For a while now I had been thinking about trying to create a dress for one of my fairy dolls made from vintage/antique papers, but I was concerned that the finished doll would be a little delicate to be handled often.
When I discovered another box frame in my local junk shop, I knew I'd found the perfect home for a paper-clad fairy to reside, so I set to work creating another Victorian style fairy specimen.
Her favourite finds are old keys and buttons - Luckily both appear quite regularly on her treasure hunts and she's been able to fashion a fabulous crown from some of the best ones...
|Other bits and bobs get tied to her sash until she decides how best to use them - Or if one of her fairy friends are in need of an adornment, she always happy to pass them on.|
|Her skirt has been folded and shaped from old love letters, sheet music and pages from dusty volumes and novels. Lace silk handkerchiefs and scraps of fabric from the sewing-room floor have completed her distinctive look.|
|Found is now frozen in time inside her specimen box to hopefully bring a decorative touch to someone's home.|
I shall be bringing her with me to the Vintage Bazaar, Frome in October...along with other fairy dolls adorned in vintage trinkets and embellishments. Most will have a festive feel, but all will be one-off designs to treasure for always...