When Fairy and Pixie families begin to grow, bigger homes are obviously required. So they move out of their little cottages and normally the empty little homes will stay empty until another Fairy or Pixie take up residence in the little home.
But sometimes, if they’re very lucky, a human might come across an empty Fairy home and, providing they’re careful, the human can gently lift the Fairy home from its nesting spot, and carry it home, and keep it safe for ever more.
I bought a whole bundle of these tiny Domes about 9 or so years ago for another ‘tiny’ project that I was doing at the time. I couldn’t buy just the right amount I needed, as they came as a certain boxed amount (can’t remember how many), so once I’d done the projects I wanted to do, I packed the remaining domes safely in a box and put them away, with the thought that they might come in useful another day. And, as you can see … they have!
It was quite difficult to photograph these as the light bounced off the domes. Too many lights made white dots on the domes, all over the place. Not enough light and it wouldn’t allow you to see inside the dome properly. So I hope that the photos I’ve chosen allow you, dear reader, to see into the Homes under the Domes.
Each dome is different from any other, and each dome has its own words or ‘story’ which runs around the base.
All the homes you see inside each individual dome, all come from ‘Freckled Mushrooms Wood’, and the toadstools which accompany them are all collected at the same time as the teeny tiny houses.
In some of the domes there are still signs of evidence of Pixie and Fairy dust, which twinkles madly!
This next dome (below) was a special request from my much-loved Grandson, Little Cobs – who put in an order: “Can me have one? Put blue mushrooms in my dome Grammy!” . . . and as any decent Grammy would … I made sure he got his wish … but … there was a surprise waiting for him today when he came, after school, for his tea. Not only did he have a Home in a Dome waiting for him, with blue mushrooms inside it . . . but his Dome also had a Gnome inside it too!
It just looks like 4 blue Freckled Fairy Mushrooms …. until you turn the dome . . .
. . . and then you find that there’s a little Fairy Gnome, snoozing the day away, under his Freckled Mushroom Cap, and all you can see of him is his fabulous Gnome Nose, his wonderful Gnome feet and his little chubby toes!
And then a further turn of the dome reveals that there, nestled into the Freckled Mushrooms, is a genuine, really real Fairy House. A ‘Home under the Dome’.
I knew I had to do something with my domes when I came across them a few weeks ago. I saw them and instantly felt that I’d like to put some ‘Fairy Home’ specimens under them.
If you would like a play with something similar but don’t have the domes, I recommend those little bottles that are available at craft stores and suppliers. The bottles are way easier to come by than the domes, and they make the most fabulous little ‘Specimen Bottles’. So sweet, and would be lovely as gifts!
Well that’s me done and dusted with regard to Fairies, Pixies, Gnomes and Homes.
I seem to have been trying to keep the all the plates spinning this week. I’m not overly fond of weeks like that, as they leave me feeling proper drained. But I learned an important lesson this week … If I change my password on ANY internet site, then I need to write the darn thing down and keep the note until I’ve finally got the new password lodged inside my one and only brain cell!
Six times I’ve forgotten the new password I’ve made up for one particular website. SIX TIMES! Each time I forget, the website asks me make a new password, and it has to be one I haven’t used before. Well quite frankly, I’m getting to the point where I think I’ve used all the words available to my brain – so I’d better not forget this latest one, because if I do, I’ll be well and truly stuffed! I’ve written it down on a post-it note and stuck it to the side of my shelving unit in the craft room. Please God, don’t let it fall off the unit!
Thank you so much for coming, having a coffee moment with me, and for sharing the Homes under the Domes. There’ll be more of these coming – as this is something I’m having lots of harmless fun with. But … I have been working on something which I originally bought these domes for all those years ago. So this will be a crafty re-visit to an oldey but goody. When I’ve finally taken some photo’s of them, I’ll share those with you too.
In the meantime . . . I wish you a bright and beautiful Thursday. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. It costs nothing, but it makes the world a whole lot better place to be a part of.
Sending much love and plenty of squidges, from me in my corner, to you in yours. Have a blessed day my friends ~