Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Making Angels in the Rain

It's raining.....again. We've got a little bit of lightning and thunder too. My afternoon goal has been trying to come up with a prototype for an angel that I had posted HERE that was made from recycled curtains. Let me tell you, it was a whole lot easier making her from old curtains than from scratch! But I plugged away, trying numerous ways to construct the wings, etc. 

With Christmas only a little more than five months away, I want to start early on ornaments and gifts.

Here is the recycled curtain angel from my older post: (please note the hair--this will make sense to you at the end of the post) To see the entire old post, click on link in first paragraph.)

Here is the angel I have been working on this afternoon: she has a pearlised beaded halo, padded wings but no hair, yet. 

She is looking a tad bald...shall I add the hair or not? That is the question!

Remember, this is just the "rough draft."

She is pretty cute, I think.

Her body is a clothespin. (not the clip type) Her dress is a tube about 14" long, shirred over the clothespin and glued in place.
I sewed a channel on each side to produce the ruffle on each side. Then  3/4" eyelet lace was glued around the three sides of the dress.
Her wings are a top layer of eyelet, a piece of felt and white cotton fabric for the back. 

Now, does she need hair?

"Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves?  Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is a angel's favorite hiding place."
Carrie Latet

Check out this angel update:  Click HERE!

Linking up to:

I Gotta Create's Wildly Original Party #60 Click HERE for the link

The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday #212 Click HERE!

The Charm of Home's Home Sweet Home #127 Click HERE to
visit the party and check out some crafty links!

Shabby Art Boutique's  Shabbilicious Friday Party, Click HERE!
Please visit some of the links....going back myself to check them out!
The Farmhouse Porch's The Scoop Click HERE
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