This adorable little ladybug ham and cheese sandwich would be perfect for a fairy or woodland themed birthday party!
We’re in love with cutefoodforkids.com and they definitely live up to their name. We found more adorable ladybugs, this time crafted out of Babybel cheese rounds using a knife, straw and some toothpicks. These cuties would be the perfect addition to a fairy birthday party or woodland themed birthday party menu!
We’ll be crafting and showing at the World of Faeries Fairy Festival in South Elgin, IL on Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday, August 4th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The theme of this years’ festival is Airship Cloud 9 Steampunk, and though steampunk isn’t really our thing, it’s been fun to think outside of our usual mossy fairy ring (aka out of the box) and has gotten our creative juices flowing. While sourcing some metal parts to mix in with our usual natural materials, I ran across this amazing steampunk fairy designed by Sue Beatrice of All Natural Arts.
To say that steampunk is Sue Beatrice’s thing is an understatement. While looking through the watch sculptures and steampunk portion of her All Natural Arts site, I was blown away by the complex detail in her art. Check out her Steampunk bunny and carousel horse while you’re there!
THE SONG-BIRD AND THE FAIRY
There’s been a lone bird all the day,
The long May-day;
Singing a song on a beechen-spray
For love of a fay:
A tender, plaintive song, and so sweet,
For the heart that under its plumage beat
Has measured the beat and swell of the lay.
O fay! O Sweet!
How shall it be, my fairy fay,
When to-morrow we greet?
Will you wave white flowers and smile to meet,
And vanish away?
Will you sing me a song all golden-gay
And dance with your feet?
With never a thought of love, my Sweet,
With never a glance at my beechen-spray?
O sweet, fair fay!
I will woo you not in this month of May.
My beautiful fay,
I will only sing, and sing you my song,
I will only love you, and long, and long
For a mellower day,
When the autumn’s here, and the corn is strong,
And the fair white flowers have perished away
That you love far better than love’s own lay
O Sweet! my fay.
Will you hear me then, my fay, my fay?
Will you love my song?
When the flowers are faded upon your way,
And your golden head is all silver grey,
And memories throng?
Will you reach your hand to the beechen-spray,
Will you cherish your bird in that autumn-day,
That sang so long?
Sang all for love of you, fair fay,
Sang, till it sang its youth away!
I can stay my heart, I can stay my lay,
And live, and live, and live for the day
When the dancing and weaving of flowers is done
And your gold is grey:
Till clouds move thicklier over the sun
I can stay my song:
Till you turn with a sigh to the beechen-spray,
And see it all lit with an evening ray
I can live:–for the love at my heart is strong
But oh! my darling, my Sweet, my fay,
‘Tis long: ’tis long.
–Louisa Sarah Bevington
Furry fairy friend Mr. Squirrel is fast asleep and is dreaming of delicious acorns to munch on – how adorable!
Sometimes even fairies have bad days…
It’s ok to be sad every once and awhile, for without sadness we can never truly appreciate happiness!