there's magic afoot!

Welcome to the Fairy Atelier...

a magical place where haute couture and fairy dust are combined

to bring you the most exclusive designs suitable for any occasion in the Fairy Kingdom.

Fairy dresses and shoes are made from natural materials
collected by hand in the wilds of Northeast Portland.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

fairy houses everywhere!

As the seasons change and summer rolls into autumn, be sure to look carefully for evidence of Fairies…sometimes we need only look under the nearest shrub!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Skylark Meadowsweet appeared at the studio door one day, fluttering over the snapdragons blooming just outside the door. "Yoohoo!", she trilled in her melodious little Fairy soprano, "I wonder if you might consider making me a new pair of slippers. I must have some glorious footwear to match my gown for the Midsummer Ball!"

When a Fairy makes a request, we humans always feel compelled to do their bidding for some reason. So I made her this pair of sweet little slippers from pale pink rose petals, ornamented with tiny heather flower buttons.

Now that the Ball's over, she's brought them back to the Atelier to sell on consignment…and you can purchase them in the shop: The Fairy Atelier.



Friday, May 23, 2014

new fashions for summer have arrived


The Fairies have been working me pretty hard these days with their demands for outfits to wear to Midsummer galas...click on the links in the sidebar to see where to find them in June. Happy almost summer!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fairy Seasons I & II

To celebrate the arrival of my new book, Fairy Seasons Deux I'm offering both books at a reduced rate, and with free shipping (shipping within the continental US only, please!)

Here's a spread from my first book, Fairy Seasons: Twelve Months of Fairy Style

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Fairy Seasons: Twelve Months of Fairy Style is full of 12 beautiful photographs of original Fairy dresses. Each full color photograph is accompanied by the story of the dress and the lovely Fairy who commissioned it.

All the Fairy dresses pictured in this book are handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces, created and photographed by the artist, (that's me!) Jane Russell.              

8"x8" hardcover
20 pages
sale price: $30

Available in the Etsy shop
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Here's a spread from  the new book:
Fairy Seasons Deux: Twelve Months of Fairy Shoes
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Fairy Seasons Deux: Twelve Months of Fairy Shoes
is brimming with full color photos of 12 pairs of fabulous, one-of-a-kind Fairy slippers. Each pair is handmade from natural leaves, flowers and moss collected in the wilds of Northeast Portland.


Like the first book, each photograph is accompanied by a story about the Fairy the shoes were made for.

8"x8" hardcover
20 pages
sale price: $30

Available in the Etsy shop!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My new book is here!

Fairy Seasons Deux, my new book of high style designs for the Fairy Fashionista is here. I have just 3 copies available in the Etsy shop.
 Click here for the link: thefairyatelier.etsy.com
Here's wishing you all a Fairy Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Home Sweet Home!

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Here's a rustic little house I passed on our walk this morning…I think we may have interrupted the Fairies' breakfast!