Mad CAL: Fairy Theme

We are creating a fairy garden.  Each week a new crocheted piece or pieces may be added.  You choose which ones you want to make and include in your custom fairy garden.  If this Crochet-A-Long is successful, we may progress to do some of the other themes.  You will be able to use the same container you start with and just switch out the pieces as desired like a little playset!  What fun we will have!  🙂

Non-crocheted materials needed:  Container.  Can be glass, pottery, plastic, whatever you like best and is appropriate for who will be using it.  The container should allow a good view of the scene and should be wide enough to include as many pieces as you’d like in your scene.  Mine is 11 inches across at the widest point.  I also have high sides on my glass container which keeps my curious cats out and allows good viewing.  Choose yours according to your needs.  Also needed are aquarium gravel or other small similar stones.

We will have regular points where I make a call for photos.  This is not necessary, but part of the fun of doing a crochet-a-long is sharing images of what we make.  Please try to participate in the fun!

For week 1 of this project we will concentrate on trees for our scene.  I will try to provide a free tree pattern later this week (I’ll try to stick to a Wednesday posting schedule for this project) and will also point to other free patterns you may want to use.

I will add to this note as we move along.

Container and gravel as our "blank canvas."  Does not have to be the same as mine, just suitable for your intended audience and wide enough to hold several of the pieces to complete the project!

Container and gravel as our “blank canvas.” Does not have to be the same as mine, just suitable for your intended audience and wide enough to hold several of the pieces to complete the project!

 

Week 1 – January 2 – TREES!

We’ll be adding trees to our scene to start off with.  I was going to create a free tree pattern to use as part of this project, but when I searched, I found so many free ones available already that I figured “less work for me” so I’ll make a separate Yarndango project for this week that is not related to the Crochet-A-Long.  So here are some of the wonderful links I’ve found that you may want to use.  Make as many or as few as you like, but you may need to scale some of the patterns down a bit to make sure you can fit a couple and the other pieces we will make.  Next week, we will share what we’ve accomplished so far and move on to another piece that the fairies may enjoy!

Realistic evergreen – I like this one and will probably make it but not finish all the rounds so it will not be too big.

Balsam Fir – I would just use regular yarn, not one with metallic strands in it.

Whimsical Tree – The designer made this as a Christmas Tree, but I think it would make an adorable whimsical fairy garden tree!

Broccoli Tree – Okay, this is a piece of broccoli, but with a brown stem, it would be an adorable tree or shrub!

Tiny Trees! – Tiny Trees – just like I said!

Palm Tree – Who says the fairies don’t live in warm environs?  They’re everywhere if you look for them!

Quick & Easy Tree/Shrub – This is listed as a tree but could be a shrub too!

Soooo – find some trees you like and start planting some in your scene!  Don’t go too crazy though – I think we will need to save room for a pathway, a birdbath, a bench or swing and some woodland creatures to keep fairies company.  If you find any awesome tree patterns that I missed, please share here too.

**EDITED:  Adding a link to an awesome PDF file with free patterns for a tree stump and log!  Thank you for pointing this out, Araceliz Alvira!  🙂  These are great!

**EDITED:  Adding a link to a mushroom pattern found by Anna at Cozy Crafts by Anna for those of you who may want a little fungi in your scene!  Thanks, Anna – it’s perfect!

**EDITED:  Adding a link to a PDF that Araceliz at Crochet Creations by Liz made up for us!  If you love it like I do, make sure you visit her facebook page and give her a like!  It’s a great design!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

**EDITED:  Adding links found by Belle at I’m Hooked for some more trees!  These are not free patterns but I don’t want to presume to limit anyone to free patterns.  They may also be used for inspiration so check them out!  Thank you, Belle!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-tree-2

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fairy-hideaway

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sakura-cherry-blossom-bonsai-with-kokeshi-children-in-a-swing

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tree-of-whimsy

**EDITED:  Adding pattern for a tree made with a cork!  Thanks for the find, Ann Hoke!

Week 2 – January 9 – Furniture and Furry Friends!

