I have quite recently had the chance to dive into
my stash of luscious fabrics to create
Fabric and Paper Dolls
The first two dolls were commissioned from a woman
who loves fairies
so I gave this one wings to fly
if she wanted to.
I used some silk ribbon to wrap around her skirt
which are in shades of greens, lilacs and golds
in laces, lace fabrics, chiffon, silk and scrim.
and embellished in flowers, my dyed lace,
buttons and beads.
This doll is more a Fairy Queen
and for her dress I used varying shades
of mauves, lilacs in laces, burnout velvet
This third piece was included in a gift for a dear
blogging friend and I used some
sage green guipure lace, layers of white and brown chiffon,
dyed lace, scrim and pink sari ribbon with
She is more a gypsy girl!
Just a bit of a tattered and torn look
adorned in gold earings.
My inspiration for creating these came from Lilla
so go and check out her wonderful blog where
she shares many of her tutorials and images at
There was quite a bit of interest expressed in my
"Dancing Fairies" Lacebook on my last post
and Joelle from www.matinlumineux.blogspot.com
emailed me these lovely images of an
Arthur Rackham image which she used in a quilt she made.
so thought I would share these with you also!
Joelle has such a wonderful blog displaying the
works of many renowned artists
particularly of the 18th and 19th centuary.
Isn't this mini quilt appliqued so beautifully
I have created another Arthur Rackham piece which was
a request from a customer who really enjoyed the
Giveaway Collage for the GYB Party
And this one has also gone to live with
its new owner.
Thank you everyone who left such kind comments
on my "Dancing Fairies" Lacebook
I would also like to thank all my new followers
here who enjoy my creations enough
to join the ride.
Hope everyone this time of year is able to enjoy the beautiful
sunshine (even briefly) enough to put a smile on your face.
Hugs, Suzy xxx