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Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk

Sally Smith


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ISBN: 9781591866725
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Garden design is a major topic, this is your chance to see how to make a fairy house of your own.
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  • Hardcover
    $34.19
ISBN: 9781591866725
ANNOTATION:
Garden design is a major topic, this is your chance to see how to make a fairy house of your own.

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Garden design is a major topic, this is your chance to see how to make a fairy house of your own.

Publisher Description

Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses are revealed in Fairy Houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith. Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind DIY fairy houses out of natural artifacts for years, now she passes her miniature construction knowledge to you. Imagine, a fairy garden with homes that have butterfly wings as stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, birch bark for walls, dried mushrooms for shingles. Begin by flipping through an inspiration gallery, find which elements appeal to you, and how they fit together. From there, you'll learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, and how to light a fairy house. With this book, fairy houses move beyond "cute" and into beautiful, nature-woven works of art.

Author Biography

Sally J. Smith is an environmental artist and photographer living in Westport, New York, on the edge of the Adirondacks. This locale lends itself to Sally's inspiration as she creates magical, mysterious, and marvelous "faerie" houses made from real leaves, moss and stone (and many other natural materials) as well as the stunning sculptures the artist calls "Eartherials" which echo the beauty of a special place or moment in time. Each Eartherial sculpture, often created on site regardless of season or weather, is a celebration of the intimate dialog between the artist and the environment that informs her work. Sally then creates a visual record of the piece at its completion and whenever possible, after the sculpture is photographed, it is left where it was made for the Nature Spirits to enjoy. Sally Smith's work is regularly featured in the calendar world, as well as within other media. Smith's media coverage includes a profile article in The New York Times, "Leave Your Wings at the Door," which ran October 2014. Sally is also the subject of a PBS video, Sally Smith: The Fairy Queen, which aired in 2014 on "Roadside Adventures."

Review

"...this recommended title is fun and unique." Library Journal "this adorable book will leave even the most sceptical of readers chanting: 'I do believe in fairies, I do!' " -- Katya Edwards Daily Mail

Long Description

Create the ultimate fairy houses, made with natural materials - just the way real fairies build their homes!Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Revealed in Fairy Houses for the first time are the step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith.From her home on the edge of the Adirondacks, Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind fairy residencies for years. She uses natural artifacts such as butterfly wings for stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, and birch bark for walls. Smith reveals her building secrets in Fairy Houses. Readers begin their fairy house project by flipping through an inspiration gallery, deciding what kind of house they wish to create and considering where in nature they'll put it. From there, readers learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, how to light a fairy house, and how to incorporate stonework into the design. All of Smith's secret tips and techniques are then showcased in a series of step-by-step photos, making fairy house creation easy. The ones featured in Fairy Houses were designed especially for this book and are meant for longer-lasting installations.With this book, fairy houses move beyond cute and into beautiful nature-woven works of art. When you're through, you'll find yourself in an enchanted land where a Lord of the Rings-esque mood is magically evoked.

Review Quote

"...this recommended title is fun and unique." - Library Journal

Description for Sales People

Each custom-built fairy house is photographed with step-by-step instruction making it easy for those new to constructing fairy houses to use this as inspiration and explanation.

Product Details

Author
Sally Smith
Short Title
FAIRY HOUSES
Pages
192
Publisher
Cool Springs Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
1591866723
ISBN-13
9781591866725
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Residence
US
Year
2017
Subtitle
How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
350 color photos
Publication Date
2017-01-03
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

16 Jan, 2019
By Jacquie