Sorry for taking so long to finally post this! I guess I lost my blogging mojo for a bit, but I was also taken down with a bout of vertigo which lasted about a week and then had so many projects I was behind on, it took a while to catch up.
Anyway, I was so thrilled to be invited to Salley Mavor's studio while we were in Massachusetts in July. I was excited to be able to see the last days of a very special exhibit at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA. The Fairy Houses of Beebe Woods was such a lovely way to experience this historic mansion. Chloe and I went for a visit to see the fairy houses and were really enchanted by the whole thing. Afterwards I sent Salley a message that I was so happy to have seen it and she asked if we would be able to come visit her studio! Wow, what a treat!
Salley is the author of Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects. She has also illustrated many children books with her amazing fabric relief pictures. Be sure to check out Salley's Etsy shop if you would like to see more. She has a way with felt that is incredibly charming. Come along with us as we check out the creative space of this fabulous artist!
Salley's studio is in a second floor space over her garage. It's a large space, filled with creativity and inspiration and many of her older projects. We spent about an hour, chatting, looking around at her work tables, current projects and her objects of inspiration. Be sure to click the photos to see the details.
This is a detail of a the fairy house that Salley contributed to the exhibit at Highfield Hall. That's a milkweed pod swing.
This is one of Salley's creations depicting herself and her husband at their wedding.
The bird display is a family heirloom. She still has the trolls she played with as a child!
There are many lovely vignettes in her studio.
These are some of the dolls heads she is working on as she prepares to update and expand her Felt Wee Folk book. The word is the updated edition will be published in 2015.
I hope you enjoyed that glimpse into Salley's studio. She is just a warm and funloving as you'd imagine from looking at her work. Thanks for the tour Salley!