Week in a Fairy Land

This week was pretty busy! It was al about fairies!

As my older niece’s birthday is coming up this month was n a hurry to start with and finish fairy house I told her the fairies started to build in my garden ๐Ÿ˜€

Photo that gave me idea to make such house one day popped out on Pinterest. ย Fell in love with the houses this young woman is making/creating. ย Here is the link to her beautifully fairy house.

http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-fairy-house-revisited.html

You should go and see how wonderful work she is doing!

Here is the house I have been working on. ย Construction of the house is made in paper clay. Have the roof done, and walls are painted so far. Now have small work in polymer clay to do. Windows, doors decorations such as flowers… ย I am planning on making the house door movable, so my nice can open and sneak peak inside to look for the fairies; ย will try to make few pieces of furniture to decorate inside as well.

This will keep me busy for the next few days, maybe whole next week, depending how well my fingers will listen my creative mind ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Will make sure to take the photo of the house when completely finished. ย Here are the photos of what I have done so far.

Still lots of work to do….

Speaking of fairies… making this little house, and me loving fairies and fantasy, I tried to make a little fairy doll.

The biggest problem was finding suitable wings to fit the fairy. Not to small, not to big, not to difficult, not to simple….ahhh….. what problems …..

I am still not sure my choice is the best one made but this pattern was easy to make, wings are firm and steady…. and I still have time finding new ones and trying them out ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I am not going to talk about the pattern. Didn’t have time to write it all down for you to try to make the fairy doll. It is the hair that need lots of explaining(s).

Aha…before I continue talking, let me show you few photographs of this Fairy Doll I have made.

Doll is same size as BB Dolls. Changed the head shape and made arms little bit longer. Dress is different (this one is cut in waist – but again easy to make).

Hair is not so difficult to make even though it looks pretty complicated wrapped here and there.

It can’t bee seen on the photos well, but hair is done in two pieces. Back with pony tail, and front with bangs and side hairs to fill al the gaps around ears.

Aha, this doll has the ears! ๐Ÿ˜€ Elvish ones!!!

I hope the pattern will be finished by the end of next week. Will try to make it. Still wish to work some more on this Fairy Doll. ย Wish to change shape of the shoes, have to unblock my mind so can finally remember how to make left/right ear instead of making both right ๐Ÿ˜€ … Have few more hair styles I would like to try making …

Did try making tiny fairy as well. You can see her on photo below. ย Size smaller than little Karla doll. Here she is compared to finished fairy. The head in front of the dolls is new airy I am working on.

Hope you enjoyed these little fairies and their stories!

I didn’t want to finish this week without at least one pattern to keep you busy over the weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

As a mater of fact I have prepared two patterns for you that am sure you will enjoy very much.

Both are fast and easy to make. Outcome is amazing! You will have lots of fun making them and I am sure will find someone to make a nice gift to!

First one comes from dear blogger friend Sharon and her Gentlestitches.com. She has created this little Koala that I have made and love it.

I have added the branch and made Koala as a keychain. My Koala ended up about 6-7 cm high what made him just perfect for a keychain. Is really so adorable. I didn’t have safety nose to put it on, so I sewed, embroidered one instead. So did with the eyes. Photo is not the best one (but again, when did you see any of my photographs turning out perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Link to the pattern and free download to this pattern is here:

http://gentlestitches.com/free-amigurumi-patterns-2/

The second pattern I warmly recommend is one quite unusual but again so outstanding and gorgeous one. I fell in one with this one at first sight. Did not have peace until I tried it out! The second pattern is made by Jennifer at Squirrel Picnic. Her pattern is Cuddly Robot or MEAP ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my MEAP made following the Jennifer’s pattern!

She has got this great, great idea on making the wheels! You should try it!

Link to MEAP pattern and Squirrel Picnic blog is here:

http://squirrelpicnic.com/2013/07/20/cuddly-robot-crochet-pattern/

Really hope you will enjoy making both of these wonderful toys and have lots and lots of fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Wishing you all wonderful and peaceful weekend.

Love and hugs to all,

Vanja

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20 thoughts on “Week in a Fairy Land

  1. I love the little fairy house! and your new fairy design is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ I know my daughter will want me to make that one for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely weekend and have fun working on the fairy house ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rhondda

      • She loves fairies ๐Ÿ™‚ So I am sure I will be adding this one to my Crochet Bucket List ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I know I won’t be able to paint the eyes – I have poor control of paint brushes for small projects lol (good at painting walls in houses though!) so safety eyes will have to be my substitute – Your patterns are so beautiful Vanja – I’m happy I found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Rhondda

      • Thank you Rhondda,
        Wish I can paint the eyes for you! I love drawing and painting and this with painting doll’s face is just perfect for me. I will be making tutorial on how to paint the eyes (maybe you will change your mind and give it a try later) ๐Ÿ˜€
        You are amazing woman Rhondda! Admire your creativity and time you make for all your blog(s) work and crocheting that you do. It is just amazing what you do! Time you find doing it all!
        Hugs

  2. Hi Vanja! Thank you so much for making a MEAP. Yours looks awesome. I love, love, love the arms. How clever! And thank you for sharing it with your friends.

    Your fairy house is so cute. I wish I were small enough to live in one too. I know if I were a fairy, I would move right in now. I can’t wait to see it complete. Great work!

  3. Your little fairy is seriously adorable! Love the colors you’ve used. And look at those eyes! Aww… I want to pick her up and give her a squeeze. And did I tell you her hair is amazing? ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve not been in the best of moods lately but your little fairy waved her magic wand and made me smile. Thank you so much. You’re so incredibly creative!

    • Hello my dear friend!
      Glad to hear little fairy cheered you up! If I could I would have mailed her super express to you right now so can squeeze her as well! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you!

  4. Oh how delightful to see my little Koala made up. He looks perfectly wonderful! As does your MEAP! I laughed because I too “could have no peace” until I made my own MEAP too. I love the fairy. She looks as
    light as a feather and as if she is about to “fly upwards” I have never made a fairy and believe it must be soon that I do. I am reblogging this. Thank you you so much for passing on my pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dear Sharon!
      Glad you like them all! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Your Koala is my key keeper these days, and as it looks will be making some more for the same purpose ๐Ÿ˜€ Once again, thank you very much for making this pattern available!
      MEAP….oh yes..when I saw it went crazy! It is just super adorable!
      Fairy…..it was so much fun making one. I love making dolls, but fairy was really special experience.
      Thank you again for everything!
      hugs,
      Vanja

  5. The cuteness in this post is overwhelming! I’m reading it at work during my lunch and just made noises no grow adult who is in charge of things and supposed to be extremely responsible should make. I love, love, love your fairy & fairy house! And she’s PURPLE! Don’t even get me started on her hair and ears! Pure joy. I have to go back to being serious in my cubicle now. Thanks for this post, it will keep my smiling the rest of the workday.

    • Haha… apparently this little fairy is joy, laughter bringer. Will have to think of right name to go with her! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Glad she made you smile!

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