Rebecca over at Thrifty Goodness hosted a craft challenge. Each participant had to make something out of a wooden spool. I thought and thought and decided to go with a little fairy doll. She is only standing on the spool so she isn't completely made out of a spool. I tried to make her out of a spool, but it gave her a rather round boxy shape that wasn't very fairy like. But, I tried to use the spool as the main piece. There is a bonus spool in there - can you spot it?I have had these Japanese heads for over twenty years and never had a use for them. But, I loved them, so I kept them. Now, suddenly, I have used them all and had to order more on Etsy last week. (Note that I finally got my Etsy shop up ad running with more items to be added. yeah, me! Link on the side bar.)
Do you see the bonus spool? The itty bitty spool pig? I found a tiny spool in my crafting crap and decided to make it into a wee bitty piggy. Every fairy needs a piggy, right? The piggy even has fairy wings. A fairy pig.
Somewhere recently I picked up a baggie of old pipe cleaners and some other random items. In it I found three little paper Dresden cones. I used one as a party hat and glittered it to match the fairy. The only way I can hold the hat and glitter it is to attach it to my fingertip like a big fake fingernail. Then I have to walk around the house with it attached to my hand while it dries. The things we do for our art. ;o)
Here's the fairy pig. I had to draw on the face. I had black beads for eyes, but it looked scareeee!
A fairy backside. Pink leaf wings, some rick rack and some pink pompoms round her out. I think I'm in love, if I do say so myself!
*Special thanks to Magpie Ethel for helping ignite my creative juices. Her creations are so stinking adorable! When I win the lottery, right after I get my own soft serve ice cream machine, I am going shopping in her Etsy Shop and buying it ALL. ;o) But you don't have to wait to win the lottery to afford her creations......