Whilst DD1 was at High School and involved with the Music program - I made about 200 angels 3 years in a row to sell at school concerts to raise money for the Music Support Group and I started making them as gifts for my sewing buddies, work colleagues and a few others - including my hairdresser, beautician and podiatrist. About 30 I think.
So, the 2002 model was born: - Ribbon
And in 2003: - Star
2004: - Round bauble
2005: This time I made two models - one was made using a silver thimble - just for my sewing group (I only had one at the time)
and the others got a silver bell and ribbon model.
2006: - Doyley - I had done a class at small Craft Fair at Carina Leagues Club
2007: - Half circle
2008: - Felt
2009: - Pearl
2011: - Flying Angel
2012: - Babushka
2013: - Machine Embroidery
2014 - Paper Clay (I'm up to 60 now - my husband likes to give them to HIS work colleagues..I don't anymore.)
I took this picture at a friend's place - this is the whole collection up until 2015.
2015 - a Button angel
Found on Pinterest - bought a big collection of buttons, used lace painted with gold paint and glitter glue for the wings and a gold flower shaped split pin for the halo.
I had a plan (Plan A) - something I had hiding away...after half an hour on the first one I decided it wasn't for me - well not for 2016 anyway...so I had to hatch another plan - this is plan C. Conceived wandering through the papercraft section of Spotlight.
This year it is a wooden cotton reel in two sizes (the packs I bought had 2 sizes so rather than horde/waste a lot I used both sizes), and wooden beads painted silver. The middles are decorated with various papercraft supplies, the wings are ribbons sewn and glued on.
Sometimes I make a separate purple one for a particular person.
The plan I had didn't eventuate as the major piece of the puzzle is no longer available...but some searching Pinterest found these:
I definitely have a plan - I have already bought the main piece of the requirements list (thanks to Spotlight half price sale on Christmas "things" and a $40 off if you spend $100 deal - they ended up very cheap...now I just need the other half of the project.