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Fairies & Stars

Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Matchbox Cabinet Kit, Nichola Battilana, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Kristin’s Lucky Stars, Nichola’s Fairy Apothecary.

Let’s take a brief break from all the potions & apothecary cabinets & impending Halloween-ness for… fairies! Before we look at TWO beautiful new projects and some flully clouds, here’s a reminder about the miniatures sale and FREE kit, both ending tomorrow!

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS MONDAY night, July 17th:
Miniature Paint & Stamps FREE Gift Kit!

Since the artwork on Thursday used the Even Tinier Bottles (and Rhonda Thomas also made adorable miniature wood-mounted rubber stamps using a 3/8″ wide Basswood Strip) I’m including 1 of the bottles and a little sampler cut (3″) of each of the 3 widths of basswood strips! PLUS a custom mini collage sheet with a few of the labels from the new Tiny Craft Room Labels Collage Sheet (sized to make rubber stamps with the wood strips — and note: the wood is really easy to cut to size) plus a few labels that will fit the bottle (in a couple styles). You can get the A Witch’s Grimoire or Secret Spell Book Labels Collage Sheets for more witchy labels to fit the same bottles (and both used by Teri). I also added some from the Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet.

Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, July 17th!

Also continuing from Thursday:
EVERYTHING in the Dollhouse Miniatures Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off!

The sale ends TOMORROW night, July 17th!

That includes the Teeny Tiny Tin Labels Collage Sheet and Fairy Dust Collage Sheet shown at left and right.

Over 80 to choose from! See them all

I know! Isn’t that the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! (And I bet you thought I was talking about Nichola when I said fairies… but just wait, she’s got an adorable project today, too!)

Design Team Member Kristin Batsel made this charming Lucky Stars project with the Matchbox Cabinet that’s also included in this month’s kit.

Did you ever wish upon a star, or thank your lucky stars? Well, then you’re going to want to meet this little pixie, who sits up near the moon and collects those stars, making them available to those of us who need them. I made this tiny shadowbox using a Matchbox Cabinet from Alpha Stamps. Here’s the little pixie, perched on a shelf, removing stars from the sky. He’ll fill that bottle and store it below with previously harvested stars.

I love everything about this star-filled little shadowbox, from the teeny 3mm Gold & Silver Stars at the top to the Bronze Pentagram Charm hanging from the bottom!

Here’s a link to Kristin’s supply list, and stop by her blog to read more about this pixie and see more photos (and some tips about using sticky foam to elevate one floor of the cabinet).

What? There’s more? Yes, Design Team Member Nichola Battilana has made a miniature version of a Fairy Apothecary she showed off earlier this week, using a new Mini Cigar Box – 3×4… you’ll want to check out the Giveaway below for a photo and a chance to win EVERYTHING in her supply list! But first, look at those fluffy clouds and starry skies! I picked out some scrapbook papers perfect for the background of a pixie project.

Hooray for the Fairy Apothecary Giveaway!

Oooo! Not only a fabulous (and fabulously busy) little shadowbox (note: that clever Nichola left the lid off the new cigar box, stood it on end and used it as a shadowbox), and a new collage sheet, made by Nichola, with all the sweet labels for the bottles, but… Nichola also made a video tutorial! She explains “recreating the look of authentic old glass. It’s not over the top grungy… but it absolutely replicates the appearance fairly accurately.”

But before you run off and get engrossed in that video, here’s a few highlights from Nichola’s supply list (and. yes, all 16 items are included in today’s Giveaway!) Starting with some of the tiny bottles down on the bottom row:
Amber Resin Potions Bottle, a smaller version of same, and a Pickle Jar with Lid
Corked Vials (the tall bottles)
English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet (the butterflies!)

To enter the Fairy Apothecary Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday, July 17, 2017)!

AND tell me: What will you do with all of those bottles? Will you use them in one project? Or do you have multiple ideas for using them?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Wise Woman’s Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Gilda McCain! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 16th, 2017

67 responses to “Fairies & Stars”

  1. Barb macaskill says:

    Boxes and little bottles and jars are two of my favorite things! I would use all of the bottles and more together! You can’t have too many little bottles in my op!
    Love the stars and skies papers! Mmmmmmmmmm!
    Congratulations Gilda on winning the last awesome giveaway!

