After spending the day Saturday at Vanessa's Mad Tea Party
I find that all the colors have changed.
Perhaps it's just lingering effects of the tea or the possibly the sweetness of the treats?
The colors were intense!
Like I have never dreamed possible!
After I woke up yesterday morning my head was still full of visions of Wonderland.
Alice and friends, they certainly are entertaining!
I went to our Surface Design Groups play day and made some more coffee filter roses.
I had steeped my filters in some Cherry tea and they came out a nice shade of pinkish sterling.
Well, that's how I would describe it anyway.
I still haven't finished them,
for they require some leaves and a bit of contrast around the edge of the petals,
but I wanted to share them with you on this fine Monday (ugh!) morning.
I felt tired and weary all day yesterday. I think I was so excited and charged up from the Mad Tea Party that I must have just worn myself out!
Today I have lots to do and finish and mail and I must get going...I will resist saying "I'm late! I'm Late! For a very important date!" Oh, dear, I said it didn't I?
I'm almost back to normal!
Whatever that is- right?
I have a bit of the odd-fellow about the tilt of my head, sparkles in my eyes~
the flip of my skirts! Many people say it's because I hang out with wee fae folk.
I have been able to see them since I was just a girl and I really thought it was no big deal.
Then I found out that other people couldn't see them.
I was a bit surprised by that!
I thought they were the strange ones!- but, indeed, it was I who was a bit different!
I am often asked about my unusual talent for finding faeries and I happened to run across a gorgeous Pop up book that should help you to find them yourselves.
Published by Frederick Warne & Co it uses Cicely Mary Barker's lovely faerie illustrations to show us where to look to find the little sprites! ( ISBN 978-0-72325-890-2)
It gives lots of information on faerie appearance and dress, hiding places and what they love to eat.
You know they love to hide in tree stumps and in treetops, too!
Of course they live in flower gardens. Did you ever stop to look?
It's important to sit very still and don't wear any perfumes or bright colors if you want to be successful at catching a glimpse of a flower faerie.
I have a photograph of one spotted just last Saturday at another tea party in SC. Isn't she lovely?!
Notice how her wings help keep her camouflaged in the flora.
They're tricky and hard to spot, those pixies!
Fairy Mushroom rings are a great way to find them- just look for a circle of toadstools in the grass and come back when the moon is full and you will most certainly find faeries dancing about!
Well, I hope that helps you. Please let me know if you are successful at finding some faeries and please, whatever you do- do not try to capture them and keep them prisoner like you do those lightening bugs. Faeries will weaken and die in captivity- they must be free to fly and ride butterflies and sparkle and shine.
Taking pictures is better and doesn't harm them-Old fashioned cameras work fine but but the photo might be blurred- they move so fast digital is really the only way to go.
So good luck and thanks for stopping by!
Love & Stitches,