Inspired by Salley Mavor’s Wee Folk, I made this little snow fairy.
She is about 2-1/2″ tall when standing. She is sporting a white flower petal skirt and white wool top embroidered with metallic gold thread. Her little hat is crocheted from white thread, and her wings are a tiny gold mesh material.
She is special to me because the bead I used for her head was mixed in with a box of hobby & needlework supplies that belonged to my Grandmother, who passed away in 2004. I had been saving the bead (which already had the face painted on it) to make something special. So now I have my little snow fairy to sit on my computer monitor and remind me of my Grandma.
I made this fabric chunky page for a swap. I stamped muslin with garden and flower related words to use as my background. I cut and appliqued the flower using embroidery floss and blanket stitch.
I found the cute little Georgia state image on another piece of fabric, and zig-zag stitched it to the back side.
Then I stitched a verse for the front and my name and info for the back side on Aida fabric and attached the pieces with a simple stitch around the border.
I can’t remember if I used felt or quilt batting to pad the middle … but I used embroidery floss to add stitches through the layers to “quilt it” a bit. I added the piped edge which I stitched around with white embroidery floss.
I then threaded some beads to matching purple yarn and safety pinned it to the back side as an extra touch of embellishment.
I started with re-purposed cardboard from cereal boxes, which I cut to 4″ x 4′. I lightly sanded the printed side to help the glue adhere better. I then glued printed scrapbook papers over the cardboard.
I doodled the Mandalas with a Sharpie marker and an Indian ink pen. I added a little bit of sparkle with a Gelly Roll pen and some glitter glue.
I added the string art by punching holes with an awl along the border, and then stitching craft thread through the holes.
For the finished pages I added small Mandala charms. I made them with 1″ circles punched from cardboard covered with printed scrapbook papers and doodled with mini Mandalas. I sandwiched satin ribbon between the layers and looped it through punched holes in the page.