Hi. I am Naomi the creator and the sculptor behind the scenes of Enchanted Items. This is just a little of information about Fairy doors and how I create them.
I don’t usually express myself through writing, but I do express myself through my art. Sculpting is my therapeutic release and my connection to the fairy realm.
I still believe in Fairies and the wonders in this world and I express this through my Fairy doors. It makes things a little easier as I still have young children and have an excuses to make believe.
To me a Fairy Door is a portal to the magical land of your imagination – it can expand a child’s imagination with a magical adventure through Fairy Tales of adventure, and stories of who lives behind the door and it’s magical lands. It can encourage children to write and use their imagination through writing letters and wishes to the fairies and leaving them at the Fairy Door. It can be used as incentives for children from the dummy/pacifier Fairy, the Sleep Fairy or even the worry Fairy to take the children’s worries away. Or it can be used purely as decorative decor!
‘Keeping the magic and wonder alive for a child is priceless…’
My process of making a Fairy Door is very free flowing and intuitive. I am a self taught sculptor and have learned through experimenting and lots of mistakes along the way. I never finish learning new techniques and they are always evolving. I sketch a lot of my Fairy door ideas before I sculpt them and have a sketchbook always at hand, as sometimes I can’t get the idea out quick enough.
An example is when I went to the beach with my children. We were collecting shells & I was talking about how cool it would be to be a Mermaid with my daughter because she loves the Ocean and could spend all day at in the Sea swimming. On the drive home the idea came to me and a door shaped as a Shell and from there the Mermaid Shell Door was sculpted. I would have to say it is still my favourite door I have sculpted.
Who here has little kids? Yeah? Me too.
Ok who has little kids that leave your poor car a mess after their little tornado bodies have ripped through after a car trip? Yeah? ME TOO!!
1 jar 3 ways!
A Christmas gift for teachers and day-care workers is always a hard one! Whether you simply don’t know them that well, have several to do or are working to a budget, it can be tricky to choose the right gift. So why not unleash your child’s creativity using a few craft items you may already have or that are readily available from a discount store, and create a handmade gift that can be used again and again and will sit with pride of place on your carers desk?