Friday, July 31, 2015

Contest Winner Posted

Back in May I opened up a simple contest to all my readers, asking them to give my readers a "name." I announced that I would choose a winner and not only would I be using the "name" in future posts, but I would also send the winner a partial beach scene that includes a matching table, chairs and umbrella. I would like to thank everyone who submitted ideas.

Our winner wrote the following for her name submission;

Congratulations, Carmen! Please email me your name and national shipping address at and I will get it sent out to you as soon as possible. Perhaps you can share a picture with the rest of My Fairy Folks of the beach scene in your own fairy garden.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Enchanted Anniversary

I began this blog in July 2014. I had begun my journey with fairy gardens three years before that. In this fourth year of gardening, my blog has encouraged me to continue to expand and create in ways I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. Pinterest, YouTube and Google+ have been wonderful inspirations and this blog, along with its followers, have been a motivating force. 

Conversing with other bloggers and readers has been a real joy. I love to read comments from my readers and take pleasure in seeing their own creations and blogs. I consider myself to have gained friends via this blog adventure.

My fairy garden has also helped me connect and spend time with my family - be it physical labor, like updating my home and garden, or creative and technical labor, like updating the blog and Facebook, editing photos and putting together magical videos on YouTube.

As of today I have 316 followers and 136,380 views on Google +. I have 11 videos on YouTube, something I only started at the end of last year, and an undocumented number of additional fairies.

The plans for the future are vast and many. I plan to bring more of my personal journey into my fairy garden by adding scenes from places I have had the pleasure of traveling to in the past few years; Yosemite Park, Hawaii, Alaska and more. On top of that large expansion, I plan to take up painting in hopes to restore some of the garden pieces that have been stripped by the sun - saving existing characters and not having to spend money buying new things. Finally, dependent on the severity of drought in California, I hope to be able to add a water feature to my gardens.

Feel free to comment below with what you feel has been your favorite part of my fairy garden so far. Do you have any suggestions for future plans? Leave those below as well.

Finally, yet another large thank you to all of my readers, followers and commenters; without you, this blog would be sad and lonely.


Fairy's Wheel

I have been cooped up in my house due to a promise I made to the fairies not to snoop on their newest addition to the festivities planned for the King. Finally the Council came to my window this morning and told me I could see what they had been working on.

A Ferris Wheel! Nestled amongst a colorful array of flora, this attraction will soon be bustling with activity.

Each cart is cushioned with fresh moss. I wonder if that would make our human-sized ferris wheels more comfortable?

The Fairy Council pose in front of the "Fairy's" Wheel for a photo. Grace asked me to save this picture for her to use for their newsletter.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meditation Garden

These two arrived from Korea by way of the Rainbow Transport System shortly after the guests from Italy. Unlike the previous travelers, these two also brought with them a rather large gift for the King that can be seen in the background.

Jin, left, plays the flute and Young-Soon entrances with her voice, spreading a song of love and happiness to celebrate the finished meditation garden behind them.

As a side note, for those of you who have been reading my blog over the past year, you might recognize the bright red base of the meditation garden. It is in fact the old BBQ that started this whole adventure. It, like many things in my garden, has gone through a handful of transformations and I anticipate that this is not the last.

One final reminder, there is still time to enter the "name my followers" contest.


Visitors in Weewillow Brook

With the arrival of the king rapidly approaching, more guests are starting to show up. The scheduled guests for this morning have Baby Groot especially excited. He frolicked through the community, singing and swaying, stopping at the rainbow transport destination - Weewillow Brook. He greeted Gwendelyn with a song. She was busy trying to wake up Zoe-Zoe because the visitors would arrive any second and how rude would it be to greet them with sleepy eyes!

Baby Groot sings a tune as Gwendelyn attempts to wake Zoe-Zoe. 

Thankfully the upbeat melody of Baby Groot and stern shoulder-shaking from Gwendelyn woke Zoe-Zoe in time. The sky released a rainbow arch that settled down in Weewillow Brook. All grew quiet, or rather all sound was drowned out by the wirring of the transport system but it was soon over. All that remained were three fairies, each holding a musical instrument, and nothing more.

The visitors from Italy, left to right; Eloisa plays a pan flute, Gina plucks the mandolin and Marta prepares her flute.

Baby Groot greeted the musical guests and learned that they had come from Italy. It wasn't long before they all began to make music together. Oh what a wonderful day!

The trio makes music accompanied by Baby Groot's singing and dancing.