Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lucy's Fairy House

Lucy made this fairy house when she was 10. That's right, 10! Technically her 4th grade year, I had pulled her out of public school and began homeschooling her with Waldorf influences. It was just what this very creative little girl needed. Lots of drawing and observing, reading together, studying the world around her. It was a magical year! After the Christmas holidays she announced that she wanted to make a fairy house. This was something she had wanted to do since the summer before when she saw the work of an amazing fairyhouse artist at a festival in Sedona, Arizona. Well, the holidays were over, it seemed like an ok time to sacrifice the kitchen island to a craft project! So for the next two months, Lucy gathered, glued, and created an unbelievably fabulous dwelling! The base of the house was made by David out of orange tree branches and hardwood for the platforms. everything else was made by Lucy. In April of that year, she entered the completed house in the Maricopa County Fair under the dollhouse division. This little 10 year old girl won every ribbon and prize there was to win - from first place to best in show for the crafts! It was so exciting! We actually have a special niche in our living room where it is safely displayed, and Lucy still adds to it from time to time. I took the pictures above last week when I realized that we had never taken a set of really great and thourough pictures of it. There are many more pictures of all the details, but Lucy wants to make a blog devoted to her art and will post them there. I'll let you know when it's done!


Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, that is simply GORGEOUS! We made a fairy house about 5-6 years ago, but it was quite small and eventually fell apart. Kayla has been asking for us to make one again. It sounds like a great spring project for us.

Your daughter's's unbelievable. And she DESERVED to win every ribbon available. Amazing!

AwtemNymf said...

OhMyWings- I wanna move IN!
I have magikal faerie dust that allows me to frolic in lil' places like this. What talent and imagination this special little lady has! Whew! A true believer!
I have just been inspired to make another faerie house again. I made one and it got ruined while moving in our Home this past June'08 :O(
I cried, but feel inspired to build again!
Beautiful work Lucy and I can see WHY she won ribbons. Well deserved!!
*sprinkle sprinkle*

Magical Mom said...

Wow! I am so impressed.That is a beautiful place for all the fairy folk that come to grace your home.

Ros said...

I love the swing. I can't wait for Lucy's blog.