Please meet Pauli, a Birthday Girl.
This little faerie is a commission from a very dear, long-time bbflockling friend.
Pauli is her name (of course) and she is 6 inch scale.
Her torso is bendable, her hair is fine, very fine silk,
and Carie Schoen made her leafy blue wings.
This is Pauli's guest!
Inspired by a real Wire Fox Terrier
who will be the real guest at the real birthday party this October.
She sits at barely 2 inches tall and is the first miniature (and otherwise) dog I have attempted.
Pauli's gift is waiting on a matching mushroom table,
next to a sweet little matching aqua teapot with 2 teensy cups
sculpted by Cheronda, a talented miniaturist.
Now for the Party!
First things first...
Before presents, before cake, even before singing, Pauli decides to sample her fairytale tea.
Although her guest is not much of a tea drinker,
she decides to take a sip anyway with an eye on the chocolate cake.
A woodland bird comes in closer for a look...
wondering why these flowers smell so differently than those on the forest floor!
As busy as she is, my daughter Angi graciously sculpted the luscious chocolate birthday cake.
A newly purchased flowerpot was transformed into a miniature faerie garden,
with the help of my inventive 17 yr. old son
enthusiastically breaking it into useable pieces.
Transformed into a Perfectly ideal Garden for a Faerie and her Puppy...
The party is taking place in a secret corner of the forest where old stately trees safely live
next to a stream my children have frolicked in since they were babies.
Moss hangs from ancient tree limbs high overhead in great draping swaths,
and owls talk to you in the daylight here.
Steps leading up to the mushroom Table and Stoops
are pieces of beach wood and acorn tops we found
during other wanderings.
The two uppermost wooden steps are ancient...they are almost completely petrified!
What wonderful places we traveled in heart and on foot
to create this Garden