June 22, 2012

Cool Stuff I Like -- FAIRIES


Fairy friends! Some Very Important Business to discuss. Things are all topsy turvy this week. I was going to talk more about chapter books, but that will have to wait. Because June 24 (this Sunday) is Fairy Day and I feel I must talk a little fairy talk with you. And I PROMISE to show you a special fairy book I've been wanting to show you...next week. It's been a week of Bothersome Events. So bear with me. Also, does anyone know the source or artist for this delightful picture above? Please tell if you do so I can source properly! Also, way back in the vast reaches of time (last year), I wrote about this beautiful book and also fairy doors. Fairy doors can pop up at any time, so be aware.


So let's just dive into FAIRY COOL STUFF:

(and I'll have more fairy action next week because there can never be too much fairy action.)

FAB list of fairy books and crafts.

The most beautiful fairy picture ever by the genius Arthur Rackham.

Wonderful fairy decal! (also by Rackham. I have this print in Julia's room.)

Fairy Bread. 

Things to do on Fairy Day. (don't know about the bonfire...keep a fire extinguisher handy!)

Fairy Charms.

Fairy Parties book.

Fairy Crafts book.

Best fairy story CD ever! (the book is great too, but we lost it on a trip.)

Fairy Cakes from Sweetapolita (scroll all the way down)

Pocket Magic Fairy Dust


Cool Book of the Week: 'Fairy Houses' by Tracy Kane. This is one of a trilogy that includes 'Fairy Boat' and 'Fairy Flight'. Not read this one yet. Want to. Very much! And then I want to build a fairy house with Julia. At the end of the story, the book apparently gives you great ideas about how to make them. (in case you hadn't figured it out, my Cool Book series often features books I WANT to read because they look COOL.)

Fairy Houses (The Fairy Houses Series)
Have a lovely fairy filled weekend! Remember, if you don't believe in them, they will stop believing in you. I have to be totally straight with you guys. If a discovery of a tiny fairy bones were made somewhere in Ireland or something, I wouldn't be surprised or shocked. I'd be like, "I FLIPPING KNEW IT!!!" I believe, peeps, I believe.


~Melissa

26 comments:

  1. Hi, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by Carrots :) I loooooove everything Arthur Rackham and have a list of prints I want to buy to put in my baby girl's room. Love fairies. So fun.

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    1. Hey Miss Haley! Very happy that we've discovered each other :) -- Arthur Rackham rocks my world. So great!

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  2. You NEED the fairy house book. Its beautiful and building fairy houses from only things found in nature has been so fun for the girls.

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    1. Oh I can't wait to see it, read it -- is glue allowed when making the fairy house? :)

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    2. No!!!!! It's all about using just what you find. Balancing sticks for roofs or tying grasses together. I love how it goes through the seasons to give examples of stuff you can use. You'll love it.

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    3. tee hee. I was just foolin. So no tape then either? PICKLE! :)
      I don't think we're going to be making a fairy house in the next few days with all this rain we're having....

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    4. More like life rafts to keep the poor fairies afloat when they little wings become rain sodden. . . .

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  3. Mornin' Melissa! I'm in love with that pink fairy cake. Let's have a fairy party so we can eat them, k?

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    1. So I have to clear this up for you and Danzel -- that pink cake is gorgeous and yes I'd love to eat it!! But I was actually trying to direct y'all's attention to the fairy cakes below the fancy pink one -- the one with the fondant icing -- apparently in the UK fairy cakes just mean cupcakes, isn't that funny? XO

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    2. And oh how I'd love to have a fairy party! I think a bunch of adult bloggers would have more fun at such a soiree than the kiddos!

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    3. I had no idea! Well, I still love that big pink one best. Hahaha! And yes, we would most definitely appreciate such an event far more than our wee ones!

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  4. I love the Fairy House books! The website is great, too. And I wish I was a decent enough cake decorator to make that cake. So pretty!

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    1. Merry Fairy Day to you too Miss D!!

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    2. Oh and D -- see above comment to Michelle -- the little cupcakes I think we could handle! That pink masterpiece, wow...I don't think I could pull that one off :)

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  5. I love fairies when they're sweet! I also love them when they're mean (they often are, you know). My sons aren't into fairies (of course), but I'm looking forward to when my little girl and I can play fairy games, build the little houses for them, etc. There were some adorable fairy houses at Epcot in May, and I was the only one in the family who was interested (boo hoo)!

    If you are interested in a fairy story with a bit more bite (for teens and adults), I have a book for you: http://tinyurl.com/trollorderby. Thanks and have a great day!

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    1. I'm with so you!! Love those fairies when they are kind, love 'em when they're pesky....:) Thanks so much for the book tip -- I love YA fiction, it's pretty much the majority of what I read!

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  6. I believe, too--especially after reading the book of flower fairies. :)

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    1. have you see our fairy door? that post might have been before we started reading each other's blogs. I should go in and put that link in this post.

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  7. Everything magical is what makes life worth while! So I just realized... you know how I mentioned 'summer of the monkeys' earlier this week? Well there is fairy magic of the most amazing kind in that book too... It's not the main story line but it's there and its real.

    Have you read Spiderwick? I'm thinking you and Julia would absolutely get lost in that incredibly wonderful series (five small chapter books). I love it so much! and the illustration are amazing too!

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    1. we have not read those books! I just assumed J was too young still, but I see now that the age range is for ages 6 and up. I should go check them out at the library and see if she's ready!

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    2. There is definite creepiness in the books- sinister characters. But they are wonderful books! You'll love them just as much as she will.

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  8. Oh, I haven't read these books! I'm always on the lookout for more books to read to the little ones :))

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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    1. Hi Aya! I'm so pleased you stopped by because I was able to discover the beautiful work you're doing at your site. Absolutely stunning! I think we're going to be good friends with our shared interests :)

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  9. Hi- I know that my delay of commenting on this post is just appalling especially since I have been counting down the days and then when I figured out the 24th was a Sunday I was like-- oh no! What about the big fairy day post? What's she going to do!! (Am I the biggest nerd or what?) I'm glad it turned into cool stuff fairies!! I have got to increase our fairy library!

    Also, someday I must get my friend with the fairyland in her backyard to let me feature it-- you would DIE! Lovely fairies all over with nectar and cupcakes made by fairies for all the children who visit, and little gifts at each fairies home. (Yes, it's a bit over the top but worth it!)

    Also, so sorry to hear about the week of bothersome events!! Hope things become less bothersome very very soon!

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    1. Thank you Miss Whitney!

      A friend of yours has fairyland in her backyard? YOU MUST TAKE PIX. OH MY GOODNESS.

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