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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Angel doll for Hospice

I've been busy this week making this pretty angel doll for a Lovejoy Hospice fundraising auction. I upstyled my sitting angel doll into this standing beauty, and I truly love the way she came out! Thanks to my sister and hubs, who purchased this doll and are donating it to the auction for the Grants Pass, Oregon event. She is my own original design and is my doll #937 . She is signed and dated.

Her sweet face is paper mache, handpainted. And her hair is imported Italian mohair in a fat bun. I added a pretty beaded halo which is not shown in the pics. Her bodice is heavily embellished with my fabric and ribbon rosettes and crocheted flowers, plus buttons, beads, lace, charms and ribbon ruffles. I really went to town on the trims and I loved it! She stands nicely at 19" and her full skirt is moire (wood grain) satin. Her sleeves are ruffled lace and her hands and arms are wired.

Her quilted muslin wings are wired and span 10" across by 15" long. Very renaissance looking! The pleat on the back of her dress is centered with a satin ribbon rosette. She holds miniature book wreaths from Christy's Creative Chaos at http://christylovespaper.blogspot.com/
These are so cool! Christy centered them with discs saying "Love" and "Joy." This angel also comes with a wired muslin banner which says "Peace."

With her wired arms and hands she is poseable and can hold small objects. Here she shows off her pretty ruffled chemise under her dress.

And just to add to the fun, I included one of my red velvet Christmas stockings and an embellished twig wreath. We're hoping she raises some great funding for the Hospice and she was so much fun to make I am going to make another for my Etsy shop!

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  1. Oh she's lovely. I love all her pretty roses and the little details you put into her!
    And hospice is a wonderful organization - they've been a huge help to us. I'm sure your darling angel will be a huge hit at the auction.

  2. She is just beautiful. Love all the detail work you but into her and for a great cause. Hospice has the kindness saints working for them in our little part of the world. Blessings, Vicky

  3. She's just darling. What a sweet gesture, donating her to hospice. Wonderful cause. Her eyes are stunning. Can't imagine how you paint so small!

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  4. She is lovely...I think the details are what make pieces like these...

  5. She is so precious! You have a great eye for the little things of detail. Debbie

  6. What a lovely Angel!! Simply beautiful!!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  7. Wow! I can only imagine how long it took to make this doll! She's gorgeous, and you are a very talented lady! Thanks for linking up.

  8. Your doll is elegant and beautiful. Truly an angel, created by an angel, purchased by angels to help a worthy cause. :-)
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  9. I would be surprised if she didn't bring in a good chunk of change for the hospice. She's beautiful! And all of the little extra touches are what makes her so special. What a little work of art you've created, for a great cause!
    Happy WW!

  10. Hospice is such a good cause-wonderful that you're donating.

  11. love this. in fact, my readers would love to see even more details how you ve made it...

    meanwhile, while you may choose to write such a detailed tutorial, link up the current version, as it is already inspiriting....

    a lovely angel indeed!!



  12. Oh! She's gorgeous! So nice of you to spend your time on something that will be donated to a worthy cause.


  13. So pretty! You're amazingly talented.

    Thanks for linking this project up as well!


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