this latest little knitted dress...
this little Autumn dress
was created for Avila,
our precious 3 year old
who lives in Atlanta...
you know how sometimes
you have this visual idea of a project
in your mind....
this colorful dress was alive
in my thoughts~
and then it came to
life in my sketchbook...
bringing this little dress
to life on my knitting needles
was a pure delight...
the little leaves are made
from a lightweight burlap
most people think that paisley
is an "old fashioned" design...
but I have always loved
the beaded accents
were designed to give the leaves
a "paisley" effect...
(or at least that's what I tried to do!)
a little Autumn bird on a nest~
I'm so proud to say
that I used stash yarn
for this little dress!!!
(of course, if I live to be 140,
and use only stash yarn from now on...
well,lets just say that there will still be yarn left over!)
Lion Brand Cotton Ease
(they don't even make this yarn anymore!)
(I hate that too.. because I loved knitting
with this yarn!)
I used the same pattern for this little dress
as I did for THIS dress..
(I made a few changes in the pattern
to allow for a larger size)
Happy Autumn to you all!
we've been burning the candle at both ends here at our house...
some travels, household chores, making jam (I love to make jam!), babysitting for our grandbabes,... and the list goes on and on. In addition, I've been knitting up a storm -- more beautiful wraps coming your way soon!
If you've left a comment here on my last couple of posts, --- I promise you that I am coming to visit. I have saved every comment so that I could reply back or visit your blogs --- things will slow down soon and I will be by to say Hello and share the "bloggy" love... xoxoxoxoxo