We are huge fans of play silks. They fire the imagination better than most of the toys that reside in our play corner. Evey, especially, tries every configuration she can come up with to make a beautiful, flowing dress from the cloth. Princesses are certainly on her radar these days.
Lucie loves to see them fly. We play ‘pop the bubbles’ frequently or throw it high in air to watch it gently glide to the floor over her head. Giggles flying high too.
A little play silk search online the other day led me to this wonderful shop called Oakmoss and Ivy. They carry the typical play silks, but another item caught my eye: butterfly wings made from recycled Indian saris. With an emergent interest in butterflies blooming this Spring, I couldn’t think of a better surprise for the girls. And they are just SO beautiful!
The morning after it came, I couldn’t get them out of their pajamas before they were running around, floating with their new wings.
Lucie is a tad small for the wings and she doesn’t quite get the idea of holding your arms out while flying. She keeps tucking them into her chest. I think she’s afraid of letting them go.
She would love to soar but I think she needs a few more inches of height before it works well for her.
If you would like to get a pair of your own wings, Oakmoss and Ivy is offering a 10% discount to my readers with the code: MUFFIN10. They have some other great offerings too, including nursing covers, bow ties, and mini slings for baby dolls.