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Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Fairies and a Leprechaun

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Now for a quick Lent feature. From last week's Sharing Saturday, Sheila over at Explore and Express shared her Lenten Table including a wonderful felt cross puzzle. I made one for our table. Thank you for the idea, Sheila! Sorry for my bad lighting!




Now for some nice spring thoughts...
I used the patterns and instructions in All Year Round. It is a wonderful book for celebrating the different seasons and holidays. I started with snow drop fairies. I thought this was a good starting point since it is the only flowers we have seen among our brown late winter/early spring.
My Snow Drop Fairies
The Snow Drops We saw at Cape Cod!
Then I made a Crocus Fairy. Again, I followed the directions in the book. I didn't have a good purple or yellow wool felt, so I used some EcoFelt that I had.


Then I did the final idea in the book which is a yellow primrose. (Again using the yellow EcoFelt.)
Then I got creative. I made a Daffodil Fairy. She kind of looks like she should be the queen of the fairies.

And I made a leprechaun using a similar pattern and playing with the hat. I used some wool stuffing for his beard. (After all, Hazel is named after my Irish grandmother.)
I made them for Hazel's nature/seasonal table, but she likes them because she thinks they are finger puppets.
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13 comments:

  1. These are totally adorable! Saw you at The Gunny Sack and I'm now following you via GFC. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So glad you had fun making the felt cross! Your leprechaun is absolutely adorable, too.

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  3. These are so sweet! It would be great if you'd like to add this to our Spring Carnival. :) http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2012/02/all-year-round-blog-carnival-spring.html

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  4. I LOVE them al!! TOO stinkin cute!! ;)

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  5. These are so sweet. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family.

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  6. Stopping by from the Weekend Wind Up! http://queenofsavings.com

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  7. Wonderful! New follower here and on Google+. Shared on Google and Twitter.

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  8. What cute felt dolls, love the leprechaun and the snowdrop dolls & daffodil. I love All Year Round as well, I love reading through it for seasonal ideas. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  9. Omgosh I love your fairies and the leprechaun! I had a go at a simple spring gnome from fabric scraps but I really would like to make a few flower fairies next for our table(it's very bare right now).

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  10. Looks like fun times at your house as usual! Thanks for linking at One Artsy Mama last week!

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post here:
    http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/all-year-round-week-four-7-spring.html
    Many thanks again for sharing with our Spring Carnival. :)

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