Sunday, June 22, 2014

We Believe

 Beep (my granddaughter), and I have been
crafting faerie cottages to put in the garden.
 
We use river rocks, shells, moss, sticks and twigs, on a birdhouse base.
 
 This is Beep's cottage.
 
 This is mine.
 
Our faerie garden under the cedar tree in my yard.
We think the faeries will love it, don't you?
 
A sweet little wannabe faerie, placing the stone bench in the garden.

Beep will be spending her summer vacation days from school with me,
so we will be making and adding more cottages during July and August.
 
 Then, all we have to do, is wait for the faeries to arrive!


"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated
 to some stroke of the imagination."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
 
sharing with...
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60 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful she is, Karen, and so clever!! I'm so happy to see a picture of her!! I've probably missed earlier ones?? And what a fun summer for both of you! I love you cottages and delightful captures!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Please give her a big hug for me and have a great new week -- both of you!!!

bj said...

OOO, I am so in love with your fairy cottages. Your girl is sooo pretty...the prettiest little fairy, ever. :)

Carole M. said...

Such a fun project for you to make together. Love your sweet little faerie cottage Beep, they will love it!

Rambling Woods said...

I love this... She is such a beautiful child...

Elephant's Child said...

How absolutely lovely.

Roger said...

"Birds of a feather", and she has your eyes.

Linda W. said...

So very cute! What a wonderful thing to do with your granddaughter.

Magnus said...

Lovely cottage, great shots!

Nancy J said...

Glorious wings and fairy sparkles, love the little cottages, made with love, and I can see these holidays will be so special. Hugs, Jean.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, how truly precious! And your grand is lovely, those eyes of blue!

You will have SUCH a nice summer with her - she's still at the sweet age before "the big change." LOL

Love this!

Linley S said...

What a wonderful project you have begun with your beautiful grandaughter

Bob Bushell said...

My favourites, the birdhouse and Beep, lol.

A wondering star said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful and creative grandaughter!
Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing!

Eva Jorunn Norway

eileeninmd said...

Karen, your Granddaughter Beep is so cute. I love the cute fairy houses you made.. They are both very creative.. enjoy the summer vacation.. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Lori Kennett said...

These are truly beautiful, happy images. It reminds me of the little fairy garden at my grandson's preschool...which I too included in a post. it is lovely to see your grand daughter too...and that she played a part in creating it. And than YOU for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Edna B said...

What beautiful fairy cottages in your garden. Such a wonderful hobby to share with your granddaughter. She is quite lovely. I wish you both a fabulous summer together.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

What a good idea to share with your pretty granddaughter! I'll bet she'll always remember this summer.

Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Icy BC said...

Oh these are just wonderful looking fairy houses. I love the shells roof, and Beep is a pretty fairy!

Roan said...

I believe, too. Beautiful little lady.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Truly....these area awesome. Who came up with such a great idea? Gotta love 'em.

Marie said...

Just adorable! What a fun project to do with a grand-daughter! Too much fun! Have a great summer with her!

Judy said...

Wow, I wish I fit into one of those cottages so I could spend time with the faeries. Beautiful work.

Rhonda Albom said...

Wonderful and whimsical. Happy Blue Monday.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

These are absolutely adorable and so is she! :)

TexWisGirl said...

she is adorable! i know you are loving the time you're going to have with her! cute construction you've got going on!

orchid Miyako said...

OMG; your granddaughter is an angel, so adorable♡♡♡ Love the project and the quote as well ;-) Have a WONDERFUL time with her, Karen. Night Night from Japan.

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

ladyfi said...

Wonderful fairy houses!

Sharon Wagner said...

We have a fairy house built into the bottom of a tree with a door at Lake Harriet. Kids love it.

Muffie said...

Just adorable -- the cottages and your little cutie! She'll have so many memories of these days!

Tamar SB said...

How fun and sweet are these! Have a fun summer with Beep and thanks for linking up!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beep is a beautiful girl and I just know that you both will have a lovely summer making memories together. I like the way you made your fairy houses. They're really cute. What kind of glue do you use that holds up to the rain? Thanks. :)

Debbie said...

oh Karen, what an awesome entry!! Beep is absolutely adorable and those houses, I may be hijacking that idea for my garden!!

Cute, cute, cute and I love your garden!!

RedPat said...

You are both lucky to have each other! What a wonderful summer ahead!

Gail Dixon said...

Beep is precious. I love both of your faerie houses. Looks like a fun project. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful idea, Karen, and they are so beautiful.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are so cute. And, your Granddaughter is also.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful and sweet idea! I will remember to do this craft with my granddaughter when she is a little older.

Blackberry Lane said...

She is adorable and the two of you have created a fabulous place for faeries. I love the photos!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Sandy Carlson said...

We believe, too! These are great.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful and fun photos ~ Granddaughter is beautiful ~ thanks, xoxo

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Kathy said...

I Believe and so thrilled I stopped by I have just posted my annual gathering of fairies party to celebrate just that. I found you on Dear Little Red House. These memories your Granddaughter will have forever.

Carver said...

What fun. Your granddaughter is beautiful and I love the fairie cottages.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your granddaughter is so pretty...I love her beautiful eyes! And your fairy cottages are perfect! Watch them in the evenings...that's when the fairies come. I think I see one here in Florida....NOW! I need to make a little cottage with seashells, too! Have fun!Fairy hugs, Diane

Stephanie said...

She is a sweet looking child. Oh what fun you will have with her being there with you. Love all the faery cottages!

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Kim said...

That is such a cute summer craft/project! I bet it looks adorable in your garden.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Of course the faeries will love those cottages. But you will have to stay awake all night long and be very very quiet if you want to see them! I know that because four generations of my family have tried to catch them, but we always fall asleep first!

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness, these are so adorable but not quite as adorable as Beep! What a sweet idea and a project together is such a precious memory you two are making. I love the faeries garden cottages. Just a darling idea. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the week!

Lew said...

A nice little garden you have in your world!

Veronica Roth said...

Oh yes! I think that's absolutely perfect Karen. I can't wait till my granddaughters are old enough to build fairy cottages with me too. :)

Indrani said...

Beep is so cute and this is such a wonderful project.

Les... said...

what wonderful fairy cottages and how LOVELY is Beep in her fairy outfit, for a second there I thought she was a real one!! *VBS*

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Karen Your grand daughter is very creative and beautiful. This is a lovely idea. As many bloggers are having problems with not receiving others post in their dashboard, I Hope you will enjoy my slide show yesterday of Rowallane Gardens and the video today. Birding For Pleasure. Thanks for comment on Saturday.

Hazel Ceej said...

Wowowee!!! I love fairies therefore I enjoyed this post very much. Beep is so lucky to have a magical vacation from school. Your fairy cottage is totally adorable!

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh to be a Fairy and live in such an enchanted place. You and your Grandaughter make a wonderful pair of story weavers and what a summer you will have. I remember well the fun I had when my Granddaughter was still a young lady ... there is nothing like it.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Fairy lover 225 said...

Omg that is beautful.I love fariy's too.






Fariys rock

lisa hermanson said...

This is a beautiful garden.

Susan said...

Am so glad I found this post in my reader, nearly missed it.
Those fairy houses are simply enchanting and I'm sure they've been used already :D)
Beep will remember these special times with you always Karen.
Your photos bring back happy memories of when our granddaughters were that age... the fun is limitless isn't it.

Me said...

These are so great! We are lucky to have such a beautiful granddaughter and she sure is lucky to have the best gramma ever.