Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fairy Houses

About a year and a half ago I was going to a polymer clay retreat where there would be a lot of demos. I always like to watch demos but the retreat was also to work on polymer clay things of my own. I needed a project that would take a long time but that I could work on in between demos. I decided on a fairy house. It would have a drinking glass as the base on which to add the clay. I pictured a tree trunk for my fairy to live in.

After I had covered the glass with varied shades of brown, cut a door and windows, I decorated the sides with flowers. I couldn't think of anything else to add, but Linda Farris was sitting across from me and she has made a lot of houses for miniatures. She suggested I add roots and a walk to the house. They made it look so much better. I added some stones to the walk also.

This past summer my daughter Robin and I signed up for some craft shows and holiday shows so I decided another fairy house would be a good thing to sell. This one needed to be different so I decided on brighter colors. I researched fairy houses and picked out different things I liked about each one I found. This time it was easier to make the fairy house. It didn't take nearly as long as the first one.

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