I have always had a love for Faerie Lore. Since I was a child I have loved just pretending that they are real. There is something alluring about allowing one's imagination to run wild with thought of beautiful creatures caring for God's green things. I don't know, it's just a childish thing I've held onto.
For some reason it has been important to me to teach my daughters to love fairies too. They are not big into princesses. There are a handful of "princess" Disney movies they have never seen. And occasionally they are rude about receiving a "princess" gift. But they sure do make a mother proud when it comes to their love of Faeries.
I was so excited when both Emily and Kate wanted to be Faeries for Halloween this year. Poor little Sara can't voice an opinion so she gets to join ranks with them. I love their costumes. I found Kate's and Sara's at Gymboree and Emily's at this amazing costumes designers shop here in Lacey. They are so happy with their costumes. Emily was the first Washington customer at Fairy Nana's costume shop. This wonderful woman, who calls herself the grandmother of Faeries, is so amazing. She greeted us at the door to her home in her own Fairy costume! Then we were guided to her bedroom / workshop to behold a site that can not be described. It was like walking into the Hollywood studio of fashion design for the Fairy realm. Truly amazing. She fitted Emily in her costume, provided some yummy cookies that were of course left by the "Fairies" and sent us on our way with a wand and trick-o-treating bag that didn't cost us a cent. I haven't seen better costumes anywhere in all my many hours of searching on the Internet. The dresses look like they actually came right out of the forest or flower garden. Stunning! They were pricey. So if you do check out her site http://fairynanaland.com/ don't have a heart attack or anything. I looked at them months ago and then decided to make Emily's costume when the prices were just too high. That was then... Last week I went to Jo Ann's and spent $200 on fabric, pattern, notions, accessories etc... for Emily's costume. I got home thinking I could have just bought the one she really wanted from Fairynana and not have to deal with all the work now ahead of me. So that is exactly what I did. I returned everything to Joann's and bought the costume she really wanted for less money and no work!!!!!
So here are some pictures I took of the girls out exploring our backyard. Sara didn't make the shoot because she is only on day two of her medicine for her double ear infections and she is still a miserable little thing.