Many years ago, DIME Managing Editor Denise Holguin and I were enchanted by Sally Mavor’s Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects published by C&T Publishing in 2003. Salley’s latest book was released in March from C & T Publishing, Felt Wee Folk-New Adventures: 120 Enchanting Dolls. This stellar event was under my radar but not Denise’s. It seems she caught the wee folk bug again.
A few weeks ago, I noticed a heap of peculiar supplies on her desk: bits of felt, a clothespin, embroidery floss and a silk flower. I wondered what she was up to and in a matter of minutes, Denise spun these simple elements into an adorable, yet homeless, small fairy. Since Denise never does anything once, she churned out multitudes of these charming creatures.
I told her they need a home, they just can’t sit on her desk, dangle from the houseplant or perch on a shelf. Oh no, they need a real home. I only know of one place that offers a choice selection of real estate for tiny folk. Stitch Soup.
Imagine the fun she’ll have selecting the fabrics and thread to coordinate with her wee folk. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with. If I know her, the wee folk won’t have one residence. Oh no, they’ll have choices! They’ll travel from a lodge in the forest to an urban lean-to and ultimately find respite at a beach bungalow. Stay tuned for a future post on wee folk real estate.
If you’re interested in getting in to fairy real estate, now is a great time! I have a strong inkling Denise would love to have her wee folk vacation to wonderful lands, visiting blog readers and their own cottage creations from Stitch Soup!
Here’s your assignment this week:
Leave us a note and tell us what Stitch Soup fairy cottage is your favorite. We’ll pick five random winners to receive a $20 gift certificate from Stitch Soup!
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question:
What do the letters spell? A A N D N I
Post your answer and one lucky recipient (with the right answer) will be selected to win a $25 gift card to use on the Designs in Machine Embroidery website!
The winners is:
Pat Kimball: “Dianna”