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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nina the Pocket Angel

Nina is adapted from a pattern by Jill Maas. She will be flying off to the UK very shortly. She’s going to live with a friend who really needs this little angel to watch over her, don’t we all like the idea of having a guardian angel. ;o)

Nina is mostly made like the pattern, but with a few changes, of course. I added some beading around the front of the vest and pulled the bottom of her vest together with a few crystals. Her vest and oversized pockets are made with felt. Inside one of the pockets is the verse that came with the pattern and is attached to the back of a vintage ATC with roses on it.  (Can’t see that part, it’s already tucked into the pocket and she’s wrapped up and getting ready to fly away)


The pockets and neck are trimmed with some tatted lace and just a simple band of grosgrain ribbon around the bottom. I needle felted her hair in place and gave her an up do, lots of hair that’s a bit unruly and a touch of burgundy and smokey blue to co ordinate with the fabric colours.

I love the fabric print. Whimsical trees, with stars. The background is a marbled green with the burgundy and blue tones throughout. A head band of crystals completes the look of the hair, and finally leafy wings made from repurposed flower/leaf sprays.


Her vest is a faux vest, it only covers the front, so the wings can be attached right to the body. I used my go to glue that dries like concrete to fix them in place, then added these little flower embellishments over top to really hold those wings in place. She has a long way to go after all.

And that’s it for today. I’m including some little surprizes in the package, so I can’t say here what they are. But I think she’ll like them. Enjoy.. ;o)


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