Saturday, March 12, 2011

Week 10b: The Little Folk


Earlier in the week, looking at my big straw "outdoor" broom gave me the inspiration to create a tiny version for our fairies. I have seen some pretty incredible fairy houses (and furniture) lately on Etsy, but I especially like the ones that are totally natural--not using distinctly human things, like hot glue. ;) So, I fashioned this tiny replica out of soft yellow grass (of which, there is an abundance right now...), a forsythia twig, and a stray bit of wire (which, okay, I "found" in my craft supplies). It stands a little over 5" tall. Just because fairies are mischievous doesn't mean they can't be tidy.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I LOVE your fairy broom! We have a book and DVD about fairy houses on an island. I bet Isabel would like it...

Gramma Joy and Grampa Todd said...

I love your fairy broom, too :o) (Perhaps a little fairy will come by and sweep it away!)

amanda j said...

Aunt Linda~ I think we've read that book! Checked it out from the library. That's what started the whole ordeal. :) We have made shoebox fairy houses, and are now working on a more elaborate house.

Mum~ Thanks! It was probably a waste of ten minutes, but it is sitting on my desk and makes me happy every time I look at it. :D

Shauna said...

That's awesome! And I love that you know the forsythia branch, you horticulture major, you.