All mushrooms are signed and numbered and come with a card detailing the materials used. My original signature and number is added on both the card and attached on paper underneath the mushroom. This one is 032818-01. The first set of numbers signify the creation date, the last two are the order in which it was made on that day.
No two mushrooms will ever be exactly alike, because none of the materials found in nature are exactly alike. Each mushroom cap is handmade, individually. They are not poured or cast or otherwise made to conform to any specs.
Each mushroom is inspired by the Nature of Wild Ozark and blessed by the fairies that live here.
- Length: About 4.5″
- Height: About 4.5″
- Width: About 2.5″
Each one of these cute little mushroom swings is unique. The item offered in this listing is the one pictured. Size is an estimate (the item is packed up to bring to market, but I’ll update this listing later with the proper measurements).
All materials used are natural, except for the mushroom cap and the glue that holds it all together.
- Cumin for cap coloring, rimmed with sassafras leaf
- elephant garlic stem as the mushroom stem
- glycerin preserved cat briar leaf on the end
- wildflower seed pod, rabbit tobacco flowers, moss, and lichens
- grapevine tendril naturally made swing
- hickory bark for the base
- polymer clay for the cap
- glue to hold it all together
- fairy love to make it magical
See all of the mushrooms at the Mushrooms page, or “Like” my page on Facebook to see the latest creations. Prices vary according to complexity of the design or rarity of the botanicals used. Naturally shaped things like the tendril swings add to the cost.
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Other Fairy Items I Create
Predator and Prey, or the hunter and the hunted is a common theme throughout my fiction writing. No Qualms, one of my short stories (free at most retailers) is about about a predator/prey relationship. Symbiosis, my first finished novel, not published yet, deals with predator/prey relationships and the balance of energy among life on earth, sometimes symbolic and often outright. Many of my flash fiction stories (I have twitterfiction and 100-word flash stories) are also dealing with this same dynamic. This is a strong theme that runs through most of my fiction and is strongly influenced by life in the wild Ozarks where we live. My first published novel, First Hunt, also has a predator and prey theme to it. I guess it's just part of my nature.
Wild Ozark is 160 acres of beautiful wild Ozark mountains. I call what I do "nature farming" because the land produces, all by itself, the shagbark hickory trees, ferns, moss, ground-fall botanicals, and the perfect habitats for growing and stewarding American ginseng. I'm co-creating with Nature - all of the things I use to make the Fairy Gardens and Forest Folk, the bark we harvest for Burnt Kettle's shagbark hickory syrup, are produced by nature without my input. This land is my muse for inspiration when it comes to my writing, drawing, and photography. It's truly a Nature Farm.
About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.