Somehow, I feel that this project was stereotypically homeschool-y.
Ella loves the Magic Cabin catalogue (well, who doesn't?).
She decided to make a fairy house like the ones that they have there. She has an old tree in the back, called Old Burl. A burl is an outgrowth on a tree http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burl, but she got the name from a book called Tree Girl.
Here's the house. I love the slopey feel to it.
Anyway, Old Burl was willing to give us some rounds from his trunk, and although he is a fallen tree, he is not yet rotten. We measured and made a plan to make the house.
Ella has added these cute little wire figures, as well.
I think the wire dolls have a little bit of a punk rock feel.