Vampire Bat “Countess Belle Fr√©” Faerie Clothespin Doll

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

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 Fr√©’s¬†Measurements:

Approximate Height (w/base): 4 inches

Approximate Height (w/o base): 3 inches

Wingspan: 4.0 inches

Enjoy!

Vampire Bat “Count Fangela” Faerie Clothespin Doll

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This was a fun project for me for my Faerie Folk collection. ūüôā

Faeries love to have fun especially on Halloween.

Allow me to present Count Fangela of Batagonia.

Count Fangela, a vampire bat faerie, decked out in a silken cape, is ready for the Halloween Ball.

Body:  Wood clothespin

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

Cape: piece from an old silk shirt

Tie: piece of leftover red felt

Wings: leftover leaf appliqués from another project

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.

Count Fangela’s Measurements
Approximate Height (w/base):  4 inches

Approximate Height (w/o base):  3 inches

Wingspan:  3.25 inches

P.S.¬†Next post you will be meeting Count Fangela’s wife Countess Belle Fr√© of Bat-On-Rouge. ūüėČ

Enjoy!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Red Haired Dragonfly Fairy of the Irish Mist “Corky” Clothespin Doll (Faerie Folk Collection)

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
‚ÄúLeprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes… That’s the Irish for you!‚ÄĚ

Meet Corky¬†a mischievous Dragonfly Fairy of the Irish Mist. ¬†Corky’s¬†wings and body glisten with blue, gold, purple and rust colored faerie dust.

Corky loves to play pranks…especially on St. Patrick’s Day! It is said, on St. Patrick’s Day, if you place an item down (i.e. eyeglasses, ring, necklace, keys..) and it turns up missing, you have been visited by Corky. Of course, by the next day, the item is back where you originally put it. ūüôā

Body:  wooden clothespin (2.5 inch) covered with faerie dust (glitter glue).

Hair:  Red feather from an old boa.

Wings: Satin dragonfly applique (one of the many treasures found in a bag of scrap material purchased at a garage sale). Wings also adorned with a piece of a broken crystal earring found on one of my walks.

Base: (purchased bag of 6 at the Dollar store) has a moss-covered look and feel.

Enjoy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! “Dobie” Wood Nymph Sprite Clothespin Doll (Faerie Folk Collection)

Top o’ the morning to you!

Meet “Dobie”¬†a sweet wee wood nymph sprite. ¬†Dobie’s¬†wings and body glisten with green and rust colored faerie dust.

Dobie can be found happily flitting about the forest listening for the latest news in the faerie and leprechaun kingdom. He loves taking a shower in the morning dew among the flowers.

Measurements (w/o base):  2.0 inches high (includes height of hair) 3.75 inches high (with base)

Wingspan:  1.0 inch

Body:  wooden clothespin (I cut off 1/2 inch to give Dobie his diminutive size)

Hair:  black feather (recycled from an old boa)

Ears: cork (from wine bottle)

Wings: cardboard

Clothespin and wings covered with glitter glue.

Base: (purchased bag of 6 at the Dollar store) has a moss-covered look and feel with silk-like sunflowers (recycled from an old bouquet).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Enjoy!

“VERDANA” Damselfly Healer Faerie Clothespin Doll (Faerie Folk Collection)

Meet “Verdana” a sweet Damselfly Healer Faerie.  Verdana’s wings and body glisten with gold and rust colored faerie dust.

Legend has it, the crystal sparkle on Verdana’s back is a magic drop of water from an ancient well that bestowed special healing powers upon her. When faeries are not feeling well, they seek out Verdana. Those who drink from any pond, lake, river that she has lightly skimmed with her wings are cured.

Body:  wooden clothespin (2.5 inch) covered with faerie dust (glitter glue).

Hair:  Black feather sprinkled with faerie dust (glitter glue).

Wings: Satin dragonfly applique (one of the many treasures found in a bag of scrap material purchased at a garage sale).

Crystal: removed from an old greeting card.

Base: (purchased bag of 6 at the Dollar store) has a moss-covered look and feel.

Enjoy!

Titanic “Rose” Fairy Clothespin Doll


In honor of tonight’s 84th Academy Awards/The OSCARS, I’m posting my interpretation of a fairy dressed up as the character “Rose” from the motion picture “Titanic.” One of my all time favorite movies.

“Rose,” as a fairy, was a special request by my sister.

Dress and Trim: red silk and black lace (recycled from an old negligee)
Wings: pipe cleaner covered with black lace (as mentioned above)
Hair: recycled from an old doll
Necklace: recycled from a broken silver chain and broken earring
Fairy Ears: wine cork
Shoes: painted on with red glitter glue
Base: Faux moss covered styrofoam (purchased at the Dollar Store)

Enjoy!

“Celesta” Dragonfly Fairy/Sprite Clothespin Doll (Faerie Folk Collection)

“Celesta” is a Dragonfly Fairy/Sprite who loves hunting for treasures.

One moonlit, night while flitting about, Celesta found a rare beautiful crystal flower glistening on the forest floor next to a Maidenhair Fern. Celesta proudly wears the crystal as the crystal has magical powers that helps her guide those who are lost in the forest.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I love to take walks and find “treasures” along the way to use in my creations. What inspired me to create my “Faerie Folk” clothespin doll creations was finding a dead Cicada (with wings intact) on one of these walks. When I spotted the beautiful cellophane like wings, “Celesta” The Dragonfly Fairy was on her way to becoming my first clothespin doll fairy/sprite.

Body: 2.5 inch clothespin covered with multi-colored glitter glue.
Wings: Cicada wings–outlined and sprinkled with gold glitter glue.
Hair: Romney Marsh Sheep Fleece (I just love the natural wave to it!) with a touch of gold glitter glue.
Hat: Piece of a broken acorn.
Crystal Flower: part of a broken Austrian crystal earring found on one of my walks.

Base/Stand: I purchased a bag of faux moss covered rocks (6 in a package) from the Dollar Store used in floral arrangements. These are styrofoam covered with a mossy look material. I purchased (from the Dollar Store as well) a box (100 count) of Bamboo cocktail forks. I stick the cocktail fork into the styrofoam. The clothespin doll fits nicely on it. Makes for a wonderful natural looking base/stand for the fairies/sprites.

After creating “Celesta” she looked more like a Dragonfly than a Cicada to me, so I took poetic license in calling her a Dragonfly.

P.S. After doing a little research on the Cicada, I found out these insects have been a source of fascination for several cultures since ancient times. I was thrilled to learn the ancient Chinese regarded the Cicada as powerful symbols of rebirth. So in essence, my recycling the wings has been a rebirth!

Enjoy!