The first fairy house has begun.

Sophie has had a rough go the last 2 months. Having broken her pinky finger in gym class, she has had to suffer through 2 surgeries, a thick cast, her hand constantly “smelling funny”, taking awful medication 3 times a day and not being able to run around in the snow and sled with her friends.
It hasn’t been fun for either of us.
The second, and final, surgery was this morning. I am thankful to say that her hand, save for a small incision and some awesome stitches that disintegrate as the wound heals, her hand is all better now.
Her surgery was finished quite early this morning, and we spent the day lounging around, eating chocolate ice cream and pizza (it is what she asked for) and watching movies. At one point, I asked her what she wanted to do, and she told me that she wanted to start working on the fairy houses. So we got all of our supplies out and picked the smallest of the houses to work with.

We needed to work from this big old mess.

We needed to work from this big old mess.

She decided that this house would be a holiday house, and she was entirely in creative charge of the work. It was sort of cute having her order me around, asking me to glue things and paint things a certain color. I took care of the grunt work, but this was her baby, and she took great pride in it.

Sophie found an old Xmas decoration, pulled the flower off the top and used this as an barren winter tree.

Sophie found an old Xmas decoration, pulled the flower off the top and used this as an barren winter tree.

We used glittery foam core for the floor, and added presents, the flower she plucked from the decoration, and a cheery red paint on the walls.

We used glittery foam core for the floor, and added presents, the flower she plucked from the decoration, and a cheery red paint on the walls.

Its obviously not finished, but it was the most we could get done today. I added small lines on the building to add a little depth, and Sophie put a doormat on the front. And no fairy house would be complete without doorbells!

Its obviously not finished, but it was the most we could get done today. I added small lines on the building to add a little depth, and Sophie put a doormat on the front. And no fairy house would be complete without doorbells!

I’m so proud of her creativity, and she had a blast working on it. She kept asking if we would be selling this at our studio. The prospect of making money off of her work excites her to no end. For now, we are simply having fun, getting some practice, and enjoying the time we spend together. Hopefully, well be able to work on this here and there the rest of the week and have it finished by my next post!

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