The Star Princess

Lately Hazel has been afraid to sleep alone and is afraid of the dark. At bed time she likes me to read her three books (well I chose three as the number) then I sing her a song and tell her one story--sometimes one I made up or sometimes a shortened version of a fairy tale with much of the scary stuff softened up for her. The other night when she seemed really afraid, I made up this story and sewed her a doll as the Star Princess.

The Star Princess
Once upon a time there was a little Rosebud Fairy who was a bit afraid of the dark. She knew when darkness fell the adult fairies did their magic, so she was home alone at night. What she really feared is being alone in the dark. The other young fairies made fun of her for her fear. They could not understand how any fairy could possibly be afraid of the dark when it is the magical time for fairies.

One day she told her mother about her fear.  The Rose Fairy, her mother, knew exactly how to help her daughter. She told her about the Star Princess. 

The Star Princess lives in the night sky. Her job is to shine light on the earth so little ones (girls, boys or fairies) are not afraid to be alone during the night. When her light is shining on earth the little ones are not alone. She watches over all of them while they sleep and are alone.  Every night she always shines her light on earth so little ones are never alone.

After hearing the story the Rosebud Fairy asked her mother if she could meet the Star Princess. Being a fairy, the Rose Fairy arranged for them to meet at a party the next week. It would be the first party the little Rosebud Fairy would attend. 

At the party the little Rosebud Fairy wore her best rose petals. She was so excited for the party and even more excited that she would meet the Star Princess. When she arrived at the party she knew right away who the Star Princess was. There was a beautiful creature with silver sparkling hair dressed in golden color--star shaped, of course, with one of the arms of the star being her hat. And the light from her lit the whole room. She just simply glowed for there is no better way to describe it.

Little Rosebud Fairy asked her mother to take her over to meet the Star Princess right away. Her mother obliged. The Star Princess was one of the nicest people the little Rosebud Fairy had ever met. After spending the evening with the princess, the Rosebud Fairy knew she would never need to fear the dark or being alone again. Any time she feels alone she remembers that the Star Princess is always watching over all the little ones who are alone in the night and feels so much better to know her friend is there.
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Of course I couldn't find Hazel's pink rosebud fairy to make the story scene complete. Every other fairy was around except the rosebud. Oh, well. Enjoy!!

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Betsy said...

Wow! What a wonderful story! And I love the Star Princess doll you made. You are an amazing mom!!

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Oh Carrie! What a gorgeous story. I bet Hazel loved it :-) And your Star Princess is wonderful too. Thank you for the pdf - I will be printing this and making our own Star xx

Lorie said...

So sweet and what an amazing gift to your daughter!

Earning-My-Cape said...

Awww! I love it!!!

Cacheymama said...

How cute! Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Michelle Day said...


I followed you over from Happy Hour Projects. What a beautiful story and doll you made. Makes me wish my teens were still little. I used to read to them or make up stories every night when they were little. You are an amazing Mom!

I would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


Ness @ One Perfect Day said...

Your story is beautiful and the doll is adorable! Thanks for linking up with The Weekly Kid's Co-op.

Lauren said...

Lovely story. I have to try this with my little one who is recently afraid of the dark. :) Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

Six Sisters said...

The doll is soooo cute! Very fun post! Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

I love that story...and the doll! My kids aren't afraid of the dark, but I totally want to make a Star Princess for never know when you might need her! Thank you so much for sharing it at Teach Me Tuesday--I'm going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page too!

Rachel said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

Crystal Underwood said...

Aw, this is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with Tuesday Tots

Rebecca English said...

What a lovely story. I'm going to download this as one of my twins is called Rose. Such a lovely idea to help your child sleep.