those sure are pretty!
[English Rose Fairy Dolls]
It all began with wonderful Pia,who led me to wonderful Jeska,who led me to wonderful Magpie and the Wardrobe. Yes, I'm channeling the song It's A Wonderful World as sung by Louis Armstrong (wish that would have been our wedding song, but I digress).
Owner, Sam McKechnie's, English Rose Fairy Dolls are so charming. Each Fairy is hand-painted, dressed in a ball gown made from antique French linen, and adorned with vintage flowers. The fill includes softly scented lavender & rose petals. I love the way the shoes resemble ballerinas en pointe and each one comes with a wand. They're a little pricey, about US$200, but oh my goodness!
And then, from lovely Lori Marie who led me to Jayme and her lovely shop Roadside. Jayme's wonderful three-dimensional paper art may be small in scale (my preference), but big in creativity. Currently, she is working on Project #002, which is a series of three-dimensional cut paper portraits housed in handmade oval frames. I think they're really interesting and very reasonably priced at US$35-55.
Photo Credits : Each artist