This sweet little faerie child perched on the edge of my desk shelf arrived just as the harvest season is in full gear here at our farmstead. While I was trying to discover who she might be and what her story was, my daughters decided that she looked like a wild little field faerie. Her hair color matched the dried center of the chamomile flowers, so it was agreed that she was to be christened Wild Chamomile !
Whenever I make babies or ultra tiny faeries, the girls become very motherly toward them. And before this baby was dressed, they would tie bits of cloth around her (when I was not looking), and gently drape a doll's blanket around her for extra warmth at night. They chose poses for her pictures. With their own actions, they became her story. Because of this tender connection, one of my younger daughters even cried while I was working on her auction, lamenting her soon-to-be flight to another home.
Isn't it amazing that our instinctive love for our dolls, our imaginary children, is nurtured even into our adulthood if the heart is tender to keep it. As for myself, I am humbled and always surprised that someone would want something I have crafted with my hands to nurture as their own. And yes, I too must spend some personal sentimental *goodbye* time with my dolls, knowing I probably will never see them again. They are intimate works from my own mother's heart, and I so cherish seeing that reflection in the hearts of my daughters.
Soooo...the girls and I are planning an afternoon tea party this Sunday...for a miniature imaginary child who will be the honored guest. Today we are searching out cookie recipes to make for the young guests. For some reason, this little field faerie has really touched the hearts of all my girl children and because of that I am quite sad to send her on her way. But that is the way it is with faeries... we will enjoy her while we have her...
You can view Wild Chamomile's auction and her story here...
Tuesday's dolls will be sold on b.b.flockling and I think they will add a nice dimension to the whimsy you might discover there when you visit.
Thank you for stopping by and seeing a little of what the goings on that are going on in our corner of the Rainforest this late summer season.