The inspiration for Elyse's handcrafted love•n•pet shop came from the Winx Club, a Saturday morning children's program. My granddaughter said that you can buy pets at the shop or have yours cared for if you are going away. They also care for sick and injured pets.
All of the fairies and the animals at the shop have special powers. Musa has the power of music, Bloom the power of the dragon (flame), Aisha the power of water, and Stella the power of sunshine. All of the animals were stuffed toys until they got wings and became fairies. Now they can fly.
According to Elyse the Winx Club show isn't very popular but she certainly offered a plethora of information about its characters. For instance, Stella, the blond with the cropped shirt is a fashion freak and hates to work; and Aisha throws balls of water with her hands. There are two additional characters but Elyse didn't have room for all of them.
I asked my granddaughter why she decided to make the love•n•pet shop and she said it was because she needed something to do. I learned that it took Elyse a whole morning, from approximately 7:00 to 11:00, and a night (actually about 15 minutes) to make it. Anyway, knowing exactly how much time was spent on the colorful creation isn't all that important. I am simply in awe of my 8 year old granddaughter's creativity.