Blog Archives

End of Summer Sale!

 Check out all of these discounted items in my end of summer sale!
$32.00 USD
$27.20 USD
Arch fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy terrarium, miniature garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, charming gift!
$60.00 USD
$51.00 USD
Fall fairy house. Fairy garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, miniature furniture, fairy display.
$85.00 USD
$72.25 USD
Trinket fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy dollhouse, miniature furniture, fairy furniture, fairy display.
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Carnival glass fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy landscape, terrarium, miniature gardening, miniature furniture, fairy furniture. Great gift!
$70.00 USD
$59.50 USD
Furnished fairy house with hidden living space. Fairy garden, indoor garden, miniature furniture, fairy furniture. Mother’s Day gift!
$70.00 USD
$59.50 USD
Gilded fairy house with hidden interior. Fairy garden, fairy dollhouse, indoor garden, fairy display, fairy furniure, miniature furniture.
$65.00 USD
$55.25 USD
Feather fairy house. Girl’s fairy book, upcycled art fairy display, fairy furniture minature furniture. Fairy tale book house, amazing gift!
$250.00 USD
$212.50 USD
Mossy fairy house. Fairy dollhouse, fairytale house, fairy garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, miniature furniture. Amazing gift!
$350.00 USD
$297.50 USD
Fairy dollhouse. Fairy house, fairy garden, dollhouse, miniatures, vintage duracraft model, amazing gift!
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Teacup and saucer fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy scape, fairy terrarium, miniature garden, fairy furniture, charming gift!
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Zen fairy teacup. Fairy house, fairy garden, fairy terrarium, fairy furniture, miniature furniture, fairy scape. Charming gift!
$85.00 USD
$72.25 USD
Ruin fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy furniture, fairy apothecary, fairy display, indoor garden. Loosely modeled after Old Mellifont Abbey.
ClEKFAoHc3RhcnRlZBIJCLLOqdSNs8cCEjVqCXN-ZW9zLWhyZHIoCxIHQWNjb3VudBiAgICMwoeDCQwLEgdMaXN0aW5nGICAgIDAq4YKDBgAIAE=
$70.00 USD
$59.50 USD
Fenced fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy furniture, miniature furniture, indoor garden, fairy display. Charming gift!
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Blue fairy teacup. Fairy house, fairy scape, fairy terrarium, fairy garden, indoor garden, miniature garden. Charming gift!
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Fairy teacup. Fairy house, terrarium, miniature garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, fairy display, charming gift.
$65.00 USD
$55.25 USD
Box fairy house. Charming gift, fairy garden, fairy dollhouse, fairy funiture, indoor garden. Fairy display.
$30.00 USD
$25.50 USD
Fairy teacup. Fairy garden, miniature garden, fairy furniture, fairy terrarium, fairy display, home decor, charming gift!
$65.00 USD
$55.25 USD
Sea fairy doll. Polymer art doll, winged fairy doll, fairy display, mermaid art doll. OOAK!
$85.00 USD
$72.25 USD
Fairy caravan. Fairy house, fairy garden, woodland, gypsy caravan, fairy display, fairy furniture, miniature furniture. Amazing gift!
$55.00 USD
$46.75 USD
Seated fairy art doll, polymer art doll, pixie display. Little winged sprite doll ready to brighten your day!
$65.00 USD
$55.25 USD
Goth art doll. Polymer fairy doll, goth elf sculpture, warrior elemental doll, elven doll. OOAK, strong and fierce.
$170.00 USD
$144.50 USD
Woodland fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy furniture, miniature funiture, fairy swing, miniature gaden, fairy display. One of a kind gift!
$77.00 USD
$65.45 USD
Polymer fairy art doll. Clay fairy, elven doll, art doll, pixie doll. Fairy sculpture, elf sculpture, pixie sculpture.
$85.00 USD
$72.25 USD
Lavender fairy house. Fairy garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, miniature furniture, fairy display. Charming gift!
ClEKFAoHc3RhcnRlZBIJCOiv98uNs8cCEjVqCXN-ZW9zLWhyZHIoCxIHQWNjb3VudBiAgICMwoeDCQwLEgdMaXN0aW5nGICAgICA14wKDBgAIAE=
$110.00 USD
$93.50 USD
Fairy caravan. Gypsy caravan, fairy house, fairy garden, miniature garden, fairy display, fairy wagon. Furnished with fairy mischeif.
$70.00 USD
$59.50 USD
Lavender fairy house with hidden living space! Fairy garden, indoor garden, fairy furniture, miniature furniture, charming gift!
$55.00 USD
$46.75 USD
Nursery fairy house. Fairy garden, fairy furniture, indoor garden, baby fairy, fairy apothecary, fairy nursey. Miniature furniture.
See more

Grief through my fingers…

Watching someone you love decline from an incurable disease is one of the most soul sucking experiences unique to the human race. Wild animals are luckier, lacking doctors and medicines to prolong the suffering, both for the patient and their loved ones. If I didn’t have an artistic hobby, the compulsion and the desire to create, I really don’t know how I would deal with what I am seeing. Bad day, bad doctors appointment, make a fairy/gypsy caravan, and imagine running away to travel the world. Achieve a state of flow, and let the fear slide though my fingers. Noticing a mental decline in my loved one, hoping she hasn’t caught on, and glue moss for hours, letting the sadness slide through my fingers. Watching someone struggle for every breath they take, build a fairy sailboat to imagine sailing the seas, and slowly allow grief to slide though my fingers…

There is so much beauty and pain in life, and they inevitably go hand in hand. When my emotions become so insurmountable and overwhelming, miniature beauty creates order out of chaos. I am so very grateful for the outlet.

fairy/gypsy caravan

fairy/gypsy caravan

Things have gotten intense enough I had to make two.