This week in our fairy garden, we should be adding pieces of furniture – such as garden benches, birdbaths, bridges, and then we can start adding small animals!  Since we have limited space, we can’t add every piece we’d like but that is okay – this is just a scene – it may be one tiny view of a much bigger world.
So before we get ahead of ourselves, let me give you a couple of quick and easy pieces that I made.
Bridge and a Bird Bath

Bridge and a Bird Bath

I’m not going to write these patterns formally – just quickly and messily so please read through first!

Bridge

Brown worsted weight and F hook is what I used (you can use whatever you like to try and fit your scene)

One 12-inch chenille stem (pipe cleaner), Some beige and off-white yarn and polyester fiberfill

Make 6 columns by making 6 SC in a magic circle (you can see on two of my columns that I made the original 6 SC in a lighter color and the rest all one single color), then continue to do another 10 rounds of 6 SC.  Lightly stuff.

Cut pipe cleaner in half so you have 2 6-inch pieces.  Make SC over one of the pieces until it is completely covered, keeping a count of how many you did.  After making the first 3 or 4 SC, bend a tiny bit of the pipe cleaner back over the first SC to keep it from sliding off.  Finish off.  Do the same with the last SC once you have it covered.  And repeat the whole process on the second piece of pipe cleaner.

Next, Chain 6 (1 is to turn) and SC in back bumps of chains across (5).  Chain 1 and turn.  Repeat this until you have a piece long enough to match the length of your covered pipe cleaners and then finish off.  Sew the covered pipe cleaners to each side of the bridge.  Bend into the shape you like and then attach columns to the sides of the bridge.  I added an off-white chain of 10 between each column to look like a rope.  Your bridge may seem wobbly or flimsy but it really will only ever hold the weight of a fairy, which isn’t much.  Also, when you place it into your aquarium gravel, you can bury the columns a little bit to hold it steady.

Bird bath – gray sport weight yarn and F Hook

Start with 6 SC in magic circle.  Increase in each stitch to get 12, then increase in every other stitch to get 18.  Do one more round of 18 to add a little lip to it and finish off.  For base, start with 6 SC in a magic circle and continue rounds of 6 until you achieve the desired height.  Increase in each stitch around on the last round (12) just to get a wider bottom.  Finish off.

I’ll be adding some links for inspiration for furry friends and snails and things for those who want to (and have room) to include them.  🙂

**EDITED:  After much thought and confusion, it occurs to me that furry friends really don’t fit the scale for a fairy garden.  I imagine a fairy to be no larger than 4 inches tall and feel like bunnies and birds would be more of a giant threat to her.  You may not agree with me so I will include links to some small animals but I will be concentrating my own garden on things like insects and snails to fit her world.  This does not mean that furry forest friends would not be great in a future forest themed CAL though!

Adding link to a tiny free squirrel pattern, pocket bunny, tiny attack bunnies.  But I really think these will be more useful:  tiny dragonfly, bigger dragonfly, dragonfly applique, itsy-bitsy snail, realistic snail, another realistic snail, itty bitty ladybug, three sizes ladybug, bumblebee, large bumblebee,  bees, cute bee, butterfly, jaime’s butterfly, simple butterfly, you can always do my free fly for the venus fly trap pattern, and let’s see – a firefly, a caterpillar.  Remember, these are just suggestions, and ideas for inspirations.  It’s up to you to decide what to include in your project and how big or small to make it.  In the end, YOU are the one that needs to be happy with it.  There is no right or wrong here.  However, I will suggest that you gather a shoe box or storage box to put pieces in that you aren’t using or can’t fit because if you enjoyed this we will do MORE CALs similar to this and you may be able to re-use some pieces and interchange them between scenes.   Oh, and another special link from Crazy Curls Crocheting – she shared this link to help us stay inspired!

