Sunday, March 30, 2008

Building Fairy Houses in the Front Yard

Zaza and I started with a basket full of rocks and seeds and pine cones and twigs, a tray full of shells and glass beads, and also a bucket of sandbox sand. I used a piece of broken flower pot to make a bed, a nasturtium leaf as a blanket, and a lavender blossom as a pillow. I hope our garden fairies are comfortable here (on the days the sprinkler doesn't go off!).

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Left for the Fairies: Fairy Ice Cream

Basically Fairy Ice Cream is milk, water, honey, and a few flowers like lavender and nasturtiums, and some mint, all frozen in the freezer and then left in the garden.

It took them a few days to eat it, and they even took the cup!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Learning About the Unseen World: A Visit with the Creators of Spiderwick

Alfred and I went to Storyopolis for a booksigning by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. You might know them as the author and illustrator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly read, and we got to watch Tony draw. Tony also drew a very cool picture in one of my books after I showed him my seeing stone. It was a fun afternoon.