You may not have noticed them. Fairies are notorious for keeping a low profile, not wanting to be found out by us humans. But if you look very closely with a heart filled with wonder, they will let you see the lights shining from inside their homes. I saw one once, in a dream, and made this nightlight to show my vision. This house is a replica of a home of a Sand Fairy. They are great friends with ants and nestle in among them. If you ever come across a field of anthills you may see them too. I wouldn't recommend going into the field of anthills. But if you wait, you might see the lights of the fairy houses in the dark.
OK, I made all that up but I did make a fairy house which I turned into a nightlight and it reminds me of the shape of those anthills you see in Australia. My fairy house would blend in well with the shades of the grass and sand camouflaging it well from people who do not know what to look for.
The coloring was done with pan pastels, a trick shown to me by fellow artist Izzy Hinther. I love the look of baked stone it gives to the polymer clay. The bottom is felt and you lift the whole house to put a string of battery operated led lights inside. The lights are quite bright in the dark.
Let me know what you think and if you've ever dreamed of seeing a real fairy house.