November 16, 2013

Autumn Fairy House

I love autumn and all the fall colors.  When I saw Bo Bunny's Autumn Song paper I just knew I had to have it - the colors are so vibrant.

And then Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail decided to showcase her Autumn Fairy house pattern with this paper collection.   When Laura previewed the house on her blog ( I was just blown away, and couldn't wait to make it.

The house itself is fun with its curlicue dormers and rolled shingles.  But the stump and the tree that it is built into - what a fantastic idea!  I do so love her designs.

I added a couple of my own touches - the wraparound curved balcony with the twig railing and a couple of extra staircases.

November 3, 2013

Fairy House Tunnel Book

I decided that I would make something to go on the inside of the green Summer Fairy House (you remember the Fairy Houses - the post about them is here).

It had been awhile since I made a tunnel book, and with all the cute fairies on the Prima Fairy Rhymes paper it seemed like just the thing.

I kept the size to 6" x 6" since that was the size of the paper pads and that would make it much simpler to make each panel.  I used Prima Fairy Whispers and Nature's Garden papers.

The book has five panels plus the back.

In this closeup of the left side you can see the fairies on the second and fourth panels.

The short grass is attached to the back of the first panel and the tall, darker grass is attached to the second panel.