Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Felted Wool Fairy

Long, long time ago I decided that I want to make wool fairies for the kids to hang above their beds. A few months ago I already found this wonderful tutorial for it (it's all in Hebrew, but the pictures are great, and you can use this tutorial even if you can't read Hebrew).

As always, it took me a long time to even start looking for wool, and when I finally found the time to start looking, I couldn't find it anywhere near where I live. Only after a month or so, I found myself in the city, and managed to find some.

For the beginning I only bought 4 colors (I learned to know myself quite well... I know that chances are I'll be super excited about it for one week and then forget all about it the next week), which turned out to be a bit of a problem when I began making the fairy, and realized I needed at least one more color to make it the way I wanted it to be, but I managed to finish it anyway somehow. The first fairy turned out a bit weird, but I kept working on it, changed the hair style about 2000 times, and finally compromised on a Japanese fairy.

The second one came out better, I think, prettier and more delicate. I decided to give her white hair instead of black, to give her more of a feminine look.

And both hanging together:

The kids loved them. My girl chose the Japanese one, and my boy took the other one. Now they're waiting for dad to hang them on the wall.

On Saturday the boy was invited to a birthday party of a girl from his kindergarten, and I decided to make her a fairy too. Here's her fairy:

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