Inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest, I decided to design a version of my own.
Designed in Craft Artist 2 I've created my own pattern and made her up in my own way.
She needs some Christmas-sy colours and bling, which I don't have much of, but if you can imagine some festive fabrics, I'm sure she'll make a great decoration.
Print the pattern onto card and draw around the face and both circles for her gown. Trace the felt piece onto freezer paper using a permanent marker, iron the paper to the felt, then cut out. (Freezer paper works great for cutting felt)
Make a slit where indicated on the fabric which will be at the back. Sew around the circle and turn right side out. Iron the circle and sew the slit closed.
Turn down the "top" of the circle a little way, about 1.5 - 2cm to create the "collar" of her gown, then fold in front. Sew in place where it meets the middle.
Take your strong circle of card and attach some wadding using double sided tape to hold it in place.
Sew a running stitch around the face where indicated, insert the circle of card, and pull to gather the stitches with the card inside. Take note of where her face is and when happy with the position, run a few stitches back and fourth at the back to close the gather.
Take your hanging loop and a little tape to hold it in place then attach the felt cover with glue.
Complete her face by doing her hair as you want it, colour in her eyes, then glue her head to the gown.
Sew a running stitch through the wings then attach these to the back of the angel to complete her.
Add any bling as you want her to look and she's all done!
WIPS:- Lesley Teare - Floral Butterflies Bothy Threads - Cut Thru North Pole
SALS:- Lesley Teare - Tea Cup SAL (Creative Poppy) - Yearly Grimm Fairytales SAL (CrossStitcher Mag) - Yearly Joan Elliot 12 days of Xmas (Bubble SAL) Jacqui SAL (Faby Reilly) - June/Nov Durene Jones Quaker Ball SAL - July/Dec