The Story of the Roundhay Park Fairies

I live next door to Middleton park and often think how great it would be to leave clay fairies around for people. But I always think of a reason not to go out.

until now…

last Thursday I took some of my latest creations to Roundhay Park for a little photo shoot.

I’m a wee bit nervous about getting the camera out in public so went off-track to a quiet spot. I found a little tree stump and snapped what I wanted, then packed everything away.

Then I noticed this little girl. She’d seen me with my camera and had come over to see what I was taking photos of. By the time she arrived there was nothing but a tree stump.

Her gran followed behind her and then an even smaller little boy. I just couldn’t resist.

I told them about the fairies that live in the woods, how you have to be quiet and look carefully for them and then said I’d caught some and would share them. They each got a little fairy or gnome. Their little faces were a picture and it made my day after a disastrous let down the day before.

It was so nice, not scaring kids for once (I hope).

Anyway, I’ll share some of the photos with you.

Witch in the woodsJust having a restABout to get a new home!!!

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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