Something new I've been working on that's really different from the plushies...fairy wings!
A couple of months ago, I added custom fairy wings to a pixie for a really sweet customer, and now I have fairies on the brain. I wanted to make wearable larger versions of the little wings.
The tricky part is building a structure for the wings that is lightweight but sturdy. There are lots of DIY coat-hanger-and-pantyhose tutorials on the interwebs, but I wanted something better quality, hence my foray into the world of galvanized steel wire and wire clippers. They turned out beautifully, with a nice sturdy center and still light and wearable.
As usual, nothing I make is complete until it is covered in fabric flowers and leaves :) - each pair has a nice fat hand-sewn rose and wool leaves in the center. They attach by way of ribbon straps that tie over each arm, so they work for a variety of body shapes and sizes.