Viola, Primitive Angel of Peace

ViolaHeadtoToe Sometimes we all need an angel of peace–someone to comfort us, quiet our souls, & let us know that everything will be just fine. I’m proud to introduce to you Viola.
Viola is my original design and is guaranteed one of a kind. I’ve used no patterns or molds to create her or her clothing. Viola is 33" tall from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. Including her flying dove, she is 36" long. Viola has been made of muslin and stuffed with fiberfill. Her lower torso has been rag-stuffed & bean filled in order to weight her bottom. Viola has been hand-painted & sanded many, many times. She has been treated to a series of paint washes that give her a beautiful, deeply aged patina, giving her the look of a well loved antique. Viola’s arms are lightly wired allowing her to be gently posed.

Viola’s facial features (nose & bottom lip) have been needle-sculpted & hand-painted. Her little bottom lip pouts. She has beautiful peachy cheeks, detailed eyebrows & hazel eyes with pale green accents. Viola’s fingers have been needle-sculpted. She features painted fingernails & knuckles. Viola has been painted with premium acrylic paints. She has been accented & shaded heavily with oil pastels. Viola has been sealed top to bottom with clear, glossy acrylic sealer so that she may be lightly dusted over the years.

ViolaFaceClose Viola wears tan Mary Janes with white socks.  They have been modeled after an antique pair of baby shoes.
Viola’s wings have been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They are 19" from tip to tip. I’ve hand-quilted them with specialty thread especially for hand-quilting. They have been painted & sanded twice, stained, then sanded again. I dusted the front of Viola’s wings with glass glitter & how they sparkle. They are especially pretty in evening light & resemble the twinkle of fresh fallen snow. Viola’s wings have been attached to her body with a vintage button & several strands of heavy-duty button thread.

Viola’s shirt & skirt have been made of white muslin. Her skirt features pretty, box pleats at the hem. Viola’s full sleeves have been gathered by hand at the wrist. Viola’s apron is made of taupe osnaburg. It has such texture! Viola’s clothing has been treated to a coffee & lavender bud bath. They do not smell, however. All clothes were hand-washed and pressed with linen water after being stained.


Viola’s little friends have been made from muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. They are 7.5" long. The flying dove is attached to wire which has been sewn to Viola’s wings. The dove wears a sweet annie wreath. Viola is holding her resting friend & an angelvine nest in her lap. It is filled with sweet annie & raffia. The peace banner is especially sweet! I hand-stamped each letter onto taupe cardstock with chocolate ink. I then strung each letter onto hemp twine & affixed it to the nest.

Viola’s hair is brown (not nearly as red as in the photos) 100% mohair. It has been lightly glued for extra stability & then carefully needle-felted to her head. It features loose pin curls in the back.

Viola’s wings:ViolaWings

Viola is now available on eBay. She is listed as a five day auction & will end Sunday night, Dec.9th at 9 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!

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