Monday, April 14, 2008
I am much more pleased with how this turned out than I thought I'd be. Yellow is the hardest color to use monochromatically, in my opinion. My fabric goes from palest yellow silk to deep gold satin, and the center patch of yellow, gold, and brown brocade. My threads are similarly limited, so I used ecru too, and metallic gold. Same for buttons; an ecru one for the center of the "sun" and metallic gold for the balancing buttons under the giraffe and the heart with the pansies (I do love pansies).
Just a funny remembrance: Once when Michaela was in 1st grade she was asked by her teacher what her favorite flower was and she said, "The scary ones." That confused the teacher, but I knew exactly what she meant. When she was about two, she was scared silly of pansies. Show her one in a pot and she'd run. Their little "faces" looked menacing to her, I guess. She wasn't articulate enough at 2 to explain her fear, and by first grade she'd made friends with them, so we'll never know for sure.