Rye and Oats received these kits from their besties for Christmas and we've been waiting for the wind and rain to calm a bit before settling them into the backyard. Since we seem to have skipped right over spring and have entered into summer (with the 90 degree days and all) we figured it was safe to get building.
The high quality kits from The Felted Tree Etsy shop are pretty irresistible. They include a painted house, fabric bunting, gravel, sticks, shells, a flower pot and many more little surprises and are very pleasing to my detail-oriented self. Perhaps, the sweetest part is the teensy glass corked bottle in which you can leave a message for the fairies and in turn the fairies can do the same. In addition, I have just discovered the brilliant idea of changing the fairy houses per the season and decorating them for different holidays. Ummm. Count me Rylie and Otis in.
The kids were so excited to get these homes established in the backyard. Once we had them all arranged PERFECTLY, we all 3 realized:
"hey, the gardner comes tomorrow."
"with his leaf blower."
No matter. We found some tomato cages and used them to establish a boundary around the lilliputian dwellings. I was also charged with telling Lawny Grass (Rylie's name for the gardner) IMMEDIATELY upon his arrival of these very special homes in our backyard. He was eager to comply and all is well so far.
Each morning the kids have been running out to the back first thing in the morning to check for clues that would indicate overnight visitors of the fairy variety. However, so far it looks as though the fairies are not aware of these new houses that are just waiting for some lively visitors. But, I have a feeling it won't be too long now...