Friday, March 4, 2011
The Colors of Sherbet
That is what these colors remind me of; cool, creamy sherbet. This is the bishop talked about in this post.
Excuse my shadowy pictures. Dark and dreary day here, so there is no natural light to take pictures with. This little bishop is made using Children's Corner Bishop pattern and smocked with Woodland Fairy from Australian Smocking and Embroidery Issue #49. Again the fabric is Skip Dent from Bessie Mary. As I stated in the previous post about this dress, I used overdyed flosses. I like how it turned out. I piped it with pale pink.
I used aqua buttons also from Bessie Mary down the back. I have been asked about how I choose to close the backs of my bishops. I ALWAYS button them down the back. I like the way it looks and it is a bazillion times quicker and easier, for me, than a continuous placket inserted into the back. Besides if you did the continuous placket you wouldn't see those cute aqua buttons. It also makes it easier to dress baby when you can flop her on her tummy and button the dress.
For the hem, I used two strands of floss and ran a running stitch for a sweet hint of color at the hem.
I have the other baby girl gift finished as well. I will post it in a day or so. Off to wrap this one and then I have two baby boy gifts to make.
I hope your days are filled with stitching too, faithful reader.