I am going to try and design a stone bench pattern for the garden to share with you all since there was not much to find in the way of existing furniture patterns for our fairies.  I will also come up with some type of stream or brook to go under the bridge.  I wasn’t going to include a water feature in this CAL, but then I went and made the bridge so it needs some water to go under it!  LOL.

**EDITED:  Adding link for a caterpillar found by Liz at Crochet Creations by Liz.  Thank you!  And also to let everyone know that Momma at Momma’s Minis has invited everyone to share their work at her page also.  She has a lovely facebook page full of miniatures and the fairy gardens fit right in.  Plus, extra exposure for your own page!  Thanks, Momma’s Minis!

**EDITED:  Adding a link to bleeding hearts flowers.  Thanks for finding this, Crazy Curls! Also adding a pattern for an enchanted tree that Denise at CraftDee Creations was kind enough to share with us all (photo posted on my facebookpage):

Gnarly Tree by CraftDee Creations
Size 5 crochet cotton (color of choice)
Size 6 steel hook

The tree is worked from top to bottom so your tree will look really strange at first.
Do not cut thread in between branches I promise it will make sense eventually.
Ch 15 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 8 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 10 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 7 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 12 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 6 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.
Ch 9 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.

Trunk
Sc into end of each branch so you have pulled branches into a circle of 7 sc.
The wrong side of your work will show which gives the tree some texture.
Sc in each st around for 6 rnds.
Sc in first st 2 sc in next st around-10 sc
Sc in each st around for 7 rnds.
Sc in first st, dec over next two stitches repeat pattern until you have 7 sc.
Sc in each stitch around for 3 rnds.
Sc in first st, 2sc in next st around 10 sc
Sc in each st around for 6 rnds.
2 sc in each st around-20sc
2 sc in each st around-40sc.
Sc in back loop only of each st around fasten off weave in end.

Stuff tree and shape how you want more stuffing in places you want bulges etc. I used poly pellets in my tree to give it a little weight so it would stand better.

6 sc into magic circle
2sc in each st around. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.
Cover hole in bottom of trunk and stitch in place.
Weave in end.

**EDITED:  Adding this link for an awesome Ant that was designed by Rhonda of Crazy Curls Crocheting!  Thanks so much for sharing, Rhonda – I love this ant!  And now I don’t have to design my own – you all are making this so much easier for me!  LOL.

 

Week 3 – January 16 – Finishing Touches Before Fairy Arrival!

The month is flying by!  I’m running out of room in my fairy garden!  I’m sure many of you are as well.  I had plans to include a snail, a mushroom, an ant, a dragonfly and a garden bench but I don’t think I can fit them all, so this week, I’ll be finishing all the things I really want and can fit in the garden so we can start the final phase – fairies – next week.  If you haven’t seen it, I did create a photo album on my facebook page to collect some photos of fairy gardens in progress.  There are some fabulous trees and an awesome water feature in there.

I will share my quick and dirty stream with you here.  You might also be interested in just doing a short version of a ripple afghan such as this one to create a stream that cuts right through your scene.  There are plenty of others to choose from as well.

I made mine with variegated blue worsted weight yarn and an F hook.  I just chained 31, then SC in each back bump of the chain back down.  Chain 1, turn, 2 SC in the first stitch, *Sc next 5, 2 SC in next  across to the end and 2 SC in last stitch.  Chain 1, turn. *SC next 4, then 2 SC in next across to end. Chain 1 and turn.  2 SC in first stitch, *SC in next 3, 2 SC in next, across and 2 SC in last.  Chain 1 and turn.  *SC in next 2 SC, 2 SC in next across.  Then I just did a couple of latch hook attached pieces of green yarn in a couple of spots on the edges for a tiny marsh-y look.  It ends up making a C-shaped stream that goes into the scene, under my bridge and back out without taking up too much room, which is what I wanted, since space is at a premium.  LOL.

I decided against a bench because my fallen log sort of does a good job of seating for my fairy so she won’t need it.

