Friday, June 22, 2018 2 comments

A blog post every 5 years, whether needed or not!



Hi everyone!

I'm resurrecting my blog after an extended hiatus. When we were last together, Mr. and Mrs. Hedgehog had just visited my recently completed bonsai fairy house back in May of 2013!

Since that time, I've undertaken many other creative endeavors, including oil and acrylic painting, quilting, essential oils, activism, becoming a humane educator and even reading tarot cards.

I'm building my new studio within a fairy forest, and this has inspired me to return to conspiring with the wee folk. I'll be taking orders once again for fairy houses and furniture in early 2019! At that time, I intend to publish a tutorial for the next generation bonsai fairy house which will be more thoughtfully engineered for ease of shipping and maintenance (lighting).

Please let me know if you have a custom project in mind and I'll contact you as soon as my new studio is up and running. In the meantime, I'll be documenting my ongoing projects here on the blog.

Best to you,
Tori


Saturday, May 18, 2013 3 comments

Mr. & Mrs. Hedgehog visit the treehouse








Thanks for visiting! Tori
Sunday, May 12, 2013 9 comments

Tutorial: Treehouse completed!

Thx for following along with this project for the last several months. It's finished! The house will be shipping soon to live with its new owner in South Dakota :).

Final photos can be found here on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/torisaur/sets/72157632039372875

Thanks for stopping by! Tori


Sunday, April 7, 2013 5 comments

Cupcake House Completed!

I completed my concrete and steel cupcake fairy house this weekend! 


The floor was made using little teeny chiclet tiles from Hobby Lobby (in the mosaic section).


I purchased the furniture vintage and the curtain pre-made from Ebay. I hate making curtains so I leave it to the pros :)


The steel swirly base pieces are all welded for super strength.



The window really works with the bottom and top panes operable.


All of the concrete is colored using concrete stain mixed in.



Furnishings here by Bespaq Wildflower and paintings by Cinderella Moments.




Thanks for visiting! Watch for lots more concrete and steel sculpture this summer :) Tori

Sunday, March 31, 2013 2 comments

Tutorial: Fairy House Tree Pt. 15

The fairy house painting and landscaping is complete!







My cleaned up workshop area - I'm preparing for the next project...



Two fishies will live at the bottom of the pond so I glued them into place.


Here's the material I'm using to create the pond water. It has to be poured and dried in 1/8" layers - not ideal but it's what I've found that works :)



The "water" will dry clear. I'll probably swirl some color into the medium during a later pour.


Thanks for looking! Next time, finalizing the pond and installing the hexagonal windows.

Tori
Saturday, March 30, 2013 1 comments

Tutorial: Fairy House Tree Pt. 14


Today I added new blossoms to the tree. They are handmade paper flowers I purchased on Ebay. I tore off some petals to make smaller flowers to mix in.



The paper flowers look kind of stiff and unnatural initially.


I painted all the flowers with Polycrylic and smushed them a bit for a much more natural look.



I painted some mossy green areas throughout the sculpture.


Next, I sealed the entire piece with Polycrylic for a strong finish and deep color.




Finally it's time to remove the masking tape from the window. 


I love the view out the window from inside...


Final root cellar all painted and sealed...



There are some pink petals on the ground beneath the tree...













Not much left now! Next time, a few more architectural details and pouring the pond. I've lost the window inserts for the two hex windows so I'll need to figure out something there, too. :)

Thanks for visiting! Tori




 
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