I loved that my last name was of Irish origins when I was school aged. I also loved on the first day of school the opportunity to tell the teacher at first roll call my name Keily was not pronounced K(eye)ly but K(eee)ly just like the famous alpine racer Jean Claude Killy. It never occurred to me I was only confusing the teacher even more by giving a French name spelled yet another way.
My husband and I have had an ongoing argument all of our married years as to who is the most Irish. "My first relative came over during the Potato Famine." is my opening defense. "I love Notre Dame!" is my husband's rebuttal. Try as I might I can not convince him that his Checzlovocian last name is not Irish.
Such a fun craft to make with very few supplies. I always think these pipe cleaner dolls look like they are wearing angora sweaters. Head beads are pre-painted and can be found at most craft stores. Body of sweater is slipped over legs. Arm pipe cleaner is slipped between coils, sweater "sleeves" slipped over arms.
A beading needle is woven through cut strips of felt. A knot is not needed in the thread as you will reinsert needle back through layers several times to secure. The thin needle is a must as it makes this step go very quickly. Wider strips will cover head with less effort. Hot glue in place.
Of course every woodland Pixie has their very own rabbit as a reminder Easter is soon to arrive. If ever you see one of my characters with white hair, you know it is on it's way to the only white-haired crafter we all know and adore. Vivian of Viv's Whimsy, of course!
Rabbit is formed by making bend at end of stem to create tail, 1/2 length for body, bend; backwards "4" for head,
stem is then wrapped around "4" to create flattened head shape, trim excess. Seed bead eyes and paper punched nose are Tacky Glued in place.
Body is created by coiling stem around a pencil six times and slipped over tail end of rabbit. Legs and ears are created by inserting lengths of stem between coils and trimming. Ears are bent for fullness.
Green flowers purchased at Michael's are slipped over legs to create skirt. Oh my goodness this St. Patrick's Day celebration in my craft room is coming along nicely. A Pixie missing?
She's on her way to someone special in the only way Pixie's travel!