Please meet JADE, the newest Blossom Fairy! She is 3 3/4″ tall, with long black braids, acorn cap hat, embroidered dark green wool felt tunic and petal skirt. Even though I’ve said that I don’t sell them, every once in a while I offer a ltd. edition of dolls similar to the ones in my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk. You see, I only work on them outside of my studio, while traveling, so there’s no predicting when a set will be finished. To see previous ltd. editions in the archives, click here.
In August, a ltd. edition of AZALEA Fairies that I’d gradually been making over the year were sold my Etsy Shop. They’re usually not finished so close together, but this past summer, I made a set of 25 look-alike JADE Fairies while on vacation. Luckily, a patch of white toad stools appeared along the road in front of my house about the time they were finished. So naturally, that’s where they had a photo shoot. Please see information about when and how to order JADE Fairies at the end of this post.
Each doll has a signed and numbered name tag.
Jade’s wool felt tunic is hand embroidered.
In an effort to be fair to everyone, I am announcing on this blog, Facebook and Instagram that 25 “JADE” fairies will be listed for $75.00 each, in my Etsy Shop on Saturday, Oct. 15th at 9 AM, eastern US time. That gives more of you a chance to read about it in advance, so you can plan on being ready to shop. I’m sorry if this hour isn’t convenient for other time zones around the globe, but I can’t figure out how to accommodate everyone. This sale will start an hour earlier than usual, so that customers in Australia don’t have to stay up into the wee hours, but it means that those of you on the US west coast will be setting your alarms earlier. The last edition sold out very quickly, so if you really want one, act fast! Sorry, no reservations ahead of time. The dolls will be sold on a first come first served basis.
She is autumn-adorable!
This is wonderful news. I just looked at all the past editions and am so envious of folks who have been able to purchase all your dolls. I discovered you late so I only have the last two editions. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to add a third. I do have a question though. Do you ever think you will make a Ltd. edition with fingers?😊 I can’t imagine how much work it is to do that. I have tried and it is tedious. I remember you saying there are some techniques you are unwilling to share and I truly understand and respect that, but I would love to own one with fingers if you ever made one for sale.
Hi Linda, It’s always nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for your interest and appreciation. As for dolls with fingers – sorry, but these Ltd. Editions will have to be fingerless. Making fingers would take too much time and I save that kind of fussiness for my other work.Warmly,Salley
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Salley, I have several fairies from the last few years. I was remembering one that was the “last fairy” and am happy that she was actually one of my first. My daughter’s middle name is Jade so this one is very special. I will be setting my alarm and home the Jade joins the others. I love your work with Textiles. I wish that I could see one of your exhibitions but so far they have not made it to the northwest. Maybe someday they will.
And I just saw that you will be in Portland on October 30th. I am going to be there on a family trip that same weekend. I’ll bring my book and come meet you!
Oh, that’s great Carol. See you in Portland!