Here they are, our new little nature table friends. I used the flower fairy pattern and instructions from Wee Folk Art again which you can find here. The gnomes were so dang cute I couldn’t help but use their adorable pattern for the fairies too.
This is the daffodil fairy. She was the first one I tried and WOW, it did take awhile to figure out. The two I made after became much easier with each attempt! I had to You Tube search the running stitch and the daisy stitch and learn them as I went, but it was worth it, and not very hard once I saw the videos.
The blue one was the next, and my son picked out all the colors. It was quite adorable how cute he thought they were. He was equally excited as his sister to get one that he designed made especially for him.
The pink and purple fairy was the last to make, and it was WAY faster than the first one. Once I got the hang of the new stitches I needed to learn it was a breeze.
The flowers came from our local gardening center. When we got our seeds and raspberries the other day, they were trimming a bunch of plants and let the kids gather however many they wanted from the floor! Perfect for the spring nature table.
The wood blocks are the Branch Block Building Set from Imagine Childhood. You can see them here. I actually got them for the kids for Christmas, and thought they were bigger. When they came I thought they were a bit too old for the blocks so I didn’t give the blocks to them, but put them on a shelf in my closet for maybe a birthday for another little child. But then when we finished the nature table, I thought they were perfect!
And the kids have been playing with them everyday since, arranging their fairies, rocks, blocks, flowers, and gnomes!
We used the yellow play silk from our dying activity here a few weeks ago to cover our log, and this little space is ready for little hands to explore and add their own natural touches too.Tweet