28 February 2009
Affleck's palace in Manchester is an Aladin's cave for people like me! I managed to find this teeny faerie tea set, which I have added to my collection. It is a Japanese version of a 'sylvanian family' set, which you can't buy here.Since I'm never likely to go to Japan, I am very pleased it found me!
21 February 2009
12 February 2009
11 February 2009
This is the house designed for my daughter's friend, Vicki. She loved faerie tales, so the bed has several matresses with a real pea under it (now a feature of all my houses) . As each one is different, this also has a washing line, with tiny faerie clothes! I left it unfurnished, as she and I often make furniture together, and she wanted to fill it herself.I have to say it's one of my favourite houses!
I then decided on a second one, this time in a different style.I chose some twigs and painted them a pearly white, dusted them with fine glitter powder and stuck old christmas type branches on the end.I then put to good use, the glass beaded faerie lights I had hoarded!
Attempted a chandelier recently.I tried to figure out a way of having twigs hanging down, with 'beautiful things' hanging from the branches.In the end I saw a cookie cutter sitting in the kitchen and instantly knew I had found the sollution! Ihot glued the twigs and some old tree roots around the cutter and suspended the whole thing with wire from a central light fitting.No need to worry about fire hazzards, as I use energy bulbs.
10 February 2009
Wanting to bring the outside indoors, I looked at making garlands of leaves and flowers. I made some leaves from felt, dredged them in sparkle, and they were ready to use in my display.I gathered twigs; dogwood for colour and others sprayed white for contrast.An archway was constructed using hooks( and tape!)...Then I could add my butterflies and faeries! Not satisfied, I then decided to bring my beautifuly shaped apple tree indoors.It had begain to die off, and wishing to preserve it's beautiful shape, I dug it up! My lovely sister had given me some gold and silver leaves,so I attatched the gold ones to my 'new' tree.Placed in a bucket of stones in a corner of my living room and housing four birds, a handmade nest, a dragon fly , a butterfly and several bejewelled apples it is a source of great wonder, and enchanting to look at!
A house filled with faerie magic, and treats would be a dream for any faerie...... From it's little pantry shelves and tiny cradles, to the swing in the garden and faerie dust room. I had always wanted to make one, and begain scowering local woodland and parks for twigs to build it. It really wasn't difficult, as it almost built itself! Several floors high, and using the things nature left us, it soon begain to take shape....now others have been made, sold and given as gifts, to people who really believe.........