The Cranberry Fairy has been hiding out all winter underground and at the forest edge.
Her dress is made from paper birch and Highbush cranberry. She is an attractor of wildlife and pollinators, her dress serving as host plants to numerous butterflies and moths. Her role in the rath is to dance and sing when Spring comes alive.
Her corsage is made from a dried floret.
Detail on her sash includes tiny dried flowers and florets.
Stitched up the back with brown thread to match the toasty color of her birch bodice, The Cranberry Fairy is one of The Wee Folk's prettier lasses.
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.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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