Friday, June 3, 2016

Shabby Sweetness



Good evening friends and Happy Friday! The last couple of evenings I have been working on two fabric angels made from the sweetest little rose print fabric. I was up bright and early this morning so I finished them by attaching their wire hangers and the bow and tags.


In addition to the pretty rose fabric (which I purchased on ETSY at Moona Fabrics ) these two angels are dressed in a pretty vintage luncheon napkin which I deconstructed to use as collars and ruffles at the bottom of their dresses. Also the hand stitched wings are made from leftover fabric from the napkins.


I began with the angel above. She was the lucky one receiving the prettiest corner of the napkin as her collar. I machine-gathered her ruffle which adorns her dress at the bottom. Pink sari ribbon is used as a bow on her collar as well as a bow on the hanger. She also has some white tulle in both of the bows.


Although the first angel may have received the nicer corner of the napkin for her collar, this sweet angel got a hem ruffle that was gathered by hand which I think accomplishes a shabbier sweet look. I wish that I had thought of that when I was making the first one but that's how my mind works when I am making new designs. It just kinda evolves as I go along......


The canvas sentiment tags are covered with white stretch lace, some bits of vintage pillowcase edging and of course the stamped sentiment.


Halos are 20 gauge wire covered with sari ribbon and a dainty paper rose which I purchased on ETSY. 


There is always a sense of accomplishment once I complete one of these angel ornaments. It's relaxing, very therapeutic work. You might even say that this work (if you can call it work) is just heavenly!


No two are ever really alike just by nature of their "handmadeness." I do not use a pattern.


The last image (I promise) of the shabby sweet heavenly pair.....

Have a wonderful weekend friends! And to all my blogging friends in Texas, I've been thinking of you all. I hope you are all out of harms way. Stay safe and dry!


"Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love."
Fanny J. Crosby




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This week's hostess:  Laura--Decor to Adore

22 comments:

  1. Your sweet angels, Linda, are exquisite. These heavenly beings sing the most beautiful lacy and pretty chorus. I love all the lovely pieces of fabric, lace, ribbons, smidgens of napkins.......just gorgeous! The lovely tags are the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Thank you very much Kim! It's nice to be able to put bits of this and that to use though that means I also must save every scrap that's bigger than an inch! So practically nothing gets thrown away! I save everything! But it's all for a good cause! I appreciate your lovely comment Kim. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  2. Sweet Linda, your angels are just precious! Each one you make is extraordinary and simply beautiful.

    Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! I feel the same about the beautiful items that you create! Hope you have been enjoying the weekend, they seem to fly by so quickly! Thinking of you!
      xo

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  3. So very grateful for the loveliness of each Angel you create, I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend, may it be filled with much love, dearest friend

    Xx Dany

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    1. Hello Dany,
      How are you? I must get over to your blog! Thank you for visiting me and for leaving your kind words!! Sending love to you too. I'll be by for a visit!
      xoLinda

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  4. Oh my, Linda, your angels certainly are heavenly! You put such love in each one, and the fabric choices and trims are just so.....angelic! You are SEW talented, my friend! Love and hugs are sent to you. Happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Kitty,
      You're too kind! Thanks for popping in for a visit! I bet you are sewing up a storm. Loving your most recent projects and now I am wishing I had your machine! It's so nice to be among those who share similar interests! I think we feed off each other, LOL!....and that's not a bad thing!!! Happy Weekend!

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  5. Hi Linda, WOW I love your angels. They are beautiful and so shabby chic in style. Love the details and the added friends tag. All your angel creations are so pretty. I agree with Kitty~ you are SEW talented!!
    Have a great weekend. xo

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    1. Hi Celestina,
      Many thanks for your always kind comments. I do so appreciated your visits and the words you leave behind! THANK YOU for the support and encouragement! If I am ever so lucky enough to find a teapot like the one you just painted for yourself, I may send it to you for a paint job!!! I absolutely love it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!xo

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  6. Hello Dear Friend!
    Look at these Spring angels! I loved reading about how you deconstructed the fabric and then created your sewing magic. Everyone of your angels (well everything actually) is perfection, talent and beauty!
    I love them all. Now if I can just get you down here to Texas next February you could do a demonstration!

    Thanks for your sweet visits and kind words, you really are the best of the best!
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. Hello dear friend!
      Thank you so much Jemma. BTW What's happening in Feb? Actually you can tell me when I get there, LOL! So excited for you as you host the retreat next week. I imagine it will be a wonderful time for all! ENJOY! Take lots of pics!
      xo
      Linda

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  7. Wonderful heavenly angels Linda! Your work is beautiful, and it sounds like they were much fun to create! Isn't it amazing all you did with those 'napkins'!? They are gorgeous and the fabrics, lace and tulle soo sweet! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us~ (Blessed Assurance : )Hugs, Karen O

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  8. They are just the sweetest, with their pretty layers and scallops! I just love how you re purpose items and make them into such lovely creations!!

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  9. Hi Linda, I clicked on the link of yours on my blogroll for the spinach artichoke dip but it said no page existed?

    Anyway, as always, I've enjoyed looking at your latest heavenly creations!

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  10. Those beautiful angels you're making are just lovely!

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  11. How sweet and beautiful are your angels, Linda, so gorgeous! Wishing you a happy weekend, xx

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  12. They are so beautiful, and sweet Linda, I love how you dressed them, and all the little details of laces, bows, the tags, and sweet sentiments. I can follow you, that they are therapeutic works of art.
    I love angels, as you may know, and yours are so adorable !
    Dorthe, ox

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  13. Your angels are just precious Linda!

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  14. Hi Linda, I left you a comment from my phone yesterday and I'm sure glad I checked on it this morning because it was the 1st time I've ever done it and I can see it didn't post.
    I love your sweet angels! The fabric and laces you used are beautiful!!!

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    1. LOL June! It did post....How lucky am I to get two from you for the same post! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I appreciate it so much! Have a lovely day!
      xo
      Linda

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