Bluebells are fragile flowers that first bud as tiny, purple oblong balls. As they bloom, they turn blue, extend, and take on the shape of small bells. Flower fairies are born inside flowers, so one day when a bluebell curled open, Bluebell the fairy appeared. Flower fairies live in forests and fields, often alongside the edges so they may flit about the fields but seek security within the wood. They are elusive at best, with all types avoiding human contact, and their magic allows them to appear as butterflies or bees if they like, ensuring their secrecy.
Bluebell awoke early, excited to begin the day. She shook her shimmery wings, feeling them dry and strengthen in the slight sunlight. Today was the winter solstice, a day of little sun, but an important day in the life of flower fairies. For today, one of them must travel a great distance to the center of an old forest and gather sun gems. These tiny gems dropped from the sun on just this one day of the year, and although the dark, cold forest was fraught with danger, the sun gems meant life for the fairies, for these gems would ensure that midsummer’s flowers gave birth to more young fairies. Bluebell felt confident though. Instead of buzzing through the cold air with only her wings, she would ride her faithful pony, a fine companion in the forest. She hummed a few notes, calling the pony to her, hopped on, and took the reins. And so the annual journey began anew.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 5.09 L x 6 W x 9.5 H
Big folk often confuse the light of fireflies and the delicate glow of Fairy orbs. Responsible for lighting the way for Fairy processions and the many full moon festivals, Bluebell often rides her Fairy steed to lead the way and illuminate the path to the celebration.