Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Wizards, Dragons and Magic

It's Fiction Week and today we're looking at fantasy.  I find a lot of the fantasy items are a bit too serious (but then I love of all things cute and silly) so I've had a good rummage through Etsy and (hopefully...) found a collection of items that you can appreciate even if you've never read Lord of the Rings or gone larping.

Game of Thrones Night's Watch Oath Cross Stitch by CapesAndCrafts
£2.30 (+ free delivery)
Swear your allegiance to the Night's Watch and stitch up the oath so you never forget. This fun cross stitch pattern features the well known words from Game of Thrones. Suitable for all abilities, you can even adjust the colour scheme to suit your taste or decor.
Fabric: 14 count aida
Grid Size: 122W x 150H
Design Area: 8.57" x 10.43" (120 x 146 stitches)
The pattern comes with a full colour chart and floss legends in DMC.

Fairy Bookmark by ImaginedByBooMoon
£2 (+ 60p p&p)
Vintage image cut out with acetate butterfly wings attached sitting ontop of scrapping paper bookmark. General measurements 19cmx4.5cm.

Green Dragon Print by FlorenceFantasyArt
£9.70 (+ £1.94 p&p)
A black and white print of an original illustration, hand-inked by the artist.  The print measures 8 inches by 10 inches.

Autumn Faery Leather Bag by EBGLeather
£72.46 (+ £7.12 p&p)
This gorgeous bag featuring a hand painted faery is handmade by leathercraftsman Martin of EBG Leather. It is a large size shoulder bag, hand made using finest quality 8oz saddlery leather and includes solid brass fittings. This unique bag is entirely hand-stitched to ensure long lasting resilience.  The shoulder strap is adjustable in length using brass buckles fitted at either end and the bag includes a metal press stud at the front. The outside of the leather is hand dyed to a dark tan colour and polished, whilst the inside is coated with a latex and acrylic sealant.

Needle Felted Dragon by Knittynudo
£16.82 (+ £2.59 p&p)
This mythical creature has been meticulously needle felted from tropical pink, orchid purple, white and black corriedale wool roving. She has a wire armature, and so her neck and tail are posable. She has four legs and two folded wings. She measures approximately 17 cm from head to tail (when her head it erect), and at her tallest can stand at 13.5 cm high.

Group of 3 Tiny Hobbits by MossMountain
£20.70 (+ £97p p&p)
These tiny hobbits are one-inch versions of the Shire folk from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. They are each meticulously hand made without a pattern, and thus are all one of a kind.  Hobbits are between 3/4 inch and 1 inch high. Each one is truly unique. These hobbits come with removable cloaks.

Needle Felted Gnome by softnwoolly
£6 (+ £2 p&p)
This little Gnome is needle felted from merino wool and shetland wool and has beard and hair made from the softest mohair. He is 9.5 cm tall to the top of his hat. 

Medusa and the Hairdryer Print by nancyfarmer
£24.59 (+ £1.94 p&p)
Image size is about 11x18 inches (28x46 cm), paper size is A3+ (13x19 inches). The print is signed, and printed on Archival Matte paper with pigment inks.

Hazel Wood Wand by GreenwoodWoman
£2.50 (+ £3 p&p)
Made from wiggly hazel branches, these hand carved wizard sticks or witches wands are about 15" (38cm) long. All rough edges have been removed, slightly tapers to the end. All different and unique.
Knitted Wizard by HisandHerKnits
£24.59 (+ £4.53 p&p)
A magical wizard, hand knit, carrying his book of spells and his wand. He has a very long while fluffy beard, he is wearing his long purple cloak with long draping sleeves. His hat is very tall. He is just a stunning wizard, would stand in any corner or on any display and just enhance any room he adorns

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