This wee fairy only comes out in the fall, when the rath is preparing to harvest before they go underground for the winter. She likes to hide in the damp forests and forest edges.
The bodice is made from dried grass and birchand the lovely variagated skirt is the natural changing colors of the high cranberry bush in Autumn. She is one of a kind and I think, one of the prettiest fairies I can make this time of year.
Here is some up close detail of the bodice and skirt.
I will have this fairy and other handcrafted ones for sale for Maine Craft Weekend Oct. 2-3. Stay tuned for details.
This is for my $5 and under basket. Tiny handmade fairy portraits.
And a little fairy lamp. [SOLD]
And some antique bottles....
Coming up Sunday, Sept. 20, Tonic of The Woods is going to be at the Vista of Maine vineyard and cider tasting room, outdoors--in Greene, Maine. Here's the event. So, we've been busy making Wee Folk fairy dresses, handmade fairy furniture and fairy wreaths.
[SOLD] And here's a little handmade wire chair I found at an antique store that I've made into a Fairy Throne for the Queen
With a soft cushion of moss. So sweet. More to come!
This fairy, found in the Tanglewood troop, is a valuable member of the rath, for she wears a dress of Usnea, an antibiotic and antifungal lichen.
As the troop's Hunters and Gathers prepare for the autumn Equinox, The Fairy Healer is on stand by with the little cuts and injuries they receive in a day's work. She uses her powers for pain relief, fever control and and wound healing.
She's not only wise, but beautiful, with her bodice tinged with the last green of summer and adorned with purple wildflowers.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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