We took a quick trip to New York last week to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday with 5 of the 6 kids able to show up. It was pure heaven. We got home to a bunch of sick kids, including strep, which then was passed on to me. Thus, the tardiness of this post.But! I found this linen in New York at theeeee best linen store. Gray Line Linen. My mom, my sister Ann, and I spent much of our precious NY time there, and even more of our precious dollars.
This particular linen was only $5/yard because it was on clearance. (insert shocked-face emoticon)
Yarn was an obvious choice for Y, but then I sat down with our dictionary (does anyone even use a dictionary anymore, or do we just use our phones to look up words?) and read the entire Y section. I came across yolk and this dress idea was immediately hatched.
The chickens are stamped using fabric ink and then I hand-stitching the circle appliqué and added a tiny pinch of wool stuffing to make it 3 dimensional.
Then I thought it'd be fun to repeat the motif around the neckline, with a bit of scalloping in the same color. The yarn is something I've had for years, just waiting for the perfect project to be used. It's a Martha Stewart
It's a self-drafted pattern, which works well for Azure because she's such a little toothpick. A spicy toothpick, though. Make no mistake about her size, for she can hold her own and make herself heard when need be. Which is all the time. ;)
Everyone needs a bit of spice in their family dynamics, right?