Monday, December 13, 2010
and finally, we just sold some items to:
Sunday, October 31, 2010
A FEW MORE NEW ITEMS:
In this scene, a young bird awaits a fairie's return.
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
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here's my fiance Edmund on the beach looking for shells early one morning.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We've got the oh so popular miniature Halloween cabinets up on etsy and some in the works as well.
We are also starting a line of felt gift card pouches for the upcoming holidays!
And last but not least we are getting our felt scarves ready to go as the weather cools down. Bundle up! <3
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
And heres some pictures of my entry, I did a harvest festival including the tree.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Also we have a few new treasuries on etsy, be sure to check those out!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
There's still time to sign up!! It costs a base $25 for the sketchbook and then they have optional extras like a t-shirt.
The theme I chose is '...you'd be home by now' I plan on extending it to be 'If the Earth was your home, you'd be home now' and doing lots of nature related things, photos, paintings, pressed flowers / leaves, maybe even some pictures of faerie houses since they make the earth their home! a very sustainable / recycle-y / hippie kind of thing. lol I am super excited and will be sharing the process when I get mine!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Felt Wee Folk This is a great instructional book about making little faery figures. It includes some great pictures of groups of faeries that I find very inspiring
Fairy Island This is probably my favorite faerie book. It is a little thin on story but the pictures are so incredible! They are incredibly detailed pictures of these houses that the author found on a faerie island.
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book I just bought this one and am so excited! There are multiple Lady Cottington books and they are all brilliant and funny. My fiance described this book as similar to how people press flowers...but with faeries.
Fairie-ality This is a great book of fashion designs for faeries. They are made form natural materials and the book includes both design drawings and photographs of the finished products.
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk This one is less of a picture inspiration and more of just text about faeries in general. It is a great book to lean about the different types of faeries and such, and who knows what will inspire you!
And here's a little bit of fun, a Faerie Name Generator! <3 Aline
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Any be our friends on Flickr if you're on there!
Monday, August 23, 2010
So I have some new pictures of another finished faerie house that I'm finally going to put up. It was inspired by sort of a Mongolian yurt mixed with Peruvian mountain houses, but its not exactly based on anything, just my strange imagination.
I liked the idea of these cultures using carpets on the walls as insulation, so I wanted the whole thing to be covered in carpets.
I bought a ton of carpets from ebay and used most of them, I had one left that I'm using in a faerie sewing room that's set in an embroidery hoop.
But more of that when that's finished...
I hope you like these and please comment and let me know favorite parts and such!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I finally finished this fairie bedroom. It's just been waiting for the bedclothes. Last week I discovered a stash of crocheted and antique lace trims for 25 to 50 cents each. Crocheted circles for faerie rugs, lacy linens for canopies, and pretty trims for blankets, like this one here (even though you can't see it in this pic).
Today I spent the afternoon traipsing through the woods in 100 degree heat, searching for wooden treasures that are decayed enough for interest but not so decayed that they're falling apart. One piece is a network of roots. I sawed them off so that they stand on a flat surface. The result is the framework for numerous faerie rooms, with branches to hang mini windchimes, faerie laundry, lanterns and prayer flags. I can't wait to get started (but, alas, the work week starts tomorrow - maybe next weekend.)
Anyway, here is my newest bedroom. I'll post it to etsy when I get take some better pictures. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
You will need,
Wooden drawer pulls, mushroom shaped
You could also play around with different colors, but I’m using red and white.
First paint the ‘stems,’ the sides of the knob, white. I did two coats, but you can judge based on how thick you paint. Set aside until dry.
When dry, paint the tops red. I do this by painting a line along the edge right next to the white.
Fill inside the line with more red paint. Then wait for it to dry again…
Next paint the white dots on top. I usually do them in concentric circles with one dot in the middle. This works for all sizes and looks relatively natural.
And then...no more waiting. They’re done! Great for decoration in potted plants or faerie houses!
There are endless possibilities as far as color combinations, sizes, and uses. Have fun!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Here are the profiles of two women I have lent money too currently. I put in $50 years ago and have just been recycling it as soon as it gets paid back.
So lets be honest with ourselves; this is a way to give charity, without losing anything yourself. Check it out!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Anyways, here’s a link to the t-shirt version tutorial, and a picture (retaken later) of the finished product of the bag I made.
The only differences between doing this project with a t-shirt versus a sweater, is that if your sweater buttons up the front, you have to sew the button part closed. I also added a little fold over closure on the top to further make use of the buttons.
I think I cut the slits too large and I might play around with doing loose zigzag over them to close it up more. I also could’ve left the collar on, it just would’ve made the opening a little smaller.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
So here's a picture of our great colorful booth at the Athens Farmer's Market! It was a ton of fun and we did pretty well selling wise. My favorite sale was trading a matchbox for baklava!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Okay. I realize we have to get better at taking pictures. We'll read up on it and practice. I promise. Also, when I started this blog, I promised I wouldn't go remiss and fail to post. Alas, I've gone remiss. We'll try to do better. But we have been doing admirable things, namely getting ready for the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa this Saturday. The Green Griffin will have a booth from noon-7 pm at the corner of Clayton and Pulaski Streets. If you live in the area, please stop by. Shown is the banner that Aline made for our booth. We'll have matchbox greetings, felted wonderfuls, hair flowers, flower pens, and fairy wonderfuls. See you there.