The story so far...
Unconfirmed sightings of 'Fairies' were first reported at Hereford College of Art in 2001.
Reports started to emerge of a recent graduate who was trying to invent labour saving devices for fairies. These reports were initially dismissed by officials, the graduate ridiculed and labelled as a loon.
However sightings continued to increase and were eventually linked to the efforts of designer Samantha Bryan (later known as Brain). Her pioneering approach to improving fairy life, saw a sharp rise in fairy appearances. Sightings became frequent and wide spread. Things took a dramatic turn when an official sighting was confirmed in Islington, London. Brain was pulled in for an urgent interview. A full report detailing the findings was published in 2002.
The article catapulted Brain and her fairies into the spotlight. Suddenly people were happy to have fairies in their homes... keen even. Fairies started travelling far and wide. Brain was labelled revolutionary rather than ridiculous. Brain was delighted, thrilled... jubilant.
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It has been 10 years since the article was published and Samantha has lost touch with the fairies she was once so close to. She had hoped that contact would be maintained but they had new homes, new lives, new friends. This May/June 2012 marks 10 years since the Crafts publication. To commemorate the anniversary of the article, Brain intends to track and trace each rehomed fairy.
I want to get in touch with old friends, locate and reunite fairies... it has been too long. I intend to launch Fairies Reunited to discover their stories.