Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Midsummer Elf

Here's a little fellow I made around Midsummer's Eve-June 21st. He's stands about 5 inches tall and he's needle felted with a pipe cleaner armature. He sits in a nest among some found eggshells, a butterfly and some blown eggs collected from my doves.

My kids and I love to read stories all about how the fairies stay up all through that short Midsummer's night and dance and play. The kids build the fairies little houses and leave out a little something for them to eat. This year we baked tiny little cinnamon rolls which they presented to the fairies on little leaf plates. The fairies usually leave a little something for the kids in return-a pretty polished stone or a poem or a small gift. This year the fairies found a couple very old pennies somewhere out in the yard and they left them for the kids among half eaten tiny rolls. How nice of them!


Kristin said...

Yay, Angie! This is looooong overdue! I am so excited to see your creations here and especially the stories behind them. I was just admiring this little fellow at your house today : )

Welcome to blogworld and yes, *please* post recipes and your hubby's things and the kids' creations too!

Angie said...

Kristin! The first comment on my blog! Wow! Can I frame it? Probably not..Thanks so much for coming and for posting. I appreciate it. Take care

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

This is amazing!! Love your little felted wonders :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Angie,
Both Mary and Clarice mentioned your blog today. It's off to a lovely start.
I like this little fellow very much, and the doll you've made for your friend.
I have a little felted gnome made by a blog friend so I've seen close up how wonderful such creations are and impressed with the patience it takes to make them.
Best wishes!

Surprised by Joy said...

What a great doll! I look forward to visiting you often, found you by way of Clarice.