With Christmas speeding towards us at an alarming rate, the Billericay Girls wanted their 2015 Christmas decoration project. I call her the grumpy angel - she has so much to do and she isn't getting any younger. She can be a centre piece for the table to remind everyone how busy she has been or she can simply grace your mantel piece.
My effort is on the left - the basic angel pattern is cut from pelmet vilene and then decorated. Her halo is made from tomato puree tube, her wings are covered in a black gold lamé with beading, her dress is made of silk, her arms covered in silk velvet, she is threaded onto a stick which runs through the centre of the cotton reels on which she is mounted. And finally when looking for something to add to her dress I found my mothers old rosary which I thought perfect - a reminder of those we miss.
On the right are all the Angels that were made by the girls together with the origami Christmas trees which Kirsten kindly demonstrated.