Monday, 10 December 2012

My Tree Fairy...

   This year I made 6 fairies for my shop and 3 custom order ones, alas I have no winged beauty for the top my own festive tree!? I've therefore decided to keep this little 1930's missy, give her some fairy wings (like she's off to a costume party) and save her for our soon to be festive looking household.
marigold curls, vintage silver embellishment, silver wings and a vintage yellow chiffon gown

Christmas illustrations from vintage childrens books
Initial sketches

Sunday, 2 December 2012


  When I was a little girl I was convinced there were fairies at the bottom of my grandma's garden......

Looking at another way of making wings I found this piece of old embroidery among my vintage fabric scraps. Craft wire, sequins and a few extra stiches and hey presto a beautiful pair of fairy wings.

Her hair is a bright technicolour yellow - to match her tights!


Nini Theilade in A Midsummer Nights Dream 1935

A Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy, Louise Brooks style fairy by Ida Outhwaite, The famous Cottington Fairies 1917.

I wanted her to look like she'd lept from a dusty old trunk full of old costumes and fairytales.