Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Annie and I are getting over a light case of the sniffles so we canceled our plan to go visit Pop at work, and instead we tinkered around the studio all day. Since talking about our Fairy Village in my last post, I decided to take some pictures of it. I was also inspired to do so because a friend of mine in Santa Cruz called up wanted to get a few pieces for her little daughter who has a imaginary fairy world going on in their backyard.

All the structures, furniture and belongings are created by Annie and I. All of the fairy characters shown here are made by me, and I completely credit the brilliant Salley Mavor. I bought her book Felt Wee Folk years ago when Annie was tiny and have made dolls based on her patterns since. I went on to make my version of Mermaids, then created my own Frida & Diego dolls from there.

Our Fairy Village expands and contracts all the time. Annie is always adding stuff. I've sold pieces, given them as gifts, and Jasper has eaten whole townships. We have a amassed a huge amount of 'building materials' on our hikes and I think we might be entering a new fairy building phase. Click on the photos to see close-up details.


Pat said...

It staggers me to think of the fairies setting up house in Jasper's stomach. that is hard living!
I love the pirate. I am thinking that I must get it for a little boy I know that adores pirates. Please email me the compensation needed to put it into his hands, me matey.

Kate in NJ said...

I love your soundtrack too!

Cher Mere said...

Oh my goodness! Those are SO awesome!

Kate in NJ said...

There is a "major award" at my blog for you...lol.