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Making a Fairy Home From an Old Stump

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Last years projects consumed my life! This year I have felt a little sad, as absolutely nothing seemed needing to be created, just constant upkeep. I adore creating something from nothing, I crave it and need it like oxygen! For some reason, this morning I saw the old tree stumps in our yard that have been used for potted plants and voila, fairy villages began to breathe life into the dark, void I used to call my mind. It's so nice to see color blooming inside my mind again! Yay! I like to start at the beginning so welcome to my world of 'nothing but an ugly tree stump!'
Difficulty: Easy
  • making a fairy home from an old stump, gardening, outdoor living, A little more added on the door is temporary until I find or make a round hobbit door It s a campfire and a bar above the bench I have a hole where a slide will go to ride into the lake I will create on the next bend
A little more added on, the door is temporary until I find or make a round hobbit door. It's a campfire and a bar above the bench. I have a hole where a slide will go to ride into the lake I will create on the next bend.
  • making a fairy home from an old stump, gardening, outdoor living, Hand carved I really could use some nice tools but for now I use what I have
Hand carved! I really could use some nice tools but for now I use what I have!
  • making a fairy home from an old stump, gardening, outdoor living
  • making a fairy home from an old stump, gardening, outdoor living, It took a half a day to do this BUT I learned a lot Next section will be carved much better
It took a half a day to do this BUT I learned a lot. Next section will be carved much better!
  • making a fairy home from an old stump, gardening, outdoor living
A year later...surrounded in spices and fairy flowers...Kind of wanting to do another one but torn as to whether I want to do it outside or create one that I can keep in the house next!

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  • Judy
    Judy Hopewell, VA
    on Aug 20, 2013

    Hooray for you Wendy !!! I'm so looking forward to building me a Fairy garden and you have built yours the perfect home !! I just love it ! Great job, can't wait to see more ! Judy

  • Sensible Gardening and Living
    Sensible Gardening and Living Canada
    on Aug 21, 2013

    This is totally great Wendy, please keep us up to date:)

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B
    on Aug 31, 2013

    Thank you...I must get out and work on it some more. I've been super sick lately and slowed down a little. Just seeing someone else recognize it is encouragement to kick my butt back into gear though! Thank you!

    • Peggy Ann Hoyt @ Bungalows Best
      Peggy Ann Hoyt @ Bungalows Best Oak Grove, MO
      on Apr 13, 2014

      Same here Wendy...asthma n allergies. My mind won't slow down but sometimes I physically get down. I think it must be a special assigned challenge for artists like us. Don't forget that rest is well deserved and your butt will be back into gear before you know it!!!

  • Bren Haas
    Bren Haas Bowling Green, OH
    on Mar 9, 2014

    This is cool!

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B
    on Mar 9, 2014

    Thank you! It has been fun!

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