So for this week, since some of us are falling behind (me included), I think we should try and finalize our gardens to include anything we need to catch up on, arrange everything neatly, and see if the fairies come.  I will design a fairy pattern to post next week.  If you are basically done with your garden, then maybe you’d like to add a few tiny flowers to help attract the fairies.  Or feel free to start thinking of/designing/finding patterns for your fairy.  I will continue to post links and share patterns here and hope you will too.  Please feel free to post updated photos of your gardens onto my timeline.  And again, a big thank you to those of you who shared your own designs and also for sharing links that you found helpful and inspirational!

 

Week 4 – January 23 – FAIRIES!

That’s right!  The fairies are coming!  In light of that, I’ve posted a basic tiny humanoid pattern to be used if anyone needs a fairy pattern to go by.  It’s a basic pattern and you’ll need to add your own finishing touches and clothes but it’s a good starting point if you don’t already have one.  It also has some wire (pipe cleaners were used) to give it the ability to hold a bit of a pose which might be helpful if you like to play with your scene and move things around.  I know I do.  🙂

So, whether you use a pattern off the top of your head, my pattern, a pattern you’ve purchased, or another free pattern, it doesn’t matter because it’s up to YOU!  But this week, fairies is what we are concentrating on.  Next week will be the the week we go over all the finished photos!  And I’ll probably list a few things I’ve learned on the way while doing this Crochet-A-Long so we can have even BETTER ones in the future!  If you are behind on the schedule, this is not to pressure you.  You can take your time and finish the CAL whenever you can but we’d love to see photos of the finished gardens!  So please feel free to tag me or post a link here.  I’ll be leaving this page up for quite a while just so anyone can play catch-up if they need to.

In other news – apparently I’ve forgotten some links (this is one of the lessons learned that I will apply in any future CALs).  But I want to share them with you in case you’d like to use them for patterns or just inspiration.

A bonsai tree! (Thanks, Liz!)

Ellen’s fairy garden! (Thanks, Ellen!)

Also, Momma’s Minis has had to drop out of the Crochet-A-Long but has made it clear that she would love to have people continue to post on her page and share our creations with her.  Maybe she can join again in the future.  🙂

Feel free to post any additional links you may want to share in the comments section here.  Next week there will be a call for finished Fairy Garden photos.  So if you finish your fairy and want to spruce up the garden and have a photo shoot, you’ll be well prepared!

**EDITED:  Adding a pattern for some adorable tiny turtles that Libby found on Ravelry!  Thanks, Libby!  🙂
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39 comments for “Mad CAL: Fairy Theme

  1. janice howe
    January 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    These ideas are great, I got my little fingers itching to get hooking. 🙂

    Yay, Janice – this is going to be fun and so neat to see each person’s custom finished scene!

  2. January 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Hmm – need to find a container! Or I might leave that til the end so I can make sure everything fits (I know what I’m like lol).
    To the hooks! I can’t decide which tree to attempt though!

    LOL! I know! I am thinking I will limit myself to three or four so I can fit other things. But if you make more than you need, I guess some can always be removed to make room. I’m sure they’ll be useful if we continue these crochet-a-longs and create some other themes too! 🙂 I am going to try and post Yarndango stuff tomorrow. I may need a whole page for all the awesome things that you’ve been coming up with! You’re amazing. We need to change your name to Amazinguruthi! <3

    • January 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Lol my crochet output increases exponentially in relation to how much I cannot be bothered to uni work it seems! On the other hand, I got back to uni next week so time will decrease and at least I’m backing up things to put on the blog when the hooks have to be put down for a bit 😀

      I decided to improvise a few mini trees while I decide which proper one to attempt. Although now I fancy making a huge (well, bonsai sized!) tree as a centre piece. Hmm. See what you do to me Teeni? Your awesome idea is spawning tree brain in me <3

      LOL! I love this comment! It’s funny, Kim at Kim’s Sticks and Strings tells me I’m her muse at times because when we chat we always end up coming up with brainstorms of ideas. I guess that is pretty neat though. I love how we all inspire eachother!!! So I don’t mind being a muse, I can’t make all the crocheted things by myself! LOL.

