We're back! It's been a long time and a lot has happened (Aline got married, for one thing!), but we've never stopped crafting.We've been making a few things from t-shirts (like the purse crocheted from t-shirt strips below), since it's too hot for wool right now.
Still, we continue with the sweaters, and local folks have been really encouraging by giving us lots of fuzzy donations. These felt flower barrettes/pins are now listed on etsy.
Ann Peden Jewelry ~ The Studio Store in Watkinsville GA
We hope to be expanding this list and moving more towards selling wholesale than at fairs (they're hard work!) but a huge and grateful shout out to our fair patrons, we couldn't have gotten this far without you! <3
Okay, so I am totally in love with own creation. I may not be able to part with this one - at least until I make a few more. First of all, let it be known that the fairie who makes this cage her home has total control over her own comings and goings. No caged fairies around here!
Here's a view through the front door. She has a crocheted rug on a floor of moss, a twig chair, and a vintage cocktail napkin for a table cloth.
A close-up of her hammock, a cotton quilt encased in brass-colored tulle. Notice her overhead crystal.
And finally, a rear view. The back of her cabinet is decorated with an actual butterfly wing, and bells are strung from the outside to tinkle in the wind.
Okay. One more picture. This one shows the basket of flowers on the table, the mirror on the back wall, and the antique radio on top of her blue cabinet.
I have another vintage birdcage awaiting decor and have spotted a few more at the local flea market. Can't wait to start on the next one.
A FEW MORE NEW ITEMS:
In this scene, a young bird awaits a fairie's return.
And here's a really cute owl purse recently completed by Aline.
Wow! That's a lot of pictures. We've been busy making, but not keeping up with our etsy store and our blog. Do check back soon. Lots of new stuff is due to go up on our etsy site.
November 13, visit our booth in Norcross at the Pinckneyville Arts Center holiday sale. Then, the next day, join us in Athens for an intergenerational Fairy Harvest Scene workshop at the new space Whole: Mind, Body, Art. You can register here.
That's all for tonight. Thanks for reading. ---Lorena
Wow, lots of things to blog about, first a quick pic from our trip to Florida. And we promise we didn't just go to forage for faerie house supplies! ;) Though we did find some great parts of palm trees and black shells. I'm excited because black is such a hard color to find in nature, and there have to be some gothic faeries out there!
Here's my fiance Edmund on the beach looking for shells early one morning.
Next, update on the miniature contest; all the entries are in and on display at Miniature Designs. Mine is next to one of my best friend's pieces! (Amanda Carmen) She did a great piece of a mouse that is using only human sized things he could find around. If you don't recall the rules of the contest, check out my past post on it.
If you can pronounce 'nanowrimo'...you might be a writer. Next month, November is National Novel Writing Month. You are encouraged to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November of any novel, any genre. Nanowrimo stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth and I just signed up today! I am allowed to start planning before November, but no actual writing until November 1st. I encourage everyone to be apart of this and use the available motivation to help them get that idea that's been floating around started. To win, you just have to finish your 50,000 words in those 30 days. Good luck! <3