Flower Fairies: Yumiko as a Flower Fairy


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations:  Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary Barker, and the Book, Fairie-ality

A cute little flower fairy paper doll free to print in color or black and white.

A few weeks ago, I posted my flower fairy outfits for the Sprite paper dolls inspired by nasturtiums. At the time, my two Sprite fairy paper dolls weren’t done yet, but now they are. So, today Yumiko of the Sprites paper doll family today is showing off her fairy side. Tomorrow, her male partner in crime Xavier will make his fairy debut.

Even with this new format, I do plan to post Sprites as sets. I like having a lady and a gent of the same theme posting two days in a row. I think it is fun.

And it is my blog, so I get to decide what is fun here.

All of my flower fairy designs owe something to Cicely Mary Barker who illustrated what are now “classic” flower fairy illustrations starting in the 1920s. Here are some of her fairy illustrations.

There is something so innocent about Cicely Mary Barker’s art. I still really love her books and I loved them when I was a child. My favorite was the Willow Fairy. Of course, the book Fairie-ality was also a big influence. Highly recommended.

I went back and forth and back and forth about the color scheme for this one. I tried out blue skin and green skin, but I really like how the purple turned out. If you think she needs a different color, then there’s always the black and white version.

So, here’s my question for my readers today, was I the only Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy fan as a child? Let me know in a comment!

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6 Responses to Flower Fairies: Yumiko as a Flower Fairy

  1. paper doll lover says:

    I love the purple skin tone! I think it goes really well with her eyes. And yes, I love her illustrations! I think they are simply beautiful. And I liked the poems too. My favourite was the Mountain Ash fairy.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I loved her books and still do. I had a flower fairies of the alphabet coloring book and I had so much fun picking out the colors for the outfits and making up stories for what the fairies were doing. I got the colored artwork books later and I remember really liking Lavender.

  3. boots says:

    i think it’s fun too! love the lavender skin and looking forward to Xavier!

    as for Cicely ~ alas, no. just was not something i was into as a kid. i don’t think i started appreciating softer things until i was in college. : o p

  4. Cisco says:

    The dimensions, on this Sprite paper doll, are too big to fit the outfits from the other Sprite paper dolls.

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