There are many different types of fairies. Most of them are quite cheeky. Some of them are fairly dastardly. And others still are of the helpful variety. This is the home of Mrs. Pickle, a helpful house fairy.
Her pumpkin is quite cheery, with flowers and moss and butterflies too.
This plate appears above the entrance. I think it must be her lucky number.
There is a bright window that the sun streams through in the morning.
Inside is everything she needs to help the household she chooses to assist.
Don't think for a second that fairies will help just anyone.
Even the nicest fairies are picky and particular.
If you're very fortunate one might choose you! They'll help with the gardening.
Mrs. Pickle keeps meticulous notes about the what has and has not been done. Today is dusting day... which is actually the opposite when a fairy does it. Fairies distribute it rather than sweep it up.
She also mends small holes and snags and replaces buttons you didn't even know you lost.
She's an accomplished laundress too. Her stain removal skills are second to none!
And all she requires in return is to be left to her own devices...
and an occasional thimble of sweet wine and jam.
Supplies and notes for Mrs Pickles Pumpkin:
Small foam pumpkin from Michael's
Wooden window (HUGE pain to add to the curved surface)
Flower Soft - Sweet Pea
Mini Rose Buds - Ivory*
Mini Rose Buds - Medium Pink*
Bark (used for interior floor... will NEVER use again. Totally uneven!)
English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands - Incantation
Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings Water Pipe Parts
Mini Ceramic Garden Gnome Beads (not exactly what I used, but close)
Miniature Milk Bottles in Crate
Miniature Table & Chairs Set*
Miniature Metal Wash Tub
Iridescent Glass Spheres (used with Diamond Glaze to create bubbly wash water)
Coal Scuttle Set
Black Parlour Stove
Fancy Bronze Mirror Frame Setting
25x18mm Plastic Mirror
Orange Pumpkin Teapot
Miniature Vintage Sewing Machine