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  1. Fairy Door #15

    Aug 28, 2008 oops.. this one was really #11 or something .. I wasn't going to post a picture of every one of my doors but at this point I'm trying to keep track of the numbers so this is the easiest way.
  2. Garden Gnome Fairy Balcony and window

    A customer wanted a balcony and windows to go with my gnome door and bridge. They also wanted a place to attach air plants. So I made these.
  3. Getting dressed

    This is a carving of Tinkerbell that I did for my "behind closed doors" project. Well things change, especially in my world. I have come up with a totally different scene in my mind for the inside of the box and am actually anxious for once to get going on it. It will take a long time to...
  4. ~Romance Themed Fairy Door~

    Ahhh, what woodworker hasn't taken the time to craft something hand hewn in wood all in the name of Love? My mini-quest to strike a balance between amour whilst keeping from looking tacky brought me to an idea to build a little fairy door, now, search that on pintrest and you will see a...
  5. Fairy garden cottage for granddaughter, of course.

    My granddaughter was going to make a fairy garden with Nana, of course we must have a fairy cottage… let's call Pop Pop he will make one. The granddaughter loved it and I got rid of some Cedar fence scrapes. Not pretty, actually I was asked to make it whimsical, and she loved it. Tomorrow it...
  6. Intarsia Fairy Wall Hanging for Michelle

    This is an intarsia piece I made for my 5 year old granddaughter for Christmas this year because she really likes fairies. I found a picture online and made the pattern from that in Inkscape. It ended up being about 257 different pieces including the individual pieces for the flowers. The...
  7. Fairy Door # 16

    sept 30, 2008 Here is the latest door in the collection. This one was whisked away by the fairies and ended up in another country!! Information about its location came to me via GardenTenders.com Check out its story. (Thanks to GrandmaT for letting me share her end of the story with you)
  8. Fairy Houses 2

    I have been working on a project of creating 150 completely original fairy houses. These are created with reclaimed wood and as you can imagine a lot of creativity. Find more: CLICK HERE
  9. Fairy Garden Houses!

    We are having lots of requests here at bowenbirdhouses for Fairy houses this spring. Apparently it is good luck to have a fairy house in your garden. All fairy houses are one of a kind, and each come with a fairy and a small bottle of fairy dust. 8-) I am a big fantasy guy, so i build these...
  10. Outhouse for little people

    My Mother has a nice back yard, but it has an ugly old well casing sticking up in the middle of it. I couldn't stand it any more. I browsed the internet for ideas, squished them all together and came up with this. It is 14" square at the base and about four feet tall. My plans consisted of a...
  11. Gnome was busy getting ready for winter

    Remember the Gnome door I built a while back? Well over the summer one moved in and made himself to home (yes, he's a lonely bachelor). I heard some activity out there today and the wife discovered that he had a fireplace chimney installed, has a bundle of chopped firewood and a snow shovel on...
  12. Hallowe'en Fairies Visited

    October 29, 2008 This morning, in the brittle cold wind and wisps of snow I took a walk around my garden (I have no idea why, I must have been crazy. My goodness it was cold out there)... anyway, by the new "bonfire breakfast" area, where I had a display of cornstalks and pumpkins I saw that...
  13. Country Gnome Door

    Aug 2, 2008 Today I got a big surprise!! in between rains, I went out to my gazebo and saw that the gnomes had been busy and made their own entrance to the building!!! Yes, I have a gnome door at my gazebo. The wall seems to be made from a piece of old barn board. The door appears to have...
  14. Fairy Door: Rustic

    Aug 03, 2008 Yesterday - I found a Gnome Door on my gazebo and today a Fairy Door showed up in my living room! Holy moly I'm being over run with the little creatures! The Wood It seems they used a piece of poplar (probably left over from one of our other projects). They carved out the panel...
  15. Fairie Door #2: Zen

    Aug 3, 2008 At it again!! This time, the fairies are a little more sophisticated and have created a "zen" doorway to their .. gee.. what does lie behind these doors??? Wood Door: Pine; half stained; half natural Frame: Pressed wood from an old cabinet Door Handle: "belt" hook Hinges: staples
  16. Fairy Door #4: Red

    August 8, 2008 Fairy Door #4 Wood poplar Process 1. I cut the edges off the piece for the door frame 2. I sanded the door part down to a thinner size so it is inset in the frame. 3. I carved the grooves in the door and in the top of the frame 4. I used a leftover piece of wood that I found...
  17. Fairy Door #5: The Sunflower

    Aug 13, 2008 The Fairies have brought their neighbours-and they have moved into the flower gardens! I found this sunflower this morning hanging on the old dead tree in one of the flower beds. Wood: poplar Door Handle: an earring: sunflower with sunglasses on. Learning Curve Isn't it...
  18. Fairy Door #6: Bluestone

    Aug 14, 2008 This one is for my Mom. I plan on attaching it to her deck somewhere and seeing how long it will take for her to find it.. Well, that's just a fairy dream. I won't be able to endure the suspense. I'll be giving it to her and letting her find the "right" location herself. The wood...
  19. Fairy Door #7: Gorilla Tough!

    Aug 14, 2008 I'm on a roll with my Fairy Doors and the "Gorilla Tough" challenge came at the perfect time. This "stone" door idea was next on my list. The Wood: Poplar The Glue: Gorilla Glue The Decor: rocks from my driveway, necklace wire (hinges), metal button (door handle) Steps: 1. I...
  20. Fairy Door #8: The Orient

    Aug 16, 2008 This might be the last one I post for a while… I'm about out of ideas for new versions. Wood: walnut (see? I don't always paint walnut!) and poplar (painted black) Hinges: Jewelry wire Door Knob: 1/2 a hair barrette Process: 1. cut the walnut to length and then cut the top piece...
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