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Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.

Projects include:

The Forest Cottage The Fairy Garden Princess Canopy Bed Garden Wishing Well Tower for the Elfin King The Gardener's Wagon Fairyland Gazebo The Fairyboat Bed Woodland Characters and many more!


Author Notes

Mike and Debbie Schramer's nature art has been featured in many books, including Chairmania , Morning Glories , and Forget Me Not . Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure , Country Folk Art , and Faerie magazines and the Seattle Times , the Los Angeles Times , and the New York Times newspapers, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has been collected and purchased by many well-known people including film producer Gil Netter ( Life of Pi , The Blind Side ), actor Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson, Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson, authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley and Bob Timberlake, artist, author and designer. Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramer's nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca and the Takashimaya, Japan, galleries. Mike and Debbie's beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in show rooms, art auctions and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills. Mike and Debbie Schramer's nature art has been featured in many books, including Chairmania , Morning Glories , and Forget Me Not . Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure , Country Folk Art , and Faerie magazines and the Seattle Times , the Los Angeles Times , and the New York Times newspapers, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has been collected and purchased by many well-known people including film producer Gil Netter ( Life of Pi , The Blind Side ), actor Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson, Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson, authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley and Bob Timberlake, artist, author and designer. Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramer's nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca and the Takashimaya, Japan, galleries. Mike and Debbie's beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in show rooms, art auctions and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 10
Getting Started
Gathering and Preserving Natural Materialsp. 14
Making the Basic Elementsp. 32
Fairy House Projects
A Little Chairp. 37
A Fairy Tablep. 43
The Poet's Writing Desk and Chairp. 49
The Princess Canopy Bedp. 55
The Woodland Rocking Cradlep. 61
King of the Elves Bookshelfp. 67
Dresser for the Forest Gathererp. 73
A Couch Made for Angelic Conversationsp. 77
The Gnome's Woodstove and Sinkp. 81
The Elfin King's Ancient Forest Pianop. 87
The Forest Cottagep. 97
Woodland Charactersp. 109
The Fairy Gardenp. 113
The Elfin Tea Partyp. 119
The Garden Wishing Wellp. 129
Tower for the Elfin Kingp. 135
The Gardener's Wagonp. 141
The Gardener's Potting Shedp. 145
The Fairyland Gazebop. 151
The Fairyboat Bedp. 155
The Woodland Race Carp. 159
Theater in the Woodsp. 165
Extra Resources
Inspiration Galleryp. 170
Appendix A Natural Materialsp. 174
Appendix B Resourcesp. 189

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