Hello everyone and welcome to the Fairy Day blog hop! This is a 2 day hop for 24th and 25th and the line up on both days is different. I’d like to thank Gill McCall for allowing me to be a part of of this hop.
If you have arrived here from Jenn R’s blog –http://www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right place but if not then you should go back and start at the beginning: http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
The theme of this hop is Fairy Day and people from all over the world are creatng a project with a fairy or fairies on it.
This is a hop with a difference as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings – not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a fairy related word. If you then return to the beginning blog http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop someone will be contacted at random and asked to tell what the word is – if correct they win some lovely candy.
Now for my projects:
For my first project, I created a somewhat unusual fairy for my daughter. This one has elements that symbolize her – the 7 on the playing card as that’s her lucky number, wings made of hearts out of doilies and sheet music as she is a music major, her skirt is from a teabag wrapper for peppermint tea -her favourite and one she drinks often because of her health. The main part of the body is a large coloured tongue depressor and the head is a round tag.
For my second project, I made a fairy house. When my daughter was little she has a guardian elf who used to visit us on a regular basis. We made him a little wooden house with a pinecone roof and eventually my daughter decided that fairies and gnomes and trolls and all kinds of creatures came to visit us. We soon had an entire village of houses!
When I saw this little bug catcher house at the dollar store, I instantly knew that I would turn it into a fairy house! I found an image on http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com of a little elf with butterfly wings (I adore butterflies) and printed out a tiny version of her. I glued her onto a scrap of cardboard and cut her out. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils to colour most of her in, leaving parts in black and white for effect. I enhanced her wings with a dried pressed flower.
I painted the house green to serve as a bit of background for anything I added and then glued a base of moss inside. I added the fairy and some additional dried flowers atop the moss.
To decorate the outside of the house, I glued leaves all over the sides and flower petals on the roof. To give another nod to the butterfly, I added one on top of the roof. I used a scrap of scrapbooking paper to create a sort of bunting to hang down from the roof and a ribbon of roses across the bottom at the front to further frame things.
As a final touch, I covered the hanging strap of the house which was a kind of hideous golden yellow with some pink and brown polka dotted ribbon. I was planning to send this off to some special little girl but I think my 23 year old girl has decided that she still loves fairies and would like to keep it herself!
Don’t forget to go back to the starting spot http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ to check out the day two participants. I’d love for you to leave me a comment and if you like what you see and want to see more, I’d love for you to become a follower of my blog.
There are a lot of talented crafty women on this hop and I hope you enjoy looking through their hop entries. So now please hop on over to Valerie’s blog at http://canonburycreations.blogspot.com/ for the next fairyesq creative project.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a great weekend!
Vicki S says
wow! what awesome projects!
Kelly Donovan says
Awesome!!!! I love fairy houses! And I love the fairy you made to represent Sam!!!! Great job!!!!!!!
Roberta Birnbaum says
Love both projects. I like how you covered the fairy house, too:)
You are so creative. Love your projects
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Great job Cyn! Jillian said she wants the fairy habitat 🙂
Becky Dunham says
What fun projects Cynthia! Your daughter is sure to love the fairly you made for her 🙂 i love the fairy house – i wonder if my teenage girls would still be interested in doing something like this. We use to have fairies in our garden so they told me but i don’t think we ever actually built houses for them! This is adorable!
I love all your projects but I really like the special one for your daughter!
Love your project. I am a follower. TFS
Percilla G says
I am so jealous
I have not ventured past cards and the occasional LO
I am very impressed with your creativity
Linda Dale says
Very cool projects. New follower.
Wow! These creations are so unusual! You must have a very creative mind!
Sorry for not flying by before now, I’ve been away all weekend with Gill McCall who is hosting this blog hop.
Gill McCall says
Cynthia – thats me finally getting around to hopping as ive been away all weekend – i wont be deserting my hops again !!! WOW what really unusual projects and very interesting – your daughter im sure will love her fairy. the fairy house is amazing and i love the idea – i think ill be looking out for bug catchers at our local pound store and try this one myself ! thanks for being a part of my hop