Some of this Fall’s craftiness has been very “retro” for me. I can remember working with abaca literally decades ago. If I search long enough, I’ll probably unearth a photo with the abaca butterflies I embellished with some ribbon and hung on my bedroom wall many, many moons ago. And long-ago-me also crafted with pretty much the exact type of abaca items featured here today.
These abaca angels are part of the items included in this year’s crafts fair booth (in my Relay for Life fundraising efforts). These heavenly creatures have been adorned with various silk leaves and coordinating ribbons, and are now all decked out in their Autumn splendor. Each is unique, and I enjoyed designing their tiny “garments” and matching the ribbons to their leafy “skirts”. Each Autumn Abaca Angel may be used as an ornament or will stand upright, as displayed here. I personally envision them in a grouping of 1 taller angel, flanked by two smaller ones as a table centerpiece.
The angels’ prayerful stance inspired me to write a poem that I printed out and then crafted a tabletop art piece from, to display along with the angels. I distressed the poem panel, mounted it onto a perfect shade of orange piece of cardstock, and then mounted all that onto a burlap frame, adorned with more silk leaves, some more ribbon, and a couple of acorns. I also printed a much smaller version of the poem and included it on a hang tag with each angel.
The poem reads thusly:
Lord, thank You for the falling leaves,Glorious colors, And a cooler breeze.
Please bless our home, and loved ones, too. Our Autumn Blessings are falling from You.
–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!