fairies

So recently K found this note that our neighbor kids wrote to the fairies, and I sort of fell in love with it!

How adorbs is that?! I decided almost immediately that I wanted to put together a basket for these kids and deliver it to their house as from the fairies.

Fairy basket

K and I went to Target and found all the things they were looking for! We had a few moments of quick googling when we realized we had no idea what sizes were appropriate for the shirts, but got it sorted. We also felt like Total Olds while trying to determine what the exact type of Shopkins requested were. We finally just picked a couple that looked different from each other and called it good.

Fairy basket

I put it all together with some natural-looking raffia and a basket from Goodwill, and wrote up a letter from the fairies. I bet fairies would use Gwen Frostic stationery, wouldn’t they? I wish I would have had some more variety in the flowers I had at hand, but you know, I also bet fairies would not be judgmental about dandelions. I snuck it over early in the morning on Sunday and waited, checking the window to see if it had been picked up yet. Mid-morning it was gone! I had a sudden series of fears that the parents would be upset with it – maybe they don’t want to encourage a belief in fairies! Maybe they would just take the stuff out of the basket and give it to the kids without the letter! Maybe they would be annoyed that their kids’ every whim was indulged by an unidentified person and donate it all to Goodwill! Later in the afternoon, though, I saw one of the kids running around outside wearing the TMNT shirt! And it looked like it fit perfectly! So perhaps it all turned out just fine. 🙂 Regardless, it was a fun thing to do and I hope the kids all enjoy their goodies.

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little red bows

I recently noticed some tiny red bows in the dollar bins at Target. They are meant to be xmas package decoration, I think, and they came with little double-sided foam tape dots on them. These dots were just barely sticking to them in the first place, though, so they were super easy to peel off. The bows are made of felt and that doesn’t always stick to tape very well.

I’m always on the lookout for Blythe-sized things and these definitely are. After I got them home and de-tape-dot-ed them, I grabbed the E-6000 and some tiny red hair clips. A small amount of drying time later and voila:

Little red bow hairclips I made today

Pretty cute, eh? Perfect for the holiday season, too. I only made two, figuring that I rarely desire more than two of any particular hair accoutrement, so I have the other four bows (they came in a six-pack) left for future crafty projects or to make into clips and give as gifts.

Little red bow hairclips I made today

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solar gargoyles

I’ve been looking for ideas of some non-stupid yard art to possibly add when we do front-yard landscaping next year. I had no idea that solar-powered gargoyles were such a popular item.

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The Night Guardian Gargoyle Statue is solar-powered and, I think, would make a nice addition to our front stoop (one on each side).

Target has another solar-powered lighted gargoyle option: the Keeper of the Flame.
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This guy appears to be a gargoyle druid or something. Very Henson-esque.

And Sears even has this different spin on the solar gargoyle (which looks to be whatever you’d call a gargoyle pup):
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“I’m scary, but too cute to be truly menacing!”

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