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July 29, 2008

Violette the Haute Couture Fairy

I've finished the fairy project that I had mentioned working on with my friends from BPCAG (my clay group) in a prior post - you remember, the fairies inspired by Wendy Froud's "Making a Faerie..." DVD?!  

Well, I have to tell you, my fairy took over. She was supposed to be a Moss fairy, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... she had me dressing her in colors I had NOT even entertained using, but some of my favorites ;)  I was thinking browns and greens (forest colors), NOT what she selected. As a matter of fact, I wasn't going to give her much clothing at all, and here she's asked for layers of it :( Heck, she even stole the piece of tulle I used to keep tied in a bow on my sewing basket.  I'm not sure what she's going to do with it, but I must say she seems to know what she's doing. I really like her style.  I believe she's a Haute Couture fairy. Oh Gosh, I still don't know how I kept up with her demands.  I hate to sew, especially with the Fabric Monster! Every time we dance I step on his foot and he punishes me by eating my fabric. I try to avoid him and only sew as a means to an end, but she insisted we dance.  I was so worried she'd request something fancy and I would disappoint her terribly. But she seemed pleased with my work and kept repeating something in French. I understood oui. I know that means yes, but the other words, Je l'aime, I didn't have a clue what that meant. So I asked my friend Janet to translate for me.  She said it means I like it!  I feel a bit more confident about my sewing abilities after seeing how pleased she was with my work.  But I can't help but wonder if there was a little fairy magic involved.   I think I'll invite her to join me for any future waltzes with the Fabric Monster just in case ;)  

I never knew how nice it would be to have a fairy seamstress around... I caught her mending the hem on my curtains the other night :O

Side Note:  
The Fabric Monster is a close cousin to the Sock Monster!  You know, the one that victimizes helpless sock couples that go for a spin in the washer; only to tumble from the dryer single, dazed and confused and with no recollection of the fate of their mate.  I guess both monsters have some sort of fabric fetish.

Appréciez vos rêveries,
Daydreamer :)

la magie de la fée est partout.

July 14, 2008

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Bees - Solved!

Yesterday evening (around dusk) I was exploring our grounds with my furry friends (Holly and Cialito).  I know it sounds like we have acres and acres of land - we don't.  But the way we explore; makes it feel like we do.

So we spot a winged creature flying around and follow it to the Plumbago Border. Guess what we find?!  I couldn't hear you, did you guess it?  If you said the missing bees, you are correct!  

You didn't know the bees were missing to begin with you say?  No one told you?!  Well I only heard the news several months ago myself.  While I was in AZ visiting my sister, one of her neighbors came over and told us the most intriguing facts about the missing bees.  I'd read a short and very VAGUE article about it a few months prior to our encounter, so found his volume of knowledge quite impressive.  

Remembering this conversation, I asked the bees if it was true, did they really have Colony Collapse Disorder.  The buzzing was unanimous, they did not.  They just wanted to find the secret Magic Garden they'd heard so much about.  Who told?  How did these creatures find out about our secret Magic Garden?  I realized the culprit had to have been Kiki (my furry friend of the feline persuasion), after I recalled overhearing her whispering to a butterfly a few months back.  Having words with Kiki, I realized I shouldn't be upset.  Besides, do you know how hard it is to be upset with someone that purrs the entire time you stand there shaking your finger at them?  After all they were friendly creatures.  It wasn't like she invited a snake over. Wait a minute!!! :O  We did see a baby snake during our exploration.  KIKI!!!  It slithered under the fence into the neighbors yard.  Hmmm... how appropriate.  

Not fooling me for a second with the statue act, Kiki! ;) 

Okay, so the anger was purred right out of my system and I went back to check on the bees and offer them some Chamomile tea with honey.  We certainly don't want to develop a reputation for not being hospitable to friendly visitors.

By the time I made it back to the Plumbago Border, they were tucking each other in for the night on the Plumbago bush.  The pups and I watched 'em for a bit, while I took pix.  Then we wished them a restful night, filled with sweet, sweet honey dreams and wandered off, wondering if visions of Sugar Plumbago fairies would dance in their heads as they slept :D

Feel the magic,
Daydreamer :)

July 7, 2008

Designer Puppy Evening Coats

The fashion world is all abuzz (or should I say aflutter?) with talk about the lovely party coat Miss Cialito arrived in at the Mad Tea Party last Saturday.  Her Personal Assistant has been bombarded with emails and phone calls ever since the Puparazzi captured a few shots of her wearing it.  To attempt to put an end to the many phone calls and emails we're letting you know where to find one of these trendy little numbers.  
The designer is Deb Castonguay, a talented, up and coming designer in the New England area.  Please visit her cyber address for more information on ordering one.  :)