Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ember Agaricglow


She brings hallucinations. She lives where fireflies mate and breed. She can only be seen in the light of a full moon. She wears dresses that glow with fiery colours and has russet-coloured wings like a brightly coloured butterfly. 

Ember Agaricglow

In Forest glades
Where fireflies dance
Beneath the moon
On leaf and branch

There dwells a maid
Of midnight fair;
Pale is her skin,
Dark is her hair.

Ember eyes,
A heart of flame;
A vision in moonlight;
Speak not her name!

Or weave she will
A web of deep
Entangled dreams
to haunt your sleep.

Hallucinations
She'll bring to thee;
A fairy charm
Which has no key.

 My completed fairy for the Ravelry Fairy KAL.  This has been so much fun, I've already got another fairy in the works:  Hazel Catdancer!

15 comments:

  1. I'm in love. She is so fine. Tell Ember she can flit in my direction anytime. Love the poem you made up for her. So befitting. You are still my doll making hero.

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    1. Joyce, you are a true kindred spirit!

      Your BFF

      Beth

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  2. WOW!!! she is beautiful Beth, think she must go down as my most favorite to date, well done you and thank you soooooo very much for sharing your creation with us...xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your great words, Amber :-)

      Beth

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  3. Beth, what a delightful fairy doll. Love her hair---great texture!! The embroidery is so fun. The dress is striking, with the change in colors as it gets longer. Nice lace stitch. You have such a creative spirit. Her profile scares me a little---but each has their own story!!

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    1. Thank you always for your encouraging words, Judy. Some fairies are light, some are dark, and some live in-between :-)

      Beth

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  4. Beth, I am having lots of trouble posting a comment here so if I repeat myself forgive me. I love the poem and the fairy. I think you should do more of both and put them into a book.

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    1. Dear Fiona, thank you so much for your lovely words! You are a true inspiration for those of us who live in the world of handmade dolls :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  5. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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  6. Wat een prachtig blog met deze beauty popjes en mooie kleuren.
    Ik ga je blog volgen zo mooi.
    Groetjes Ria

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  7. I stumbled across your site and have literally spent hours here - I think I've looked at EVERYTHING! Your dolls are beautiful :-) I've never crocheted a doll before, but I downloaded your Free Spirit pattern and I'm going to give the creative side of my brain a well deserved chance to play for a change.Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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    1. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit :-)

      Beth

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  8. Beth, thanks for your awesome work, your dolls are amazing. I started to create dolls approximately 6 months ago and you were my best and most respected inspiration! I wanted to thank you. :) Thanks to you I also discovered books of Fiona McDonald and I was enchanted, by works of both of you.
    I check your website almost every day and I'm looking forward to even the shortest new post. :D Your work is literally magical. Greetings from Europe! :)

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    1. Ann, thank you so much for your lovely words. Dollmaking is such a satisfying craft; you can let your imagine go, use lovely yarns, and make children of all ages happy. What could be better than that :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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