Monday, January 30, 2012

Guardian angels!

I treated myself to a new pattern called Guardian Angels. I thought it was nice as a gift idea and they can be used for ornaments for next Christmas. The pattern is by Bird Brain Designs. She also has some nice free designs.

I made the first two, like the pattern, with batting wings. The thing I didn't like was, the stitching shows through the batting on the other side, so I don't feel it is a very neat finish. I antiqued them and put in the dryer, and I like how they held up and how they look, so maybe a double batting to hide the sloppy stitches on the heart.

I have a new computer, and the photoshop upgrade, so I can use my new camera now. I still need to practice with settings and getting the photos to look the way I want, so I hope they look nice on your computer.



The second pair, I went with extra colors and like how they look. I also used fabric and a piece of batting to make the wings. I also stitched the body using thread and running it along the outer stitch to hid it. I think it has more substance to them and a lot neat on the back side.



17 comments:

Sandi said...

Hi,

I like both sets, but would like to see one more with a medium for the wings.

They look like they are perfect angels to guard over someone special.

Dorothy said...

They all look great with white or red wings.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I like them both!

Hugs,
Pam

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Oh I like these!! I got a new camera too, and I can't get the lighting right. I am so used to my other one...

Fiona said...

They are so lovely... I like both sets equally....
Hugz

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Deborah:
I like the style of the angels and I really adore the red wings.
Hugs,
Susan

Kathie said...

these are adorable, love the second one with the red wings!
the pictures are very clear, love the background :)
Kathie

acorn hollow said...

what a sweet pattern both are very fun.
cathy

Alicia said...

Love the for of them!!!

cucki said...

aww they are so sweet xxx

Terry said...

Your little angels are all so cute! :0)

Ter'e said...

Positively gorgeous. Positively gorgeous!

May I ask what you use to do the transferring of the pattern? I say.........I shy away from doing patterns like this because it seems it would take me hours to trace the pattern.

I am amazed over how fast you complete your projects.

Allie said...

Well I love them both too - really darling!

frontporchprims said...

I like the extra colors too:) Great pattern. -Steph-

mummybear said...

Boths sets are gorgeous!

Deb said...

Your angels are adorable and I like both sets of wings!

Karen said...

I like the angels with the extra colors best.