They played for ages with just a few bits and pieces, making things for the fairies out of twine and twigs.
Here they are making bridges and washing lines, ladders out of wood and twine.
A fairy washing line!
I asked Chris to make a fairy door, so he managed to find all sorts of bits and pieces around the place. he used some of the top layer of some old furniture to be the z shaped bits, and used a screw for a door knob. and a bit of wood stain!!
the finished door
It was too big to sit in the side of the hobbit hill which was the original plan. Pah, so it sat around in the shed for quite a while.
One sunny day I decided I'd had enough thinking about it and just started improvising a house to make use of the door. I cut a hole out of an upside down plastic plant pot
I put a circle of the pond liner plastic on top as it had holes and thought I wouldn't want the rain pouring through. Then I started covering it with earth.
I had a little play around with some old bits of wood
I'd cut some turf bits up while making a bit more space in the fairy garden so plonked that on top.
I asked Chris to make up some concrete to make some fairy paths. He pushed in some pebbles too.
The following day when concrete had set. It looked so cute!!
Chris had a rejig with the wood and made it look loads better! A fairy turned up a couple of days after this, imagine that!!!
Here is a stump we dug out of the garden last year that was still lurking behind the greenhouse so we cemented it in, I plan to make a little path up to it.
... and whaddaya know, another fairy turned up and sat on it!
Here's the current state of the fairy garden.
Here I am digging out another section for the path to carry on round the bend.
A new section cleared for some more plants, and path next to the waterfall.