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Hello friends. We have been out and about travelling all over and settling into our school year. Along with this we have been reading a ton of great books which we just have to share with you. Today, however, I'm going to start everything off with a little story of my own.
When my girls were little we use to watch this movie called Kirsten's Fairy House. Oh how they would watch this and then go up into our own garden and create a fairy garden just like Kirsten.
By the time their little brother came along they were master fairy house builders. One of the first books they read to this little fellow was Tracey Kane's " Fairy Houses."
Countless hours were spent gathering little pebbles, sticks in all sizes, and a variety of leaves,nuts, and flowers, depending on the season. When we would travel, we would bring back sea shells and mosses, anything that would enhance our fairy houses.
Our girls grew up and went off to college and their little brother has become a master builder in his own right. While travelling to Maine a couple of weeks ago, this boy met his dream and that was to find a fairy forest.
Mackworth Island provided the perfecct place to do this.
As far as the eye could see there were fairy houses. Each house a testament to it's builder.
Our boy had to leave his own mark on this enchanted place. Gathering stones, bark, sticks,shells, and leaves he built the most beautiful place for a wonderful fairy family.
If you are in Maine here are some places to go and visit as well as build fairy houses:
The world is now building fairy houses as well. Have a look here to see photos of fairy house festivals as well as get some ideas of your own.
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I hope you've been inspired to go and build some fairy houses of your very own.
Why not start where we did, in your own backyard?
Find a quiet place away from roads and busy areas such as much travelled walking paths and trails. The base of trees is a very popular place, as well as leaning sticks and logs, drift wood or tree trunks. Large boulders or stones also make nice places to build your fairy houses.
Sticks, rocks, pebbles, moss, leaves, vines, flowers, nuts, pinecones,pine needles, small bush clippings, sea shells, and seaweed all make great building materials. As long as it's natural it's perfect for fairies and other friends of nature.
Once your finished please let us have a look by uploading it to our flickr page. I look forward to seeing them.