Gloria – A Primitive Christmas Angel with Cardinals in Hand


This lovely lady is Gloria. Gloria & her feathered friends are my original designs, have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. Gloria measures 14.5″ tall from the top of her sweet annie halo to the her base. She has a 10″ wingspan. Gloria’s base has been  rag-stuffed & bean-filled so that she stands nicely. Her arms have been attached separately & are supported with wire. She’s been painted & sanded many times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She has been sealed so that she may be beautifully preserved.

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Gloria’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her bottom lip & nose have been needle-sculpted by hand.

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Gloria’s fingers have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports tan gloves. Gloria also wears a blouse fashioned from taupe osnaburg & a skirt fashioned from rich, chocolate velveteen. Her blouse features hand-gathered sleeves & hand stitching along the neckline & back. The hem of Gloria’s skirt has been hemmed by hand. A beautiful, vintage rhinestone earring adorns the front of the skirt for added sparkle. I snipped the post & attached it to the skirt securely with invisible thread. Gloria’s wings gave been made of muslin & are machine-quilted. They’ve been painted & sanded a couple of times & aged. The front of Gloria’s wings are generously dusted with vintage-style glass glitter. They’re attached to Gloria with a grey, vintage, mother of pearl button & several strands of heavy duty button thread.
A sweet annie halo adorns Gloria’s head.



Gloria’s cardinals have been made from muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They have separately attached wings which have been hand-quilted. They’ve been painted, sanded & aged & come attached to Gloria’s arms with rusty wire.


Gloria’s hair is black 100% mohair. I’ve applied it with light glue & needle-felting.

Gloria will be available on Ebay tonight beginning at 9:15 PM EST. She will end Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.

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