Thursday, August 26, 2010

fairies wear boots

"Fairies wear boots and now you gotta believe me
Yeah I saw it, I saw it
I tell you no lie"
-Black Sabbath

well, i don't know about others, but this faerie sure does!

look who i found in my backyard today! she was just sitting there at the foot of a tree. she looked so sad sitting there, i stopped to say hi and invited her into the house for some milk and honey, i told her she could meet a new friend.... she agreed, albeit reluctantly....

you see, i've been terrible with my housecleaning lately.... so much so that i discovered another resident of the house.....

a cobweb elf!

the two of them seemed to get along swimmingly, here they are waiting for me to come out of the kitchen:

after our snack they decided to run rampant around the house, causing trouble like only the fair folk can! the animals went crazy! sadly, the dog scared them so much with her barking that they swiftly ran out!

i still see both of them on occasion, and remember to leave out milk, honey and yarn scraps.... for some reason faeries seem to love yarn scraps..... at least those that hang around my crafty household ;)

the details:

the cobweb elf's dress is made of chiffon that i've burned with a lighter to get a cobwebby appearance. it is also hand beaded with glass seed beads to simulate a "dew on a spiderweb" feel.

her wristlets are made of faux leather (as are her eyes) and stitched with embroidery floss.

in these two photos of her wristlet you can also see her spider web knee tattoo

she has spiders in her hair, but she doesn't mind... they just keep it tied up nicely! i made these little guys out of polymer clay.

here are two shots of the faerie's wings. as you can see they are slightly two different colors on the fronts and backs (much like some butterflies and moths) they are filled with polyfil and needle sculpted. wings you can still hug :D

part of her knitted "sweater" (i wanted it to look like she just found a piece of knitted fabric and fashioned a top out of it)

and her skirt of leaves!

and a close up of one of the boots. the boots are made of flannel and lined with felt. they have leather laces. you can also slightly see her needle sculpted knee in this pic.

a close up of the stitching on her wristlet. these wristlets are made of the same felt used to line her boots

these two little ladies will be posted on my etsy site soon!

thanks for looking!


  1. These are amazing! I don't believe my children have ever properly seen the fairies that live near the old tree in our yard, but they can imagine them so much more clearly now!


  2. awww... thanks sweetie :) ..and you just never know who might be lurking ;)

  3. Fairies wear boots! LOL! I love it! And I adore that cobweb elf. Clever and inspired as always. :)