Christmas Angels: Part 1

Angels are one of my favorite Christmas symbols.

I suppose I inherited my Mom ( and her sisters’) love for doing handiwork. Through the years, that’s included crocheting, counted cross stitch and making folk dolls, among other crafts.

So today, and for the next two Mondays, I thought I’d share some of my handmade angels. I leave these on display year-round.

The one I’m sharing today was made when Marshall was just a little guy.

I found the pattern in a craft magazine, and Marshall’s dad cut out the wooden pieces for the angel’s body and arms.

I stained (or painted? I can recall!)  the body and arms blue. I sanded the edges, painted a tiny wooden heart red and added jute twine and ribbon tied in a bow. Her wings are made of paper raffia, and her hair is Spanish moss used for crafting.  How did we manage before hot glue guns?

These were probably gifts for friends ‘back in the day’, but I’m glad I saved one for me.

~These Days Of Mine~

7 responses to “Christmas Angels: Part 1

  1. Christmas crafting is fun……it’s nice to have something that you made many years ago on display all the time. We all need an Angel in our house to watch over us. A Christmas touch from the heart.

    Pam

  2. I love that you kept her for yourself~ she’s darling! MJ

  3. I did not know you did these!!
    Your angel is so beautiful!! Oddly, brought tears to my eyes, but I am a softy around Christmas 🎄 🎅🤶🧑‍🎄
    Constantly impressed with all you can do with your hands.
    Can’t wait to see the others. Will probably get “Christmas Tears” at the others to (just to be fair😊)
    Merry Christmas!!

  4. Beautiful. I am the proud owner of a couple of angels that you’ve gifted me with from your hands, a crocheted angel that tops my tree and a painted angel on a beautiful piece of rough board – that’s just two of them. Your gifts are truly a gift of yourself and your love. The angel in your post is precious. I’m looking forward to the future posts.

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a precious treasure. I too love angels. So pretty.

  6. I see these pictures, and one word comes to mind … ” Christmas ” ….

  7. Aw, so sweet. I have one similar to that that someone made.

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