While in Missouri at the campground, I made a little fairy on the bank of the creek that ran behind our tents. It was a challenge to do since I had to use rocks, not shells like I have to work with on most beaches.
But look, I did find one little shell for her to hold!
And look at what cute feet I found to use!
She could be one of my favorites.
Oh, but how could I chose a favorite from my little fairy children?
This was Jacksonville where Guncle Randy helped me find the ideal shells to use.
This gal is from Maui, where there are gorgeous bits of heart shaped coral washed up on the beach.
This glittering, white fairy is on Siesta Key Beach where my sisses and I spread our dad's ashes.
Siesta Key has become the home of many of my fairy babies, including this mermaid.
This sand dollar skirted sprite is a Sarasota girl too.
It's funny how varied the personalities and looks are from one beach to another. This Coronado Beach fairy is also wearing a sand dollar skirt, but looks nothing like the girl from Siesta key.
I've made a stone fairy in Missouri before too. This one is from another visit to a music festival that my son was a part of.
When I was on St Pete beach with my sisses at Halloween time, I made a Sand Witch fairy, with a little broom, inspired by that hat shaped shell.
Ft Lauderdale in winter had me scrambling to find suitable shells, but I loved my little Atlantic sprite once I finally found the right ones.
Each one is created with items found right there on the beach I make them, with no alterations. There are times I wish I could snap a shell in half to make it fit, but I make myself follow the rules that I've set. to only use the pieces as is.
All of my babies are also filled with memories of the beautiful time I spent on their beaches. I leave them behind, as a thank you to express my love of the place I've visited. I like to picture a little girl coming across one after I've left it nestled on the beach.
I hope that the fairies bring someone else joy too.