Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Moms are Angels

You may or may not believe this when I tell you.....but there are angels right here on earth. Moms! Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, it only makes sense that at some point I would get around to creating a special angel in honor of Mother's Day!

Many of my angel ornaments are constructed from paper but some of my more recent angels are a combination of paper and fabric. This particular ornament is mostly fabric though the wings have a paper base because I was afraid two layers of this fabric would be too heavy.

Her dress is stitched down each side with zig zag stitches. She has lots of pretty vintage lace embellishments. The ecru lace on the bottom of her dress is nicely aged and perfectly stained in very small spots. I love that look......the lace around her neck is a three layer, dainty ruffle and very sweet. She is very lightly stuffed with polyfil.

Her wings are a layer of fabric topped with 2 layers of tulle and stitched (zig zag stitched) on to a paper base for support. For her halo, I wrapped a strip of torn sari silk around a piece of wire. It looks perfectly tattered....the tag also has lace, a lace heart and button embellishments and "moms are angels' is hand stamped to look slightly imperfect. Boy is it ever difficult to make something look imperfect.....when you are really trying. But if you aren't trying........

Here she is making herself comfortable on a pile of just ironed linens.....

She looked so pretty that I had to snap a couple of photos. In this photo you can see that I have attached a bow made from tulle and sari ribbon to the curled wire hanger. The tulle is a difficult to see but it hangs quite long with the sari ribbon and adds a shabby, sweet touch to my angel ornament.

The idea to make this angel popped into my head last night at a pretty late hour so I stayed up until it resembled the image in my mind. This made for a pretty late night or should I say a pretty early morning and a very short night. But that's how I roll......if I had gone to bed before nearly completing her, I never would have been able to fall asleep.

Today I spent the afternoon with my very own angel on earth--my mom! She has been recovering from some serious health problems,  had some long hospital stays and rehabs and I am happy to report that she is actually better now than she was the last year  prior to becoming ill. I took her to PT this afternoon and then we did a little shopping. Prayers were answered and I'm feeling very blessed!

"All God's angels come to us disguised."
James Russell Lowell

Update: more photos....HERE!

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  1. Hi Linda, your angel is perfect for Mothers' Day. I love the vintage lace at the bottom. I'm sure your Mum will ove here. Have a lovely week of creativity.
    Hugs, Jesse XXX

  2. I love this pretty little angel.I am glad your mother is recovering.It's very stressful when our mothers are ill isn't it?

  3. Your angel creation is just so beautiful, Linda! How nice that your dear mom is doing so much better than a year ago. I'm sure it was wonderful that you were able to spend time with her, take her to PT, and even did some shopping. You are an angel yourself, and I'm sure your mom appreciates such a loving daughter. Your quote at the end of your post, is one to cherish and remember! Love to you, Linda!

  4. Hello Linda, how very lovely is your angel doll.
    Beautiful in those neutral tones, you created her in, and so sweet with her big wings.
    Your mother will surely treasure her, so much.. I`m happy for you, she recovered so wonderfully.
    Greetings, Dorthe

  5. Oh Linda, your angel is simply precious! She is work of art and beauty. As always, your creations bring a smile to my face.

    Love and hugs to you!

  6. Very nicely done. Any Mom would be happy to receive her!

  7. Hi Linda,
    Your angel is 'divine!' and she looks so peaceful and happy resting on the pile of linens~
    Thank you for sharing! I love all the neutrals and textures here; and her halo is a fave!
    And such a pretty cape and wings.: ) So beautifully created. She is lovely.
    I understand about staying up and persevering! as I feel the same way when I'm motivated with inspiration!
    Take care and so glad you shared @ Simply Neutrals Tuesday party~ Karen O

  8. You're so right, dearest Linda, Moms are Angels, indeed, the most Beautiful amongst Angels, and I'm sure that every Mom would be so happy to receive a work of art like those you've made !

    Hope you're enjoying your day of Spring, I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week,
    with much thankfulness


  9. Hi Linda, Your beautiful angel is so charming. You have created the best design as Moms are Angels and I so agree. Love your use of fabrics with paper lace and all the special accents. My mom was my angel on earth too. So glad your mother is doing better and come so far since last year. You are blessed and oh so talented.
    Have a nice evening my friend and great weekend ahead. Blessings. xo

  10. Absolutely charming - I love the combination of the rustic burlap textures with the delicate lace - what a lovely idea for Mothers Day.
    Alison x

  11. Such a darling project Linda! Love all the lace and buttons you used! You are so right ~ Moms are angels and I know my Mom is looking down upon me from Heaven as I write this :) Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

  12. So good to hear that your mom is doing so well, great thanks for that! This little angel is just precious and beautiful. Love how you designed her dress, that lace at the bottom is just perfectly dyed and love the layers at the top with the buttons, that tag is just too precious with it too, LOVE IT!!!

  13. Your little angel turned out so cute, I love the cape around her shoulders, she is adorable!!
    Thank you for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl's Wordless Wednesday, it so nice to meet new ladies.
    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Mom's indeed are so precious to us, and what a special way to honor your mother with such a beautiful angel creation! Spending time with her and doing some fun things, such joy! So thankful that she is doing better this year, those kinds of things are always so tough. Have a blessed day! :)

  15. Oh yes! Moms truly are angels! I know mine is one :) Such a beautiful tribute to your sweet mom. Gorgeous work, Linda, such a sweet little angel you created. And great to hear your mom is doing better! xx