We thought she was going to have heart valve surgery, but good news is the doctors ran some test and found the valve was not as bad as they had anticipated. We were thrilled to find out NO surgery! Whew!
So we ended up staying home and doing lots of local things where we live. One day we took the children to Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta. WOW! I think we picked the hottest day to go!
Here are a few fun pic of the kids.
Despite some of the family health scare and set-backs we are really enjoying our summer.
This week I am SO EXCITED to be packing my bags and craft supplies and flying to sunny CA to attend Kim Caldwell's
Les Sirenes Event.
We are staying in Manhattan Beach and I CANNOT wait to smell the fresh sea salt air and feel the cooler 70's temps. Who knows...I might even transform into a Mermaid. ;)
Ok....time to announce the winner of my yummy giveaway!!!
I seriously cannot thank you enough for ALL your comments!!! I know I've said this a MILLION times!! However, I've read each and every comment and I feel incredibly blessed and grateful to have you visit me, and to continually inspire me too keep blogging. Now that my children are getting older life seems to be getting busier and busier for me. There are some weeks when I am so swamped with family and projects or, Im having an off week and feel uninspired. However, I always try to make a few hours of time to STOP and write a post. You ladies in blog world whether I've met you in person or not, have become a major part of my life. You are my friends. :)
So with that being said, I will keep plugging along sharing many more blogging journey's.
Ok...enough rambling and seriousness! hee! hee!
*** I goofed when I copied and pasted it. The lowest # was 1 and highest 185
The final result pick was 13 ****
This is Sandra's Flickr.
So thrilled you are the lucky winner!!!
Alright ladies...I gotta shake my tail feathers and get ready for CA.
I will post later this week some of the fun creations I made for vendor night and share the swap goodies I made.
Have a FABULOUS week!