Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Place

 As caring for Mom has kept me closer to home, I've felt grateful to have discovered joy in growing a few flowers and creating fairy gardens around my yard. It has been so much fun to create these little worlds, and not very time consuming since I--unlike the virtuosos who post their creations on Pinterest--do not build my own scenery.  But I've had a lot of fun, and when my grandkids visit they love running to find each new addition.  I highly recommend a hobby--be it knitting, quilting, crafting, etc.--for all weary caregivers.  We need that happy place!

Yes, I drilled holes in the bottom of my bird bath to create this little world.  Zoom in to see hedgehogs, mushrooms, and a boat with a leaf sail that is anchored at the little wooden dock.  

Welcome to the Dew Drop Inn.  I'm particularly fond of the little blue sign that says, "This is where the magic begins!"

The Disney scene (upper right) was my first fairy garden. Encouraged by my grandsons' enthusiastic reactions, I've continued to add to the menagerie.  


  1. I love these, Linda! So cute. I would have have thought of this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my, Linda! These are adorable! I've never seen such a thing! Where do you find all of the little figurines, etc. I agree... crafting, sewing, baking, etc. help so much to encourage joy!

    1. Thank you Georgene! We have a local Farm & Ranch store that carries the little gnomes and their homes in their garden supply section. Pinterest has lots of ideas for making your own scenery from twigs and moss...want to try one of those with the grands soon. The fairy door, pavers, and sign were ordered from Amazon and were really inexpensive--and the bunnies were from the dollar store. I bought rocks in the floral and aquarium supplies sections of Walmart. Yep, I've spent quite a bit though not much at a time. There goes that sense of entitlement again! Thanks for commenting Georgene. Hugs and prayers to you and yours.

  3. Wow I love your fairy gardens. I think all hobbies cost money, but are so important.