Ahhh summer. Such a busy time of year. It leaves very little time for art and crafting. I try to incorporate some creativity in my garden and yard. It gives me a break from the weeding, harvesting and preserving….and makes the garden a pleasant place to be.
The strawberries are done….the raspberries are starting to slow down, the beans are blooming and the lettuce is growing fast. I have tomatoes that are beginning to turn red and peppers that are almost ready to pick.
We received several boxes of cherries from the man that purchased our orchard. Lots of cleaning, pitting and freezing of fruit this week.
I have managed a bit of time while it was raining to paint a stone cottage and finished another doorway for the fairy tree.
The fairy door was made from sticks and bark with a polymer clay doorway. I had several decorative keys for another craft project. I cut one apart to use as hinges and door handle.
Beautiful weather in Eastern Washington has called me outdoors into the vegetable garden and fairy tree.
I added a few more “fairy doors” to the tree and have planted some low growing ground covers around the tree trunk. The old sycamore tree has such great places to place doors and windows!
I contemplated ways to get light into the windows at night. I am using glow-in-the dark polymer clay in the window panes. I am not sure how long the glow effect will last, but hoping at least a few years.
My granddaughters Margo (age 3.5) and Cora (2.5) are still frustrated the fairies won’t open their doors. Margo says she has seen them though. Helen, age 5, isn’t so sure. She is becoming skeptical. She lost her first two teeth recently and the tooth fairy paid up. I asked her why she believed in the tooth fairy, but not my fairies. I didn’t get a good answer lol. “Because” is not an answer. Maybe if she sees lights on in their windows, it will make her wonder if they inhabit my tree.
Helen did come out and constructed a beautiful fairy garden of her own. She is fascinated by the concept of a tiny world and loves the details in my fairy garden. I guess that is really what it is all about.