Fairy Door #5: The Sunflower

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-13-2008 12:59 PM 2357 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 interesting how you can trace an edge, cut out the adjoining piece of wood and they don’t match! Argh.
Got it close though; the next one will be better, I’m sure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-13-2008 01:13 PM

Hello Ms. Debbie;

I see your cat knows they’re in there!

Nice job.


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#2 posted 08-13-2008 01:17 PM

haha yes, Jasmine always has to run out and get in the pictures!!! Silly cat.

Thanks Lee.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 08-13-2008 01:18 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 08-13-2008 01:26 PM

Hi Debbie!

I like it!

It looks like you’ve taken a first step into the realm of carving.

The only fault I can see is, the flower stem is a little bit hefty.<;O)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-13-2008 01:42 PM

I would be proud to have that in my garden

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 08-13-2008 01:49 PM

haha yes Dick.. the stem is a little large.
I forgot that I was going to find a branch and add to the flower before I took the pic.. darn. Oh well.

Thanks :D :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-13-2008 04:07 PM

I love the picture of the cat looking up at it.
Fun piece for your wonderful yard.

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#8 posted 08-13-2008 04:22 PM

this one’s great. My favorite of the bunch so far.

did you think they used gorilla glue to attach the earring? <- the fairies contest entry????

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 08-13-2008 04:24 PM

This one is terrific!...

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 08-13-2008 04:49 PM

you are so inventive and artistic : ) wonderful job !

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#11 posted 08-13-2008 05:13 PM

Great carving! I wonder if the fairies used your new tools? :)

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#12 posted 08-13-2008 05:30 PM

That’s a bright and cheery sunflower. Great job.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#13 posted 08-13-2008 05:43 PM

Maybe you can make me a 100 cat doors .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 08-13-2008 06:07 PM

Ted; No, they didn’t use the new tools…. I didn’t have them out of the package yet. I can’t wait to see the next sunflower door—it will definitely be made with the new tools and then I can see the difference!

John: 100 hahaha that’s funny. You sure you ONLY have 100 cats/??

Christina: yah, that cat picture is great. She just popped into the camera range and looked up as I was taking the picture—totally luck on that picture. But definitely great!! Maybe she heard the fairies.

Scott: this is your favourite?? It’s definitely sunny but there’s lots of improvements to be made on the next one for sure.

Thanks everyone :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 08-13-2008 07:10 PM

Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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