Fairy garden DIY: how to create your own fairy world
- Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:55
- Last Updated on 26 March 2012
- Sharon J. Bainbridge
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I will start by showing you how to make a fairy spoon.
Here is a video of me making a Butterfly Lullaby fairy spoon. You can use any sort of materials you like. But if you would like to know what I used for the fairy spoon you will have to leave me a little comment.
How to make a fairy spoon
What do you think of my handmade fairy door and windows?
How to make a fairy ladder
Do you like my Butterfly Lullaby fairy door and windows?
Here are some fairy peg dolls I made from my Butterfly Lullaby story. Please do not buy this book from the Internet or shops as no money will go to my child or Jodie’s charity Cystic Fibrosis! The book is advertised for £60+ on the USA Waterstones site as it is a rare book. If you would like the book ask Monica as currently I am just selling them for £15 with free postage. £1 goes to CF.
Fairy peg dolls
I love being a Mum, the only thing I find hard is the choices we are given. I chose to be a home Mum because that is what my little girl wants, and to be honest her childhood is so special I want to be the best Mum I can as my poor Mum was not able to because of her illness.
And my Nan never got to know her Mum as she died when she was just four years old so family values mean everything to me and my child. Life does affect people, but every one is different and we all need to give each other a chance to shine.
I want to thank Monica for letting me blog for London Mums’ Magazine. You are a wonderful and kind person. Thank you for being my friend!
I used to work in Gilbert’s house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don’t you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children’s stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum’s. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan’s Grandmother’s name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!