Monday, 14 March 2011

New fairies

Have recently got back from Thailand where I fell in love with the bowls of floating flowers the hotel regularly refreshed. What colour and attention to detail - just my kind of thing !

People often ask if I get inspired in my work by going away to the Far East and of course it is all wonderfully stimulating but I think that fairies seem so quintessentially English and all my other influences like afternoon tea and gardens are also so rooted here that I have to say that, no I'm not particularly, though I'm sure that all the colour soaks in somewhere. 
This Christmas tree-like Buddhist shrine does though share a passing resemblance to some of my things !

And here is a green fairy to prove it ! 

I have been making some new fairies with the thought of the May festival coming up. These
little ladies come in a box with their name in the lid and are £18 each.

I have embroidered the net of their dresses on the machine and then embellished them with sequins bought in Thailand. 

The newest of my girls are these 'folky' fairies. They are made from cotton ribbon, silk organza wings and their hair is made of silk too. They also come in a box and are £15. All featured fairies are approximately 8cms high. I am particularly pleased with their long socks !