New Ltd. Edition Fairies

Wild haired Dahlia dolls before braiding

After a long hiatus, some new Fairies have arrived in my studio!  I’ve enjoyed making this group of dolls after a break of a few years while I finished the illustrations for my new children’s book, Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, which will be published in Sept. 2010. I’ll be showing more about the book in the future, but for now see Mimi Kirchner’s blog for a sneak peek. Here are some photos of fairy making in progress.

fairy making parts ready to be assembled

a gang of Myrtle & Moss fairies

Dahlia, ltd. edition of 25

Myrtle & Moss, ltd. edition of 16

8 thoughts on “New Ltd. Edition Fairies

  1. Salley,
    I am thrilled, truly thrilled, to see you join the blogging world. I have only recently aquired your book Felt Wee Folk. I have gotten as many of your illustrated books that our library system has. I love them all. I keep checking them out to look at all the details again. I have been inspired to try my hand at wee folk. To prepare I am re-learning how to embroider. I am having a blast and thank you for all you have shared. I have this blog bookmarked and will be a regular visitor!

  2. Salley, thanks for taking the plunge into blogging. Your exquisite work merits a wider audience. Such a pleasure to see what you’re up to between books! Thanks for taking the time from your real work to share it through this medium.

    Blessings,
    Michele

  3. Sally,
    I hope you remember me, from my business, Seasons Natural Toys, which I sold several years ago to start breeding ponies instead…
    I always loved your dolls and sold many kits in my shop, walk in and internet. I was SO happy to get your email and to see you sell limited edition dolls, I am certain I will be a steady customer, wish I had known earlier! Your blog is so interesting and the photos of your workshop are especially inspiring. As usual, your fairies are magical, every single wee doll is like a stitchery masterpiece! I look forward to seeing what your next limited editions are…and starting a collection. Lynn DeRose

  4. Years ago I bought many families that were on sale at Hearthsong which resemble your dolls. I took many of the clothes apart and customized them. I recently found out about your book “Felt Wee Folk” from Mary Corbet’s Needle N Thread website and I recognized the construction of the flower fairies as similar to the dolls from Hearthsong. I went out and bought the book along with a used copy of “The Hollyhock Wall” and today I received “A pocketful of Posies.”
    I have spent over two hours looking at the beautiful needlework That makes up the illustrations which I hope to share with my 1 1/2 y.o. great niece.

    I sponser a little girl in Ghana through World Vision. She is 8 and has a younger sister. I have been wanting to send her a doll to play with or even better a doll family, but am limited to a 6″x9″ envelope. She lives in Northern Ghana in a house that is built out of mud and has either a thatched or sheet metal roof. After reading your books I am inspired to combine making a family of dolls from your book and making a combination felt embroidery/pop-up techniques to make a 3 fold scene with a house that will fold out so the door can be opened and the whole thing could carry the dolls.
    The little girl I sponser has her head shaved very close as is the custom in her part of the country. Any suggestions on how to represent that on a wooden bead? If I just paint it there will be a hole in the top of her head. I was thinking french knots but do not know how to make that work on a wooden bead (men wear hats so an acorn cap can work for Dad) I have never seen a picture of her mother but her tribe is muslim so I think a piece of thin silk wraped around the head may work for Mom. I can use the instructions for making a dog and pictures I have to make the goats she received from World Vision. Maybe a second folder with a fold out fence and a garden embroidered in the background would make a great play set for Miriaim, her sister and her friends. Your books are very helpful but any suggestions that would help make some dolls that are culturally sensitive would be a great help.
    By the way I love your overstuffed chairs!
    Thanks
    Sarah

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