Materials:
3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves
6 strand embroidery floss
People turnings (wooden pegs) - We buy our wood turnings from Casey' Wood
Adults 2 3/8" x 7/8"
Children 1 11/16" x 5/8"
Craft glue
Pattern for Flower Fairies
Pattern for Flower Bud Fairies

Please Note: People turnings are not all created equal. Even turnings bought from the same company can be slightly different. I highly suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, and “try it on” your wooden pegs. Make adjusts to the paper pattern before cutting out your felt.

Cut out felt as follows:
Flower Fairy
Color A – petal
Color B – hat, body tube
Color C (green) – leaf
Flower Bud Fairy
Color A – body tube, cap
Color C – leaf

Directions:
1] Make copy of patterns and cut out felt as stated above. Using the pattern as a guide, embroider detail on hat and cap.

2] Place craft glue on people turnings and glue body tubes to pegs. The seam will be the back of the fairies.

Flower Fairy
3] Sew a running stitch along the upper edge of the petal piece.

4] Gently gather the stitches until the petals fit around the fairy’s neck. Tie off the thread and tack the petal to the body tube near the neck. This will prevent the petals from turning.

5] Use a whip stitch to sew the “a” edge of the petal strip to the “be” edge.

6] Repeat steps 3-5 with the leaf strip.

7] Using the pattern as a guide, mark the inner circle on the hat. Using a running stitch, sew around the circle.

8] Gently gather the stitches. Try the hat on and adjust gathers so the hat fits. Tie off the thread.

9] Place crafting glue on the inside of the hat along the gathering line.

10] Place the hat so it tilts backwards with the low end centered on the Fairy’s back. Careful squeeze the hat to make sure it is securely position. Allow to dry completely.

Flower Bud Fairy
11] Repeat steps 3 – 5 to sew leaf strip to bud.

12] Using a running stitch, sew around the outer edge of the cap.

13] Repeat steps 8 – 10.

Now, give your fairies names and send them off to play with the gnomes!

 

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Comments

I would like to "steal" one of your photos to post it here http://exchange4seasons.blogspot.com/ as inspiration. Can I please, pretty please? :)

Absolutely, as long as there is a link back to us. It's such a wonderful way to make new friends. Thanks!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Of course I will! I'll just post one of your photos and post a link to the tutorial. Tank you for sharing so many beautiful projects!

Hu Kimera,
I am helping to organise a Children's Tent for our Steiiner Primary School Fair and Open Day. A group of mummies and daddies spend all year lovingly crafting handmade little toys for the children (and only children)to purchse for a few pennies of their pocket money. This is something we provide as a special experience for the children not as a fundraiser. We would love to include some of your gorgeous little lepreca]haun gnomes and flower fairies if you would kindly agree..?

Thankyou for considering,
Natasha

Absolutely. Make, sell and enjoy! We love to see our toys find their way into the hearts of children. Good luck! We'd love to see photos of the event, too!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Thankyou so much! I would love to share some pics after the Open day which is not until November. That will give me lots of time to work out how to, lol!
love Natasha