Monday, October 25, 2010

eFairies Fairy Dust Customer Makes Local News Paper in Florida

Fairytale Come True
Photo by John Pendygraft Tapa Times News

"Now that's a kiss", says David Bailey, left, after sprinkling fairy dust and encouraging Maria Melaragno and Kyle Schaper to kiss Saturday at Oktoberfest in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.  Bailey brings fairy dust with him when he goes to festivals, and uses a makeup brush to sprinkle it on as many people as he can.  Why?  "...People need to forget about their jobs, forget about bad traffic, troubles in their family, all their problems and just take a second to be happy.  That's what fairy dust if for," he explains.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Midsummer's Eve

It's that time of year when the most celebrated holiday by the fairies has arrived with the coming of the Summer Solstice - also known as Midsummer's Eve. On June 21st, when the day is longer than the night, twilight will be at its longest in the sky revealing all the naked eye cannot see.  More importantly to us humans, it is a truly magical time when the fairy world of enchantment opens up to ours - making the best day of the year to see fairies!  So, be prepared: charge the batteries in your digital cameras and treat yourself to a magical and wondrous evening of possibly capturing never to be forgotten pictures of fairies.
Taking Pictures of Fairies Outside:
If you have a nature trail, forest or glen near by, you  might want to go there.  If you have a fairy garden, blooming flowers or plants favored by fairies, you might want to start there.
Wait for the evening sky and take your walk or sit on a blanket or chair.  Many people have reported in this quiet time of looking around, they will start to see quick sparkles of lights from the corners of their eyes.  If you happen to see one of these flashes of lights, take a picture right away.  If you see a shadow or a movement, take a picture right away.  And even if you don't see any of these things, you can still take pictures and capture delightful images!
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Fairies and Bubbles

Bubbles have long been associated with fairies, some traditions state that fairies are born from bubbles. Others say fairies love to rest their wings or play, by floating on bubbles. There are numerous pieces of  vintage art work featuring fairies on bubbles by artists such as Hilda T. Miller and Ida Outhwaite, and the tradition continues with today's fairy artists such as Jessica Galbreath, Amy Brown and Nene Thomas.  Which ever the case may be, blowing bubbles is fun at any age. So why not encourage fairies into your life by blowing bubbles!
Bubble Recipes:   Bubbles can be made with just water and dish soap but the addition of glycerine, found at most pharmacies, helps the bubbles to last longer and get larger by hindering the drying of the outside surface which makes the bubble shrink and pop.  Here are a couple of recipes for making your own long lasting bubble mixtures.
Homemade Bubbles
from Kids Domain Craft Exchange:

  • 1/2 (500 ml) cup dishwashing detergent

  • 4-1/2 (4.5 liter) cup water

  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) glycerin (available in pharmacies or chemical supply houses)
  • Measure out the water, detergent, and glycerin into container with a cover and stir gently. The longer you let the mixture set, the larger the bubbles are and the longer they seem to last.
Ann Hallock's Recipe from the web site:
Ann says: "This recipe is a winner. It's easy to mix up--and inexpensive to boot. Stir together 6 parts water, 2 parts Joy dishwashing liquid (this brand works the best), and 3/4 part corn syrup. Store in a covered container. Try experimenting with a variety of homemade bubble wands: pipe cleaners bent into interesting shapes, cookie cutters, yogurt lids with the centers cut out, and so on. For a giant bubblemaker, cut off the top and bottom of a large metal can with a can opener and hammer the inside edges until they are smooth (a parent's job). Dip either end in the solution and wave through the air."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's

Valentine's Day remembering is the hearts own way of holding loved ones close, and keeping us in touch with those who mean the most. Among life’s precious jewels, genuine and rare, the one that we call friendship has worth beyond compare.  Send a fairy this Valentine's Day with a message of love - to those by your side or to those miles apart - for fairy magic and good friends should always be close at heart!!  Wishing you everything that a Happy Valentine's Day, a happy heart, and all the joy a year can bring!
Valentine Fairies:

Winter Fairies

Whether in fairy art prints, fairy figurines, fairy stationary, fairy mouse pads or other items, winter fairies are here!  While humans snuggle in warm houses, winter fairies are busy outside helping nature tend to sleeping trees, spreading snow flakes, checking in on hybernating animals and playing with those who stay awake during the winter months.
Winter Fairy Art  Fairy Stationery  Butterfly Fairies  Kitchen Fairies  Jessica Galbreth Fairies  Nene Thomas Fairies  Amy Brown Fairies     

3. Fairy Facts

                                                     Winter Procession by David Delamare

3. Fairy Facts:

Snow Fairies bring on winter, encourage snow to fall and paint frost on our windowpanes. Have you seen them at your home? They can also be seen near winter woods, streams and lakes. Snow Fairies take on different appearance depending on what your country's environment is like. Some sightings tell of very small winged beings dressed in white, while others sighting tell of seeing translucent winged beings that look like sparkly lights dancing around the falling snow. Captivating hearts for centuries, Snow Fairy stories have found themselves into common folk lore such as The Snow Queen by Danish story writer Hans Christian Andersen and the Snow Maiden Opera from Russia. Beautiful winter fairy and snow fairy art pieces have been created and are available in prints and figurines for your magical enjoyment.