A New Leaf

New Year resolve led to a mega blitz of my work area. On view here is an empty desk surface, but only momentarily bare as it will soon be covered again when creative juices flow.

My work area
Ready to go

The need to take a tally and de-clutter has been ongoing for a while but always left midstream when life presents other more important issues on which to focus time and effort. Discovered packed away were  far too many  projects that were long lost ideas.  Some with potential have been kept, but the rest have been passed on; as has a lot of fabric and other handcraft materials.

As a challenge to self the aim is to use what is on hand, to make up ideas that have simmered for too long and not  start on something new till the one begun is done. Although only early days managing to keep to this plan. Several new patterns have been created, tested and tweaked with a number of  items completed. However, the one that has delighted most resulted from a small scrap of hand dyed felt that was originally intended to become a treasure bird.

The scrap had two stripes, one  pink and the other a purple-blue. Not knowing exactly what to make but feeling the felt was too lovely to discard  I cut the stripes apart and wondered if it might possibly become a small  container.

The container turned into this after many hours of stitching and musing.

tiny hand stitched felt fairy house
Who lives here?
Diameter is 6mm (2 1/4in);height walls 4mm(1 3/4in)
The house placed next to a reel of thread to indicate size
This big.

Inside the house showing tiny furniture,bed,table,stools,mat and fireplace .There is also a wall cupboard ,mirror,lamp on the mantle and pictures.

This seems to be the best presentation that I can manage for now. Posting the pictures has been quite a challenge.The third one is of the interior of this little fairy house. Smoke is puffing out of the chimney so inside there had to be a fireplace. There is also tiny furniture- a bed, stools,  table and floor mat. On the wall is  a cupboard, a sequin mirror and  some pictures. All are made from felt and hand-stitched. Below side and back views.

side view of the pink, felt ,fairy house
Left side presenting

Back view of fairy house

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