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Magpirate
« on: April 17, 2014 06:37:55 AM »

I made this for Belladune in the Dreaming of Spring swap.



Belladune had a garden in an altoid tin on her Pinterest, and according to her profile she likes fairy garden things, so I decided to combine the two.  I thought it would be neat if the garden extended beyond the confines of the tin, so I used basswood and a little hinge to make a fold-out garden path.



It flips back up so the tin can be closed.



I painted the base so you wouldn't be able to see bare wood between the stones of the path, and I used scraps of green fleece for moss.



Another in-progress shot.  Daisies are some of Belladune's favorite flowers, so I painted them in the background.  In this picture you can see where I cut holes in the fleece so I could glue the mushrooms directly to the wood rather than to the fleece, for stability.



I used more scraps of basswood to make a fairy door for the lid of the tin.  The mushrooms, door fixtures, and snail's body are made from Sculpey and painted.



The snail's shell is an actual snail shell that I found in my garden.



It was hard to let this go, but I think it went to a good home.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014 07:47:05 AM »

This is great! I love that it extends out from the tin.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014 07:57:32 AM »

Ooh, I love it! Great details and I love how you can flip it so you can close the lid!

Great job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014 11:47:27 AM »

This is so sweet.  I love that it is bigger on the inside than it looks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014 07:42:04 PM »

Ohhh! That little trap-door murphy-bed kind of flap is such a clever idea! It definitely feels like spring time Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014 07:11:05 PM »

this is so awesome! I looked at the pics for a long time before realizing that the outer door is a copy of the painted inner scene door. Love the look of the big outer door with those swirls! 'and love the shrooms and walkway stones. Also love that the snail shell is one you found yourself. A terrific job on the whole thing!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014 05:49:38 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

this is so awesome! I looked at the pics for a long time before realizing that the outer door is a copy of the painted inner scene door. Love the look of the big outer door with those swirls! 'and love the shrooms and walkway stones. Also love that the snail shell is one you found yourself. A terrific job on the whole thing!!

Aww, thank you!  Cheesy  Yep, the lid door and the inside door are the same.  (Which I guess means you could never get inside the fairy's house, since opening the door puts you back on the path!)  I got really lucky with the snail shell, I was going to use one I'd made out of clay (it's actually in the second picture) but I was weeding the garden a few days before the send-out date and there it was, the perfect size and everything.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014 04:37:13 AM »

That is fantastic! And so clever of you to use the hinge to extend the space.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014 10:51:14 PM »

Your little garden is absolutely amazing!  Would you mind if I shared it with my followers on my Facebook page?  https://www.facebook.com/Awaywiththefairiesgardens
I love to share ideas and inspiration relating to little gardens of all types.  It is too cute not to share!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014 11:48:21 AM »

Your little garden is absolutely amazing!  Would you mind if I shared it with my followers on my Facebook page?  https://www.facebook.com/Awaywiththefairiesgardens
I love to share ideas and inspiration relating to little gardens of all types.  It is too cute not to share!


Go ahead!  Just credit me, of course.  A link back to this post or to my Craftster profile would be nice.  Smiley
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