Here is the completed kitchen including the new kitchen sink unit.
Originally I considered using a half walnut shell for the sink but it just looked too ‘twig furniture’. Next I considered a Belfast sink but thought this was not fitting for a fairy woodland cottage so instead I hollowed out a wooden sink from a solid piece of wood and sunk it into the worktop. I am pleased with how the bands of grain are running in the sink, it emphasises the rounded shape.
The handmade tap is again designed to look non-commercial and rather basic. It is made from a bent nail, some wood scraps and miscellaneous jewellery findings painted in pewter.
The feet of the unit are the only twiggy part – they are made from small acorn cups.
I added a little stone hearth in front of the neighbouring stove to catch any stray sparks when it is burning.
Here is some bread the fairy has baked in her new oven!
Altogether I am much happier with the kitchen now and so far I have stuck to my aim of only using my existing materials and not buying anything new. Not sure how long that will last though!!