Happy Halloween! Pumpkin coach and needle felted rabbit sculpture

Halloween is almost here, and so I thought I’d modify a project I’ve been working on to show some holiday spirit! This pumpkin carriage is ready to find Cinderella for her ball, but will happily transport you as well…

Cinderella pumpkin carriage miniature halloween sculpture by beneaththeferns

I made the entire thing from scratch (except the body of the pumpkin and frame around the door, so I’m excited to see it done. I have the complete explanation of how I made it on my site, which you can find HERE.

Needle felted rabbit with pumpkin carriage sculpture from Beneaththeferns

The colors look different with different backgrounds…

Fairy miniature pumpkin carriage sculpture by Beneath the Ferns

Cinderella pumpkin carriage needle felted rabbit by Beneaththeferns

I love the little light inside!

Needle felted rabbit pumpkin carriage sculpture by beneaththeferns

Visit more of my creations HERE, and have a safe and happy Halloween!

~Jessi

Small fairy house finished!

I’m excited to be done with another paper mache fairy house! The inside will be left empty, since this fairy house belongs to my daughter (at least that’s what she believes, and I’m not going to try and convince a 2 year old that it doesn’t!). She loves to play in it, and in the past it has made a great “barn” for Sven and Christoph when she gets her Frozen dolls out!

Fairy house miniature fantasy dollhouse by beneath the ferns

 

I went with a grey color for the roof, since the other houses in the village have had a lot of warm brown tones.

Fairy house fairy gardens miniature elf house by beneath the ferns

Fairy door miniature dollhouse polymer clay

 

The small accents around the fairy house windows are remnants from another project for my book, a laser-cut spiral staircase. I’m glad to put them to good use!

Fairy door for miniature fairy house by beneaththeferns

 

Fairy garden accessory elf boot with mushroom

 

Miniature fairy house dollhouse fairy door from polymer clay

 

This year has been busy (having a baby!), so I’m glad I got a project done that I started a while back. If you want to visit the other fairy houses I’ve made so far, click HERE.

And if you’d like to see how the roof is built, click HERE.

Thanks for visiting!
~Jessi

Halloween in the fairy garden!

Halloween pumpkin cat from Cup O Cat on Etsy

 

The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting crisp, it must mean that Halloween is one the way! To celebrate this spooky time of year, I’ve found the best Halloween themed listings for fairy gardens on Etsy, and put them together here. Come on in and see what’s brewing! (And don’t forget to click on each picture to be taken to the Etsy listing!)

First off are two adorable little kitties created by Alison at CupOCats! The kitties (both above and below) are so cute, and I can just see them lazing about in a miniature garden (waiting for miniature mice, no doubt).

 

Halloween black cat sculpture by Cup o cat

 

Next is another character for your garden, an adorable little gnome sculpted from polymer clay by Michelle at Creative Cottage. This sweet gnome will keep your garden safe from Muggles and ghosts, and maybe even do some weeding!

Halloween garden gnome found on Etsy by Creative Cottage

While the gnome might keep the ghosts away,  he has welcomed in this baby troll artfully created by Amber at Trollflings. Who wouldn’t want those big brown eyes hanging around their garden?

Baby troll sculpture in polymer clay by trollflings

 

On to the decorations! Of course we need lots of orange pumpkins in our fairy gardens, and Jessi at JessisArtStudio makes pumpkins that I just adore! Look at those swirly tendrils and the beads on each pumpkin…genius!

Miniature pumpkins in polymer clay by Jessis art studio

Jennifer at Gnome Woods knows how to make polymer clay behave, and here are two excellent specimens of Halloween themed mushrooms ready to join your fairy garden. They are too cute!

Miniature fairy garden mushrooms by Gnome Woods

Speaking of cute, how about a spot of tea from these miniature teapot and cups in the shape of Halloween pumpkins?  Steph from StephtheFairyMaker has created the sweetest little set that will look great with all these autumn accessories!

Pumpkin miniature tea set by Steph the fairy maker found on Etsy

 

And of course, we have to have snacks to go with that tea! Take a bite out of this yummy cake that Caylie from StudioPasat has made. I really want to make a full sized cake like this one now! Mmmm….I can just taste it!

Pumpkin miniature tea set by Steph the fairy maker found on Etsy

 

And where will our little Halloween fairies live! In a pumpkin shaped house, of course! This beauty was created by ArtisticSpirit, and is so detailed for the size that it is!

