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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