Make a Fairy Doll

My mom made some cute and whimsical fairies for Fauna’s birthday. These fairies can be made with very little sewing skills.

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What you need: pre-made doll form (found at any craft store), embroidery thread, silk flowers, cloth scraps, ribbon and any other pretty whimsical sewing notions that a fairy would be proud to wear.

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First make a simple little jumper using scrap cloth. Hand sew (or glue) the details onto the dress; silk flowers for the skirts and wings and ribbon for whimisical details.  

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 Use a skein of embroidery thread for the hair. Tack on the hair then glue or tack on any details for hair accessories.

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What little girl wouldn’t love a small wicker rocker full of colorful and lovely fairies??? (photo below taken by Fauna)

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26 Comments

  • August 30, 2009 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    Sorry, this was meant for the above post.

  • August 30, 2009 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    Lisa, my thoughts are with you. Great advice from your sis to take some time off. Making a decision like this is so hard… moving away from your gorgeous extended family will be awful. I had to move away from mine and had a few really hard years, but acceptance is key… once I accepted that this is how it is, a whole wonderful, magical life here opened up for me. Whatever you decide to do, do it with an open heart and with the knowledge that there is magic everywhere… you just need to find it.

  • August 30, 2009 - 5:39 am | Permalink

    ahhh…so all this rampant and gorgeous creativity is genetic! Another fabbo idea, and me and my girl had a go at the scavenger hunt you posted about too.
    Love it all as usual!

  • August 29, 2009 - 11:45 pm | Permalink

    how darling are they….very sweet..just love them…the flowers, the hair, the gorgeous little and very creative outfits…i reckon your baby must wake througn the night to play with these little beauties….:)

  • Jane
    August 29, 2009 - 8:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Lisa, There definitely must be a creative gene in your family! Just wanted to let you know I am still faithfully reading all your posts (how could I not!) but I’m trying to cut down on my computer time so I don’t always leave comments. I love the little monster guys next to the comments!

  • August 28, 2009 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! They are so sweet. :)

    I’m thinking of asking my mom to make two dolls for Ben & I when I’m having chemo/surgery. I’d like her to make a “Me” doll for Benjamin and a “Benjamin” doll for me–so, when we have to be apart we have friends to keep us company. :)

  • August 28, 2009 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! I love it. I’m sure my little Princess will get into fairies someday….. I’m working on it.

  • Kat
    August 28, 2009 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow, these are so cute! It reminds me of all the wonderful Christmas gifts mom created while we were growing up. What a lucky couple of little girls to have such a creative grandma and mom!

  • August 28, 2009 - 1:56 pm | Permalink

    These are beautiful!!

  • August 28, 2009 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    Those are so beautiful! A family full of talent.

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  • August 28, 2009 - 3:56 am | Permalink

    I hear them singing ;)

  • August 28, 2009 - 2:13 am | Permalink

    These fairy dolls are sweet. And I’m sure a girl can’t just have 1 fairy doll.
    Great photo taken by Fauna by the way!

  • August 28, 2009 - 2:12 am | Permalink

    so nice!!

  • August 27, 2009 - 11:29 pm | Permalink

    those are just lovely! and i like that you can make them even if you can’t sew!

  • August 27, 2009 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I Love those!! We are big fairy fans over here, they would make a great gift for my girls

  • August 27, 2009 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    K would love these! Thank for sharing.
    Blessings and magic.

  • Toni
    August 27, 2009 - 10:48 pm | Permalink

    too cute, and so easy, my girls woudl love making these.

  • August 27, 2009 - 10:22 pm | Permalink

    what sweet little dolls! What a wonderful treasure to have from their grandmother.

  • August 27, 2009 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Very sweet!

  • August 27, 2009 - 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Oh Gosh, now I have to add softy doll to my shopping list. :) Very cute!

  • August 27, 2009 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh my! They are adorable! Tell your Mom she did a great job. and I hope the girls appreciate her efforts. What a nice party favor to remember her party.

  • August 27, 2009 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! I tried to do one but i can’t.

  • renee
    August 27, 2009 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Yeah you made my day too the faires, your delightful and so is the site, will make one doll soon. thanx

  • August 27, 2009 - 5:59 pm | Permalink

    These are soooooooo cute.
    I would like a whole collection!!

  • August 27, 2009 - 5:31 pm | Permalink

    What sweetness!

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