Sunday, 24 June 2012

Fairy Garden

096We had a fabulous first weekend of summer - mini-camping trip in Altamont, biking with our trail-a-bikes, swimming at Manitou pool, checked out the Archibald Historical Museum (home to two Nellie McClung residences and tonnes of other great historical items), fun at St. Leon playground, the girls won 2nd place in the local duck race fundraiser (you buy a number that corresponds with a number on a rubber duckie, then float hundreds of ducks down one of the streets in town with the help of the water pumper truck, first 3 ducks through the finish line/hole win $$!) and the girls made their own FAIRY GARDEN! 

I’ve seen many pictures of fairy gardens floating around blogland and think they are super cute! I told CP & NP that we were heading outside Sunday afternoon to make our own fairy garden. They weren’t too sure what to think at first, but it didn’t take long for their creative juices to start flowing.

We started out by finding the perfect location for the fairy home and yard. We decided on the base of a tree that had a lot of character. 

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Most of the items the girls used were natural ones, although they did add some glass beads (to look like water and fish in their pond & waterfall and to make a bathtub, sink & toilet), a plastic container so that water would be retained in the swimming pool, some paper for items like the calendar, scotch tape to tape the paper up, jute to tie branches together to make signs and bridges and used parts from a bearing for a fire pit and tire swing. The garden fairies were borrowed from our flower garden.

The Garden
The Garden
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Stairs leading from the garden to the house
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Bridge
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Pond
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tire swing
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tire swing

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Bathtub
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swing
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Tree
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Garage
  
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Car inside garage
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Car complete with steering wheel
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Waterfall with bridge overhead
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Mailbox in the Meadow
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Tunnel
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Path leading to the upper tunnel
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Tunnel
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Swimming pool & diving board
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Swimming pool & diving board
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swimming pool
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kitchen
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Calendar
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Fire Pit
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Sink, bathtub & shower
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Downstairs Bedroom
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The Fairy Garden
              
I just love seeing where the girls’ imaginations will take them. They were super proud of their accomplishment and couldn’t wait to show grandma!

Have you thought of making your own fairy garden? Or have you already let your creativity take hold and have developed a wonderful fairy abode?

Just remember….Fairies Are Always Welcome!

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1 comment:

  1. Wendy, this is so precious! I worked with a teacher last year who would just adore your little ladies :) One of my teaching partners had a daughter (who was a student at the school) who was a firm believer in fairies and her Grade 2 teacher would leave her special fairy gifts throughout the year.

    Your daughters are so creative! Just like Mom :) The bearing tire swing and garage complete with car (and steering wheel!) are adorable!

    I'm happy to be back - now time to catch up on some replies!

    P.S. What a busy weekend! You really cram it all in there!

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