Monday, March 30, 2015

Another Fairy Cottage at Crick Hollow

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(Artwork: "Night of the Fireflies" by Paulina Cassidy)

"When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,...
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek."

~ Marjorie Barrows

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And here is my latest, and so far my last, fairy house. (I'll share my Fairy Tree photos in a later post). It's the smallest one I've ever made, and still it took several hours to create.

Out of all the fairy cottages I've made so far, I think this one is my favorite.

I only wish I'd taken better photos to do it justice. It was too sunny on the day I took them, and even now it's the same.  photo sunshine_zps8b30dbfb.gif The weather is already getting quite miserably hot, so I'm not about to brave the heat to take more photos when they'll most likely turn out the same as these anyway.

I think I need to start naming these little cottages.  photo scratch_zps3adfc319.gif Any ideas?

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It's difficult to see in the photos, but that's a penny on the roof.

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I really wanted to use more of those tiny curly branches/vine that I've used before, but I need to go out and collect some more. You can barely make one out on the roof. It's just above the little rosebud.

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For the past several days we've been at Round Top (the HUGE, super popular antiques fair that officially opens April 1st), and so many times I found myself picking up acorns and little sticks that have a nice shape to them... to use in my fairy houses.

I hope no one noticed that crazy lady putting sticks in her bag. Photobucket

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Brag About It / Inspire Me Monday / Show and Share Tuesday / Wow Us Wednesday / What to Do Weekends / Craftberry Bush / Show and Tell Friday / Flaunt It Friday / Show and Tell Saturday / Shabby Art Boutique / French Country Cottage

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  1. I love these Kristen! I'm reading on my iPad and it's kinda slow loading so maybe I missed it, but I want to know why the sweet blue door is barred? To keep the ogres out? But how will the fairies get in? Anyway I love your use of natural materials,. And I've always thought that acorns, especially when they have caps, are really magic.

    1. It isn't barred. :p
      It's just part of the door; a cross-brace. Glad you liked it!

  2. Adorable! I bet you could sell those on Etsy! Wanted to tell you that my sales have really picked up this year! I know you had thought about opening a shop. Well, they're cute as a button!

    1. I did seriously think about it, but when I heard from my aunt how high the sales tax, etc. is for small businesses... it doesn't seem worthwhile. (VERY disappointing). The government takes pretty much all of the profit, so I guess I'll be making these for myself. The trouble with that is I'm going to have to start making only outdoor ones because there just isn't room for them in the house. Lol!

  3. Kristin,
    This is just wonderful! You are so very talented!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!

  4. What a beautiful post! You are incredibly creative!!!! We have a lady in our town who creates fairy houses, as well!

  5. Way too cute! totally love the color of the front door.


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