Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Angels

I recently bought this little collection of bisque doll parts. They were dug-up out of the ground in Thuringia in Germany, near to the old doll factory. They date from around 1880 to 1930.

As they have been given a second chance, I wanted to make them beautiful again.

I took some antique lace and ran a running stitch along the top edge. I pulled up the stitches, gathering it around the neck of the doll to give a choir robe effect. Another narrow lace was given the same treatment to create the ruffle collar. The wings are made from an embroidered ribbon, stitched into a bow shape and glued on the back of the doll.

I also added a hanging loop and various button trims and a halo. The little angels hold a glass chandelier drop.
I think they would be pretty hanging on the Christmas tree, but also hung in a baby's room as a guardian angel.

18 comments:

  1. Oh Niki I adore these! I so love Angels, you are an amazing talent,

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  2. What a treasured find and so appropriately and beautifully restored. They took my breath away...Nel

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  3. What a wonderful find, I was feeling rather pleased with myself after finding a tiny and rather old doll yesterday but these are amazing so much history. You have certaily done them justice Niki what marvellous presents they would make.
    Carolyn (Willow House)

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  4. Niki, you did it again!!!!They're so beautiful.

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  5. What beautiful angels! And I love your displays in the bedroom.

    tea
    xo

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  6. Wow they look fantastic Niki! What a fab idea again and what a great find! xox

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  7. These are beautiful...angelic in fact ((((giggle)))).
    I love them, clever you !!

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  8. They are beautiful and I love the idea of using them on a tree or as guardian angels--just perfect!

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  9. They will be perfect on a tree! Just beautiful!

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  10. Oh Niki, They're wonderful! You have an endless talent for making the most marvellous things! Clare x

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  11. So sweet! How clever of you!

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  12. What beautiful Angels. You are very talented.

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  13. Dhey are delightful, and how nice for them to be found and put back to work after all these years.

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  14. CAROL
    I love your site, I visit everyday. You give me great ideas, sometimes with so many things I want to do, there are not enough hours in the day.
    What a great find those little Angels are, and how cute you dressed them all. Keep doing what you do, I love to come and see.
    NANCY JO

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  15. Well I thought I was just it when it comes to finding stuff and fixing it up. No, YOU ARE! So cute.

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  16. These angels were specifically sent down from heaven to you.They are beautiful.

    Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

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  17. I love visiting your site. You have such pretty things. Your sachet is wonderful eye candy, and your angel dolls are so clever. Girl, you rock!

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  18. Wat een mooie site heb jij , hier houd ik van !!!!
    What a Beautiful site do you have ,
    I love it !!!!
    Rini from the Netherlands .

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Niki xx