No, I'm not trading insults with some football team or other! I have been having fun revamping my fairy design. The year before last I had fun making fairies like these...
...even if the sight in my workroom, as the task was in progress, was somewhat alarming...
This year, I decided to make a few more - they seem popular as presents - but I wanted to simplify the body design and use a bit of colour. All those upper and lower arms and legs were a lot fiddly, and though I liked the pose-ability, I wasn't quite convinced. So this time, arms and legs were one-piece and skinny. And instead of white-with-touches-of-pastel, I decided to use velvet ribbon and Liberty Tana lawns, or faded vintage prints. Oh, and I ditched the beaded wings and crowns in favour of salvaged lace.
So here are some of my new bunch...
|Liberty 'Tatum' lawn in red|
|Liberty 'Capel' lawn|
|Liberty 'Tatum' lawn in turquoise|
|This Paisly print feels like Tana lawn but I have no idea whether it is or not as it is a remnant that appeared in my workroom from I know not where!|
|Vintage fabric rescued from an old bed cover, gloriously faded|
I am rather pleased with how they turned out, but won't be having one on top of our tree, which is always crowned with the cardboard angel made by Miss U-t-B when she was just a tiny thing.
What do you have on top of your Christmas tree?