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Monday, August 17, 2009

Who's Got the Button Fairy??

What do you think?? Do you like her? Do you think it's a strange thing to make button fairies using clip art images of children and/or women and butterfly wings or in some case fairy wings? I think it's a little stange, but quirky, artsy, kind of cool strange. Some might rate them right up there with clowns...or "down" there with clowns. Clowns can be scary, you know.

I made this button fairy for a swap. She's winging her way on to someone else's house now..well she will be once she's out of the parcel bin at the Post Office. I hope my swap partner appreciates her. She's my very first Button Fairy. But she's not going to be my last. Now that I'm over my fear of Button Fairy creating failure, I'm sure I'll be creating more.

Would love to hear your honest take on Button Fairies. Really, I would. =)

"Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame."

~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894


  1. these would make great xmas ornaments!

  2. Very different! This is the first one I've seen but I think it's cool, in a quirky way! I love buttons and new ways to use them. Ya did good, gal!


  3. You know in the movies and tv it is always a bad sign when they show a "craft" room full of decapitated photos of women's and children's body parts! lol Robin

  4. G,

    I have never heard of button fairies!!! But...I think they are cool and I want one...I gotta know how to make one...and I agree they would make great Christmas ornaments.
    And yep...ya did good!

  5. Love your button fairy...even if she is quirky!!:-)


  6. I've seen button fairies on swapbot and I'm still not sure about them, I think they're a slightly strange concept, but in quite a cool way! I agree about the Christmas ornie idea! I love the colours of the buttons you chose to make yours, I'm sure your partner will love her!

  7. Hi Gaye!
    I think she's really cool! I've never seen them before either. You did a great job on her! Can't wait to see more!

  8. Hey G.....
    Just popping in from swap-bot to say Hi
    I love your button fairy.
    And yes, I think they are quirky fun :-)

    Hope your day has been beautiful

  9. Okay Gaye, I love all things fairy . . so your button fairy is no exception.
    I love her. and would love to know how to make one. I know a few people who would flip for a button fairy.

    I think shes precious! You did a beautiful job.

  10. Okee dokee, so what happened to 'ya?

  11. oh where oh where has our gaye gone to ? I miss your posts! and your quotes .