“Color Me Sunny”

Hello all!  I have a new ensemble to show you today.  Lucy, my Little Darling, is here to model it for you.

My newest ensemble is yellow!  To be honest, yellow isn’t a color I gravitate towards using often.  I don’t know why I don’t choose yellow more often; it’s such a happy and warm color.

Sometimes when I am least excited about sewing with a fabric, well, that’s when I am pleasantly surprised.  While creating this ensemble all the pieces fell easily in place, and I grew more and more excited about it.  Lucy’s radiant smile doesn’t hurt either.

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The golden yellow roses on this print are simple, only a couple of shades, but very pretty.  The feel of the fabric is wonderful too, softer than most other cotton prints; it may be a combed cotton.  The background is a warm white, so I chose matching English cotton Cluny lace to decorate the skirt’s hemline.

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The golden yellow mohair/silk lace yarn in my stash went beautifully with this print.  I chose to knit a simple lace capelet and embroider warm white roses with yellow centers randomly on the panels.  The capelet closes at the neckline with a golden yellow pearl and loop.

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Lucy’s lace rose hair tie is made with the same lace as used for the dress.  The center is decorated with another golden yellow glass pearl.  I had the perfect green shades of wool felt, so used it to make two leaf shapes, and a little cotton crochet chain bow adds daintiness.  Instead of tying the hair tie into the hair, it simply slips into the hair with a hand made bobby pin.

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Gina has picked a sunny yellow bouquet for you.  It is tied with nylon English cotton Cluny lace and matching pale yellow rayon ribbon.

This ensemble called for pretty jewelry.  I made a choker with Czech glass crystals, 14k gold-filled beads, foil lined Delica beads.  The beads are strung on jewelry thread with bead tips to hide the knots.  I crafted a hook out of gold-filled wire to make closing the choker as easy as possible.  The bracelet is made with the same crystals and gold beads.  A delicate heart that matches the other golden yellow pearls dangles from the bracelet to show that this set was made with great care and love.

Very pale yellow hand dyed cotton Lycra® tights complete this happy ensemble.

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“Color Me Sunny” will be available tonight (April 25, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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4 thoughts on ““Color Me Sunny”

  1. Joy

    And sunny she is. Lucy looks adorable in yellow. So springy and delightful. Something she can wear throughout the summer too. The capelet perfect for those cool summer evenings when the fog rolls in here in California. That Lucy just sings with excitement.

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  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hi Joy! Fog in the summer! Your climate would be very strange, but neat at the same time, to this midwestern girl. Our summer evenings are mainly hot and sticky icky. Do you have a #3 sculpt on order? Is Samantha your second LD, or your third? For some reason, I am thinking you have one from Joyce, or maybe she’s on order.

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    1. Joy

      Samantha is my 2nd little one. I have a #3 (lucky me) from Magalie maybe December? and Joyce #2 in May or so I believe. We’re going to be one happy family.
      Been rather busy around here. More later.

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