Friday, May 8, 2009

Fairy houses and Leprechauns!




When I began drafting this post it occurred to me that it is all about mythical beings! So, I have "cut and pasted" and scrabbled around to get it in some kind of order!

First of all, I would like to share with you two fairy houses that I made a couple of years ago. The green one was made for my son, Aaron. He chose the fabrics himself from my stash - I think he has a great eye for colour!
I made the pink one for my friend's daughter for her First birthday and am in the process of making another for my little Rosie, in the same pink fabrics. I'm going to try some silk ribbon embroidery on that one. :-)

If you are interested, the pattern is by Julie McCullough of Magic Threads. It is very straightforward and, to date, has been the only project I have quilted - and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I would highly recommend the pattern to a beginner, it is quicker and easier than it looks! :-)

I have been playing with fabrics the past day or so in preparation for putting together a dragon quilt for my sister's niece. Actually, my sister (Linda) is my SIL... but she is too close to my heart to call her SIL... hence she is my "sister"! I just need to explain that because when I introduce her as being married to my brother, eyebrows begin to raise!! he he he... Anyway! Linda's niece turns One next month so I'm making a special gift - a "Puff the magic dragon" quilt. I shall show you my progress over the weekend!

The final Doll of the Day!


This happy little Leprechaun was made by Club member, Trish! He's such a joyful fellow isn't he? His love for life almost jumps out of the computer screen and dances with your spirit! (Insert Irish accent here and apologise for cliche!) Ahhh to be sure! To be sure!

Trish is a fabulous doll-maker and her faces are the happiest, prettiest and most cheerful that you could ever hope to see on a doll! :-)

I am off to my "dolly club" tomorrow, and then hopefully I'll get to catch up with some sewing in the evening.

Until next time - happy creating! x

21 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

Those houses are just gorgeous, I'm going to have to get that pattern!! Love the smile on the Leprachuan, geez your group does some fabulous work!!

clare's craftroom said...

All wonderful ! I have left an award for you over at my blog .

Dolores said...

Love the teeth on the leprechaun. I looked at the pattern for the fairy house since I wanted to see the size. Wow, 22 inches. A very good size for almost any doll. Thanks for the pics and have fun at your doll club.

Linda said...

I love those houses, and you said you couldn't quilt!! Gorgoeus colours, I can see that any little one would simply adore them.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Ah, the leprechaun is so very irish and cute.
The little fairy houses are also very sweet but somehow I don't think my teenage boys would appreciate them. lol
Hugs,
Anna

Deb said...

Ow Vikki, those we houses are absolutely beautiful. Clever you.

Jodie said...

Those houses are magical!!!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Gasp! I am lusting over those little houses. I'm checking out the pattern RIGHT NOW. Wow!

Lizzie said...

Ooohhh Linda, I love these little houses, where could I fit one in? lol. It's no use, I'm just going to have to find some more 'baby' grandchildren somewhere!!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Those fairy houses are amazing! Oh my goodness very clever!

Khris said...

Wow those fairy houses are impressive you clever chook...now stop showing off...LOL....hugs
Khris

Handmade by Mai said...

Your houses are so nice and again a nice beautifull doll.

Simone de Klerk said...

Your fairy houses are adorable! Such a lovely pattern and your son picked great fabrics for his!

Marydon said...

ADORABLE!!! Are you ever talented & creative.

TTFN ~Marydon

Kerryanne English said...

I love your fairy houses Vikki. The colours are so pretty - I love Aarons choice too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! I have the pattern for the faerie house sitting in my cupboard waiting to be made - as it has been for QUITE some years!! Oops! Maybe one day it will get made up!! Yours look lovely and I think I saw a faerie peeking round the door! :0) Thanks for sharing the wonderful dolly photos too - amazing and so much hard work!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

THIS'N'THAT said...

Wow! The houses are stunning, just amazing!
Lesley X

Linda said...

the fairy houses are adorable and gorgeous! such beautiful work!!!

Cakes On said...

The houses are unbelievable! So cute.

jan said...

Where is the pattern for the fairy houses. I looked but it wasn't on the web site under patterns. How do I find one to buy?

jan said...

Never mind. I found it. I will be back to get it shortly. Thanks, Jan

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