At long last, I can say “Spring is here!”, and see that it is true here in northern Illinois. The trees are starting to look plush and green, rather than spindly and grey. Our lilac bushes have tiny cone-shaped growths that are getting larger by the day. The phlox is starting to bloom and turn the garden into a lilac colored carpet, so pretty.
I don’t think I ever see as many shades of purple in gardens as I see in the spring garden.
Gracie, my Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD, is appropriately attired for early spring. Her dress is made from a light weight Japanese cotton floral print that depicts the purple hues of spring gardens so perfectly.
Her dress features a plethora of violet shaded blossoms: dark blue violet, red violet, lilac, light red violet, cool pink.
A band of luxurious Swiss cotton lace that I hand dyed to a very light ecru adorns the dress’s skirt. It is snugged up underneath a deep tuck near the hemline.
Gracie’s crocheted hat is decorated with a band made from the dress fabric and crocheted blossoms in three purple shades. The lariat styled necklace is also crocheted. The beads in purple, pink, and white are crocheted into the necklace; tassels decorate the ends.
Gracie’s shoulders are kept warm with a hand knit lace shrug made with a coordinating color of wool.
For Gracie’s bracelet, I used six different colored blossoms and arranged them in a gradated pattern. Gracie has picked a colorful bouquet to accompany her spring ensemble.
“Beauty and Blossoms” will be available tonight (April 18, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.
I’d love to hear about the colors in your gardens!