Thursday, June 14, 2012

Story Time...

I HAVE FALLEN in love with these children's books! A dear friend and godmother of my little girl gave us the first of our collection and introduced us to these lovely books. For my little girl's birthday my Dad got her a couple more and they are just so lovely I had to share.

The stories are so sweet and the illustrations are fantastic. My kids love story time and these books provide me lots of inspiration. I love fairies and all things that are "gnomish" (is that a word?). I've introduced my kids to  needle felting. First because I love felted things, but also because it is such a great fine motor activity. Knitting with some type of tower, finger knitting or needles (if your child can master them) are great for fine motor too! But making felted gnomes and fairies is fun and these books inspire me to do just that.

There is a small flower bed in my front yard that I'm planning to turn into a fairy domain. There are several books on putting Fairy House's together. I also thought it would be fun thing to do with the kids. Then I could get it weeded and beautified with their help. Aren't I sneaky! Hee! Hee!

Where do you get your inspiration? What fun things are you going to do this summer? If the sun ever visits our neck of the woods, we will be out doing our "welcome summer" dance. But even if it's gloomy we'll be out exploring because "No one cared how wet or muddy they were for no child of the forest can ever catch cold" (Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow).


  1. I'd love to see the Fairies you and the kids have needle felted....
    Thanks so much for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...


  2. I just discovered your blog. Lovely! I am always excited to learn about new and special books.


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