I should have known that yesterday's sewing project (making a tote and some zippered pouches in fabrics in rich fall tones) would inspire me to create another fall project. I had some scraps leftover from the rust/gold fabric and I have been thinking for a couple of weeks about making an angel in autumn colors. So last night I put her together and here she is!
A friend of mine had given me a bag of these adorable little yellow/orange flowers that you see tucked under the angel's halo. I knew they would look so sweet attached to her hair.
Here's a closeup view of her hair accessories.....
Before I added buttons to her patched wings.....
After the buttons were added
and her curled wire hanger. (difficult to see above, easier to see in closeup below)
She can be hung anywhere....
I hung her on the door of my hutch. Isn't she cute?
She would make a sweet hostess gift at Thanksgiving, or she could be tied onto baked goods all wrapped in kraft or tissue paper and tied up in twine. She would also add a nice homespun touch to each place setting, or to a floral centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table.
I am really looking forward to fall, but while summer lasts, I am taking plenty of time to smell the roses.....hope you do too!