There was I, working away at my desk when a little fluttering movement near my laptop keys caught my eye. As I looked over to my computer, I spied this little fellow frolicking on my keys!
He said his name was Collin Ole, but that he liked to be called "Ollie" and he lived in a holly tree in my garden. He'd been waiting for Christmas and Winter to arrive, but had become confused with all the cold weather we've had here, and so wanted to ask a human what was going on, and what season it was.
Unfortunately, the only human he could find was me, so he didn't really get many decent answers :)
By sheer chance I was in the middle of making a decorated jar just the right size for Ollie... and so he asked if he could live there for a while.
Ollie loves the Poinsettia and holly leaves inside the jar - and was most impressed when I told him that I made all the berries myself from bits of polymer clay.
The outside of the jar has lots of flowers and pearls, ribbons and feathers... but isn't too girly - Ollie likes that too.
The top of the lid hides a little secret...
Under the red poinsettia is a hidden compartment...
A quick flick of the switch, and Ollie is bathed in a gentle flickering glow...
He says he likes that too, because it reminds him of winter fires in the hearth, and it doesn't get too hot either.
These fairy jars are a great way of using up small bits and pieces, are really quick, and are easy too. I like to decoupage and layer the paper figures in my jars - even though I'm rubbish at it *lol* Glitter and a glass partition can hide a multiple of sins and bad cuts :)