Tuesday, August 2, 2011

She’s A Winner!

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!

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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.

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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:

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Her wings were stitched on wash away stabilizer, with a flexible wire around the rim.  I love the way they came out!

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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!

5 comments:

Gina E. said...

Congratulations Liz! That is wonderful for you. I love your little fairy, there is so much work in it!

Annie said...

Congratulations! She's just beautiful. I looked at every category but the Sulky first and couldn't find her til I read the rest of your post. You are just too clever and talented and I hope you don't miss the little sweetie too much while she's gone on her tour!

kay susan said...

Oh! She's lovely!

Anonymous said...

Your fairy napping is just so cute - reminds me of my granddaughters sleeping. You want to give them a hug but that would wake them up. :)
Congratulations Liz!
Sheila Fernkopf

Orice said...

Oh, Liz. Fairy is absolutely exquisite. I'm at a loss for words. As you continue to create your way through life, I take inspiration from both your creations and your joyous spirit. You are a beautiful, creative woman and add so much to the joy and beauty in the world.