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?