Vampire Bat “Countess Belle Fré” Faerie Clothespin Doll

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This was another fun project for me for my Faerie Folk collection. 🙂

Faeries love to have fun especially on Halloween.

Allow me to present Countess Belle Fré of Bat-On-Rouge.

Countess Belle Fré, a vampire bat faerie, decked out in antique silk and lace, is ready to attend the Halloween Ball with her husband Count Fangela.

As always, various recycled materials were used from my craft box.

Body: Wood Clothespin

Dress: antique silk covered with antique lace and finished off with a pearl from a broken necklace

Wings: leftover leaf appliqués from another project, sprinkled with glitter glue

Hair: feathers from an old boa

Ears: carved from wine cork stopper

The grassy rock-like base was purchased. It is covered styrofoam. I take a flat bamboo toothpick and stick it into the base for a stand.

Countess Belle Fré’s Measurements:

Approximate Height (w/base): 4 inches

Approximate Height (w/o base): 3 inches

Wingspan: 4.0 inches



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sophie Sabat
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 07:43:46

    He is soooo cute!

    Sophie {If u think u are too small to make a difference, try sleeping w/ a mosquito.~Dalai Lama}


  2. Dianne
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 08:21:41

    Hi Christine,

    Please don’t ask me which Vampire I like best. I could not choose between them.


    • Mimi
      Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:02:46

      Thanks Dianne. I know, I love these little vampires as well. It was so hard to part with them (as with so many of the others I have made) once they are sold and leave my home.


  3. Sharmishtha Basu
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 01:19:03

    you are an artist! i love dolls 🙂


    • Mimi
      Aug 29, 2012 @ 05:04:52

      Thank you! Clothespin dolls are fun to make as they are small and they don’t require much material. All you need is your imagination.


  4. Sharmishtha Basu
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 23:00:56

    i wish i could learn from you!


    • Mimi
      Sep 27, 2012 @ 07:06:26

      Thanks so much, Sharmishtha! As long as you have an imagination and I certainly know you do because of all of the beautiful poetry/haikus you write, you can create clothespin dolls. Just let your imagination run wild. Grab a clothespin and look around your house for stuff that you do not use or need anymore. Set these items on a table and the “clothespin muse” will come to you! I know you can do it!


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