Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Friends - Dusty Diva's Part 13 Felicia Fairy

Welcome to the Friday Friends blog post. Lucky Number 13 - Introducing my colourful Dusty Diva; the gorgeous Emma from Felicia Fairy
I have long been an admirer of the funkiness of Felicia Fairy and had this custom monster bag designed and made for my niece's birthday

and this is me in my Felicia Fairy Patchwork Scarf
and this is me in my Felicia Fairy Patchwork Headband
and this is another of my many many handbags - it was too cute not to add to my collection !

Anyway, please sit back, relax and enjoy the Felicia Fairy story x

Felicia Fairy

Hi my name is Emma, I am a stay at home Mum (and Mum-to-be!) and the brains and hands behind feliciafairy.
I've been making things with my hands from a very young age, and have always enjoyed activities taught to me by my Mother - cooking, baking, knitting, hand-sewing. I've been dying fabric and clothing for around 15 years.
My technique has changed over that time, and now I really love to use lots of bright, bold colours. I also love playing with reclaimed fabrics to make bags, quilts and clothing for big girls and little girls.

I've often accused myself of having Craft ADHD - and at any one time might have a few different projects on the go - a scrapbook page, a quilt cut out and ready to piece, a garment I'm knitting, a crossstich project (in fact, I really do have all of those on the go right now). I'm not very good at sitting still, so even when watching TV at night I'll be drawing, or knitting, or stitching something!

I love to surround myself with handmade things, ones that I have made or ones passed down by family members. Buying handmade is important for people and the planet, and my favourite things to buy are clothing, baby toys, jewellery and soaps.
Another favourite activity is rescuing handmade items from a lonely fate! Our baby has a pile of soft crochet blankets in her cupboard, all the colours of the rainbow, that I have saved from op-shops. Handmade pottery in op-shops just needs to be loved! Many of our potplants are in handmade pots I've saved from a dusty fate on an opshop shelf.

My newest addiction is Yarnbombing. Check out my new blog at
Yarn Bombing is a form of Yarn Graffiti, completely removable and designed for the sole purpose of brightening people's days!

Go on ! Check out the lovely Felicia Fairy goodies for yourself at :

Etsy Store : www.feliciafairy.etsy.com

Facebook Fanpage : http://www.facebook.com/FeliciaFairy


  1. Sam, you have done such a lovely job.
    I'm honoured to be featured - thankyou! :)

  2. I love Emma's work...definitely want one of those dresses!