FairyTale Collection

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton

I think that the characters in fairytales are the first real action heroes we meet in literature. Like most heroes, they have flaws, and they need to learn from their mistakes, or overcome great adversity (though some, as in the Gingerbread Man, make fatal errors of judgement). I also think that the right toy is a hero, someone who can act out the defeat of the villains of our fears. Or they are the companion of a child-hero, the friend who  will reassure you that things will be ok, and the goal is achievable.

I have wanted to make some of my favourite heroes for some time. My toys  are someone for a child to bond with, the greatest ally on the quest known as childhood.

Who better than little Red Riding Hood:

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Little Red Riding Hood

or the brave but slightly foolish Gingerbread boy:

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gingerbread kitty

or the ultimate action heroes – Hansel and Gretel.

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Hansel and Gretel

Or one of the best stories of friendship and loyalty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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Snow White and the Seven Dinky Minky Kittens

 

Now, we all know that, to quote Jim Moriarty, ‘every story needs a good old-fashioned villain’, so I thought my collection would need some. I have so far made two witches –

Agnes ad Piper, fairytale witches

Agnes ad Piper, fairytale witches

Piper

And Granny Wolf:

Granny Wolf

Granny Wolf

 

I am planning to add to this collection, as there is such a wealth of characters to explore, from some of the most enduring stories of all time.

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“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.”
― Audrey Hepburn

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