Friday, 3 July 2009

What in the bottom of your garden?



In mine i found a lost fairy... she told me her name was Lavender, that she was a good luck and health fairy and that she was trying to find her way to a lady called Hels... luckily for Lavender i just happened to know this Hels character and said i'd help her to get there, i made a special box for her to travel in via our very own royal mail.. think she was impressed with the royal part lol And i now know she is happily at her destination all safe and well in her new home.
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Lavender was made totally from scratch using a pipe cleaner and some merino wool tops in white pink and purple, i moulded the shape of a body with the pipe cleaner and wrapped the tops around the frame, needle felting from time to time to bond the fibres, i then needle felted on some hair and boots, once the body was complete i made a little skirt and wings from a circle of mesh fabric, sowed this on and added some ribbon to create the leg stockings and the cross-over top. I finished her off by adding a segment of lace for the crown and i created a wand using wire, beads and a paper rose. I also added an attachment to the back so she can be worn as a brooch or necklace.
I got the idea from a fab book i brought on amazon by Julie Collings called "Pretty Little Felts" I've also been making some felt jewels from the same book which i will be blogging soon.
Thanks for stopping by, i know there hasn't been much going on here as i'm still loving making my cute cards, but i'm slowly learning to get the best of both worlds :O)

9 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW, you are sooooo clever xxxx

Enfys said...

This is fabulous Minx, love the way you wrote the post as well, made me smile....

Lorraine said...

love that your getting into needlefelting as well as stamping..this little fairy is really cute..for a moment I thought you were from the US with your awesome comment on my circle weaving..thanks for visiting my blog

craftytrog said...

She's 'awesome', Hels will love her! Have you been buying more books from Amazon then, tut tut! Lol! xxx

craftypixie said...

wow wow wow im loving her Nikki,i want one hint hint lol
you are one very clever ikkle girl
wendy xx

Hels said...

Aw, Lavendar is happy in her new home, although, she has gotten a little bossy and booted Clyde Mouse off his perch in my living room!!! Hoping she does bring me some luck and good health, blimey, could do with it...thank you hunny, I love her and will treasure her xx

Angelnorth said...

Awww, sweet fairy and how nice that she's found a new home with Hels!

Kim Dellow said...

Super cute fairy, well done for catching her on camera :) Kim

Sarah Anderson said...

Ooooh, I've been eyeing up that book on Amazon!! Love your little fairy, and I'm sure Hels did too!!