This has been such a wonderful project! In the future I would make her with a simple Waldorf Doll face, the art face too so long!
This little project was started way back in November as a gift for my mother. I wanted to make a needle felted butterfly fairy, but could not get the face right. It just looked creepy to me, finally I put it aside and moved on.
Months later, this little fairy was still calling to be finished, so I packed her up for our trip to Mexico. Maybe a change in climate would help her along. Luckily I packed a bit of cotton doll skin.
The change was just the thing. I quickly realized that this little one wanted to be an art doll, not a needle felted doll. She wanted some soft skin. As soon as I covered her felted face I was in love.
Sitting in the sun with my family all around, working on this little fairy was heaven for me. The kids played with their cousins and I felt totally free to relax and create. One set of wings were already felted, but I decided to make another set so the back could have the same pattern.
I was not working from a pattern, so I did have to re-sticht her body once. In the end I was very happy with her. With just the tiniest scrap of blue felt left over from the wings I was able to piece together a little cap and attached antenna.
She was done in time to travel home with my mother… only 6 months late for Christmas 🙂