Friday, December 02, 2011

Sing Choirs of Angels.....

I'm quickly posting this morning, as I may not have time this evening, as I am staying late at the shop...then there will be the packing of the car when I get home...I may not have time to pop back here...
I've been revisiting one of my old rag doll designs over the last few weeks...
Many years ago I used to make these 'hippy angels' with a friend, which we used to sell at a gallery around Christmas time. Here they are photographed hanging from the tree that I mentioned on my kitchen post, which was part of our daughter's fairyland playroom.
Apologies for the quality of these photos - these are 'pre-digi'! I took my inspiration from this selection of angel dolls, but have adapted them to the style I prefer today...

I've come up with this host of girls...5 in all.
I think they make a beautiful decoration for Christmastime...
But can also be suspended above a bed for the rest of the year.

Each one wears an antique baby gown, which I adapted to fit.
And their wings are adorned with tiny sparkling trinkets and treasures.
Let me introduce you...

This is Angelica in an off-white cotton gown.
Tiny Holly in a muslin baby dress.

Evangeline with diamanté trims.
Little Joy in a sweet ruffled dress.

And finally Faith in a crisp pure white baby nightgown.

All will be winging their way to Chipping Sodbury for the Christmas Fair tomorrow!
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Next is my collection of dainty fairy folk, all dressed in antique/vintage fabrics and trims:
Pearly Queen

Dancing Queen

Rose Tinted Fairy

Festive Fairy

Snow Queen

Fairy Queen

Gilded Angel

Fallen Angel

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3 of my large rag dolls are waiting for the journey...
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Lydia
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Lacey
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and Blossom.
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And 3 medium sized rag dolls.
Lavender
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Eve

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And Lucia.
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I will be taking lots of other smaller stocking-filler gifts for my stand too, which is upstairs this time - I know I've mentioned that before, but I don't want to be forgotten about! :( - Hope to see you there - the line-up of stallholders looks fabulous! Thanks to Jayne and Michele for organising this event again! I'm really looking forward to it...I'm hoping to do a bit of shopping myself! ;-))
Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you have planned.
Niki x

13 comments:

  1. Dear Niki,
    Would it be possible to put one of he guardian angels aside for me - Evangeline! I would have liked to have been able to come to the fair but have tickets for a show in London.
    June

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  2. You are truly amazing, Niki! When do you ever sleep?? Sadly, I can't make it to the fair :-(, I feel so disadvantaged! But I wish you fantastic sales and have a good time.

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  3. Golly Niki, what a busy bee you've been! Really beautiful goodies. I'm still in the thick of it here, one minute setting up a "mock stall", the next sewing and crafting and I've still got to pop out for a few things. Aaarrgghh! Look forward to seeing you and those angels tomorrow.
    Hen x

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  4. Wow - they are incredible! I rather like the hippy ones too, though!

    I'm going to be coming your way on Dec 20th, weather allowing. I do hope you'll be open (I've got a note of your opening hours in my diary!).

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  5. Well every single one is stunning, you better stand well back or you'll be knocked over in the stampede of people wanting to buy them.
    I like the hippy ones too.
    Have a great day.
    Carol xx

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  6. I love ALL of them! Thanks for sharing these. They're adorable.

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  7. All of them are lovely:) I so wish I could go to your show. I hope you have a wonderful and successful day.

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  8. You inspire me, thank you

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  9. Your dolls are so pretty! I cherish the one you sent me!

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  10. Hi Niki,
    Love Blossom's jumper - wonderful! When do you sleep?
    Love
    Jennie

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  11. Hi Niki,
    Wowee! how beautiful! each and everyone and the angels are just fabulous,what a feast for the eyes your stall must have been.
    xxx

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  12. ...very calming and serene
    Julie

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx