Friday, 30 August 2013

Ballerinas abound !

 A little flock of ballerina fairies landed on my angle poise enjoying the evening sun yesterday. After a heavy day of dancing and fluttering they were happy just to be hanging out together.

 They measure 12 cms high on average and are richly attired.

Ludmilla and Alphonso like to dance together, she has a brocade  and gold tulle tutu  - he is wearing a silk velvet jacket with vintage lace.

Rosella and Irina. Rosella has an embroidered pink and grey tutu and Irina is wearing gold shot sateen with a pink tulle underskirt.

 They were keen to show off their neat chignons.

 Tatiana and Moira. Tatiana is wearing a purple embroidered and brown tutu and Moira is in gold and shimmering green.

 Here is a close up of Ludmilla ( her favourite ballet is Coppelia. )

 A close up of Lydia who wears a grey sateen and silver net embroidered tutu ( she loves Sleeping Beauty. )


 And bringing up the rear is Rosella again who tells me she is into Tap and Modern in her spare time.

If anybody would like to give a home to some retired ballerinas who still have plenty of sparkle , they are £18 each plus £3 p&p.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Fairies Are Emigrating !

 Please make the acquaintance of the Cherry Fairies - but not for long as Cherry Plum on the far left is off to Melbourne and Cherry Ripe ( middle) and Cherry B are going to Venice - bon voyage ! They will take their cherries with them as they are made of paper clay ( some people think they are real cherries but only the fairies are. )

 Back of Cherry Plum as she turns to go and pack her fairy bags. Big Cherry Ripe is here to wave them goodbye however, and showing off her wings too I think.

 Here she is from the front and looking sad . She will cheer up when I give her some some cherry trifle later.
 Also lately flown away is Carmen - she went to join some sisters in Illinois and got there in record time by all accounts - these fairies just love to travel.

 Meanwhile back in the studio we have some fairy friends staying with us. This little folky couple have been busy in the garden ...

 And they were soon joined by this little couple ... I have been busy making the little baskets for them to hold their fruit and flowers in - very fiddly weaving on these dimensions !

 The dried flower fairies just wanted to say hello again ...

 and wanted to announce that there will be some new cousins to join them under the glass soon !
Happy Summer days ... it's the busiest time for fairy activity .