The woman who wore a blue gown

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This is a project that I’ve had on the back burner for quite some time. Short on time today I was very glad to find that there was very little left to do to it.


I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and certainly not Mr Beez’, but I love doing these projects that are purely for fun! You’ll probably recognise the top half of this stately lady as she is almost identical to the button fairy that I made quite some time ago.  However, instead of buttons I have made her a dress out of butterfly wings.The images of the lady and the blue butterfly are both from The Graphics Fairy.



Her matching wings have been double layered and she has a crown and some sparkly jewels along with a coordinating bow. Everything has a liberal coating of crystal clear glitter.


I think that from a distance she looks a little bit like the Queen in her younger days. I think that when I started this I’d planned to use it as part of a journal page, but I quite like her as an art doll instead. As a child I would have spent many a happy hour playing with her as paper dolls were my thing which is perhaps why I like making them now.

Rest assured that no butterflies were harmed in the making of this project. Thanks for buzzing by.

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The woman who wore a blue gown — 8 Comments

  1. I have been to your blog a couple of times and have enjoyed your posts but this is really exceptional. Love love this one. Congratulations on a job well done.
    Lesline ,New York

    • Thanks so much Lesline, I really appreciate your comment particularly as I wasn’t so sure about this project! Thanks for taking the time and I’m thrilled to have someone from across the pond buzz by.x

  2. When I first saw your art doll I thought she looked like the Queen when younger also. I love this, love making things like this. You’ve inspired me to make some “paper dolls”, love the idea. The wings for her skirt is a brilliant idea, they look so pretty with the glitter on them. Not surprised tho knowing the wonderful things you make.

    • So glad you think she looks like the queen too – when I looked at her again she also has the look of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret when she was young!

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