“Holiday Botanicals”

Holiday decorating has begun in my sewing room and when Gracie dons her striped elf hat she really gets into the Christmas spirit.  Right now she is looking for the perfect spot for her grapevine poinsettia wreath.  Any ideas?

I love the colors in this botanical Christmas print:  orange-y red, aqua blue, yellow green, a medium bright green, deep red, and pure white.  Not that I don’t like basic red and green, but this palette is so fresh looking.  (It is actually a little more colorful; reds are so hard to photograph.)

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The photo below is a bit brighter.  The problem was that to get the dress bright, I’d have to settle for the color of the sweater to get over saturated.  The photos of only the dress are a little more colorful.

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The sweater is knit with hand dyed Peruvian Highland wool that I hand dyed to a warm red.  It has some subtle light and dark areas which give it a tonal feel.  The yarn matches the warm orange-y red blossoms on the dress.

For the sweater’s embroidery, I chose to highlight the bright white poinsettias, but to keep them on the smaller size in an asymmetrical scattered composition.  Three shades of greenery which match the dress are also used for the embroidery.  Dark burgundy berries and garnet bead buttons tie into the deep red background of the dress.  Again, sorry for the photo quality.  The white blossoms are very white compared to how they look in the photo above.  The closeup photo below is better, but the greens are appearing muddy, and they’re not.

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Gracie’s “Holiday Botanicals” ensemble will be available tonight (October 20, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have, or are having a great day!  Bye for now, and thanks for stopping by.

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4 thoughts on ““Holiday Botanicals”

  1. Joy

    Gracie is a poster child for the holidays. Love your photos and especially her adorable little striped hat. It used to be so fun in the weeks before the holidays to look out on the playground during recess at school and see just about every student wearing a Santa hat.

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy. That sounds so cute! Was this when your kids were in school? I am really shocked that Christmas is fast approaching. November is right around the corner. The older I get the faster time goes by; I am going to get dizzy one of these years! lol

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  2. Catherine

    This ensemble is bright and I love it!
    Gracie is shining! Her bonnet is so adorable!
    Christmas will soon be here!
    Have a beautiful week-end!
    Catherine

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