Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Butterfly Fairy


Do you remember the butterfly from a few posts ago?
Well this is her big sister the Butterfly Fairy.

I have always loved butterflies and dragonflies and drawn (well my version of drawing) them since I was small.
Having made the butterfly and fairy I now wonder why it has taken me so long to make them in textiles.

Like the butterfly I used my hand dyed cotton for the wings and dress and the same cotton, un-dyed, for the arms and face. As you can see the front and back pieces are heavily quilted then put back to back with satin stitched edges.
No fairy is complete without her jewels so seed beads and a flower bead were added for sparkle.
She measures approximately 11ins by 7ins

I enjoyed making this Butterfly Fairy so much this has started me down a fairy road so watch out for some more ;0)

You can find this little lady on my website here.


9 comments:

Dayna said...

I love the fact that you detailed the back also. Very nice piece!

StegArt said...

She's very lovely!

Vicki W said...

She's beautiful!

Gunnels blog said...

Alis, I love the big sister ! Very beaautiful !!!

Sue B said...

She's fabulous Alis!

Kari Gibson said...

She is just adorable!

Ati. Norway. said...

This is lovely, what a neat idea!

Liz said...

A lovely fairy. I do love the stitching on body and wings. The world is so enchanting when the fairies come to visit!

Homeleightigger said...

She's wonderful Alis - I turn my back for a week and look what happens....... pure fairy magic!