In our Swedish tradition we decorates with more than Santas, we love to decorate with all kind of Angels too. That was in my mind, when I planned for this blog hop.
I love angels and it is not strange at all. I have some angel ornaments up all the year around, mostly of them are handicraft, but not from my hands.
But here is a handmade traditional Christmas tree, an old Christmas decoration with angels made from traditional book marks and white paper.
I was thinking of the old book marks with angels when making my project, like this image below.
When I have chosen the fabric for the table cloth, I want the project to look old fashioned, that is why I this time chosen fabric far away from my comfort zon that has fabric that is bright and bold. And I must say that I loved how it turned out.
The decoration on the cloth is a traditional wooden handmade German music box from Erzgebirge. It is Virgin Mary surrounded with small angels.
And together with the hearts and stars the table cloth became very much Christmas for me.
I have drawn the angels by hand and then appliquéd them on the surface with machine. The eyes and mouths are hand embroidered. When I am out shopping fabric, I am always looking for fabrics for hair and beards to have in my stash, when I want to make some appliqué with angels and other beings.
I had them hanging in Christmas time at my work, but as I am retired now, I think I could give them away, as they are so cute and there is no place for me to have them in my apartment. They measure 8 inches and a made of acrylic yarn.
Most of all thanks to lovely Madame Samm and our fantastic cheerleader Carol and not to forget the sponsor of all the HO HO HO, I think I could hear it, Timeless Treasure.
Now that you have seen my Christmas Angels and the santas for the giveaway I am sure that you will find some more santas together with the following ladies and have fun with lots of HO HO HO
Hill Valley Quilter ( that´s me)
Christmas Greetings from Britt-Inger in Sweden