      • January 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        ooh I just saw the tree stump! I’m making that next!

        LOL! You are going to have NO room for fairies! 😀

        • January 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

          OR I’ll not get a container and just have a really awesome tree and fairy filled front room… 😀

          Bwahaha! 😀

  3. Crochet Creations by Liz
    January 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    About to try a few trees love all the ideas on here.

    Have fun, Liz! There are some cute ones!

  4. Linda
    January 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Ok I am so excited! I want to do them all! I might wait on the container to see how much I do make. I love all the trees and stumps!! 🙂

    I really want one of those stumps and logs. LOL. And the trees are cute. I hope they work up fast, because I can’t wait to put some trees in my scene. 🙂 Linda, you can always remove some trees if you think you have too many – maybe we will need them with another future CAL scene!

  5. crazy curls crocheting
    January 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    OMG! I am so excited about this! I can’t wait to get started, I have been wanting a fairy garden for so long! And finally a project for just me.
    Blessed Be my newest obsession <3

    Hi Crazy Curls! So glad you’ll be joining in on this and it’s wonderful that it will be for YOU!!! We crocheters always end up making things for others and never have time to make ourselves anything. LOL. So good for you! I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

  6. Momma
    January 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun…. Just hope I can keep up. 🙂

    Hi there, Momma! Just do the best you can, no pressure! I will be posting each step along the way here on the blog and it will stay here for a while so you can refer back to it. But would love to have you share any photos along the way as you create yours no matter how far along you are. 🙂

  7. January 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Is a container a must? I figured I could leave them ‘free’ so my little Panda Princess and I could play with them where ever we like lol.

    Oh, of course you can do it however you like! I did say a container was needed but it really isn’t necessary. It’s just a blank canvas to put our finished pieces in and provide a defined space. But if you and your little Panda Princess have good imaginations, then you definitely won’t need a container! You might want to keep a shoebox or something to store the pieces when they aren’t being played with though. 🙂 Anyway, good question!

  8. Momma
    January 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I have a facebook page called Momma’s Minis…. I think I will share this with my followers. Should be fun for some of them. 🙂

    That’s great! Thank you! I’ll give your page a like. Did you find me through my page or just the blog? And do you have another name I can call you? I already have a Momma. LOL. 🙂

  9. Momma
    January 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    A friend of mine gave me the link…
    I usually go by Momma when online – Long story. 🙂

    Okie doke. I’ll try and get used to it. I used to be pretty anonymous online. Glad that your friend passed the link on to you. And someday I’d love to hear the story. I have one to tell you too!

  10. January 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Ooooh, I’m so excited about my first crochet-a-long. And I linked to you on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

    It’s MY first crochet-a-long too! LOL. That’s why this one may be a bit different than how others work but it makes sense to me in how I THINK they should work. LOL. Thanks so much for linking! I’ll be giving you a return visit at your blog too!

  11. crazy curls crocheting
    January 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    My 18 month old just laid down for a nap…so, I think I’m going to shake the sleep out of me and get to work so I can post a pic of my progress today. Though I will not be using sand or gravel yet as I am moving in a few months. Trying to wait patiently for the blog update! (Shaking like a nervous hairless chihuahua) 😉

    Yay – good timing! The post has been updated!

    • crazy curls crocheting
      January 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Heheeeeeee! ?)

      • crazy curls crocheting
        January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        I think I’m going to need a fish tank! Lol more room. I also have fairies and a fairy bed from this lady.

        http://www.josannemcafee.com/index.html

        Wow! She has some very nice fairies and furniture! I will include her link along with some others when I update Week 2’s post this weekend. I have to agree with you about the fish tank! Too many cute ideas to fit in my current container! LOL.

        • crazy curls crocheting
          January 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

          🙂

          You are having way too much fun with this! LOL. I’m glad! 😀

          • crazy curls crocheting
            January 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

            Glow in the dark floss! My new fav! Luminous mushrooms!

            What???!! I must see this! Please post and tag me or share on my page or whatever! LOL.

