The Storyteller by puimun
Interior illustration for a D20 called Summerlands.
This is a fairy queen, a being in two parts, a shadow, and a patchwork rag doll in a crazy-quilt dress, with buttons for
eyes and a stiched line for a mouth. The shadow is her actual form, the rag doll her means of interacting with the world. The fairy queen is the guardian of the spirits of children - her swans deliver the child spirits
to the homes of deserving spirits. The child spirits are sewn into the bodies of little rag dolls, and hordes of them are always with her, pulling at her dress and swarming at her feet.