Monday, March 9, 2009

Birthday Fairies

As is my tradition, I make my niece's birthday presents. Except for when she turned 3. But hell, with 4 out of 5 I am at an 80% handmade gift percentage, not bad. Did I mention I am a bit of a number dork? Anyway...my niece has moved out of the princess phase and into the fairy phase. Really, princesses are so last year.

The girl does not need anymore stuffed animals but since they just re-painted her room I figured she could use some room decor. Growing up I had all sorts of stuff hanging from my ceiling; origami birds, model planes, mobiles and a bunch of other stuff. So I decided to make some fairies to hang from her ceiling. I thought I gave myself a lot of time but A) I never give myself enough time and B) I got sick. So sick in fact that I didn't even have the energy to craft. I had knit up a bunch of small knitted dolls using this pattern.

But at the point I got sick all I had were a bunch of naked dolls. So I pulled an almost all-nighter to sew some outfits and wings for them. No this is not the first time I have seen the wee-hours in order to finish one of her gifts. Adults can handle a late gift but really try explaining to someone under 2 feet tall without feeling horrible.

Naked Dolls
Before They Were Fairies

The outfits came out okay, some are cuter than others but they were bald. Really do you realize how frakkin' long it takes to sew hair on a doll? The hair does look like it was done at 3am by someone a bit whacked on decongestant. They are a bit weird looking but I like to think of them as sort of Monet-ish and there are meant to look better from farther away then up close. But most importantly, they were received well and hopefully will keep good watch over her as she sleeps.

Blue and Green Fairies
The Blue and Green Fairies hang out with my plants.

Pink Fairy

The Funky Fuschia Fairy gets into my vintage knitting needles.

Purple Fairy
The Purple Fairy says "Auntie Sarah you really ought to clean your house a bit more...."

8 comments:

lemonade sandwich said...

We're going to try to hang them this weekend, as someone keeps reminding us. They are having a good time in fairy land so far.

Nell said...

So incredibly cute!

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they were received well and hopefully will keep good watch over her as she sleeps.

Christmas Fancy Dress said...

Undoubtedly..this is a nice blog...pics are too cute........

Sara Kirby said...

I used to collect fairies but I never had any of the fiber variety. Your niece is very lucky!

hockey skates said...

What are those dolls trying to type on that laptop ???

goalie equipment said...

Its simply awesome......every fairies are too much beautiful.....

Anonymous said...

Sort of Monet-ish :( ....

(But really, they are adorable)