DSC01706 (1024x939) The moonlight fades from flower and tree,
And the stars dim one by one;
The tale is told, the song is sung,
And the Fairy feast is done.
The night-wind rocks the sleeping flowers,
And sings to them, soft and low.
The early birds erelong will wake:
‘Tis time for the Elves to go.
O’er the sleeping earth we silently pass,
Unseen by mortal eye,
And send sweet dreams, as we lightly float
Through the quiet moonlit sky;–
For the stars’ soft eyes alone may see,
And the flowers alone may know,
The feasts we hold, the tales we tell:
So ’tis time for the Elves to go.
From bird, and blossom, and bee,
We learn the lessons they teach;
And seek, by kindly deeds, to win
A loving friend in each.
And though unseen on earth we dwell,
Sweet voices whisper low,
And gentle hearts most joyously greet
The Elves where’er they go.
When next we meet in the Fairy dell,
May the silver moon’s soft light
Shine then on faces gay as now,
And Elfin hearts as light.
Now spread each wing, for the eastern sky
With sunlight soon will glow.
The morning star shall light us home:
Farewell! for the Elves must go.

Fairy Song by Louisa May Alcott

This month’s doll for the MAD MAMMA swap was to create a Button Fairy. 

Her wings were created using layered dictionary pages that were colored and aged with inks.  On top of the pages I decopaged a layer of pattern pieces, and then a layer of treads and fabric bits.  The top layer is a wash of pink acrylic paints.  The face is created using sculpey clay, acrylic paints and inks to color it, and a sharpey marker to draw the face.  The hair is created using bits of fancy yarn.  Her body is created using wire and vintage buttons along with bits of ribbon and iridescent cord.   

What have you ‘podged lately?