This is a fabric swatch. Actually, it’s what remains of Emily’s very favorite summer nightgown. Why did the little darling cut up her favorite nightie? Why for the fairies, of course!

“Why did you do this Emily? That was your favorite nightgown. Why would you cut it up?”

“For the fairies…they need clothes!”

“How are you going to make clothing out of such little pieces? Don’t the fairies have nice clothes of their own?”

“But this was my pretty nightgown, it has butterflies on it…and I don’t have to make them clothes. They make them themselves! I can’t sew…”

Ah…the logic of a five year old! I couldn’t bring myself to discipline her…she just wanted to give the best she had to her imaginary friends.

Perhaps we should find some new “friends…”