Sunday, June 23, 2013

International Fairy Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Leslie Rahye's 
International Fairy Day Blog Hop!

I realized that before I captured a fairy and put her in a special glass home, I had to actually
make the special glass home! Where does any self-respecting glass home for fairies come
from? Why...The Goodwill Store, of course! I found the perfect shaped jar to keep my fairy
comfortable in, and parted with my $1.29 and brought my future fairy abode home.

I started by making a lid for the jar from chipboard and Prima "Fairy Whisper" paper.
I added some gardener's left-over cuttings, crystal fringe velvet ribbon, sequins, and used polymer flowers and imported heavily decorated beads. Then I glittered some Dresden scrap and wrapped it around the edge of the lid.
I wrapped some bronze metal bead chain around the jar and dangled embellishments that I thought might intrigue my captured fairy - a miniature portrait, a miniture key, miniature brass leaves, miniature brass birdhouse and frame and some lovely fibers and ribbons.

To the inside of the jar, I added gilded branches, handmade mulberry roses, fairy glitter, moss and dyed dried vines. 
What a comfortable and elegant glass home for a fairy to live in!

I found my fairy fairly quickly in the freshly trimmed branches in the front yard. And what a fairy! A fairy queen - complete in 18th century Marie Antoinette garb and wings reminiscent of fine
German paper scrap renderings!

Quickly, I put my fairy into my glass fairy house before she could get away - and here is, ready to celebrate International Fairy Day with Leslie Rahye's International Fairy Blog Hop!
Now, it's time to hop to all the other participating blogs and see what they have in their clever and talented heads to celebrate International Fairy Day!
Participating in today's festivities are:


Lyneen said...

Tristan she is beautiful... I love her... of course who wouldn't love a Marie fairy!!!

Carol Q said...

brilliant Tristan - love your pretty sparkly fairy home.

DIYDesignStudio said...

Fantastic that Marie becomes a Faerie
and has own perennial home with YOU.
The embellishments are tres magnifique!

Gia LAu said...

Your narration is delightful to read...and that truly is amazing that THE MARIE of the fairy world happened to be loitering in front of your home. I just love those happy synchronicities !!

ddazzled71 said...

What a fabulous home you have created for your newly acquired fairy Tristan. It looks fit for a queen and I am sure your exquisite fairy is just going to love her new surrounds.

Squiddy said...

Love the bejewelled nest you've sat the Fairy Home into, as well.

Anonymous said...

I love your fairy home - I have a feeling I will be making some of these real soon :)

Mari Ansaldo said...

How beautiful and wonderful and spectacular! Not only is your new fairy home simply stunning, I also thoroughly enjoyed reading your post as well. Once I am done with the hop, I think I will grab myself some tea and spend some time perusing the rest of your blog.

Deb VintageSoul said...

that is so over the top and perfectly ooh la la exactly what I expect from you Tristan :)

Barbara Rankin said...

What a simply fabulous fairy house! I love all of your details to keep Marie fairy happy, and that is probably why she was sitting around in your garden waiting for you to find her. She could not wait to move in!