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.
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.