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The bottom of the dress was left open, as were the sleeve holes and the boat-neck. I did a 'running stitch' for a primitive look for the hem.The wings can be cut out using pinking shears, but these particular wings was just cut out and I did a machine feather stitch around the inside edges, and a puzzle-like stitch to quilt them. I like the way it turned out. Next comes stuffing - and - I used a zip lock baggie with dried navy beans to place in the bottom, surrounded by fiber fill. It makes a flatter bottom for setting this angel bust on a shelf or a mantle.I sculpted a nose using tiny running stitches, pulling them firmly, and tying the thread off in the side seam of the face.Next, I stained the muslin slightly. There are many ways of doing this - I crumbled instant coffee in my fingertips and rubbed it into the fabric. Quick and easy.Then, the fun begins! I drew dots for eyes, and straight lines for eyebrows and mouth. Hot glue attached the bow on my angel's neck, and also her hairdo, once I figured out how I wanted to create it. You can use yarn, or even baling twine for an 'oh so Prim Look'!Here is one completed angel, embelished with pine green, puka pods, and rose hips - a berry wreath around her head!...And, another angel girl, with the words "Primitive Blessings" in a running stitch across her wings! She has buttons down the front of her dress, and carries pine cones and a branch!
Here is a near completed gift basket. I will add another jar of goodies, and a couple packets of a tasty treat mix, and with some extra raffia and colored crinkle paper, it will be ready for sale!
What have YOU been working on this week? Did you GET R DONE? Have a great weekend!