Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dreaming of Fairies!

Hello, My Sweet Bloggy Friends! As I mentioned yesterday in my YUMMIES post, we've got fairies on the brain here in Rosey Posey land! My excuse for all the fairy business around here is that my girls love them (which they DO), but in reality I love them myself! I remember when I was about 4 my family and I went camping and while we were there we met another family that was camping next to us. They had 4 kids at the time and one of them, a girl just a year older than myself, was named Amy, and she took me by the hand and showed me where there was a "fairy forest." For the rest of our camping trip Amy and I played "fairy forest" and though I can not remember anything else about that week, I have a very crisp, clear picture in my head of a lush area, covered with fern, that most certainly was home to fairies...
So I KNOW how lovely it is to dream about fairies...and through my daughters' eyes and imaginations, I am once again "playing fairies!"

My first fairy creation is this altered art fabric book...for sale in my eBay auctions...
This beautiful book is made entirely of fabric. Included is a OOAK miniature bisque fairy doll and bird, as well as 3 fairy-themed ATC cards. The winner will get to "customize" the book with the embroidered word or phrase of their choice!












Rosalind (a flower fairy) is a beautiful fairy princess and she is accompanied by her faithful friend and guardian, Sugar. Rosalind is 2.5" tall and is just as sweet as can be in her rose-petal hat and rhinestone-encrusted frock. Her little friend, Sugar, stands 1.5" tall when she is wearing her "crown" (originally a vintage broach she found and repurposed, as birds will do!). Sugar also wears a scarf fashioned from a snippet of vintage trim.

A multitude of pockets are perfect to house ATC cards, love notes or even craft supplies! Each page is made from lovely fabrics and trims...vintage linen, my favorite barkcloth, vintage lace, my favorite Rachel Ashwell (tm) fabric and much more...

Vintage images have been printed to fabric and hand-embroidered to form original layered/altered pockets and accents.



















Tuling, ribbon, buttons, beads, baubles and even a fairy and wand charm adorn the spine of the book.
















Whimsical images throughout make this a truly magical piece of art that you can use to keep ATC cards, love notes or even art supplies in!

























Stay tuned for even more magical fairy creations!!

15 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Have a good day
Rachaelx

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Wow, everything looks gorgeous!!
Kathy

Natasha Burns said...

Cheryl I can't get over how much work you put into everything! These must take you forever!!! So lovely!

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Cheryl, I love everything!! That book is amazing!! I want one :)

Amy

Roxie said...

Hi Cheryl. Thank you for stopping by my blog today to say hi. It's so nice getting to know more people in blogland.
Wow, you can't get anymore feminine than your blog! Pink....fairies....dolls...etc. I don't even think I took a breath while I read through every post. I can now feel my heart go pitter patter, is that normal? I may have found a new love...paper dolls! I have 4 daughters, so your blog is just the medicine I need. Would you like to exchange blog links with me?

Jennifer said...

Once again, everything is sooo incredibly charming and precious! Beautiful work my sweet friend! :)
XO,
Jenn

lauraspretties said...

The book is adorable ! I am so happy to find your cute lil blog!

Flea Market Queen said...

OK you got me...I am such a lover of your Fairy creations! They are so precious...Thanks for sharing!
Priscilla

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That book is sooo precious.

Cheryl said...

Well thank you, all you Sweet gals!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The spine of that book is just the greatest. Your work is just perfect. Love looking at it!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Cheryl... I am just amazed at your talent girl!! Everything is so so fabulous!! You have such an attention to detail. I love the sweet little photos you use too.

jessi nagy said...

wow! so sweet.
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Britt said...

So cute Cheryl! :-)