I just found out that the magical goodies Princess and I crafted for our last swap arrived safe and sound. Princess and I lucked out and happened to have the delightful Beth and her daughter for our swap partners in the Pixie Wand & Luck of the Fae Fairy Swap hosted by the creative genius Fairy Child Heirlooms Weblog.
I’ve never made a fairy doll before so it was quite the learning experience. You wouldn’t believe how much I learned and I’m eager to try creating another one soon – with tutorial, if I can.
My favorite part was the Wands. I had a really hard time letting go of the one I made for Beth.
I wood burned a rose vine and this quote from William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
I've posted a wand tutorial on my Mommy Blessing Page if you want to try something similar yourselves.
Here is the wand I helped Princess make for her friend.
She did all the painting work.
Her sister Lea helped with the smaller details.
She also sent these goodies with a pixie pouch.
My swap partner received a brand new fairy.
Along with petal skirt, golden locks of hair.
And wings made out of my secret craft obsession. Who would have thought that dollar store Bend-able cutting boards could be so versatile.
I’ve made Good Witch Glenda’s crown, the Tin man's Tin Suit and now fairy wings out of it.
Here’s the rest of the magical package, pixie dust included, that I sent to Beth. I know my fairy will find her home absolutely delightful.
Magical happy wishes to both Beth and her daughter and to you all.