Monday, May 24, 2010

A Fairy House

One of my personal faves!

In October 2008
I came across this blog tutorial
for a carry along doll house.

I jumped in with enthusiam to make my then 19 month old daughter
her own little fairy garden.
It was a labour of love
and a trial of patience,
(not one of my better virtues)

Of course, once I had shed blood, sweat and tears,
I realised that it would be trashed if she got her chubby little baby hands on it
so it was hidden away high on a bookshelf 1 ands 1/2 years gathering dust.

My daughter has just turned 3
and admittedly may well still trash it
but short of putting it away until she turns 18
or getting her to sign a legal document,
I have to hand it over at some stage.

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The fairies came from etsy.
I also made up little felt draw string bags
which I filled with little frogs, butterflies, ladybirds and the like
as well as some fairy wands with glitter and colour.



This is one of my prouder moments as a crafts person.

I was so happy with the result.

It is a great little idea and has so much scope for your own personal theme
for your own little person.


Liesl said...

Look at that - its divine! How clever. No wonder you need her to sign a legal document!!

Tania said...

Perfect. I remember when Nikki from My Black Cardigan made two for her twins. There was much cursing involved then as well!

willow and moo said...

Tas, I loved it back then and I still love it now. SUPERB!!!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Adorable!! This tutorial has been at the top of my to-do list all year -- am hoping to make a couple during summer break : ) You should be proud - it's just darling!!

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toadstooldots said...

so stunning and with lots of love.
Looks really fiddly to do this all. You can really be proud.

Tin Can Daisy said...

I'm so glad you decided to show this little fairy house on your blog - it's just gorgeous and well worth all the effort!!

Lola Nova said...

What an amazing job you did, I love it! I love all the little extras you put in, lovely.

michal said...

This is so pretty! amazingly pretty!

BumNRound said...

Wow Tas - its lovely. Such a great idea for a little girls imagination

clare's craftroom said...

It is fantastic ! I'd give it to her for her 21st but then again I'm a lousy mum , lol !

Karen said...

OMG Tas this is completely divine!
I am making one of these for my 2y.o.'s birthday - but it is just a house to play with, your fairy theme is so lovely though.
I can see why it was hard to part with!

The Handmaden said...

I love that Tas, how gorgeous!!

monART said...

aaaaahw this is SO cute.

Wollzipfel said...


So nice!!!!!!

hugs from suisse:-)