Join Samara, author of the children’s craft book ‘How to Make Fairy Houses’ as seen on Channel 9, The Today Show and ABC TV Behind the News for a magical two hours making a gorgeous fairy house, trolls cave or mermaids cave. Enchanted Fairy Houses offers a magical children’s party idea, or a fun holiday activity to keep the kids busy! We are Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast based.
Most of us have events in life that shape us and our passions, or role models who show us a better way. All these things have happened to me. Born 8 weeks premature I grew up with the common early learning difficulties experienced by many very premature babies. I was slow to read and write and struggled with maths.
In year 6 my teacher called my parents in for a meeting as my Naplan results in reading and writing were well below the national average. She suggested mum take me shopping to choose a beautiful diary and encourage me to write in it every day. That didn’t work. In fact nothing encouraged me to write until mum suggested I write out the designs for the fairy houses I had been making for the previous 2 years. That list and the other list of instructions that followed over the next year became a book.
At 13 years of age I was the published author (Boolarong Press) of the children’s craft book How To Make Fairy Houses. The book led to a business Enchanted Fairy Houses, and through the little magical fairy houses created in my business, I came to see that in my own small way I could make a difference.
Since then I have used my fairy houses to help many people, including Variety Qld and to fundraise for and build a library in Bungaya Village Bali. See all my projects at https://samarawelbourne.com/projects