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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!

I make my fairies out of pipe cleaners, cotton embroidery floss, wood beads, and wool &/or re-purposed polyester felt. 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!)

Three sibblings, three fairies, with little holly swords and staves and interchangeable princess and Robin Hood hats




Clockwise from the top: Daffodil Fairy, Rose Fairy, Snow Fairy, and a pink fairy:


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Fairy riding one of my Dragons:


A family of fairies (these were my first creations--I've improved since then!)


My husband's steampunk vampire fairy...with olive hair...and a top hat...and a trench coat. This was a lot more difficult to do than the other fairies' attire!



My son chose the colors for his "fire fairy." His is the "adult" size fairy, and my daughter's is the "child" size fairy.


(I have to say, trying to take good pictures with children clambering all over me sure isn't easy!)

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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Other Items I Sell:
  • Dragons (made-to-order, wool needle felted dragons. Perfect size for your fairy to ride!)


  • Child's fairy+dragon combination


  • 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)
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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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