Birthday Fairies

The Girl just turned three last month.  How did that happen?!  Three?  Really?!

We had a simple and sweet party at home.  She invited two girl friends and the rest of us were family.

Here is the fairy set I made for her.

They are so cute, I could nearly explode.  And the boy fairy!  So cute!  Let me tell you that sewing a little pair of one inch trousers is not an easy task!

Purple fairy with her tiny braids.

Yellow fairy with her big puffy pigtails.

These are the same as the bendy doll family I made last year.  Thankfully they went together much faster this time!  The little acorn caps were found on our New York trip.  They are much bigger than my local southern acorn caps.  The hair is wool roving, the tops are wool felt, and the skirts and wings are silk flowers.

And here’s the house I made for them to live in. I purchased the plain wooden house very inexpensively at a large craft store, then hot glued twigs from our yard all over it.  There is a ton of glue on this thing.  Like about 30 sticks.  The roof shingles are from pinecones.

The little wooden furniture is from another playset we have, although I do want to make some more furniture.  This was totally a last minute gift, and I consider it a work in progress.  I knew there was no way I was going to get it done in time for her birthday if I tried to hide the work from her, so when she asked what I was making, I told her I was making a fairy house.

“For me?”

“No, for the fairies.”

“Mom, I think you are trying to surprise me,” she said.

12 Responses to “Birthday Fairies”

  1. Becky writes:

    this is absolutely precious! My girl would be crazy for this and she is almost 10. You did an amazing job and i imagine your sweet little girl was thrilled.

  2. Maggie writes:

    That is so awesome. I love the acorn top hats!!! So sweet

  3. saraelise writes:

    WOW!! What a beautiful, magical gift for the girl! You really are so very talented. :)

  4. MamaBird writes:

    Awe struck – as always! You have such talent… and one lucky little girl.

  5. exhale. return to center. writes:

    oh rose!!! this is absolutely beautiful!!!! what a lucky little girl!!

    xo

    ~erin

  6. kangaroo writes:

    WOW. This is so beautiful.

  7. Tammy writes:

    I must join the chorus–this entire project is absolutely divine, and would not be out of place in the best Waldorf schools/shops in Europe. I so wish I had the talent to make such completely charming little people. I’m afraid my son is bordering on not believing any more…Kudos once again. (And where do you find the time for a so-called “last minute gift”? Honey, I’m never showing you what I come up with last minute…

  8. aimee writes:

    what a neat idea! It turned out beautifully.

  9. New Fairies | The Laughing Monkey writes:

    [...] over, I can show off some of the toys I made for the kids. Here are the fairies I made, to go with these from last year.  All of them get played with a lot, by both The Boy and The Girl. I won’t [...]

  10. Nilenna writes:

    Amazing! I really love them fairies! :’D

  11. Cheryl writes:

    The house is beautiful! Where can I find the house? Which craft store?

  12. 12 Darling DIY Dollhouses writes:

    [...] and twigs from her backyard to the exterior, as well as some rustic wood furniture to the interior, The Laughing Monkey created a woodsy retreat for some lovely handmade fairy dolls (with the most adorable acorn cap [...]

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