Apparently she decided that it wasn't a one fluke wonder and thought that she could pay me so I could try to create Cinderella’s castle for someone in her family. My only complaint with working on these fairy doors is that I want to then go back and improve the others that I’ve tried.
So I found this picture online to use as my guide.
I couldn't resist going overboard on the detail. Of course I set to work layering up the oben back clay.
I couldn’t resist adding Tinker Bell and a palm tree.
Why the palm tree? Well my friend sent me this little message about her mom in an email.
"On that strength note: Mom's worn a small palm tree charm necklace for years, maybe about 20 now. For her, the palm was always a reminder of strength and resilience in an unassuming package. When a category 5 storm makes landfall, manmade structures get destroyed and even mighty oaks get pulled up to the roots; palm trees sway and bend, but rarely break. Girl, you are one heck of a palm tree.
Cheesy as it sounds, I do believe we are only ever given what the Lord knows we can handle. If we already knew we could do it, we'd probably miss the lesson and growth in it."
So I just had to add the palm tree. I hope she likes it.
And while I was thus happily employed in fairy business – Princess and Hope decided to glue my nativity pieces to the stand.
Even though I have kid nativities that I let them handle they can’t keep their little fingers off mine. Maybe they were thinking if they glued them in place they wouldn’t be as tempted to play with them?
However I don't know what they were thinking when they glued the lamb to the stable roof.
Oh well. Fortunately I found the glue still wet so un-doing the damage was do-able.