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« on: May 27, 2014 11:12:16 AM »

When I was asked if I'd like to participate in a local fundraiser this year by getting my fairy on I gave an enthusiastic YES! Inspired by the Urban Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor, Horizons.ca is adding fairy stops on their Annual Home and Garden Tour. I've created a little bookshop for book loving fairies (which really means all of them, because all fairies love books, even goblins) which will be displayed inside a local independent book shop.



The piece measures around 11" x 8.5"... the size of a regular sheet of paper. The base is a book shaped box that someone just happened to give to me recently. Timing is everything!



The shop window with "Godefroy's New, Used & Rare Books ~Specializing in fairy tales~"



A peek through the window...



The tiny sign can be turned to say "Open".



I made over 470 of those little books, about half made it into the shop. They all open. I had planned to leave them loose so that they could be moved around... but realized that was probably unrealistic and they'd get knocked around and fall over.



I've created the space so that wee faux tealights can be easily placed inside to flicker in the windows.





Inside there are portraits of a few of the authors that I love dearly: JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Hans Christian Andersen, Edward Gorey, Lewis Carroll, Maurice Sendak, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Munsch and Beatrix Potter can all be found inside.









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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014 11:18:16 AM »

This seems to me like 100% magic.  Very lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014 11:36:59 AM »

This is amazing!
I have a book shaped box.  I think I might have to have something like this. Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014 12:23:09 PM »

Pure magic!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014 12:36:24 PM »

This is one of the greatest little things I've ever seen!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014 12:49:07 PM »

You always create so magical and delightful things! Just looking at them brightens my day. Thank you for this.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014 02:17:09 PM »

I love it!
It's brilliant.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014 04:15:00 PM »

Ah man, this is too good. Is it glass in the windows? I just love it so muchy, wow wow wow wow wow.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014 05:51:49 PM »

Oh goodness...I can't even express to you how much I love this. I want to go grab a book.

Wonderful, wonderful job! 470 little books, wow. Yeah just wow.

*pinned and this rocks*
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014 05:59:54 PM »

Ah man, this is too good. Is it glass in the windows? I just love it so muchy, wow wow wow wow wow.

The windows are made from sheets of transparency, like those used for overhead projectors.
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014 07:36:35 PM »

This is crazy beautiful! Wonderful job!!!! How did you make the little books? And what is their approximate size?
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014 08:23:19 PM »

This is crazy beautiful! Wonderful job!!!! How did you make the little books? And what is their approximate size?

Thanks! My wee books are made by elves in the middle of the night. Not entirely sure how they do it. All I know is that it requires making a huge flipping mess. Wink Most of them measure somewhere between .3" x .75" and .5" x 1"
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014 12:33:46 AM »

What a magical whimsical store. Your thought to detail is incredible. You must live in a wonderful place....esp. since you have your own elves to help make books. Lovely, incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed your post.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2014 05:20:09 AM »




I have no words.




Seriously.


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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014 06:00:09 AM »

Thanks everyone for the nice words. It was great fun to create and I hope it helps draw people out to the tour and raise some moolah!
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014 03:05:53 PM »

I'm not really a book person, not sure why as my entire family are book worms, but I think this is incredible. I can't imagine how long it took you to put together 470 little books, let alone put the whole piece together. So much detail. Ahh! Amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2014 05:39:17 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2014 06:16:31 AM »

I need to shrink myself down & spend days in there! Amazing work!
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2014 12:23:32 PM »

Fantastic and magical. I love it.
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014 12:14:21 PM »

Over 470 mini books??? My mind is blown! This is beyond magical looking Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014 06:04:17 AM »

This is so full of awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2014 05:45:29 AM »

Oh my word!  So awesome!  Such talent, and patience, you must have!   I love it, every tiny little inch of it!  Great job!
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2014 06:47:52 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014 01:42:06 PM »

It is magical! All this detail and teensy books- adorable! I bet it looks like magic in the dark with the flickering lights!
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2014 01:48:40 PM »

Yay, congrats on the feature!
So well deserved.
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Oh my gosh! I absolutely adore this!
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