Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Fairy Apocalypse

Another mile of time without a post, I promise I have not been lapsing. I've been surrounded in fabric, pins, html code and letters, not to mention trips back and forth to Wells-next-the-Sea where my parents, sister, and four nieces and nephews have been holidaying.

Have I got little treats for you, in the first of a flurry of posts.

A new venture for Binky Roo has been Art Dolls.

I have made three different kinds of Art dolls to date, with more coming in the future.


This is a blue floral themed 9.5" Flying Fairy

This is a red and black rock themed 9.5" Flying Fairy

This is a red gingham themed 9.5" Flying Fairy
The flying fairies are beautifully sculpted by hand and take time. Each doll has it's own accessories which make them doll unique. They are accessorised with beads, all hand sewn and are made from designer fabric.This is the cheapest of my Art Dolls and look gorgeous flying in a corner of a room .


The sitting doll, priced ever so slightly higher than the Flying Fairies, are gorgeous. Sitting on three fabric flowers and 5 fabric leaves, this little fairy looks like she's sleeping or meditating, so peaceful. Although the fairy is the same scale as the flying fairy, her sitting pose stands her at 6.5" tall. Her eyes can be open or closed, and different wing patterns can be used.


Meet Griselda. This little gem is a necessary accessory to every sewing room or sewing area and not only is she a necessary accessory, she is a gorgeous accessory. I love Griselda! and even though it took about two projects before I'd dare use her, she has now helped on many of my sewing projects. This art doll is practical and unique. The pricing of art dolls has to be mentioned as this is the only project I will say, hands up, that takes a lot of time and precision.


The pin cushion art dolls are sculpted by hand and takes time. Each doll has it's own accessories which make each doll unique. Griselda, pictured, has a lovely Onyx-like pendant as a hat brooch, Onyx-like and silver plated charms for earrings, and a spider charm around her neck. She is accessorised with beads (necklace, bracelet and ring), all hand sewn. She is made from designer fabric made up as a head, torso, arms, eyes and ears. Her lips are hand painted and a bit of blusher applied. A blouse is made to fit, and he hat is also made from scratch. Her hair is hand-sewn on to her scalp and detail added to her pin cushion . She is mounted on a painted MDF base with buttons. A lot of time and energy goes into making each one unique. She stands approx 7.5" tall including the base, which is 6" x 4".

The blog is brought to you whilst being invading by the original band members of The Wiggles so my son can dance about. The worst thing about this is I can feel myself head bopping and hear myself singing along.


  1. You have been busy! They look wonderful, Rachael.

  2. Love them, and you know I do do! I will write and photo about my lovely fairy in my next blog post, my camera is misbehaving at the mo! Fab art dolls! xxx