Friday, July 22, 2011

Nature's Fairies

I've been thinking for a while that it's time to make Nature's Fairies...
I considered cloth poppets stuffed with wool roving or lavender.... stones.... felt....pinecones and rosehips.... finally today I decided upon (moldable) natural clay for the bodies and heads.

That will do!

I made mine before anything else... the babes were inside playing, and it was quiet outside...

I chose yarrow for hair.
I suspect that's because the wild unruliness of it looks similar to my own.

I chose coral rose petals for the top covering.

And beautiful, silver-and-pearl Honesty seed pods for the skirt.

For the eyes, I dotted the tiniest bit of glue, and then sprinkled a peppering of poppy seeds.

Lavender for her arms, of course.

Ivy for her wings.

We just used regular school glue to attach them permanently.

There! She's done.
Isn't she fine?

"Ooooh, she's soooo cute! I want a fairy!" said Madeleine. "I'll use these for arms!" Poppy stems and seed pods.

"I want leaves for the hair! Catnip!"

And then more.

"Mine is going to be me...."

"I'm going to have a crown!"
"Oh! What a fantastic idea! That will be so beautiful! You're brilliant."

Lavender. Rose petal. Catnip flowers. Lemon balm flowers. Cinquefoil.


Honesty seeds for her eyes,

rolled rose petal for her mouth....

Petals to cover her top,

rose leaves for her skirt,

and she's done.Isn't she darling?

We love them.

This one is also going to Saturday's Artist on July 23, and then to Friday's Nature Table at The Magic Onions on July 29.

And if you're in the U.S, don't forget to enter the art and craft supply give-away from Elmer's and Xacto! It can be found here.


  1. Those are so sweet and full of character.

  2. They're gorgeous!! I want one, too...might have to make that a weekend activity :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love it. My daughter loves to play with clay too.

  4. Ha! I love them. I adore the unruly hair--so, so cute!

  5. These are so cute!!!! May I ask what type of glue did you use? Also did you glue the petals and such for the skirt or are they pressed into the clay while it's still wet? Thanks:)

  6. April - we did glue them - white school glue! :)

  7. These are so pretty!
    Little Wonders' Days


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