I love fairies.
I have a pathological hatred and fear for plastic surgery . Duchess of Alba. Need I say more?
Today I combined my passion and my fear as I gave my darling Fifi a drastic make-over.
First a bit of background about Fifi the Fairy.
I think my love for fairies stemmed from a very young age. I remember way back in my childhood, a very special book that was so large it was kept in the airing cupboard. I must’ve been around 2 or 3 years of age and I remember distinctly that this magical book was bigger than me. Opening these precious massive pages revealed a magical world of fairies that I could totally immerse myself in. I think it must have been about that age that I decided that I was going to be a fairy when I grew up.
Let’s just say I didn’t really have the right body type for the job. Fairies are distinctly delicate and I have farmers ankles.
Genetics , what can you do ?
Well, undeterred I did the next best thing. I made a fairy puppet called Fifi and lived out my fairy ambitions vicariously through her. That was about 15 years ago. She’s been through a few phases in all that time. She started out looking like this:
She’s never been the prettiest fairy, but she does manage to win over hearts with her special charm.
Like all ladies, time took it’s toll on the fairy and constant use wore her down. She went through another make over and ended up looking like this:Her face was starting to twist and although the children still adored her, it was starting to become very difficult to take a still photo of her without her looking decidedly past her best.
So today I decided to take Fifi in hand and to reconstruct. Yes dear readers, I did some fairy puppet plastic surgery.
Out came the eyes, the nose was reconstructed, a new skin was stretched over the face and the eyes were repositioned and new hair ( extra feathers and crochet ringlets ) were fastened in place. She was finished off with a new hair clip and butterfly and a few fresh flowers.
Now Fifi the Fairy feels good. She also looks younger.
Fifi in her new found freshness
Look at her pretty hair!
Pretty ringlets and wings
So Fifi is rejuvenated and ready to go. Her newest adventure will be pretending to be a mermaid.
But more about that soon.
Why not have a Fairy themed birthday party for your next daughter’s party? Fifi can come to your home or venue and enchant the children with her silly songs and giggly chat before beautiful fairy face- painting during tea time ( with fairy cakes?) ending off with a puppet show in a booth all about Fifi the Fairy’s first day at school.