She is based on a snuggle buddy. Her head is of cotton interlock firmly stuffed with sheeps wool. Her face is embroidered and her cheeks blushed with wax. Her hair is soft mohair yarn knitted into a cap and stitched onto her head and then brushed out.
Her body is made of upcycled cotton, white for her top and purple for her trousers. Her arms and legs are loosely stuffed with sheeps wool and her hands and feet are sewn firmly into those. Her little felt apron has elastic behind her head, so that there are no buttons for small wee people to bite off and also for ease of small hands taking it on and off.
On her back, or rather into her back I have stitched her wings. They are made of 2 layers of wool felt stitched together. I will be revising the wings I think, and the custom request is for the child's name and d.o.b. to be embroidered on which will be very sweet :-)
She is a very sweet doll. Now I know it's cheesy for me to be making an angel doll (for those of you who don't know my surname actually is Angel) but I have had it in my head for a while now to make an angel doll. I am going to make an 11 inch dressable one for the shop in the coming weeks I hope. I shall mix some lavender in with her wool stuffing and I think will be a lovely sleep companion for any child; a guardian angel to watch over them while they sleep.
What I have to say though is that I was so suprised by the reaction my kids had to her. They all adore her. I do have lots of dolls floating around and quite often the kids take little notice of them. But this little angel they snapped up straight away.
In fact Rebe's first reaction was to burst into tears because she thought she would be sold in my shop. She even said could she please pay me for her out of her own money box!