Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fairy stitches and crocodile tears

I was sitting on the porch enjoying some sunshine (it never lasts!) when I heard the running of little footsteps thru the house, and then I heard the shrieking and the saw the tears as my youngest slid the door open to come get me... She was so upset and out of breath I could hardly understand her as she cried " Come quick mama," sob " it's J's fall fairy... I think she's dying!!" .... and then I saw my oldest holding her fall fairy ever so carefully in her hands and her face was blotchy red from crying and the tears were still falling.... By the time she spit out all the words and I realized that they were ok I almost felt guilty for feeling the relief that it wasn't something more and quickly had to kick into fairy mode and go console my girls without laughing! :)

As it so happened, after nearly 4 years of playing with her almost everyday, the wire that was used (a pipe cleaner) finally gave out and broke... leaving poor Delia broken in half at the waist! The only thing holding her together was a few threads that attached her shirt to her skirt! I don't know what came over me but I told her to just tuck her into bed and say a prayer for her and maybe rest would help her heal. We decided that maybe after all this rain we've been getting it is finally time for spring and that maybe fairies molted their flowers after awhile? ... I know pretty lame but I wasn't working off-the-cuff! lol

Of course the girls couldn't make it to bed on time last night so I could work on her. Not when I really needed the time to sew in private.. so I had to think up something else that would put their minds at ease! :) I went in to check on the fairies and found the sweetest little setting.... Delia in her bed under a quilt (from a swap) and all of her little fairy friends were sleeping in beds made on the floor of the fairy house and little animals were tucked in all around the house too....a circle of glass stones were around her bed and her trusty cat was on the bed too! It was so sweet!! I'll try to get more pictures in the day light as this one was not easy to get in the darkness of the school room....


 Since I didn't have time for a late night fairy operation I knew I had to do something for the fairies and to show J that she really would get better... so I set off to make some TINY knitting needles... Where do I get these crazy ideas?! Gosh I must really love these girls.... lol


The little note and knitting needles are in place, just waiting for the girls to find them.... I see more tiny knitting in my future... and of course a fairy operation... sigh... The things I will do for our fairies! :O)






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8 comments:

the hermits on the hill said...

That was awesome!!!!

Robin said...

Awww your girls are so sweet! I think M would just come to me and say that the fairy broke. lol. Which kinda makes me sad in a way - but you gotta admit, it's easier I suppose. :)

Karen said...

what a wonderful idea!!!!!

Beth said...

Precious!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

You're such a sweet mama! xxx

Natalie said...

Oh, the lengths we will go to so that our kids do not get disillusioned.

Brandy said...

How very, very sweet! I think you handled it beautifully.

hannahw said...

I followed you from Frontier Dreams. You are such a sweet mama!

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