Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CRAFT PROJECT

Need any matches?  I just emptied two of these boxes of matches so I could make fairy beds.  Yes,  I said fairy beds.  Warning:  no quilty pictures in this post.


Here's the story.  My 6 year old granddaughter, Abby, has a fairy house that DS helped her make.  The problem is, there aren't any fairies living in it.  While visiting them, I just happened to see a youtube video on how to make fairies and told my DIL that I might make them.  In fact I looked for the supplies while I was there, but didn't find them.

These are the fairy dolls I made for Abby.



Next, I made a tiny mattress and pillow for each "bed."  They had to be rather flat or the "bed" wouldn't close.  My oldest GD helped me by covering the inside of the bed as well as the outside with pretty paper and gluing the buttons on.




Here's the outside of the match boxes covered with pretty paper and decorated with buttons (from my vast collection).



The fairy just fits in the match box bed.


Here are both of them in their "beds."  I hope Abby likes them.


Yesterday I finally got back to getting my log cabin quilt put together.  I want to get it finished!  

12 comments:

Lesley said...

These are adorable...what a wonderful idea!

---"Love" said...

Abby is going to love those adorable fairies and little beds! Even I would love those, and yes, even now! They will be perfect for her fairy house. Now get to work on those log cabin blocks! *grin* ---"Love"

Karen said...

The photo of the match box looked like a Campbell Soup label at first glance. What cute little fairies made by a very sweet grandmother!

Janet O. said...

What little fairy lover wouldn't find those fairy dolls delightful? And now to have special little beds--and they even close so that the fairies can hide from those who are not believers. I am enthralled! Just delightful, Ruth!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You win the grandma-of-the-week award ! :0 )

These are just adorable and so creative ; great idea : )

Quilting Babcia said...

Ruth, these are just too cute! I have an Abby too, a little younger than yours, and can see I need to start scouting out materials! Thanks for sharing.

andsewon said...

So adorable indeedy! I just know that sweet little grand gal will love them and her sweet Grandma for creating them for her!!

CecileD said...

Oh yes ! Be sure that she loved them because they are very cute !!

lillianscupboard said...

You are so good at this sort of thing. I love them, but would never be able to do such a beautiful job.

Marsha said...

What an adorable idea, you are making some serious Grandma points with Abby. The fairies are just so cute!

a good yarn said...

How clever to repurpose those matchboxes.mthey are just right for dolly beds.

Lori said...

Oh my gracious! So cute!!