Miniature fairy house in pumpkin by Artistic Spirit

 

Fairy house door with owl for Halloween by Clay by Kim

 

And finally, two amazing doors handcrafted by Kim at ClaybyKim. I love all her doors, but these capture the character of Halloween so well!

Fairy gardens miniature door decoration from Clay by Kim on Etsy

 

Remember to click on the pictures above to be taken to the item listing to learn more about it, and Happy Halloween!

~Jessi

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom! A picnic themed fairy garden…

Miniature fairy gardens pathway birthday theme

This month my mom celebrated her birthday, and while I wasn’t able to be there, I made this fairy garden as a belated birthday gift for her!

Birthday fairy garden theme with miniature picnic table

I started with a terra-cotta colored walkway I got from the eFairies store in Tacoma, Washington. I love the classic foundation it gives the garden.

Next I added a little bistro table and chairs made from fancy, craft beer bottles.

Miniature fairy garden birthday theme pathway from efairies

I added some plates, a miniature birthday card, and of course, a giant cupcake to share with my mom…

Miniature fairy garden happy birthday theme

Miniature fairy garden birthday theme bird house

On the side are a matching bird house and bird bath that I made.

Miniature fairy garden birthday theme picnic table

…and I finished it off with a few mushrooms and a birthday banner. I hope my mom enjoys this garden as much as I enjoyed watching it come together! Happy Birthday Mom!

Miniature fairy gardens summer accessories birthday theme

Summer fun! A fairy garden camping trip ♥

Campfire miniature polymer clay marshmallow and hotdog by Gnome Woods

It’s time for our annual camping trip, so to celebrate, I’m putting together a collection of my favorite Etsy mini-camping-theme listings! I bet the fairies get away for a quick camping weekend just like we do, and of course, they need to bring all the essentials. Click on the picture of each listing to go to their Etsy shop, and don’t forget the bug spray!

First off we need s’mores, hot dogs, and a little fire to roast them on! Jennifer from Gnome Woods has artfully created a fire that will heat our little campsite nicely from polymer clay, complete with some extra firewood to go with it! The picture above and below were both created by Jennifer, and make me think of camping every time I see them!

Miniature polymer clay fire by Gnome Woods

Next, our fairy friends will need to decide where to stay… For the brave outdoor fairy, Sereny from Fairy Elements has created this summer-celebrating tent, complete with a tiny rug inside so our tiny friends can get back to nature. Sereny has lots of colors and styles to choose from, so every fairy can find a teepee just their style!

Miniature teepee tent for fairy gardens by FairyElements

For the fairies that prefer “glamping” (Glamour+camping=Glamping!), Penny from Penny’s Pixie Planters has created the ultimate fairy garden getaway vehicle. Each camper is hand crafted from wood and metal, and so wonderfully detailed, I wonder if Penny employs a few fairies from time to time to help her in her shop???

Miniature vintage campers for fairy garden by Pennys Pixie Planters

Another choice for “Glamping” comes from Emily at Birch Tree Fairy. Each camper is delicately decorated with natural treasures, giving them a unique charm!

Fairy garden woodland camper by Birch Tree Fairy Houses

Now back to the food… As we said earlier, we need s’mores, and Pam at Landscapes in Miniatures has supplied our fairy friends with all the fixings! From the marshmallows to the chocolate, these miniatures are so perfectly detailed, they will make anyone who looks at your fairy campground want to cook some up!

Miniature fairy garden smores by LandscapesNMiniature

Now if your fairies are short on time, and want to create their campsite quickly, this sweet little diorama will turn any miniature garden into a campsite in a flash. It was artfully created by the daughter of the shop owner at The Enchanted Acorn, and looks so sweet! This talented young artist has a good eye for detail!

Miniature fairy garden smores by LandscapesNMiniature

If your fairies are feeling adventurous, they can always go on a short hike… Tatiana from Striped Box has created a miniature backpack that’s so realistic, it looks like I could wear it! Our little friends will definitely like this one!

Mini backpack doll scale by Striped Box

If hiking isn’t to the fairies liking, they can always go out for a little evening canoe paddle. Faith at Rustic Blend offers a perfectly detailed little canoe that any fairy would trust to take out on the lake!

