Today I’d like to introduce you to Christine. I met her via Twitter and she’s a regular visitor to my creative networking hour there called #CreativeBizHour She’s a talented designer and is here to tell you more about her beautiful work.
Hi there, I’m Christine and I’m the fairy ‘behind the scenes’ of Christie’s Crafts. I create custom-made fairy doors and accessories that give children a doorway into their very own Fairy Wonderland to start them on a magical, inspiring and creative journey!
Children have the most amazing imaginations and their creativity should always be supported and encouraged. Fantasy or pretend play is a fabulous way of doing this whilst at the same time giving them useful and amazing skills for their future so in 2016 I came up with the concept of a fairy doors and accessories business in order to give them the opportunity of developing these skills.
On my website you will find many of my custom-made fairy door designs, even some for teens and adults. Some of them even have 3D brick effect textures on them and I also create themed doors to cover any occasion. Each and every door, along with a wide choice of accessories is personally hand-painted by me and can also be personalised to suit. I hope you like what you see but on the off-chance you don’t, I do also take custom orders.
Reasons why fairy doors are great for kids and part of the reasons why I do this! 😀
Imagination – children can develop their imagination through fantasy or pretend play.
Creativity – fantasy or pretend play can help a child to develop creative thinking.
Self-expression – children are encouraged to make up stories or to even draw pictures for their fairies.
Language skills – children develop these skills though writing notes for their fairies and reading the fairies replies.
Recognition – fairies recognise children’s efforts and hard work and love to praise them and sometimes even give them a reward along with a little note – “I love it when you keep your room tidy as it makes it so much easier for me to come in and out through my fairy door” – “Well done for all your hard work at school”.
Fairies love to praise children’s efforts and hard work and sometimes give them a reward – well done for all your hard work at school.
Emotional Support – fairies love to listen to and try to take away children’s worries and sometimes even grant children’s wishes.
Christine’s Website and Social Media Links –