A while back I told you about this "issue" I was having with angels and their wings. By mutual agreement, we decided to give it a rest and get on with other things.
I'm pleased to report that a brief R&R was quite helpful. On the left below is the picture I showed earlier, with the paper pattern wings pinned onto Serafina. On the right is Serafina with her "real" wings. Doesn't she look happy, now?
All I really needed to do was to lengthen the wings a bit, and I angled them so they point outwards slightly. I used a base of heavy interfacing and stitched layers of white lace on both sides. A zigzag edging with gold thread provided just the right touch.
I am quite happy with the finished doll. I think she's pretty happy with me, too! I do think it's a good idea to get along with your guardian angel, don't you? Just think of all the trouble it saves!
As I said in the previous post, this angel is from Deanna Hogan's pattern. I actually followed the pattern quite closely (except for wings!) which is a bit unusual for me. Don't worry. The next doll I made is ALL Liz! But she is a swap and I can't show pictures until she arrives at her new home. Soon . . .