Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Fairies

So my sister gave me a half dozen or so old-style clothes pins... the kind that make really darling little dolls... as seen here on Alicia's blog.

So Miss E and myself found some fitting inspiration for the season.



This is the conceptual art from Fantasia for the Nutcracker Suite re-envisioned as the seasons through the eyes of the Imagineers.



Armed with a vast amount of sparkly supplies...


we began the project. I have some old reflectors for Christmas lights. They do not fit our current light strands and have been kicking around since last Christmas. So we gave one of the clothespins a fitting....



Little fairies taking shape...



They have reflector tutus and delicate arms made of wrapped wire. Miss E sat with my jewelry pliers and made loop hands on them.



Finished fairies....





We still need to come up with some kind of stand. We want to display them separately along the mantel, but we need little stands for each clothespin. There is ice all over Portland, so there is no running off to the craft store today. I will need to fabricate something from materials on hand.

4 comments:

Strikkelise said...

those are extremely cute!

mo said...

They are so cute! Are you sick of this weather yet?!!

3anklebiters said...

cute, cute, CUTE.

visualperspective said...

Those are great!