Thankyou for sharing your favourite book titles with me for little ones. There were some great titles there and I've written down each one to look at next time we're in the book store.
Speaking of books, Bella has been soaking up a book this last week. It's called Betty Bib's Fairy Field Guide and it's full of lovely fairy information and illustrations. Last night she asked about creating her own fairy, to keep and let sleep in her room (apparently they need little sleep - only about an hour a day). This morning she got to work using bits and pieces from our busy box and before long had two fairies:
Ofcourse they also needed a bed for their hour long nap each day. I was lucky enough to be asked by Canon recently to take part in their blogger product review program. On Friday a Selphy CP770 printer arrived for me to play with for the next 3 months, which was perfect timing for our fairy bed. We used the packaging from one of the printer paper/ink boxes to create the bed:
We added a felt interior and pillow and cut out a piece of patterned paper to cover the front of the box. Bella printed a photo using the Selphy printer to stick on the front of her bed. So far I'm really impressed with the quality of the photos that we've printed and I love the fact that it's very child friendly as well. You basically plug it in, load the paper and ink, put in the camera's memory card and print. There is a 2.5" screen for photo viewing and Bella has had a lovely time looking at all our photos on the memory card and begging me to let her print some out.
The finished project:
Yes that's little red riding hood, apparently our air conditioner is making the room too cold, so the cape is keeping her warm while she crafts. While I type this she is making plans for a cardboard box fairy house to keep the new bed in. I'm making plans for a photo wall display using the Selphy printer :)