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December 10, 2017

Giveaway !



Let's celebrate the magic of winter with a giveaway !

*updated*

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Instagram Giveaway



In order to enter for a chance to win this dress set, please follow these 3 rules:

1/ Like this picture on Instagram
2/ Follow @stellinnadolly on Instagram
3/ Repost this picture and tag your post with #stellinnagiveaway & @stellinnadolly
(in public mode or I may not find your entry)

The winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday 17th of December
and announced shortly after.


Forest Folklore dress set



This Forest Folklore dress set is handmade by me and will fit Blythe and Blythe sized dolls.
It includes an embroidered dress and a sleeveless faux fur jacket.



Forest Folklore


Good luck to all !


* December 17th update *

Giveaway...


We have our winner !
Actually we have a little bit more...
After a double check followed by a triple check,
all participants had their tags
(even the last minute entries and those who used a slightly different or mispelled hashtag ;-)
rolled into tiny scrolls and shuffled in a box
under the supervision of our little owl.

One scroll was then picked with eye closed:
congrats to our Forest Folklore dress set winner !


Because it is Christmas time and because I wanted to thank more than one person,
I decided on two little surprise gifts
and asked Lady Luck to pick two more scrolls
(with the same process):
A little Patchwork Purse is awaiting each of you !



winners



Many, many thanks again to everyone who entered,
liked, commented or shared...
it means the world to me !








December 9, 2017

Somewhere between Fall and Winter...





Rowan berries

Magic Rowan, also known as Witchbane, Witchwood or simply Witchtree !




Daydreaming in the Forest

Daydreaming in the Forest




Do mushrooms dream ?

Do mushrooms dream ?





The "three Bards"


While I like to explore new parts of the Forest,
I keep coming back to a few special places and this is one of them.
There is such a peaceful vibe.
Upon arrival you are greeted by this amazing bunch of trees
which I have called "The Three Bards"...


Bearded

Just look at this Bard's beautiful beard !




A Fairy tree ?

Not far from the "Three Bards" is this amazing tree,
looking kindly mischievous
and ready to walk towards you at any time !
I have called it the Fairy Tree :-)




Velvet




Enchanted encounter...

Enchanted encounter with a woodland creature
trying to escape notice
by pretending to be dead wood...




The king of all Mushrooms

A little worn out and withered, hiding in the darkest area of the Forest
but still the king of all Mushrooms !




Sans titre





Somewhere between Fall & Winter...


Wood Love




Somewhere between fall & 
winter          "Mist'erious" ?         



Winter's Gate

Winter's gateway ?



First Snow



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November 11, 2017

Forest Folklore !



Hi everyone !



Forest Folklore



A few Forest Folklore pieces have made their way in my BigCartel shop.
They will be available on Sunday, November 12th at 9 pm (Paris time).



This collection includes jumpsuit and playsuit sets in Forest green and Heather pink,
as well as Forest Friends patchwork purses.
The jumpsuits are made of lightweight corduroy cotton and have a ruffle collar.
(The ivory collar fabric has been slightly tea dyed to give it a subtle patina).



Forest Folklore            Forest Folklore



The flared jumpsuit set includes a long necklace with brass chain and multicolored beads,
the capri jumpsuit comes with a tiny cold porcelain Amanita mushroom pendant.
Both necklaces are entirely handmade by me.



Forest Folklore            Forest Folklore



The romper set, featuring a little bow with tiny hand felted wool pompoms
is paired with some knee high glittery socks.

All outfits fasten with snaps and are adorned with small brass bead buttons at the back.


Forest Folklore            Forest Folklore





My little Forest Friends purses are lined and have an adjustable shoulder strap.
 They fasten with a snap and feature a tiny colourful tassel.
This is real patchwork, with each tiny pieces being sewed together by hand !



Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse




Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse            Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse


Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse            Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse


Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse            Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse


Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse            Forest Folklore, Patchwork Purse




Forest Folklore




Forest Folklore


Wishing you all a fantastic weekend !

November 9, 2017

In the forest from Dawn to Dust





Waiting for the Sun

Waiting for the Sun...




Sunrise

Sunrise magic !




Into the Woods

We got lost but what better place to be lost than in the Forest ?





Fairy Steps...

Fairy Steps...




Yellow Staghorn

Yellow Staghorn, or Antler Jelly.
I love how they look like tiny flames under a Petrify spell !




Mushroom 1 - 0 Moss

Mushroom 1 - 0 Moss




Wolf's Milk

Lycogala Epidendrum, also known as Wolf's Milk
I wonder about the ancient folk beliefs that earn it this Fairy tale common name ...
Slime molds are quite a mysterious thing as they have the characteristics of both fungi and animals !





Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven ?





Sleipnir ?

According to some legend, these are the hoofprints of Odin's horse Sleipnir.
Ancient Germanic tribes used to live here so a lot of places in the Forest bear names from the Norse mythology. 
Before them wre the Celts though, so this could very well be an ancient Druid place of sun worship ?

In any case, it is a magical place...





Sunset in the forest

Before leaving, we met this amazing Mushroom family...




Sunset in the forest