Cathy has asked me to incorporate some of their children's baby clothing somehow. Tucked into a ziplock bag was a baby sock and a couple of remants from baptismal garments--some cotton eyelet and a scrap of rayon jacquard.
I thought the most obvious use for this fabric would be a dove: use the sock or part thereoff for the body and embellish the wings with the lace.
So, starting with the sock--the cuff fans out nicely to form the tail feathers!
And I used the little fragment of rayon jacquard for the head:
Here's a view of the dove on the back of the stole (it's not attached just yet):
And finally, I started playing around with the background, adding layers of organzas and gold metallic fabric: