Monday, May 30, 2016

Preparing for faeries and a moony shrine

It's that time of year again when I venture into the heat and bugs, get covered in dirt, then complain about my sunburn. BUT it's all for a good cause... the faeries!

Preparing for faeries - Nichola Battilana

Little by little over the next few weeks we'll add a bit of pixie dust to the garden in preparation for our annual summer open house and the arrival of the summer wee folk that visit us. Above is a 'before' shot of one area of the garden, over-run with weeds, and below an in-progress picture after a bit of gumption and elbow grease.

Preparing for faeries - Nichola Battilana

There's loads to do, and this year will be a little different than our past fairy tours, but I think you'll like what we have planned.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana

I also managed to finish up this little happy moon shrine that has been waiting patiently for attention for MONTHS.

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana

The moon is free sculpted from polymer clay, the toadstools handmade with Creative Paperclay. The interior was lined with vintage book pages then painted and glittered. The wee house was pit fired in our own back yard. The moss and bark collected from our garden. Phew!

Moon Shrine - Nichola Battilana

If you're interested in this fellow, he is listed HERE.

Hope your week is off to a great start! I'll have a new tutorial this Friday so be sure to pop in for another visit.

5 comments:

  1. Fairies don't mind the weeds so much. It gives them better cover for when the tall creatures arrive to get a peek at them.

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished garden, so much fun!

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  3. I love your moons! I am a maker of moons too though I haven't made any for awhile. Every time I see your moon people I get that deep down urge to do one for me. Love your mushrooms too. And a new tute!!! WOOT
    (Woot for the Tute haha)

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  4. Can't wait to see the finished garden!

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  5. Great labor of love this is!

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