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Fairies! (handmade, custom-order, Waldorf-style fairies)

 
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Since I'm offering up a fairy for the Biological Reverse Kickstarter, I thought I should post some examples of fairies that I have made that have already found a home. EDIT: since people have told me I should sell these, I turned this thread into a Digital Market thread! If you want to buy one, you can!!! Scroll to the bottom and you should see a big black box with options for payment!

Made-to-Order Fairies


I make my fairies out of pipe cleaners, cotton embroidery floss, wood beads, and wool &/or re-purposed polyester felt. I can either make them with wooden heads or with felted heads with the hair sewn on. Just tell me your preference! It'll take me 1-2 weeks to make a fairy for you. Here are some of the fairies I have made. Please forgive my photography skills. They are not the best, nor is my camera! *(if you click on any of the images, you'll be taken to a full-size version of that image!)

Here's a set of siblings with felt-heads, complete with hats as well as swords and staves (purchased separately here)


And, here's three siblings with wooden heads.


This is a set of grandchildren fairies, each made to represent a grandchild:




More Fairies!


Fairy riding one of my Dragons (if you are looking for a fairy and dragon set for a child, take a look at my Child's fairy+dragon combination deal[/list])


Here's some more pictures of the baby fairy! I swaddled it in a felt , hand embroidered thimbleberry leaf. Since I was always frustrated when baby dolls came out of their swaddles and had no arms or legs, I made sure this one did!





If you'd like a fairy, please tell me what colors you like, if you'd like butterfly-styled wings, leaf-styled wings, or no wings. Tell me what color and length of hair. The curly hair I do is just cotton that I steamed and dried when wrapped around a pipecleaner and then unwound. The curls may strethc out, especially if played with! You can also tell me if you'd like them to wear a tunic, or a skirt, or something else. And, specify if you want them to be adult-sized or child-sized or a baby.  You could also just specify what type of theme you'd like your fairy to have, like water fairy, lavender fairy, mushroom fairy, etc. and I'll run with the idea.


If you order more than one item from me, I will refund any extra shipping These are $11.50 per fairy.

It will take approximtely 1-2 weeks for me to custom-make a fairy. If you need it ASAP, moosage me, and I might be able to make it quicker.

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Fairies! (handmade, custom-order, Waldorf-style fairies) - US shipping
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Other Items I Sell:
  • Dragons (made-to-order, wool needle felted dragons. Perfect size for your fairy to ride!)


  • Child's fairy+dragon combination


  • Tiny Dragon + Fairy (Children's Deal for made-to-order, Waldorf style fairy and tiny dragon)


  • Swords & Staffs made from holly (for your little fairy friend!)


  • Tiny Dragon (wool, bendable, needle-felted)


  • Small Pouch (made-to-order, wool felted bags perfect for marbles, dice and other trinkets)


  • Paul Wheaton Voodoo Action Figure!


  • The Official Permies.Com Jocelyn Campbell Action Figure!


  • Needle-felted chicken
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    I really love these fairies!

    Just sent off an order to you for the great grandkids through the mail...your choice of color and style, etc. just something different from the last ones.

    I'm still trying to come up with a display or something for their collections...I keep thinking a tree shape of some sort, maybe to hang flat on the wall?  I'm not as energetic about making gifts anymore so I'll have to keep it simple.

    Your work is so lovely and fun!
     
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    Ooooh! I'm so excited to start making more for your great-grands, Judith! Do you want them to have the wooden heads like their last ones, or the felted heads that I've started doing?

    Wildflower Toys used to make this adorable fairy house, but it looks like they're out of stock.



    I wonder if a flat piece of wood could be cut into tree shape, and then little ledges/shelves added along it to act as branches/storage shelves? It wouldn't take up much space, but could be both a play area and storage space.

    I need to find a home for my kids fairies, too! They tend to get deposited all around the house as they still have no home. The ones I made for my husband and I sit on our decorative shelf. It's kind of fun tucking them in tea cups or siting on books--it makes them seem more "alive" .

     
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    Ooooh, look at this one I found!



    This was the sort of thing I was imagining, minus the paint. I wonder how hard it would be to make? I am not skilled at ALL at building!