  2. Kim R says:

    Love the wee bottles! I would make a gothic fairy potions cupboard

  3. Karen Wood says:

    My fairy needs them in her fairy house. Yay fairy stuff!!!!!

  4. Anne Davis says:

    I’d fill all the tiny bottles with tiny shiny things – wee seashells, glitters, beads, strange colored liquids – it’d make a wonderful cabinet of curiosities.

  5. Carla says:

    Would definitely do a potion cabinet!

  6. I love these little bottles. I would use them in various ways for example an apothecary cabinet Thank you

  7. Jen R says:

    Definitely potion bottles and/or apothecary bottles.

  8. Celia says:

    OMG, the most precious thing ever. Just to look at all those amazing bottles collected in such a perfect space lifts me up just at the sight of it. Job well done! It feels so good. Thanks for making this, it looks so real. 🙂

  9. This set is incredible….I love the cloud sheet…..Thanks you.

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    So creative! Love those bottles!

  11. Barb A says:

    What a great giveaway, all those little bottles would be awesome in a Halloween scene.

  12. Claire says:

    I adore the use of so many jars in this project, I’d do something similar. The video tutorial is great!

  13. Karen says:

    Fairies need everything especially bottles of potions, elixirs and “stuff”.

  14. Pat Stoughton says:

    Both of my dollhouses are “owned” by a witch, Rowena. She is a kitchen and hedge witch. She grows and cultivates her own selection of herbs for both culinary and medicinal purposes. She could certainly use more jars. Rowena always complains there are not enough jars.

  15. Emily N. says:

    I’d make pendants out of the little bottles.

  16. Anne says:

    I love the idea of a fairy cabinet. I may have to do as you suggest and pause Halloween work for a moment.

  17. Gail says:

    Love everything with fairies. Can use them any time of the year! I will add this kit to my garden. Thank you again for the inspiration you give us every Sunday. Please please make more things 1/24″ scale.

  18. Peg D says:

    Love both of these wonderful showdowns boxes! I would probably do a small cabinet as Nichols did as I love those lots and lots of little bottles. But I love Kristen too and I have those Holtz people and have been waiting to use a few. I would love to make something of each one lol!

  19. Kitty T says:

    I have multiple ideas for using these adorable little bottles. First is a Halloween ATC swap that I am entering. These will be perfect!

  20. Ronda Liebert says:

    Love this kit – I would probably use some of them for one project and keep some for another day.

  21. Laura callies says:

    I would use the bottles to make a variety of choices for each fairy to match their personalities and carry out their deeds. A sort of one stop shop on their way.

  22. Kimberly says:

    I don’t know what I’ll do with the bottles, but I do like them en masse!

  23. Winnie says:

    You have the best stuff! I think I would use them in different projects.

  24. Kathy says:

    Love this fairy apothecary giveaway!

  25. M. C. Sparks says:

    I have 2-3 little vignettes of pieces I got from you all- would like to add bottles to them

  26. Jennie Ingram says:

    I would use them in a series of Harry Potter potions cupboard Christmas ornaments.

  27. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The apothecary box is so fantastic. I just love all the little potions bottles.

  28. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    I’ve been obsessed with fairy and fairy related lately. I would love to make a fairy dust cabinet with the tiny bottles. Thanks for a chance to win it all.

  29. Catharine McCammon says:

    I will sit under the moon and stars with my grandbabies gluing and gluing. We’ll make wishes!

  30. Lina says:

    The next room in the fairy abode!

  31. Katie West says:

    Oh! So many ideas…wishes,dreams,potions..
    I have some friends working through some health issues. I think a little chest full of good wishes and pepper up potions might bring a little cheer.

  32. Mary Mac says:

    Halloween is just around the corner so would love to do something with potions.