          • crazy curls crocheting
            January 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

            Posted pics on my http://facebook.com/crazycurlscrocheting site!

            I’m going to try and share your photo tomorrow. 😀

          • Crazy Curls Crocheting
            January 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

            I will type up the ant pattern and upload it asap. :>

            OOooh! You got it! Looking forward to it! 🙂

          • crazy curls crocheting
            January 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm

            I found this pattern for bleeding hearts, when I think of flowers and fairies I always think of bleeding hearts. This blog has a lot of flowers to choose from too!

            http://melibondre.com/blog/?p=3762

            Thank you! Included the link in the last Edit/Update on the CAL page! <3

          • Crazy Curls Crocheting
            January 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

            Thank you so much….I love a challege, I will help you design anything you what….I am a bored stay at home mom….Well I guess, not bored. My oldest is 12 and my youngest is 19 months. lol

            Wow – I guess you really DO love a challenge, with the little ones you have AND all the other things you create! I will try not to wear you out, but I do appreciate the help you’ve been giving me and the others in our little CAL. I think it’s so wonderful that everyone seems to be enjoying this as much as they are! <3

  12. Momma
    January 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Can’t wait to get started on this week’s ‘assignment’!!! When and how do you want pics of our things? Do we do it as we go or wait until everything is finished? Hmmmm, bridge and birdbath…getting interesting. 🙂

    Well, let’s see – if you are willing to share as we go that is probably more fun so we don’t have to wait so long to see results and we can see how things are progressing. You can post pictures directly onto my timeline on my facebook account to share them. I’d love to see and I’m sure it will help keep us all inspired to see each other’s work. 🙂

  13. Momma
    January 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Ok. I’ll also be posting as I go on my miniatures facebook page… Momma’s Minis. I want to encourage others to join us. 🙂

    Wonderful! I just tagged you on my directory note – thanks for adding yourself! It will make it so much easier for me to find everyone! 🙂 And I’ll be perusing your page as well since I also like miniatures, although I’m not nearly as into it because I crochet too much, LOL. But I do love them and enjoy seeing them!

  14. Libby Doherty Abeita
    January 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Ok , I’m late…but I’m in….right now I am going to search for a container for my Fairy Garden. I love this idea, & can hardly wait to get to hookin!!!! 🙂

    I’m so glad you are in! I just assumed you were extremely busy (well, I know you are anyway, aren’t we all – but who doesn’t want to make the time for a fairy garden?) So I should have known it was facebook trying to keep me from my friends again. I think it is just jealous of our good relationship. 😀

  15. Momma
    January 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Will also be sharing this with an online mini group… 🙂

    Thank you for sharing the fairy love! 🙂

  16. Libby Doherty Abeita
    January 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Tina, you bring so many smiles to my face!!!

    Well, that’s good because really, Libby – wouldn’t they just look silly on your buttocks or your feet? 😉 Nyuck!

    • Libby Doherty Abeita
      January 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      I bout just “died” laughing. For real. Could not get air while I was laughing, couldn’t stop laughing!!! Thank you for starting my Online Saturday with a belly laugh!!! And to answer you, they would look very silly in either of those places.:) It would be kinda Freaky if they were like, on your ears, or your knees!!! LOL! Happy Saturday!

      LOL. Glad you enjoyed it! I hoped you would. 🙂 And a very Happy Saturday to you too!

  17. January 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Ah I love the bridge! I’m so making one of those! My assignment has stopped me crocheting all week, but it’s handed in now so I can get the hooks out again. I walked past the perfect bowl for my garden the other day – didn’t have the cash on me and it’s a cheapo shop not my home town, I could kick myself. Gonna have to see if they’re in my local version of the shop.

    Thank you about the bridge – it’s a little large but I’m not going to be able to fit everything in the scene. But that will be part of the fun – redecorating it whenever I feel like it. I can keep a shoebox full of spare parts to change it around when the mood strikes. LOL. Ooooh – I hope you can get the bowl you like in your local shop. It stinks to think you walked right by a great one. Let me know!

