Let me tell you a tale.
I live in a wee house with a forest in my back garden.
At night there are many noises, birds, rabbits, woodland creatures, but something else as well!
The sound of mines, hammers, marching, mining songs, chipping away at rocks to uncover treasures buried long ago, and gold, silver and crystals!
This mine is not employed with men, but goblins!
I'm sure you've heard of goblin mines in tales from your childhood?
The Princess and the Goblin, The Hobbit!
This woodland is quite special as the Northern Lights carnival visits throughout the cold, dark, winter nights; and the Midsummer Festival spurs the fairies to come out and play.
All Hallow's Eve encourages the spooks to come out of hiding and make their visits with their Jack O' Lanterns!
|The Mine Goblins|
Mermaids swim in the streams and ponds of the woodland, with crystal clear waters. Will' O the Wisps haunt the creeks and marshes.
German Kobold sprites frequent the caves and mines!
Garfield of the Moon Sparkles, a blue goblin carrying out from the mine a piece of gold in the shape of a moon and a gorgeous rough piece of aquamarine.
Hercules of the Key Holders, a teal goblin, holds the key to one of the spookier parts of the mine, riddled with webs and sparkling spiders!
Emmalina the Crystal Keeper, a shimmering pink goblin is in charge of identifying and organizing the crystal findings in the mine. She is covered in pink chunky glitter and carries a small piece of rough amethyst.
Endora the forest spook is one of the spooks that love Halloween and carries a shimmering Jack' O Lantern to light her way through the woodland paths and caves.
Sweetheart Mushrooms are some of the varying and whimsical wild flora that grows outside the mines entrance.
I hope you enjoyed my first little batch of goblins, spooks and fairy flora!
There will be more to come I am sure!
This collection was inspired by my love of sweet candy colours, glitter, woodland legends, Earth's treasures in the form of gemstones, and living a mile away from an actual working mine behind the forest past my back garden.
P.S. These aren't in my Etsy shop just yet as I'm not quite sure how to safely ship them. If you're interested or have a specific idea you'd like me to create, don't hesitate to give me a shout!