We've been spending greater parts of the day traverssing the backwoods much since all the snow has dissipated. And here we have that little window between chest high snow and head high ferns that makes it possible for a two and a half year old to frolic through the forest relatively easy and without his mama lugging him around like a sack of potatoes for most of the time.
I'm really in love with cush and green carpeting much of the forest lately, and since I love staring at the terrariums over on Etsy , I decided that whipping up a couple of our own would be fun with the kids. Plus, it would be pretty cool to have some fairies as roomates, don't you think?
Off we go seeking the fattest, greenest globs of fairy lawn to house our fairy friends. Check out Barney, the Barnyard Cat. Guarenteed that kitty is by our side on any venture in the woods. I swear that cat is part dog!
I found these little jars at the thrift store for less than a dollar each and the moss is like dirt cheap (ha, ha) so this project was very much to my accountant's (aka Craig) lichen. Then with some roving from my stash I quickly needle-felted some mushroom houses to reside on this pristine mosstopia. There are front doors and Edie insisted that the button cap cabin have a teeny weeny chimmeny on top.
So now we have them planted side by side on our budding spring nature table. We overheard one little fairy living in one of the houses saying to a friend how he thinks the neighbour is actually quite a fungi. Success! Now we just have to mist it with water every few days to keep it fresh and not crunching up into a super organic scouring pad. Something tells me the kids are going to like taking on that chore!
PS: Today's the last day to sign up for the Backwoods Mama Spring Sew Camp. Tell your oh sew happy friends, please! And if you seamstressed about not signing up yet, it's not too late. If you could join us too that would be sew awesome! Sign up and more info can be found here.