Final countdown in the 10th Anniversary A to Z. We are at the letter “V” and I was going to write about vellum but then I started working around in the studio and the word “Village” came to me. Last year during my A to Z of the things that are found in a Michaels Arts and Crafts store, I wrote about the miniature gnomes and fairies that I wanted to get for the garden in front of my studio. At that time I had no studio so I didn’t buy any of them.
This year, I DO have a studio so I am making my Fairy Village! They didn’t have all of the same figures but I found some that I think are really cute. I put this together on my workbench but eventually it will go outside.
Doesn’t that castle look like a neat place to live? The front door opens but the inside is nothing special so I’ll probably keep it closed. The color of the turrets matches the studio so well.
Since I drink tea every night this was a natural figure for me to get as well.
This is a smaller version of the strawberry house I saw last year. I thought the little clothesline was a nice touch. The fairy has a tiny gem in her hands.
From this angle the bridge and the table and chairs kind of blend in with the rocks but you get the idea. The “Wizard” is actually a statue of Santa that my late sister made for me a long time ago. It broke and my husband glued it together but there are spots that are missing. I was just going to take a picture of it and throw it away but when I started putting the village together, he seemed to fit right in.
The last part is the wise old owl. There is a pot that my daughter made for me that I’m going to get a plant to put in. The little boy and girl were figurines my sister used to put on the table when we had family Thanksgiving dinners and the frog is a cute frog.
I don’t think I’m finished with these. I may want to get some more rocks and a couple more figures for the village and definitely some flowers. I’m thinking that I’d like to get some tree stumps at different heights and put one of these on each in front of the Studio. I bought all of these things at different times and I wasn’t sure what exactly I was going to put them in or what they were going to show but once I thought of the word Village, they just came together like this.
What do you think of my Village? Are you going to make it to the end of the alphabet with me?