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Welcome to Fairy Food Market!

BACKGROUND

My name is Natalie and I make little food for the fairies. I am an artist turned mom and before my girls turned three they were asking for food for their dolls and fairies. They didn't have to ask twice!

As a kid I remember my mother building a dollhouse from scratch and, once the shingles were on, she reached for some clay to make little food. I still have vivid memories of microscopic pizza olives. There seemed to me nothing more magical than something that looked so REAL but was so SMALL.

That memory stayed with me so when my girls had a hankering for mini burritos and cupcakes I nearly jumped at the chance. Over the years I filled a large tub with fairy food for them but it wasn't until recently…

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  • Joined July 6, 2011

Favorite materials

polymer clay, Fimo, Sculpey

About

Welcome to Fairy Food Market!

BACKGROUND

My name is Natalie and I make little food for the fairies. I am an artist turned mom and before my girls turned three they were asking for food for their dolls and fairies. They didn't have to ask twice!

As a kid I remember my mother building a dollhouse from scratch and, once the shingles were on, she reached for some clay to make little food. I still have vivid memories of microscopic pizza olives. There seemed to me nothing more magical than something that looked so REAL but was so SMALL.

That memory stayed with me so when my girls had a hankering for mini burritos and cupcakes I nearly jumped at the chance. Over the years I filled a large tub with fairy food for them but it wasn't until recently that I realized that others might just like some for THEIR fairies as well.

PROCESS

Polymer clay comes in a variety of colors but none of the colors is EXACTLY the color of say, eggplant, or lemons, so the first thing I do is mix. I grab a hunk of one clay and a smidge of another and then, hoping I guessed right, knead and knead and knead. (This, by the way, is the only part I let my children "help" with!)

Once I've got the color correctly I roll and pinch and squeeze, trying to approximate as close as I can, the exact appearance of the chosen food. Fifteen minutes in the oven, and voila! Tiny food.

JEWELRY

Adults are funny. The longer I do this I realize that many grown-ups either no longer believe in fairies, or don't want to let on that they do! Yet they are still wildly drawn to miniature food. Out of mercy for these folks I created "something useful", so that they could enjoy fairy food without embarrassment.

I hope you like what you see.

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