Miniature canoe by Rustic Blend on Etsy

And finally, what would a camping trip be without a little wildlife? While I normally would want to avoid an encounter with a bear, this little cutie below created by Nicole at Nicole Lillian Ryan is just too cute! I’m sure our fairy friends would invite him to sit around the campfire and hand out mushrooms if they found him wandering in the forest!

Bear figurine with mushrooms by NicholeLillianRyan

August is halfway upon us, and camping is at it’s best! Remember to click on any of the pictures above to see more items in the artists’ shop, and enjoy the rest of your summer, wherever it takes you ♥

~Jessi

Polymer clay fairy garden bridge

Recently I was invited to a miniature gardening group on Facebook where you are assigned a secret pal to send a package to. It’s just like the secret pal exchanges at Christmas, only these packages are all for your miniature fairy garden. I found out that the individual I got had a miniature garden with Irish leprechauns in it, so I tried to make them something that might fit with an Irish theme. I thought a old, mossy bridge might work!

Miniature fairy garden bridge by beneath the ferns

Miniature fairy garden bridge by beneath the ferns top view

I aged parts of the bridge to make it truly feel like it had been there for a while…

Miniature fairy garden bridge by beneath the ferns front view

Fairy garden bridge by Beneath the Ferns

And what Irish, leprechaun, St. Patrick’s day theme would be complete with a pot of gold?

Leprechaun Irish pot of gold miniature fairy garden accessory for St. Patrick's themed fairy garden bridge

Secret pal fairy garden giveaway

Here are the rest of the goodies that I sent out. I myself received an awesome package with lots of fairy furniture that is exactly my style, so it was a pretty fun thing to take part of! Interested in joining the group? You can find more information here: Secret Fairy Pals on Facebook

Have fun!

~Jessi

Fairy garden supplies in my Etsy shop!

For a few years I’ve been selling my hand-crafted jewelry and art on a site called Etsy.com. As a young girl, I would attend craft bazaars every fall with my mom as she sold her wooden crafts. I guess we just grew up around creativity, and Etsy offers a nice year-round alternative to the holiday craft show craziness!

This week I added some new miniature fairy garden accessories to my jewelry shop, and I’m excited to be taking this slightly different creative path! While opening an entirely different shop might help keep both shops more cohesive, being the mom of two little ones limits my time, so I’m just putting everything into one shop for now…

Each picture below takes you to the real listing, so click on the picture if you want to see more detailed pictures of each item. Or take this link to jump right to my shop: Dreamofadream/Beneaththeferns

I hope you enjoy what I’ve created!

Fairy garden supplies miniature accessory 14

I’ve found a fun way to make miniature bird baths that look like big ceramic bird baths! There is even clear resin in the bath part to make it look like it is filled with water. It’s a fun way to add some realism to your fairy garden!

Fairy garden supplies miniature accessory 21

Fairy gardens supplies accessories garden boot hedgehog

Every gardener gets dirty, and these miniature boots will help keep your fairy feet nice and clean! They are available in red, black, or yellow, and are soooo cute!

Fairy gardens supplies accessories boot hedgehog black

Did I mention the boots are cute?

Fairy garden supplies miniature accessory 13

Miniature hedgehog polymer clay fairy garden accessory

I want to spread the fairy-garden-love, so I’ve made some miniature hedgehogs that I’m giving away with every order that’s more than $15.00! Then, to make it even more fun, I’m having a monthly giveaway on my Facebook page for anyone who just adds a picture of their hedgehog in their own fairy garden! (Or at the beach, or the city, or wherever your hedgehog goes!) The most creative photo each month gets a $10.00 gift certificate to spend back at my shop again, so I think it will be fun!

hedgehog Mushroom miniature house fairy garden accessory

And here are two of my hedgehogs checking out the little mushroom house I’ve made for them!

Fairy garden supplies miniature accessory 4

And finally, my favorite perhaps…. I found a batch of vintage elf boots a while back, which I’ve added some “soil” moss and a mushroom to, and I LOVE the fairy tale look of them! They are a bit larger than the other boots I have, but they might pass as “Giant” shoes in your miniature garden! Don’t forget to click on any of the pictures above to see more pictures of each item ♥

The income from these items will go towards funding my book project, and some of them might also show up there! (See the “About me” section to learn more). I have more items in my shop, but these are a few of my favorites! Thanks for looking, and if there’s something you are interested in seeing me make, let me know in the comments below!

~Jessi