Thursday, 5 November 2009

'Show and Tell' Friday - Christmas Angel.

Hi Everyone, It's 'Show and Tell Friday' again!
Thank you to Cindy of 'My Romantic Home' for hosting.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope if you're a new visitor you'll sign in. I hope we can become friends.

I must say how much I look forward to these Fridays. It's such an honour to be able to fly around the world visiting everyone's blogs. It's so.....interesting to be able to peep into everyones' world and see their beautiful treasures.

There was a show in the UK called 'Look Through the Keyhole' where the public were allowed to visit Celebrities homes' and guess who lived there. I do feel Blogland is much the same. We are in a way given special access to visit homes all over the world whether it's Australia or the USA or wherever and we are given the opportunity to view the most loveliest of things. Whether it's a set of antique books or maybe a beautiful dinner set. We all have things which we treasure and want to show each other.

The title of my blog is Sue's Favourite Things and in it I want to share the things which make me happy. Apart from my family who I am absolutely devoted to I love things around my home. I love keeping my home tidy,I am a fanatic cleaner and I love my piggie ornaments which are scattered everywhere. BUT most of all I love to decorate my rooms with my Crocheting and Sewing. So whether it's a vase of Crocheted flowers or a Crocheted toilet roll holder every room has some part of me in.

I also like to decorate my Lounge on special occasions. Christmas is one of them. Although I have sewn two Christmas tree skirts when my Daughters were little I do try to change as they get older. So now I have gone from the Children type things to the more 'grown' up themes. In my Lounge at Christmas now I have a white and gold theme. This brings me on to my Angel.

I made two of these Christmas Angels some years ago one each for my twin daughters. They take pride and place now on our
Christmas tree. Today I want to share them with you. I do apologise to my regular friends who visit my blog as I have already chatted about them this week. These Angels are very special to us and I hope you like them.

Here in the UK we have a magazine called 'Woman's Weekly'. Some years ago I sent off for the pattern of an Angel from They design kits for other soft toys as well teddies, mice etc., They can be found on the link. They still do the kit for the Angel too, so you could have a go!

Christmas Angel

My Christmas Angels were an absolute pleasure to make. They are still as beautiful as when I first made them. The Angels are made from white cotton lawn, pale pink felt, white felt, lightweight interfacing, ribbons, stuffing, tapestry wool, pipe cleaners and sequins.

The Angels hang on our tree every year, and I also made a Valentine Kisses doll out of red material for Valentines Day by adapting the pattern and also A Friendship Fairy I made for BrendaS2 one year to celebrate our friendship.

Aren't they gorgeous? I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my Angels. I'm sorry it's not an ornament or dinner set but the things I have made over the years mean such a lot to me and are really a reminder of a time in our lives.

I also made another Bird Garland years ago. This was from a pattern I bought at the National Exhibition Centre Sewing show one year.

Dove Garland.

Bird mad aren't I?

Bye for now.

Slideshow today Robbie Williams - Angels.


  1. What other amazing things do you have up your sleevess. You keep pulling stuff out. You have been at this for a very long time. So fun to see all your goodies. Like your music selection today.

    Aren't you glad you started blogging... Fun to think back on those first few days when we gave it a go. Doesn't it seem so much easier now.

    W/D goes back in today. Wish me luck that they got all the measurement correct....nervous at it's a tight fit in there. Fingers crossed.


  2. I love seeing the things you make! The angel is so pretty and I love all your crochet! Thank you for stopping by our blog and leaving such a nice comment. Have a nice day! Twyla

  3. Hi Sue

    Love the angel especially her "bloomers" lovely, I remember my mum and nan having Women' Weekly and it always had good patterns in it. You do love your birds, and quite right too, they are all lovely!! You must have such a stash of items you have made, you never seem to run out!!! Well done you!!! x

  4. They are gorgeous! I also have a Christmas angel but was not made by me, I received it from a swap. If you want to see it, I posted about it here.
    Lovely, lovely birdies. :-)

  5. Oh my gosh, that angel is just too precious. Excellent.

    You're a talented lady!! I so enjoy dropping by.

    Hope your Thursday treated you well, and your Friday will be glorious.

  6. Is that really the angel you made - Wow it is lovely!!!
    Can't wait to see all the other hidden goodies displayed for Xmas

  7. Have a glorious weekend! And thanks for stopping by today. You're a blogland treasure.

  8. Lovely - you are very talented!

  9. Hi Sue, nice to meet you on your sweet blog. We have a few things in common... I like to crochet and I have grown twin daughters as well.

    You have made so many pretty things. It was fun visiting with you!
    Kindly, ldh

  10. Oh how I adore Christmas. And your crafts are always so wonderful.

    Enjoy your night!

  11. Just popped in to see if you had anything new up..... Off to do errands for the day.

  12. I always love stopping by your beautiful blog! It never fails to delight me! I love your Christmas angels. My girls would love these! And your birdie garland (previous post) is just too cute. You are very talented my friend! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I'll be stopping by again soon....-April

  13. Your angel is angelic.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing info about your twins. I'm sure I'm a bit biased in my opinion, since I am a twin, but I think twins are pretty special. :)

  14. The angel is adorable and so are the birds! Thanks so much for sharing!


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