Since Melbourne is currently incapable of providing more than an hour or two of sunshine that is not followed by COMPLETELY TORRENTIAL RAIN, my small and secret plan is kind of on hold. But I don’t mind, as it is giving me the opportunity to develop it a little bit more with things like…fairy chairs!
If you would like to make a fairy chair yourself, you will need:
-A biggish wooden button (mine are from the Friendship Tree)
-An acorn cap
-A big needle
-A scrap of fabric that fairies like
-A tuft of wool roving
-A tiny piece of felt
-An ordinary needle and thread
The first thing to do is use your big needle to make a hole right in the middle of your acorn cap. Do to this you’ll need to break off the little stalk as low down as you can. The needle will go through easily when you’ve found the right spot.
Then thread your big needle with yarn and leaving the end dangling down, pass it through the hole in the acorn beginning on the inside, through a little piece of felt and through one of the holes in your button. (The little piece of felt helps the flat button to balance on the round acorn.)
Then bring it back down through the other hole in your button, back through the little piece of felt and back (what a squish!) through the hole in the acorn. When you pull the two ends of the yarn, this will bring all the pieces of your fairy chair together.
Then you can knot the two ends inside the acorn cap.
If you like you could leave your fairy chair like this. It will be very pretty. But if you want to make a little cushion for it I suspect the fairies will be grateful. Their bottoms are quite pointy.
Trace two circles onto your fabric that are bigger than the button-seats (sorry about the product placement!)…
…cut them out and lay them on top of each other, pretty sides out, and pin them together. Then, folding the edges inwards as you go, sew the two circles together using tiny stitches.
When you get near to where you started, tuck a tuft of wool roving inside as stuffing…
…and sew the cushion closed.
If you like, you can bring your needle up in the middle of the cushion and sew a little cross.
And there it is! A fairy chair!
Perfect for relaxing with a friend after a spot of fairy gardening…
…and ideal for a romantic fairy evening, dining out under the stars.
Bonus gumnut goblets? Why yes! Gumnuts tweaked into tiny wooden buttons.
Have a safe and lovely weekend x
[I have linked this tutorial at The Magic Onions ‘Friday’s Nature Table‘.]