A Whimsical Reminder on an Icy Day

Sometimes, especially when it's hard going, we wonder why we do it. And then, on a ordinary morning comes a whimsical reminder . . . 

 . . . Or See the Marks of Tiny Feet . . .  

 . . . Or See the Marks of Tiny Feet . . .  

In a In a great big wood in a great big tree, there’s the nicest little house that could possibly be.
There’s a tiny little knocker on the tiny little door, and a tiny little carpet on the tiny little floor.
There’s a tiny little table, and a tiny little bed, and a tiny little pillow for a tiny weeny head;
A tiny little blanket, and a tiny little sheet, and a tiny water bottle (hot) for tiny little feet.
A tiny little eiderdown; a tiny little chair; and a tiny little kettle for the owner (when he’s there.)
In a tiny little larder there’s a tiny thermos bottle for a tiny little greedy man who knows the Woods Of Pottle
There’s a tiny little peg for a tiny little hat and a tiny little dog and a tiny little cat.

If you’ve got a little house and you keep it spic and span,
Perhaps there’ll come to live in it a tiny little man You may not ever see him, he is extremely shy;
But if you find a crumpled sheet -
Or pins upon the window seat -
Or see the marks of tiny feet -
You’ll know the reason why.
— "A Little House" by Elizabeth Godley (Published in THE TALL BOOK OF MAKE BELIEVE)

I never wanted that "tiny little man" to come live in my "little house" (that felt a little creepy . . . ) But I so wanted to find a little house like his. 

                                                                    One of the Fairy Houses created during Barb's workshop. 

                                                                    One of the Fairy Houses created during Barb's workshop. 

Snaps of the Fairy Houses created during Author, Bee Keeper, Fairy House Creator, Barb Crispin's Bees Knees Workshop brought that poem--

and those feelings of wonderment and delight that that tiny house might actually be--flooding back. 

The Power of Words

To see more of Barb's whimsical, wonderful Fairy Houses, click over to Crispin Apiary's Facebook page