The Fairy Lady tells us what it's like to live with magic

FANTASY LAND: The Fairy Lady is gearing up to grant wishes and take part in the Uralla Thunderbolt's Festival parade. Photo: Matt Bedford.
FANTASY LAND: The Fairy Lady is gearing up to grant wishes and take part in the Uralla Thunderbolt's Festival parade. Photo: Matt Bedford.

BORN a fairy, everything about The Fairy Lady’s world is a little bit magic.

“I’ve been at it for so long now and people really like it,” The Fairy Lady said.

“I didn’t wake up one day and say I was going to do fairies.

“I’ve just always been creative – even when I was little.”

Growing up, The Fairy Lady dreamed of being an air hostess or a camp instructor – but her magic powers had other ideas.

Starting her shop 24 years ago, she decorated the inside herself and has never stopped collecting wands, trinkets and tiaras.

“I like it because it’s a soft, pretty world,” she said.

“You usually find the people you mix with are soft people, easy to get along with.

“I’m here for a different reason, I’m here for the satisfaction of creating something beautiful.”

Everyone should look like their shop, The Fairy Lady said.

“I don’t think I could do anything that I would love better than what I’m doing,” she said.

“I feel if you work in a cake shop you should wear a frilly top and an apron – you should be a cake person.

“Who wants to go into a shop if there’s just a robot behind the counter?

“I think the world should be a happy, magic, pretty place.”

The Fairy Lady dresses in her gowns every day, and has a fairy wardrobe of her own.

Never having seen another fairy, she has her reasons for knowing they’re out there.

“I never have seen one, but things have happened to me in my life where I do believe there is something out there,” The Fairy Lady said.

With the powers to grant enchanted wishes, The Fairy Lady will be at the Uralla Thunderbolt’s Festival to create a bit of magic.

“I do believe in the fairy world, I do have the power to grant wishes and I’m going to grant them for people who truly believe,” she said.

“I always tell people, if they make a wish and it never comes true – it’s not that they didn’t believe or they didn’t make it before 12 o’clock when the moon was out.

“It’s because someone wished for it first, but if they wait long enough, another surprise will come along.”