Wee Folk Studio went to the May Day Fairie Festival for a few years when we were still making fairy kits. We set up a tent and displayed many fairy related items. There were Blossom fairy kits, Ltd. edition dolls, note cards and books for sale. We don’t sell at fairs anymore, so we won’t be there this year, but I highly recommend going if you are at all interested in fairies and fantasy. The fair will be held April 30 – May 2nd this year at Spoutwood Farm in Pennsylvania.
Along with the 12 x 15 canvas tent, we transported a trailer full of trees, branches and vines to make an arched entryway. For me, decorating the tent , inside and out was as much an art project as making miniature dolls and illustrations.
Inside our tent, we set up tables and hung ivy and flower garlands. Here I am, early in the display phase, with the tree stump base.
We brought boxes of moss to use around the tree stump display, which I sprayed with water all weekend.
Some customers came in wearing these wonderful bark back packs. They said that they made them at a workshop.
Salley – love the toadstools in your display. Once upon a time I crafted them from bread dough. There is something about making miniature things that becomes absorbing. The displays were wonderful. And yes – the backpacks were incredible. I imagine using them another way – however. I doubt they could have been too comfortable but would have loved one on my porch or front door filled with blooms! Thanks for your post! =)
One of my favorite things about your book Felt Wee Folk is the environments you create for your dolls. I leaf through that book very slowly, completely taken away by the magic. I loved seeing the world you created with your tent. love, Beth
Great photos! The entry way to your display and the displays were wonderful.
The bark back packs are incredible.
Must have been fun times!
Thanks for mentioning that festival! My almost-five-year-old would love it–and we live only 90 minutes from there. Her birthday party is planned for that weekend, though, so we’ll miss the festival. But we’ll put it on our calendar so we can avoid a similar scheduling conflict next year. 🙂
I spent a pleasant interlude with your Felt Wee Folk book this weekend, your little fairies are absolutely charming.
Now I want to go to Spoutwood!
The tents and displays at some of the festivals are truly incredible. When seeing a tent on the outside like yours, you know something wonderful is on the inside!!!
oh! it all looks so magical! I wish I lived near Pennsylvania so I could go 🙂