Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Work in Progress: A Ring of Light for the Angel Bunny

Hiya! I'm trying to get this Angel Bunny finished because I don't feel I can put our Christmas tree up until I have! You see, she's going to go on the top. Well, I finished her halo last night and I wanted to share some pictures with you.

You will remember that I already cut out the felt pieces and backed them with iron-on Vilene the other day. I made a template for the 'rays' of light (lines of chain stitch) that I wanted, and used that to draw the lines straight onto the felt with fade-away pen. I think the warmer and dryer your room, the quicker this disappears, as I had to re-draw the lines a couple of times.

I used three different threads; Anchor gold lamé thread (which you have to divide as it's six-stranded), Gutermann coppery metallic thread and DMC yellow satin thread, which is super-shiny and quite 'slinky' to work with - it slips around really easily.

I've decided that it will be easier and better to Velcro the halo to the back of bunny's head, so I positioned the hooked-side of the velcro to the front of the halo and hand-stitched it on.

I wanted a bit of stiffness to the halo as well, so I cut a piece of milk bottle plastic (which I save from milk bottles to make the bigger version of the iq lampshade... look at the first one I made, nearly two years ago and still going strong!).  I use this type of plastic quite frequently when I want something to be stiffened but not padded, as there's less chance of it getting bent like cardboard may do, and it has more stiffness than craft-weight interfacing (i.e. the thickest sort you can get).

I glued the felt back and front of the halo to the plastic piece then sewed around with blanket stitch, adding a gold seed bead before every stitch to make a shiny beaded edge! Which I love, I have to say!

What do you think? Fit for an Angel Bunny?

So now all I have to do is make her wings up and put her all together! Which I am going off to do right now!

Stay Warm!
(unless you are in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, stay cool!!)
Best Wishes
Joey x


  1. Your stitching is exquisite, Joey! I cannot wait to see the finished Angel Bunny. I only wish i had your patience and attention to detail!

    Happy yule! :)

    Gemma x x

  2. lovely!! and yup! definitely fit for an angel bunny!! can't wait to see the finished result~ X3

  3. *Such* gorgeous stitching! Can't wait to see her when she's all finished!

  4. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

    Thanks Gemma! I'm glad that you call it patience, some people would call it obsession! :D haha!

    Thank you Chi and Fourteen Countess! Well, look at the next post and you'll get to see her in all her angelic glory! Better picture tomorrow though hopefully.

    Now I really have to think of a name for her... I'm thinking really hard...

    Best wishes!
    Joey xxx


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