Three years ago, I bought this book...
Softies: 22 friends for you to sew, knit and crochet.
I especially liked this guardian angel designed by Sandra Monat.
I searched for fabric and felt and embroidery threads and soon I'd made this angel,
with sleepy eyes and a green nose.
I gave the angel to Sophie and she was delighted with her new friend.
Encouraged by my success, I decided to make a second angel from a piece of floral tapestry fabric,
with sleepy eyes and a red nose,
white hands and green feet. I was confident I'd soon have two beautiful complete angel dolls. But...
... somehow the orange wings never got sewn on. For three years, this soft guardian angel has sat waiting in my sewing basket until...
... today. I took the doll and the wings, a needle and thread, and in just a few minutes, the angel was complete.
I gave it to Gemma-Rose who was delighted with her new angel friend.
Two guardian angel dolls: Francesca and Madeleine.
Two happy girls: Gemma-Rose and Sophie.
Now I am wondering... Why didn't I sew on those wings three years ago? Surely I must be the slowest finisher-of-projects ever.
Perhaps you'd like to sew your own guardian angel doll using Softies: 22 friends for you to sew, knit and crochet.
Sandra Monat has her own blog Herzensart
and a shop where she sells her unique creations,
or you might like to buy an e-version of her pattern for a little guardian angel doll.
I bet it won't take you three years to make your own guardian angel friend.