One fine afternoon in Lansingland, Sidlet 2 said she wanted a plant for her room. The Sidlets room has a lovely window with a nice window ledge that is just perfect for a plant. So a couple of days later we went to get a plant. While there, I saw all this cute thingies and suggested making a fairy garden instead.

Needless to say Sidlet 2 thought it was the best idea ever. We got all the things we wanted, which required going to three different stores (Thank you Sid and Sidlet 1 for being so patient) and then we got to work!

We cleared the table and set all our stuff. I took a short bathroom break and when I came back, Sidlet 2 had drawn a garden plan! That girl is impressive. I thought I had taken a photo of it but I can’t find it but you can sort of see it in the first photo of the gallery.

When we were getting the thingies (good grief can’t think of the proper name), Sidlet 2 wanted to get potting mix. I thought it would make the garden too heavy so I suggested we got something else. In the end, it would have been better to use the soil. We had trouble making the bird house, the lattice and the street lamp stand straight. With the soil, we could have just stuck them and the whole thing would have been a lot more stable. Or even flower foam.

Oh well. We made do with what we had – namely, ThinkGeek shipping stuff, a cereal box and clay, and she was satisfied with the final product.

Next time I am in Lansingland I might still redo it using potting mix. We’ll see. ¬†In the mean time, there is a very happy Sidlet and that’s all that matters :)