    • Libby Doherty Abeita
      January 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      I am going to have to make an extra part box also. I told the step son I was looking for a clear container, when I told him what I needed it for, he started laughing at me. 😛

      Let him laugh! You know, once you get all your fairy pieces made, all you need to do is make a little gnome or troll to switch out the fairy and I betcha you-know-who will be dying to try and play with it! LOL.

      • Momma
        January 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        I would like to invite any of you to post pictures of your fairy garden projects on my Facebook page: Momma’s Minis. Would love to see you there!

        I will mention this on my next post about the Fairy CAL, tomorrow. It’s nice that everyone wants to share and see what everyone else is doing. 😀

  18. Claire
    January 16, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love all this! My first crochet-along too, but I just get too excited and could spend hours just looking at patterns and ideas! I wanted to make a Facebook page to show my progress, and other things too, can I do that? Or does it need to be a business thing? Linked to websites? Thank you!

    Claire, you can create a facebook page for anything you like – it does not need to be a business but if you DO have a business I think facebook wants you to use a page rather than a personal profile. So you can just have a facebook personal profile to share these things or you can create a page too, totally up to you. So glad you are enjoying this. I am too! 🙂 Everybody has been wonderful!

  19. January 19, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Hey, here’s the link to my simple tree pattern. I tried to send it to you when I posted it, but we were having internet issues that day and it must not have gotten through. http://sheepofdelight.blogspot.com/2013/01/fairy-garden-tree-and-stump.html

    Thank you so much, Dusti! I really wanted to share it with everyone! Such a great garden you have going! 😀

    • Momma
      January 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Just wanted to let you know that I have found that I won’t have as much free time as I had anticipated and will not be able to complete the fairy garden. I will however, check in on your facebook page and will try to maybe join you on another project. Please continue to visit me on facebook (Momma’s Minis). I would like to welcome you and your followers to post pictures of your gardens or any other mini projects you may start. Thank you for allowing me to join your fun….I have enjoyed it.

      I’m sorry you won’t be able to complete it and am hoping it is because you are busy with other projects and not due to illness or anything like that. Of course you are more than welcome to join in on anything I’m ever a part of! It’s so nice of you to still share your space with us and I will make that known to the others in the crochet-a-long. Many of us are also big fans of miniatures too. 🙂 I’ll pop over and check on you at your page every so often just to say hello.

  20. Libby Doherty Abeita
    January 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I must share this with you all 🙂 Yesterday I caved & bought an aquarium for my garden, had to get pink rocks, cause I love them…we get up to the register & check out, she says “Now you just need fish” I looked at her seriously & said “That’s not for fish, it’s for a garden for the fairy I hope to catch” ..She did not know what to say to that, she looked confused…:) lol

    Bwhaha! Libby you are a riot! I wish I could have seen her face! I bet she’s never heard THAT one before! OMG. I’m so excited that you got your container and I’m loving the idea of pink rocks. Denise has some really cool hot pink ones that I am in love with. This is so much fun!

  21. Libby Doherty Abeita
    January 26, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Am finishing up 1 of my Fairies today, & then on to a design I have been sketching out. I am hoping I can get my garden done in a couple of days…I have a feeling though, that I will be doing this project forever, as there are sooo many cute things I want to make for it. I wonder if there has ever been a “CAL for the Rest of Your Life” before? 🙂 Maybe that will become a trend?! Happy Saturday Tina!!!

    Can’t wait to see your fairies AND your new design! There definitely should be a CAL for the Rest of Your Life, LOL. I was kind of hoping we could continue doing some CALs by just wiping our containers clean and re-doing them, keeping our unused pieces in a box to store and play with again whenever we want to change them out. 🙂 Happy Saturday to you too, Libby! Just had a blast playing twin Trivia with Linda and Lori. I lost in a terrible way but it was a whole lot of fun and good way to start the day, since I did that while crocheting a tail for my current creature. 🙂

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