Things have gotten intense enough I had to make two.

come sail away with me...

come sail away with me…

Tiny, tiny fairy furniture and a tiny, tiny dictator…

I’ve been planting this year’s fairy garden with the help of the most instructional, demanding, and opinionated partner you could imagine, one so particular that almost no decision regarding the space has been mine. Placement, color, flow, are all very important to her, and must be done exactly her way. I concede because my partner is my daughter and because, well, she is… three. So, right now planning our garden is not the most relaxing thing. My solace has been in creating a new line of garden doo dads, tiny stuff that I took great pleasure in crafting and would place perfectly if, in fact, my garden were actually my own:)

fairy wheelbarrow, bark twig and acorn

fairy wheelbarrow, bark, twig, and acorn

fairy stroller, black walnut and acorn

fairy stroller, black walnut and acorn

fairy swing

fairy swing

fairy bench, bark, twig, moss

fairy bench, bark, twig, moss

fairy mailbox. mossy

fairy mailbox. mossy

fairy hammock, milkweed pod

fairy hammock, milkweed pod

Fall fairy dollhouse…

I swore, in a previous post, that I would never again put another dollhouse together from scratch. It was complicated, messy, challenging… And yet here it is, inspired by the tiny fairy I am lucky enough to spend my days raising:)

The ground floor, with a twig and pine cone shingled entranceway...

The ground floor, with a twig and pine cone shingled entranceway…

The outside complete, with a roof carpeted in moss and flowers...

The outside complete, with a roof carpeted in moss and flowers…

The sitting room, with a hand-sewn couch, art, and acorn stools...

The sitting room, with a hand-sewn couch, art, and acorn stools…

The bedroom's fairy bed has butterfly wings, ornaments, and rests upon a nest of flower petals...

The bedroom’s fairy bed has butterfly wings, ornaments, and rests upon a nest of flower petals…

The apothecary, with fairy wings, bark furniture, and bottles of fairy dust...

The apothecary, with fairy wings, bark furniture, and bottles of fairy dust…

Out of my comfort zone…

It’s interesting to watch the trends in any artistic field, whether it be painting, clothing, or crafting. Although I’m not very trendy myself, it has not escaped my attention that certain online items seem to be selling over and over. I can completely understand coming up with a formula for any website or craft store and sticking to what sells. It’s very tempting. But I’m not a very good businesswoman, and I tend to find happiness only when stepping outside my comfort zone. That’s exactly what this new piece did for me, and as I’m writing, I’m hoping someone will love it as much as I do.

This all started out with my incorrect assumption that I’m great at puzzles. They stretch your brain, and all creative types are able to put them together with ease, right? Um, no.  Rated for ages 6+, these were the instructions.

DSCN3841

It took forever. And I had to get past the fact that I’m only slightly brighter than a six year old.

DSCN3822

I did a dry fit, some painting in a pretty dark grey, and then glued the pieces together. I opted to leave some of the chimney and gingerbread-type details off, because I knew they wouldn’t visually fit or be as welcoming to the woodland creature this home is designed to attract:) I also opted not to build stairs, and instead crafted a twig ladder leading to the second floor loft. It took much longer than I anticipated to finally get into the fun parts of decorating my new fairy house and crafting furniture- I could have created several smaller pieces in that time frame! But I loved squinting my eyes and imagining what this new gem could become.

Next, the entire ground floor got a mother of pearl shell tiling and fairy dust grout. This fantasy house has four rooms and a loft, and I wanted each room to have its own distinctive look and purpose. The first room became an apothecary, and I crafted three tables for it out of bark and acorns. I love the rustic look of natural materials rubbed with gold accent to make it glitter and shine! (I think a little glimmer attracts the fae.)Then I filled tiny bottles with multiple colors of fairy dust.  In all, this house ended up with 15 bottles of fairy potions.

DSCN3891

The other ground floor room ended up as a dining area/mixing station, with a twig table, acorn bowls, more bottles, and acorn and spool stools. I added art and mirrors to both rooms, and then moved on to the second level.

DSCN3889

The second floor boasts a twig and flower bed upon a carpet of moss and fairy dust, located in the loft portion of this level. The other room became the “library”, with twelve miniature books, a twig couch with hand sewn cushions, and a sweet, tiny cup of coffee.

DSCN3888

Finally the attic room was carpeted with a bed of wheat and fairy dust. There are three hand sewn cushions for lounging lying about the floor, bottles of fairy dust on the windowsill, and a tiny copy of Robin Hood. (I’ve heard fairies love fairy tales.)

All in all, this beauty turned out better than I expected. I’m not sure I would build another house from a puzzle kit, it was very confusing and time consuming. But the level of detail this kit allowed for left me with enough satisfaction that made the experiment  worth it. In the end, this is what the fairy house looked like from the back.

DSCN3892

And the front…

DSCN3868

%d bloggers like this: