I am excited to introduce my newest creation — a Fairy Family! All five doll-house sized family members, Mom, Dad, brother, sister and baby were specially made for a raffle to benefit Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth (Cape Cod) Massachusetts.The raffle will be held from now until the end of this summer’s outdoor exhibit, the Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall, which I am curating again this year. If you visit this blog regularly, you’ll know that I don’t sell one-of-a-kind dolls, so this is a rare chance to have a unique family of wee folk, all hand-stitched by yours truly. At the end of this post, you’ll find information about the fairy house exhibit and purchasing raffle tickets online. But first, I want to show you some behind the scenes photos. To make the fairy dolls, I gathered faux flowers in a purple and blue color scheme. For the felt clothes, I cut out patterns from my new book Felt Wee Folk – New Adventures. The book also has directions for adding breasts to make shapely, more womanly fairies, instead of just flat chested nymphets. I used some unusual acorn caps that have been hanging around my studio for years. For the life of me, I can’t remember where they came from. Here are the fairies on my work table, before they were given wings. The children are already flying around and having adventures! It’s going to be quite the fairy summer on Cape Cod! I hope that many of you will make the trip to see the fairy houses. And everyone, near and far can take a chance at winning the fairy family. Good luck! Fairy Family Raffle: 3 tickets for $5.00. Tickets may be purchased online or at Highfield Hall, where the fairy family will soon be on display. The raffle drawing will be held August 30, 2015. June 28 – August 31, 2015 ~ Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, MA. This outdoor exhibit, curated by Salley Mavor, will feature 32 fanciful fairy houses made by local artists, architects, potters, felters, woodworkers and fairy house aficionados.
This family of fairies is almost too wonderful to be true ~ you are amazing! Do you ever teach classes in making fairies, or anything?
Thank you Ginn. I’m so glad that you like the fairies. I don’t teach classes, but explain just about everything you need to know in my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures.
Sally, these creatures are particularly spectacular…I mean, WOW , dazzling! Thank you for posting!
They are soooo adorable. I have a fairy garden village and all I do is imagine the fairies tucked away sleeping during the day. They come out to play in the plants when night falls. I’ll be re-constructing it at the end of may because my imaginary fairies stay indoors during the cold months, helping spin silver and gold gossamer silk for the spiders to add to their webs and monarchs to add a bit of gold to their cocoons. Such a delight to see actual fairies.
Love this newest addition to your garden folk family…and sure hope to enter the raffle. I also want to help support Highfield Hall. Our son performed with CLOC for two summers and we loved the area/stage where the players performed, which I assume is still done at Highfield. Maybe this WILL be the summer we get to visit Falmouth again. Sure hope so!
Love seeing all your components laid out amongst the wee ones. Threads are so interesting. I use interesting ones as well with my Native American figures, mainly as belts so I’m always looking for earth tones in heathered colors. Don’t you just love detail!! Such fun but you have a skill in knowing where to stop with the detail. I’ve discovered over the years that too much of the good stuff takes away from the subjects. I’m so appreciative that you take the time to photograph these and post. Also, love the way the wee folk are gathered outside for their pictures. Such fun, such fun!! Don’t we delight in the simplest of things!
Avec ces petits personnages, je retrouve mon âme d’enfant ! Tout devient possible, les petits êtres de la forêt et les fées existent réellement !