Woodland Wings and Birthday Rings

My little girl has just turned four. I have no idea where the time has gone. As I sit here writing this I cannot help but smile at all of the wonderful memories she has given me; that both of my children have given me. I am so grateful to them both for bringing such magic into my life and the inspiration and joy they both give me daily. 

When we asked Emily what she would like for her birthday she replied that she would like some marshmallows (a rare treat as vegetarian ones are not easy to come by) and an R.V. Of course she does, what else would a four year old ask for?!?!

We also asked her where she would like to go. The answer was to the forest to find a fairy. So off to the forest we went!

I have a few pictures I’d love to share with you, so please forgive a moment of parental pride!

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After a little stop off a Llyn Brenig to stretch our legs we headed into the deep woods…

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Robin Hood stepping out of his hollow

Robin Hood stepping out of his hollow



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Surely we would spy a fairy…

Ah! Found one!

Ah! Found one!



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Emily’s Daisy Doll is finally finished!


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After a rest by the water’s edge, Emily grew serene…



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She asked for a little story and took a short nap on my lap.



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So we headed for home where a birthday cake waited.

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I am so very, very proud of both of my children. When you hold your baby for the first time, and you get the overwhelming rush of love for them, no one could have ever made me believe how much that love could keep growing.  All I know is, I vow to always be there for them, I will always try to catch them when they fall, let them know that their individuality should be cherished but most of all, let them know they are loved. Every. Single. Day.

I also have a thank you to give to you lovely readers – you have put up with my ramblings for a whole year now!!!  Thank you!!!!!


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About woodlandknitter

Who am I? A Mummy first a foremost to my two children, Toby and Emily. We took the decision to home educate the children after Toby had many problems within state education. Unable to send them to a Steiner school at present we base their education around the Waldorf ethos. This is working out wonderfully so far and we wish we had done it sooner. Secondly I am a fibre obsessive. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing or just generally stroking, anything goes. You can usually find us in the woods or up a hill, by the ocean's edge or climbing trees. Follow the little trail of yarn clippings and there we will be, me with some form of fibre in my bag at all times. #118 We try to live a simple, natural and holistic lifestyle, making sure that we connect to nature daily. Fairy tales and seeking out the enchanted in everyday life is a big part of our lives, as is plenty of craft and art. I am a new member of a medieval re-enactment group, the House of the Black Star and have met some amazing people through it. I have much to learn from them. In this blog I hope to inspire and share with you the things which inspire me. Feedback is always enjoyed and appreciated. Comments on my blog are always loved! I hope a little woodland magic makes you happy today! #037 Find me on facebook Ravelry Craftsy Etsy Pinterest
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2 Responses to Woodland Wings and Birthday Rings

  1. I think I need to ask for a day looking for fairies for my next birthday! What a fabulous idea!

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