I decided that once she was painted, I needed to do more sanding.... in the process I fractured a finger and snapped off the wooden dowel she was going to need for support to hold her up in the ornate base I'd spent hours creating. Grrr.
So, my friends, how on earth am I going to get this chick to balance now? She will be a ballerina fairy (hopefully this year!) but her wings aren't going to do much good!
With everyones bright ideas so far, I also came across this fabulous website via sprite (thank you Sprite), it suits my needs perfectly (needs and must haves, and don't really need but really must have!!)