  33. Jan K says:

    I love these little bottles and I would make a mermaid apothecary! Jellied eels, starfish dust, eye of squid, and maybe a jar of pickled seaweed!

  34. LeAnn says:

    I love tiny bottles! I would use some of them in a potions cabinet and some for jewelry making.

  35. Nadine says:

    These would be perfect for a project I am currently working on for potion bottles!

  36. Jo says:

    So pretty! I love the fairies and the tiny bottles!

  37. kathy Harris says:

    I love the bottles! I have so many tiny projects to use them in it’s hard to choose just one!!!

  38. June Vaughan says:

    These bottles would be wonderful in the fairy house I am building! A few in the kitchen, a few on the mantle and a special cupboard for those “special occasions when you need a love potion!

  39. Kari Gluski says:

    I love little bottles and I have a cabinet just ready to be filled with magical things for my dolls.

  40. Jessica says:

    I’d use them all at once to make a potion shop shelf.

  41. Nancy E says:

    I just love all the little bottles and boxes. So many possibilities and so little time!!!

  42. Karen Mallory says:

    I totally love the little fairy bottle cabinet and that is what I would make! It is too cute!!!

  43. Barb J says:

    Potion bottle cabinet for sure!!! Fairies are good too.

  44. Mary A says:

    I love making potion shelves and apothecaries, so all the bottles will go to that. Since the bottles are of varied sizes, and I work in multiple scales, they may end up in different projects.

  45. Janet T says:

    I love the fairy apothecary idea. I’ve used tiny bottles filled with glitter in fairy garden that I’ve made but I love the labels. Another great giveaway!

  46. Denise Bryant says:

    The bottles would hold magic potions!

  47. Amy says:

    Fairy apothecary! I would make that!

  48. Cheryl Lee says:

    I too would make the little Fairy Apothecary, love all the little bottles! Thanks for the chance and congrats to Gilday!

  49. Laura says:

    I am addicted to little bottles! I would probably use them all and add a few from my stash to make a potions cabinet. I think I’d leave the lid on the cigar box and use it as a door (a little more to decorate that way!).

  50. Judy Goodwin says:

    Oh! I do so love tiny and these are so super.

  51. Traci says:

    Great projects-love the mini bottles & cigar box. >^..^<

  52. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would use the items for a Halloween project.

  53. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would make witches potions! so cute!

  54. Rae Higgins says:

    I’m crazy over the little bottles! This kit looks like so much fun! I’d use the bottles in multiple projects.

  55. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I would probably use them all in one project. I have a roombox that will need items like this.

  56. I have been wanting to do a fairy project for a long time. Maybe this would get me motivated.

  57. Mindy Winchester says:

    Who doesn’t need more bottles and cabinets? These will fit in everywhere!

  58. Carol Slowik says:

    Love all the bottles! My favorite! I would use them in multiple projects, especially for Halloween potions.

  59. Donna Meyers says:

    This is just stupendous. I actually will be ordering fairy sheets to make a journal and a collage box. This one will be fairy themed….I have never thought of all those labels to be fairy oriented.
    It would be a delight to place them in my collage .
    Thank yoj.

  60. Laural says:

    The best things come in small packages! Lots of ideas swimming around in my head..

  61. K Toews says:

    Bottles +bottles + bottles = bar!

  62. Jennifer J says:

    I love this kit! The bottles could be used for so many projects. I want to make a little bakery scene

  63. Patricia Worth says:

    Oh to have such fun with the fairies and tiny bottles to hold fairy dust and such!I would have a magical time creating a fairy shadow box! Thank You!!!

  64. Leah Fein says:

    Some for a fairy project in a box, some for necklaces I think

  65. Retta says:

    I would definitely have the bottles filled with “potions” and I love the idea of filling with glitter and sparkles!

  66. Janet Meslovich says:

    Definitely could find multiple uses for these adorable bottles–maybe a few for a fairy scene and some filled with dark, mysterious potions with Professor Snape standing nearby!

  67. Thalia Kottke says:

    All those tiny bottles are so wonderful! I would have to make a cabinet of curiosities.