When my daughter Agnes was born my mother gave me some slightly dog-eared Flower Fairy books and a wall plate that had been lovingly stored for that very moment. A treasured part of my childhood, long forgotten, and instantly reminiscent of playing with my little sister at the bottom of the garden looking for fairies amongst the flower beds.
To be honest, despite all this nostalgia I put them to one side, looking to more modern, graphic influences such as Oliver Jeffers, Eric Carle and Charley Harper to read to my children. Recently however, my daughter (and my son!) have been asking for these whimsical poems every night. I’m thrilled to be taken back down memory lane and with our love for the outdoors and my endeavour to teach them as many tree and plant names we are all on to a winner.
Roses are beautiful at this time of year and this is one of our favourite fairies, the beautiful subtle pink really reminded me of the image of Agnes in the soft pink Cotton Voile dress in the Hucklebones summer collection. In the sale at the moment – order one here and let your little one flutter about in the summer sunshine.
Guest blogger Emma has two children, Agnes & Monty and lives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Her favorite activities include: All the wholesome stuff: knitting, going to the allotment, cooking, photography, hunting for great things for the home and also an unhealthy amount of time spent browsing the internet, reading blogs, researching and shopping.