Thursday, November 13, 2014

What Have I Been Up To?

What have I been up to? That question has been appearing a lot lately in emails from my bloggy and non-bloggy friends alike.  For the past couple of days I have been working on angels for the holiday. I created five of these red rose angels but a friend of mine snatched two out of the pile. After I get two more made, I will list them on my etsy shop. Hopefully I will finish them up tonight.

They are very sweet. She has a white, dotted swiss fabric ruffle at the bottom of her dress along with a lace ruffle. She has two layers of lace at the neckline.  Also, her wings are embellished with eyelet flowers that I cut out from wide eyelet lace and the centers are dotted with little white pearls. They are lightly stuffed with fiberfill to add just enough dimension. I guess I would say they are pleasingly plump!

The little roses and leaves were given to me by a friend. They were from her mother's vintage craft supply so I do not have very many of them. They are so nicely made compared to the ones that you find in the stores today.  I only had enough little red roses to make five angels. I still have many leaves left for future angels.

The dotted swiss fabric ruffle is easier to see in this photo. This angel has burlap and lace on her wings.

They are each packaged in their own little bags with some shredded kraft paper and then sprinkled with a few tiny little hand-punched paper stars--just heavenly!

Here is a custom angel done in gold and cream....

I found a few vintage gold roses in my stash. This is one of my favorite angels that I've ever made.

What else have I been up to?
I went to Joanne's Veteran's Day Sale and I purchased some sewing supplies, Christmas and tote bag fabrics, and have cut out bags out of two of the fabrics. (you will see soon!)

Other than that I have been busy with a few "life things"--you know, the things (little surprises) that come our way from time-to-time and steal the hours away.

Now, I am hoping to focus on making more holiday items for my ETSY shop, Christmas shopping and preparing food for the holidays. I love to cook!.....

........AND we have snow coming! Yes, that's exciting! I don't mind the's the darn cold that I mind. Unfortunately, we can't have one without the other. No matter when it comes, the season's first snow is always exciting to me!

So, what have you been up to?


  1. The angels are just beautiful! I can't wait to start on some holiday sewing. It's not that cold here but the days are so short that I like projects to work on in the evenings, too. Take care of yourself and stay warm! Hugs, Diane

    1. Hi Diane, it's 43 degrees here with a very light, spotty dusting of snow on the ground. It's not even enough to look pretty but it is pretty chilly considering we have had 60 degree weather! Looking forward to seeing your holiday sewing! xo

  2. Hi Linda! Your Christmas angels are beautiful! I love the detail you add to each one.

    The snow has arrived here in the mountains and it's supposed to snow all day tomorrow and Saturday - yay!

    Hugs to you!

  3. Good morning and thank you Stephanie. They are really fun to "dress up!" Sounds like you will be enjoying more snow than we will. Not much expected here I guess. You'll have to make yourself some tea and sit and watch the snow fall! Have a good weekend! xo

  4. Well you have been busy for sure and these new angels are so cute! I bet a Christmas tree with just your angels and clear twinkling lights would look amazing!

  5. Hi Diane, Yes, I probably have a dozen or more of these angels on my tree and when the white tree lights are behind them, they look so pretty! Thanks as always!!!!!

  6. Hi Linda, you have been a busy girl and I love your new Christmas angels. How special to add the vintage roses from your friends mother's stash. They add a sweet touch to your adorable creations.
    I agree with Diane, these have to be gorgeous on the Christmas tree.
    Have a nice weekend and Happy Creating.

  7. Thank you Celestina! I loved the way the roses worked out and I actually found some more vintage roses online. I can't thank you enough for being my first customer! I hope you enjoy your weekend as well!