Who does not love fairies? (Well, okay, there are probably a few people.) I, for one, cannot help but smile when I think of charming little Tinker Bell from Peter Pan and other animated films of fairies and little people. After all, they take care of all things in nature and are generally good-willed, cheerful and fun.
Fiona McDonald captures the appeal of fairies in her book Knitted Fairies to cherish and charm.
Wouldn't it be fun to create your own fairy just for you or maybe, someone else to delight? Not only are there wonderful patterns for well known fairies in this book but the designer offers templates and ideas for you to create your own fairy. She even has templates to help you paint the eyes - a huge part of the charm of these dolls and also generally considered the most difficult feature to draw. I think we need a desert fairy and a saguaro fairy and a coyote fairy - those would be intriguing. This would be a fun group project.
If you are not sure about fairies check out the Mini Time Museum in Tucson. If is full of wonderul antique dollhouses with all kinds of incredible miniatures. If you look closely you will find fairies there.