Monday, December 11, 2006

Miss Stripeylegs!

My angel is making a reappearance ! I have made 15 more for the upcoming Christmas fair .......
' Miss stripeylegs' has become popular - bless her stripeylegs ;-)

Anyway as she is so easy to make I thought I would do a sort of tutorial here and explain how to make her.

Take a circle of fabric and gather it up around the edge with running stitches. Stuff with wadding and draw in - and secure. Fold a piece of plastic covered wire in half, bend round to make the feet and stitch it to the head.

Paint the stripes on the legs (I used acrylic paint). For the face I just used three dots - 2 for the eyes and 1 for the mouth , blush her cheeks.

Cut lengths of 'hairy' yarn, torn strips of fabric or ribbon and tie around her neck for her dress. I folded a small piece of gold ribbon and stitched it to her neck for her wings. Finish off with a small piece of fur fabric stuck to the back of her head for her hair.

I like 'sticky up' hair for a more surprised look!



I am hoping to enter her into the Whipup competition - but having a lot trouble with uploading the badge! :(

Zaz ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love her!
Thanks for the tutorial.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cute!

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Miss Stripeylegs :-)

especially the five naked ones - I wonder if they are gossiping about the outfits you are creating for them?

3:07 PM  
Blogger Helen Cowans said...

Love the angel. The surprised hair is great. Helen

5:09 AM  
Blogger Zaz said...

thanks for the lovely comments - it just spurs me on to do more stuff ! precisely what I need!


8:17 AM  
Blogger Shirley Goodwin said...

Awww, I love these little angels!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Sara. Now off you go to create more inspiring things, you are not allowed to waste a moment. Mags

2:59 PM  
Blogger iHanna said...

She is so cute, and yet very simple. I hope you sold the lot! :-)

Happy new year!

2:26 AM  
Blogger wilsonian said...

Very cute, indeed!
I couldn't upload the whip-up badge either... I'm glad to have some company.

2:57 PM  

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