Saturday, 7 December 2013

Holly


So it is Day Two of my attempt to have a new fairy every day this week, and I am already slightly regretting my rash promise. Dandelion was yesterday's fairy. Holly is a much more Christmassy Fairy. She has holly leaves for wings, and some bright red berries on her hat.  


I sat up quite late last night doing the embroidery on her bag. The dupion silk has a lovely rough quality, and although once again the light is not good for photographs, I think my photos do show the real (not too brash) gold colour.


I really wanted to photograph her with a sprig of holly, and although there is a lovely holly tree with lots of berries in someone's garden in my road, I was too chicken to reach over and pick a sprig. My daughter was extremely embarrassed that I even considered doing this, so instead I hope her fluffy dressing gown gives a snowy background.


There will be no fairies on Sunday, but hopefully on Monday (light being suitable) there will be a duo.

31 comments:

  1. You have talent! She is very sweet! Good luck with the fairy a day project - I would love to see them!

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  2. She's so sweet, I know what you mean about wanting to pick the holly but being afraid to. I'd chicken out too unless it was overhanging the fence or wall... and I knew no one would see me... and if I had scissors with me..... and a bag to hide it in...

    Jan x

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  3. Sooo cool, I wish I had a crafty talent and could make cool stuff :)

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  4. What a cutie! I love the bag -- dupion silk is one of my favorite fabrics since it manages to be luxurious and rough at the same time.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  5. The holly that you chose was perfect, but don't let your kids hold you back on ideas.

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  6. Great shots of your very creating needlework ~ love the little holiday fairy and the bag is exquisite ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  7. So sweet! You have excellent fine motor control to do such exacting work! Just lovely!

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  8. Impressive. She's an adorable fairy and the bag is especially impressive. Here's Mine

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  9. your fairies are quite delightful

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  10. Darling decor! Have a wonder filled weekend♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/december-s/

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  11. I'm always astonished at how clever you are.

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  12. Gosh, you have set yourself a challenge. But they look wonderful, well done.

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  13. Another darling little make! Your work is so perfect, I'd love to know how big these fairies are...Chrissie x

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    1. They are not big at all. I did think I should make them a bit bigger, but I think that being tiny they are more like real fairies. If you look in my Etsy shop all the ones there have the measurements, and the size of the little bags.

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  14. Isn't she adorable !!!! Can't wait to see the next one, and the next one and the next one.... xx

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  15. She is absolutely gorgeous and I love the bag.
    Ali x

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  16. This reminds me of my grandmother's work. She made rag dolls from yarn, one of which I played with for years with my brother. She started out pink then paled with the grime from my hands. She was quite a saucy dolly.

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  17. She is absolutely adorable and I love her little embroidered bag. Good luck with the rest of the week! x

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  18. honestly, I don't how Anyone can KNIT stuff that small with so many probable pieces.. My Mother CROCHETS Creatures that size, but she's never done FAIRIES... If I show her THIS, she'll be wanting to whip some up too! - She likes Fairies... And This one actually *looks* like her! - *MANY* decades ago!! -- BRILLIANT JOB!
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  19. Aww she is just beautiful! Loooove the bag too, the holly leaves and berries look gorgeous on the rough gold silk :) x

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  20. What a fantastic idea! And this little holly fairy is too adorable. I wish I had your creative talents.

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  21. She is lovely and I am looking forward to seeing the fairy a day makes. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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  22. Good luck with the challenge! She is adorable.

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  23. She's lovely, lots of lovely tiny details. Can't wait to see more (sorry!)

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  24. A fairy a day? Thats some challenge at this time of year! Cute as ever though x

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  25. Holly is really a lovely earthy type fairy! I wonder if she eats millet porridge for breakfast. Seriously she is so adorable. Linking up with Handmade Monday. Let me know about your experiences of selling your crafts at art fairs.

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  26. your holly fairy is beautiful - so sweet!

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