Monday, March 15

Springtime Yellow... Bird Stencil

Every Spring I find myself drawn to Yellow.  Perhaps it is because I love to watch for the first Forsythia blossoms.  Perhaps it is because I love lemon desserts for Easter.  Perhaps it is the draw to lemonade and sweet tea as I abandon hot chocolate and apple cider.  Perhaps it is just that yellow seems so warm and sunny, something I desperately desire after the gray winter.  Whatever it is, I find myself drawn to it, craving it, loving it.

I am beginning to fill the house with splashes of yellow... yellow placemats, yellow blossoms, yellow pillows, etc.  But it seems unfair for the house to have all the fun.  Unfortunately, I look wretched in yellow.  But, I have a daughter who looks amazing in yellow.  So this next project is for her.

This was made via freezer paper stenciling.  The design was a compilation of several that I found.  I traced the twig from one source and then traced the bird on top of that.  I love the design.  I need to find a good shirt for myself so that I can wear one as well. 

Sadly, the lighting wasn't great when I took these pictures.  The shirt is a pretty sunny yellow.

And because I couldn't resist, I did a little butterfly embellishment one other place as well.  We have just put diapers behind us.  And I have a feeling that, despite my best efforts, we will be seeing these a lot, particularly under her sundresses and skirts this summer.  So, might as well have fun with it.

Have a lovely yellow day!

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Stef said...

Love it! So so adorable. I definitely need to figure out that freezer paper stenciling thing - I think I saw you had a tutorial on that, huh? I'll be reading up! I was just working on a little kid shirt embellishing, too. So much fun to make things for our kids that we can't pull off ourselves. And I love the butterfly!

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I love freezer stenciling on things for my boys! said...

Really adorable! I'd love for you to drop by my blog linking party every Sunday (but still open today, Tues)
hope to see you there!
all the best,

Bobbie said...

that is so cool!

I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays over at my blog

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thank you so much for all the kind words.

terrid614 said...

this is soooo adorable. it looks so bright, sunny and purely a look of spring!!! thanks for sharing!~

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Oh, I love yellow too. Just shouts 'spring' to me.

I keep forgetting about the freezer paper. I need to give this a try!

Love the bird, but the butterfly is just so darn cute!

JulieChats said...

So Cheery! Thanks for sharing!

Stopping by from Today's Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop on over when you get a chance I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers!

fawnda said...

I love freezer stenciling! This bird is too cute! AND I love the peek-a-boo butterfly on the undies! : )

Jessica Hills said...

I love yellow and birds so this is just too cute! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Kelley said...

Wonderful~ I love the yellow too.. craving the sun I guess.

have a great date.

Debbie in Nashville said...

Beautiful! Love the bird!

Polly said...

Very cute. I think I need to try freezer paper stenciling.

Anonymous said...

Is there somewhere to learn how to use the paper stenciling? I don't know how you did it, but I love it.

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