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« on: June 12, 2007 04:07:13 PM »

I made my very first little faerie cottage last night after seeing the little wooden "birdhouse" at Michael's and getting inspired. It was created for a a community I belong to called, "Full Moon Swaps" for our June theme, "Enchanted Forest." But now, I totally love it and don't know if I want to part with it!  Grin

Anyway, I'm so proud of it and I thought I'd share it with some fellow crafters who might enjoy/appreciate it.


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I painted the whole thing, did accents and tones of color, then I added the river rock stones. Next came the little flower/vines and then I finished with the lichen moss on the roof. I might try to add some little curtains for the windows and I want to finish it with one of those battery-operated tea light "candles" that you can put in pumpkins. They flicker like a real candle without the flame. It'll be like the little faerie is glowing away warmly in her home.

I'm really proud of how it came out. Hope you like too!
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Edit: I went to the park near my house to take a couple of pictures with the cottage nestled in the woods. I thought it'd be a really cute way of showing it off as if one really came across it on a hike.







(Yeah I know. I'm a dork!  Cheesy )
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007 04:07:51 PM »

That is just adorable! Enchanted! Magical!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 04:49:07 PM »

Thank you! *beams*
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007 06:44:34 PM »

that is so cute. i love it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007 06:49:28 PM »

oh wow thats beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007 06:58:26 PM »

Thank you both!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007 05:59:31 AM »

Very cute!  Looks like it was a lot of fun to plan and make!  I've been dying to do one of these (either a fairy house or bird house) because the options are endless!  There are so many materials you can use, and let's face it--everything is cuter when it's miniature!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007 09:10:20 AM »

 Shocked Wow! That is such a cool idea!! I may swipe it for an unsued and abandoned bird house that currently takes up space at my house!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007 12:36:02 PM »

I grabbed another and a different shape from Michael's yesterday and I want to make some more. The options are limitless and it's just so fun to watch it all come together!!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007 01:37:42 PM »

awwwwww!!!! That's soooo cuuute!!!!! it makes me squee inside ^_^
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007 01:51:29 PM »

Oh wow!   Shocked That is totally yhe cottage of my dreams, if i could make myself miniture i would totally put an offer in for that cottage. You are seriously talented  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007 01:58:53 PM »

This is super cute. I love it! My 4 yr old has a thing for birdhouses so we have a ton around here. I think a few fairy houses would look quite at home here.
*adds yet another project to list*
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007 05:28:03 PM »

ohh, I love the little thing, you did a fine job and any day a little fairy will move in to make it hers. I must keep this in mind for when I have some free time.
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2007 04:03:30 PM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2007 01:59:47 AM »

Adorable! I especially love the roof.
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2007 10:07:58 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2007 08:43:45 AM »

oh my gosh its beautiful! ^^ you've inspired me Smiley Smiley I think i'll go give it a go now D
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2007 08:53:50 AM »

It's a lot of fun. I like the moss roof myself. Thought it really finished the idea of it being a cottage in the woods. I'm going to do another and try some shingles and other options but I might end up covering it all with the moss anyway.  Cheesy

It took six or seven hours total but I kept futzing with it and since it was the first I made, I just made it up as I went. Still, an enjoyable evening and when I make my next one (in the next couple of days) I think it might take a little less time. (Though who knows? After all, I always futz with things for several hours just because it's hard for me to put a craft down.)

Thanks for the compliments and I'm glad I inspired some faerie creativity!
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2007 07:24:13 PM »

I love your Faerie Cottage.  I would love to make one someday.

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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009 06:22:15 AM »

I know this post is really, really old now but I just love this and wanted to tell you!

So, so cute!
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2009 11:05:45 AM »

This is a really cute idea! I love the thought of walking through the woods and just seeing that.
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