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« on: August 26, 2010 05:16:24 PM »



"Fairies wear boots and now you gotta believe me
Yeah I saw it, I saw it
I tell you no lie"
-Black Sabbath


well, i don't know about others, but this faerie sure does!



look who i found in my backyard today! she was just sitting there at the foot of a tree. she looked so sad sitting there, i stopped to say hi and invited her into the house for some milk and honey, i told her she could meet a new friend.... she agreed, albeit reluctantly....


you see, i've been terrible with my housecleaning lately.... so much so that i discovered another resident of the house.....




a cobweb elf!


the two of them seemed to get along swimmingly, here they are waiting for me to come out of the kitchen:




after our snack they decided to run rampant around the house, causing trouble like only the fair folk can! the animals went crazy! sadly, the dog scared them so much with her barking that they swiftly ran out!

i still see both of them on occasion, and remember to leave out milk, honey and yarn scraps.... for some reason faeries seem to love yarn scraps..... at least those that hang around my crafty household Wink







the details:

the cobweb elf's dress is made of chiffon that i've burned with a lighter to get a cobwebby appearance. it is also hand beaded with glass seed beads to simulate a "dew on a spiderweb" feel.




her wristlets are made of faux leather (as are her eyes) and stitched with embroidery floss.





in these two photos of her wristlet you can also see her spider web knee tattoo





she has spiders in her hair, but she doesn't mind... they just keep it tied up nicely! i made these little guys out of polymer clay.



here are two shots of the faerie's wings. as you can see they are slightly two different colors on the fronts and backs (much like some butterflies and moths) they are filled with polyfil and needle sculpted. wings you can still hug Cheesy






part of her knitted "sweater" (i wanted it to look like she just found a piece of knitted fabric and fashioned a top out of it)

and her skirt of leaves!






and a close up of one of the boots. the boots are made of flannel and lined with felt. they have leather laces. you can also slightly see her needle sculpted knee in this pic.





a close up of the stitching on her wristlet. these wristlets are made of the same felt used to line her boots



thanks for looking!  as always comments, criticisms and questions are extremely welcome!

-fayeven
« Last Edit: August 27, 2010 06:32:35 AM by fayeven » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010 06:57:39 PM »

I can haz plz?!?!  You did an AWESOME job on these lovely ladies!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010 08:10:33 AM »

...so many little details...
It wouldn't have occurred to me to make the eyes out of leather either, does that make them look nice and glossy in real life? It looks like the brown fairy's wristlets have a slight sheen to them...
I think the purple haired one's my favourite though 'cause I love her skirt and her puffy shiney wings! (plus, you know, purple...)
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010 08:37:52 AM »

Wow, I love both of these dolls. They are beautiful. I love the dress on the cobweb elf. It's so delicate and dainty looking. Great work on both of them. Take care.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010 08:53:32 AM »

It wouldn't have occurred to me to make the eyes out of leather either, does that make them look nice and glossy in real life? It looks like the brown fairy's wristlets have a slight sheen to them...

yes, they stand out much more with the faux leather than the felt i would normally use....  i found it really hard to find a good looking color for eyes for her because her skin is so dark... and i though it looked weird when i tried using lighter colors or a lighter color with dark..... oh and, she's actually a dark cranberry in color, but the photos didn't really show that well :/  she is decidedly difficult to photograph... elusive little elf  Cheesy

I think the purple haired one's my favourite though 'cause I love her skirt and her puffy shiney wings! (plus, you know, purple...)

thanks!  yes, purple is the best  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010 08:54:35 AM »

thank you ll so much for your lovely comments!
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