Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Flower Faery, Special Friends & a Tawny Frog Mouthed Owl

What a week we've had! With many signs and messages from nature (including the need for us to spend much more time out there!), some new little needle felted beings and a very special gift for Aria.

 We have a new flower faery adorning our spring scented tree. What a welcome spirit she is!

Despite the rather gloomy overcast skies and persistent rain, our days are brightened by the many gorgeous flowers everywhere we look. 


A pair of friends

 She is all ready to travel to New Zealand to be with little 3yr old 'Evie' (whom she looks like very much!)

Evie's best friend will also have a new friend to play with. I wonder what adventures these girls will get up to...

Aria had a very special gift this week arrive in the mail - her very own millet baby! What a surprise! Thankyou soooo much Elke - it was the most perfect, thoughtful and precious gift:) We love you very much! I nearly cried when I saw this beautifully and lovingly hand made made little bubba - I had just been talking with Michael the very day before about how Aria really needs a doll but I had been feeling too fatigued to make one for her. Of course I could hardly believe my eyes when this arrived the following day - such an gift made especially for my little girl with love:)

I wanted to make the arrival of this new little member of the family very special as dolls hold so much significance and soul for children, so I set out a trail of crystals, feathers and flowers to signify that the angels had stopped by with a beautiful gift especially for Aria...

The angels even left a feather and some precious gifts with the baby in her crib!

Aria was immediately taken with her new baby which she named "Milly" after hearing me say to Michael that she was a Millet baby. She is filled with organic toasted millet and lavendar essential oil. I was able to warm her in the oven before Aria got home for her surprise. She felt so real and had such a soothing presence!

 Many sloppy kisses were shared...

...and Milly was immediately invited to her first picnic

...followed by dessert!

And lastly..

 Today we were gratefuly blessed to experience an 8 hour visit from this rather regal tawny frog mouthed owl! He stayed in this spot on one of our gum trees and slept for most of the day only opening his eyes every now and then to look at us. He was so well camouflaged! At one point the skies opened up with hard pouring rain but he stoically sat there, motionless, like nothing at all was going on. This was a reminder to me to remain at peace during rough times - to connect with the spirit of nature and let it all flow right past. 'All is well in my world!' 

When he decided to leave he took off with the most amazing woosh - those wings were awesome. I got such a fright when he finally took off that my heart nearly jumped out of my chest! I guess when it's time to move out of our camouflaged comfort zone, might as well do it proudly and with effortless energy!



indigomumma said...

Milly looks like she will be a treasured friend for many years to come :) Your needle felting still amazes me - is it corrodale (sp) fleece that you use. It is gorgeous. Do you by any chance have Scott Alexander's animal dreaming book? I do not have it, but to look up the animal dreaming of the tawny frog mouth would be very interesting. I found this info online - but I know SA's info on the messages from animals that come to our life are very interesting...

Melissa said...

Hi Elke:) - yes, Milly is a wonderful addition to the family!

For the needle felting I use corridale and merino tops - just whatever I find most appealing. I find the corridale easier to work with as it is already sort of felted quite a bit, but the merino colours are gorgeous so I'm always using them.

I have been eyeing off the animal dreaming book for a little while now - I think I may just purchase it some time soon! I've had a little search on line for the totem meaning for the tawny frog mouth and was pleasantly surprised to discover that what was written was very similar to the impression I got just staring at this magnificent bird! I'm really enjoying learning about and working with totems - something I've never done before! xxx

onegoldensun said...

Such magical beings in your post! I love your artistic creations. And what a special encounter with the owl. Thank you for sharing!


Tan Family said...

Lovely fairy and beautiful baby doll! What a special home you have. Beautiful. :)

Anne said...

Beautiful needle felting.....:)