little melfie's fairy jar

Want to see what I sent Little Melfie for the Fairy Jar swap? It was whisked away by parcel post last Thursday... have a little peek inside the parcel, why don't you?


This little fairy was flibberdygibbeting about my garden with tiny little froggies - so I captured all of them for Mel!

























The theme of the swap was "Home"... it's a good thing because I am pretty sure our new home has lots of fairies in it. How handy.































I posted lots more pictures on my flickr account if you would like to read the details. This little fairy went to her new home with a poem:


May the light always find you on a dreary day,
when you need to be home may you find your way.
May you always find courage to take a chance,
and may you never find frogs in your underpants.


I hope she just loves recieving it as much as I loved creating it for her. She hosted this swap and I wanted to send her something very, very special. I hope the fairy in the lantern lights her way home whenever she needs it.

12 comments:

DivaDeb said...

Sasha that is SO dang adorable!!!!! You are incredibly imaginative, dear girl...she's going to DIE when she opens that box!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

I'm sooooo not worthy!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! xo-Mel

anita said...

I LOVE your poem! And the fairy in a lantern - now how ingenious is that??!!? Absolutely adorable!

MJ said...

Very cute! The poem reminded me of something I hadn't thought of in years but it may ring bells for you too... Recall how one of our elementary classmates had to hear about how she had

... fleas in her panties!

Poor lass! I wish Mel better luck!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I'm so happy you, Loopy and the Fan are home safely and that the visit was a good one. It is trips like those that we always remember fondly once we're a little ways down the road from them.
Your fairy jar is magical! I think you were so clever to think of using the lantern and what a sweet face your fairy has!
I bought the Somerset magazine with the fairy jar instructions in it a while back and thought I might try to make one, but then I forgot about it, until I saw this swap going on...now you have me thinking "outside the jar", and wondering what else I can use for my fairy's home. Thank you for inspiring me in all the ways that you do.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is a great fairy!!!!!!!

Doojie said...

I am drooling! How fantastic!!

Sadie Olive said...

Very cute! I love the lantern idea, and the frogs!

brittany said...

oh, the fairy lantern! I just love it! I want one!

Saucy said...

I think the poem is an old Irish blessing, actually. I found it in a greeting card at one of those "All things Irish" sort of shops!

Kudzu said...

This is a sign for me, I'm sure of it. A member of Garden Web showed me a link to a "captured fairy" and that led me from link to link til I found your fascinating captured fairy in a lantern...now I know what crafty-licious thing to do with the strings of lantern lights I have rusting away outside :D There must be 2 dozen of them out there!! It's beautiful, I LOVE it, and I MUST have my own :D
Kudzu
http://kudzukween.blogspot.com/

michelleb. said...

Your Fairy inspired me to make one for my mother at Christmas and a dear friend's 65th birhday. I used pictures of each of them when they were children and some laterns I bought 3 houses ago for $1 a piece on clearance and Target. They loved them!

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