Hobby Lobby. It's an evil place for those with more inspiration than time... Just a quick trip, I told myself. I'll be in and out in 5 minutes. Just go straight to the ribbon, grab what I need, done. Right. Like that's ever happened!
I made it to the sewing department, ignoring the 50% off frames that were "pssstttting" at me. The little wooden candle holder that looked just like a chair tried to get my attention but I was resolute. Ribbon in hand, I almost skipped back to the check out stand, giddy that I was actually going to do it this time! I was going to make it out without - what's that? No. Silk flowers don't interest me. Surely my overactive muse wasn't drawing me over to that section... So close! The register was just a few feet away. But no, it was too late. I was already walking over.
New for Spring, in a riot of colors, were these big, beautiful silk flowers that had latin script all over them. Ideas starting exploding in my mind - fairies, flower fairies... You know you're a mynah bird, my muse whispers. You love jewels... Look at the colors; the white - Diamond; the blue - Aquamarine; the pink - Tourmaline; the lavender - Amethyst. Before I could even take a breath, I was grabbing one of each color. Sigh. Evil place.
Diamond is the first in this series of Jeweled Flower Fairies. I hope you enjoy her!