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« on: June 28, 2005 07:28:04 AM »

A very good friend of mine celebrated her birthday on Sunday and I wanted to make her something really special. Via a rather circuitous inspiration process, I came up with the idea for a fairy doll based on her personality and appearance. Meet Flelph:


She is 18" tall and made from felt. I developed the pattern and costume myself and had a fabulous time playing with beads and trim and wire, oh my! I constructed a support stand for the doll - can't let those pretty little legs get all bent and misshapen! - as well as a velvet-lined display box.

As is usually the case, I got totally carried away and before I knew it there was a tiara (for my friend to wear) and a fairytake storybook to go along with the doll, both also in their own display box.

It took me a month of solid work in every spare moment I had and I absolutely enjoyed every single second of it. Birthdays are my favourite excuse to craft Grin

(There are a lot more pictures hosted at my crafting journal for anyone who is interested.)
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005 07:35:45 AM »

OMG!  She is beautiful!  I don't think I could imagine a more perfect fairy doll.  Her face, her clothes, her hair and little antennae.  She even has fingers and a ring!  Wow!  I am very impressed.  You have a very lucky friend indeed.  Wow!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2005 08:16:01 AM »

I am in awe that she was entirely handmade.  The details are fabulous and she is absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2005 03:27:52 PM »

Oh wow!
I don't think anything can top that gift and the time and thought and coolness of it!

I have a gorgeous granddaughter Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005 03:38:10 PM »

That's exquisite. I can't fathom making something like that out of felt. Lovely, lovely job.

« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005 01:40:05 PM »

it's so beautiful! the details and everything...i'm speachless! it's an amazing fairy!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2005 10:11:34 AM »

thats absolutely gorgeous. you could definately sell those for bundles of money.

all we were searching for was someone or something to believe in. i guess that's why we got each other.

« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2005 10:33:49 AM »

WOW.....you have true talent!!!!  I went to your crafty journal and read the stipulations in order to view the pattern, but it still would not allow me to???
Keep up the good work - it is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2005 11:10:14 AM »

oh wow thats really nice its so pretty and so NOT cheesy-
nice nice nice!

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2005 02:27:26 PM »

I love it!  I've made dolls for years but thats amazing!!!

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