     
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    Do you want them to have the wooden heads like their last ones, or the felted heads that I've started doing?



    I'm happy leaving that up to you Nicole

    I spent so many years weaving production items for sale that I know what a relief it is to just play and be creative for the sake of creativity and not feel like a customer is sitting on your shoulder while you are working.  Please just enjoy what you do and let it be fun as that is what comes across in your work...I'm sure they will love the results.

    ...and I love that second fairy 'shelf' you've posted above...I'll have to look through the scrap wood pile and see if there's anything I can come up with.  Something to hang on the wall is what I'm thinking.
     
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    I've been having so much fun with Judith's great-grandkids' fairies, that I had to post some update pictures!



    I made them each some hats, too!



    Here's a view from the back:



    Now to make them some little swords/staves!
     
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    They are just wonderful Nicole!
    Thank you so much for making them...

    I'll try to take better photos this year when they open their gifts.

    Now if I could just find something for two twelve year olds and a eight year old?
    ...I'm off to look through the 'game' thread
     
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    The Fairies Are Here!!! The Fairies Are Here!!!

    They flew in yesterday and all arrived safely

    Lovely and sweet...all ready for their new children

    Steve says 'they get better and better' and 'the carving is great'

     
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    I'm so glad they arrived safely!

    Knowing that one of the kids' great-grandpa makes and sells wooden swords, and the other an expert woodworker, was great motivation to improve my carving skills!
     
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    Judith Browning wrote:

    I'm still trying to come up with a display or something for their collections...I keep thinking a tree shape of some sort, maybe to hang flat on the wall?  I'm not as energetic about making gifts anymore so I'll have to keep it simple.



    I ran across this cute fairy home kit in my email box. I know it's not a display, but it reminded me of you asking about fairy homes. I like how everything is natural materials, down to the beeswax to act as "glue" for the kids to assemble their houses from.

    It doesn't look terribly durable, though, but often kids view their fairies as precious treasures to be very gentle with, so they might enjoy assembling a home from little treasures likes these....though one could probably go out to a park or garden and find many of these fun things there. It's great for inspiration!







     
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    Nicole, that is a perfect idea! Especially if I could come up with a nice box for each of them and maybe some 'starter' materials...they are still young enough to think tiny...I always thought it interesting that young children see such small details Lately the girls have been asking about dyeing with my cosmos but would like to select the yellow ones...to me they are all orangish but they found the tiniest rare yellow one in amidst the rest...
     
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    I'm not sure if this idea will be kosher, but bigger liquor stores and usually any tobacco stores will sell their empty wooden cigar boxes, for anywhere between $2 And $6, depending on the size and quality of the box. You can smell them, and oddly enough, they usually smell very nice - especially the higher end ones. I've bought and used many, myself, overt the years. Some have hinged lids, some have sliding lids, some have lift -off lids, and there are so many shapes, colors, and sizes, I was amazed.
     
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    Nicole, here are pics. Looking for something in the line of the teal picture. Ruffly 12" tall. One or two hair sheep (all white) sized to the doll would be cool to go with it.

    Doll doesn't have to be posed like that. Just a pic for inspiration.
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    Nicole,  i am cleaning some of the shedded wool. I'll get it shipped sometime between now and friday. Interesting colors. Its been sitting outside for a couple years.

    You can see the before and after in the pic.
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    They are st croix but this one may be katadyn(sp?)

    Color is not from the wool as they are white. This has been sitting around outside for a couple of years. I am not sure where the yellow came from. Maybe the sun getting to the oils in it?
     
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    (edit: I just noticed that you'd replied already--it took me a while to write and take pictures!)

    Wayne, do you by any chance, have any pictures of your sheep? I just realized how fun it would be to make sheep out of the wool you sent, so they look  a bit like themselves!

    I'm actually in the process of making a toy sheep for my niece. Judith Browning had sent me this lovely natural brown wool a while back, and it was really fun making a sheep with it!
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    Hard to photograph in the sun because of the comparitive brightness of the white!
    Hard to photograph in the sun because of the comparitive brightness of the white!
     
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    First pic is female, second pic is our male
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    Nicole did a fabulous job on a custom project for me. Thank you so much! If there is a special spot to put a review, let me know
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