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Flower fairies


Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 22:40:36 PM »
The Flower Fairy books are on the shelf a few feet behind me right now. I bought them, along with Beatrix Potter and Winnie the Pooh, for when my grandchildren visited. They are a bit old for them now I'm afraid.

The Flower Fairies, when I was young, were the beginning of my learning about plants. By the time I was about 8 I knew what most wildflowers, trees and weeds were called and where they grew.


Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 09:23:46 AM »
@Greybird , I have a full set of Flower Fairy china plates somewhere - bought when dusting was an Olympic sport, put away when I realised that life is far too short!

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 11:16:20 AM »
Very pretty...lovely work  0_0  I've heard of the flower fairies but never realised there was a poem/verses to them. @Greybird I also bought Beatrix Potter, A.A.Milne and Charlottes Web to read to my grandchildren. Sadly, neither of them showed any interest in the stories and verses and eventually I gave up. :(
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Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2019, 11:30:11 AM »
@rubywishes - I have to say that the Flower Fairies weren't all that popular either, but of the others I had to read, time and time again, The Tales of Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tittlemouse, Piglet is entirely Surrounded by Water and An Expotition to the North Pole.

When I asked my grandson why he liked Mrs Tittlemouse so much, he said "because she's always sweeping and cleaning". I said that so was his Mummy.
"No" he said, "she just wipes herself"!


Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2019, 16:45:00 PM »
@Stitches  there are two different quilts there - or is it one double sided quilt.
They are both lovely but I prefer the second one.

Thats interesting Brenda as,  as far as I can see, its two pics of the same pic (if you see what I mean ... a double whammy in the pic department) ... So whats so what makes the second pic better ????  :P   ;)
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Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2019, 17:30:17 PM »
I've never heard of the flower fairies,but can testify that the quilt is a work of art

Same here, but it’s stil a stunning quilt.
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Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2019, 17:35:06 PM »
Look here:

When I was 7 my parents made me a costume based on the Scentless Mayweed fairy for the Coronation fancy dress party in our street. I won 1st prize.


Re: Flower fairies
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2019, 18:09:01 PM »
@Brenda have just altered the first photo I put the wrong one one that one was one I found for inspiration.
I had never heard of the Flower Fairies but my daughter loves them
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