Monday, July 13, 2015

The Wortcunner's Shed

A little roombox to show off today, measuring just 8" x 6" and 5".

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

Let's peek inside!

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

I've called this piece "The Wortcunner's Shed". A wortcunner is sort of an old fashioned word describing someone who works with herbs. The term would generally be applied to wise women, though some modern witches who use herbs magically use the term too.

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

In every little room or house I create there is always something that I am most proud of. It may not be the fanciest or best part... but it's something I love. In this piece it's the little woodstove. The pipe reaches up through the ceiling and out to a mossy roof.

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

And upon that roof of wild moss there is a trail of toadstools and purple flowers blooming. I suspect it's a good place for a picnic.

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

Here's a better look at the interior. It's not jam packed, but rather comfortably cluttered. Many of the little bits and bobs come from AlphaStamps. I'll put a list to any little piece you can find there below.

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

For the base I used a Frame Front Box made exclusively for me by Gina's Designs. What I LOVE about the boxes is that they are made from thick chipboard that is sturdy enough for embellishment, but can be cut so that windows/doors can be added where ever you like. They are available from Alpha Stamps if you'd like your own to play with.

The Wortcunner's Shed for Herbalist Fairy Folk - Nichola Battilana

I'm pretty pleased with this little room. It reminds me of a warm and worn cabin in historical reenactment / living history villages.

This piece is currently listed for sale HERE.

If you want to create your own version, here are some of the supplies I used are listed below or you can check them all in one place HERE:
Frame Front Box
Amber Resin Potions Bottle 

Ghoulish Green Mini Resin Jars 
Green Resin Perfume Bottle 
Mini Clear Resin Whiskey Bottle 
Miniature Tea Kettle Charm* 
Miniature White Table with Baskets (basket used, not table)
Miniature Garden Tools - Rake & Shovels 

Tiny Green Leaf Garland 
Mini Bird Eggs* 
Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet
Little Potions Collage Sheet

Holly Berry Garland 

Mini Rose Buds - Red* 
Mini Rose Buds - Pink Cream Variegated* 
Miniature Silverware Set 
Brick Wall Stencil
Clay Planter (not the actual one used but close and cute as buttons!)

Also used:
Plaster
Cardboard
Moss
Natural bark
Paint
Tongue depressors
Handmade toadstools

14 comments:

  1. Why that is simply magically adorable! You must have so much fun, because it sure is fun to see what you come up with!

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    1. Thank you! I do have A LOT of fun :)

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  2. This is amazing as are you for creating it Nichola!! xo

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  3. Oh my gosh Nichola! Do you ever sleep? This is just precious!!!

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  4. II am in LOVE with this charming creation!!! What a wonderful little world you've created!

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  5. Oh it's so cute, cute, cute! I want to move right in!

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  6. Amazing! I love it! Love the wood stove! You are so talented. Thanks for listing the supplies:)

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  7. WOW!! What part of this ISN'T amazing?!!! It's just the right amount of "lived in" that makes it oh so believable and I truly want a room like this in my yet-to-be-found magical home someday! Hmmm, I think you should consider creating a book of lovely little short stories about the rooms you conjure. You know, in your SPARE time! lol

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  8. Gorgeous! I'd love a human sized version. :-)

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  9. Speechless. Dizzy with delight. In the words of my dear Liz Lemon, "I want to go to there."

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