I've been sitting for a bit trying to decide what to write about today. I've had two things on my mind. One, the lovely fairy paper piecing I just finished, and two, today I sold the baby crib.
I'm just going to write for a minute about the baby crib.
A few days ago I saw a listing on Craig's List for someone needing a crib so I emailed her. I hadn't really thought about selling the crib, and I'm not sure I was totally ready to sell it. I'm a lot more upset at seeing it go than I thought I would be. I probably could have gotten more for it, but I didn't want to have to go through trying to list it and everything. Well, what's done is done.
On to the Fairy.. Now that I have Jenn's approval that it looks good : ) I can post about it.
I had this idea about catching a fairy who was trying to paint her wings so she could fly around and be a little less conspicuous. Although, I think she will probably find that the weight of the paint makes it to difficult to fly.
I bottled her in a patch of clover with a book on butterflies and her paints.
Around the bottom of the jar is written:
Observation #1 Fairies can paint their wings to resemble butterflies.
She is not removable from the jar. I took some pictures before I bottled her because it's so much easier to photograph the details.
Except for the girl, everything else is hand drawn and created from paper.
Notice she has not finished painting her wings on this side.
I would like to create a whole series of fairies in different observations, but I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas I love... If you've got some, please let me know. Here's some I was thinking of. I'm not sure which ones I'll use
Fairies love to get their hands on anything that sparkles...
Fairies do not like to get wet...
Fairies change color when they are angry...
There is no such thing as a gay fairy... (I love the idea of this one, but it might be a bit to controversial... No hate mail please... My concept would be a boy and girl fairy kissing it up, the boy fairy clearly the pursuer...)
Anyway, let me know what you think!