Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Yet more angels

I've spent the last few days refining the design for my new angels. These angels ('yoyo angels') were my inspiration. They were designed by Dimity Llewelyn, and I found the pattern in an old issue of Handmade magazine (2008, Volume 26, No. 4).
This is my first attempt at making this style of angel. I made a few changes - both to the materials and the construction method.

This is the front of one of my angels:

and this is the back of the same angel:

And here are all 20 of my yoyo angels. They're designed to hang, but they do sit quite nicely too.

These are my last angels for a while. I'm packing away my beads and fabrics, and getting back to what I am meant to be working on - my Jolly Old Fellow. I meant to start stitching on it again at the beginning of July - and here we are, almost one week of July gone already, and JOF has not even been brought down to the stitching corner. It's almost a year since I packed him away. It will take me a little while to re-adjust to stitching on my lap-frame, but it's time to get moving - I do want to finish this design sometime in the next few years, and that's just not going to happen if I leave JOF sitting upstairs untouched. He'll be my only project for the rest of this month, and then I'll re-assess.

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