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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Fairy Without Wings - Book Swap

Here is what I created for the Book Swap: (all pictures were taken by the recipient as I forgot to get decent pictures before I shipped it)

The stick pins with a pin cushion

The book

I knew almost right away what the basis of my idea would be.  I wanted to cut out the cover and put the plastic inside to create a window.  I had planned for fairies inside as well with other things.  Reality strikes as you create though, and plans must change.  I created the fairy and discovered there wasn't much room left for the wings, so I went searching for the name of a fairy without wings and found the Disney book.  I used artistic interpretation for my piece.  Everything except the dragonfly is hand sculpted and hand painted.  The dragonfly comes from my collection of pieces that I use for jewelry creation.  I am probably the most "tickled" at the pages in the book, they look real!  This is the Fairy Book I created.  Where the story resides inside ready to come to life when you open the cover.
I purchased a copy of the Disney book to send to my partner as she has a young daughter.  This way they both have the story and can share the reading together.


  1. I'm so happy to be the recipient!! I'm still just amazed at the talent that Amy has! It is simply stunning!!

  2. Amy,
    Hi!!! I'm a new follower. I really LOVE this book project that you did, and the stick pins are awesome too!! (I have a secret love of making them, as well! so many possibilities!)

    I am totally amazed at your sculpting and painting, especially the painting of your book pages. Just awesome!!

    I think my favorite part of your 'sculpting' is the flower on the front cover. really cool!!

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Keep on Craftin'
    **Bipolar Crafter**
    ~Melisa Marie