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!


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!


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.