At last, the Hoffman Challenge winners have been posted (go here to see them) and I can tell the world that my fairy won a prize! Woo hoo!
Now, I know that there’s no reason not to show photos of my entry as soon as possible, but I have this weird superstition. I just can’t seem to do it until after the judging! Ah well. Here she is . . . Fairy Dreams.
I made a little fairy child, taking her nap among the leaves and flowers. She won third place in the Best Use of Sulky competition – and I’m thinking this had something to do with that:
Her wings were stitched on wash away stabilizer, with a flexible wire around the rim. I love the way they came out!
You can see the wings a little better from the “back” view. This is where her flower headdress shows best, too.
Now this sweet fairy will travel about for a year before she comes home. I’ll miss her, but she will have lots of dreams to tell about when she returns!