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Fairy House by JSmallDragon Fairy House by JSmallDragon
Made for my mother for Christmas 2016.

My mother has taken a recent interest in these things when she saw some selling in the local shops. They were a lot larger than she wanted though, so I decided to make her a small one. I also sculpted the roof separately, so it can be opened up to place a LED fake tealight candle inside (because she likes those too). The photos in the bottom row have the light on.

I thought a bit about the scale when making this piece. I could have made the mushroom house life sized as a mushroom, therefore making flowers and leaves around it large by comparison. But ultimately I decided the mushroom was going to be house sized, as if it was a mushroom enchanted by a human-sized fairy to live in. So then the plants would be small and I could include a tiny berry and mushroom farm by the side.

I made and baked all the window and door frames (including the skylights in the roof) first so they would hold their shape when building them into the walls and roof. There are also 3 butterfly shaped crystals in the roof.

It was quite fun making this as I don't often make large pieces or sculptures.

Made with Fimo Soft polymer clay & glaze and Crystals from Swarovski.

Size:
Height - about 8 cm with the roof on
Diameter - about 10 cm across the base

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My Etsy store: www.etsy.com/au/shop/BlueLilyC…
My Pinterest board: au.pinterest.com/bluelilycraft…
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ZED-EYE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGosh... this is so perfect, so lovely!  Warm and inviting! :love:
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JSmallDragon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! :hug:
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ZED-EYE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me feel happy -- can't stop looking at it! :love:
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JSmallDragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my day, thank you again! :happybounce:
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ZED-EYE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
mushroom :love: Re-amped 
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The-Wandering-Bird Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such an awesome fairy house design :iloveit:  All of those vines, flowers, and mushrooms are perfect! The ability to put a light inside really takes it to the next level.
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JSmallDragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It took me days to do all the details but I feel it was worth the effort :).
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The-Wandering-Bird Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :) I think so too.
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So charming- the flower details are lovely, and nice idea with the the option of the addition of lightning :D
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JSmallDragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)

Adding the lighting made me consider how I was going to do the windows, I'm really happy with how it turned out :D.
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very effective, having the curly vine like shapes in the window spaces. :clap: 
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JSmallDragon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that's good to know! :D
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