We’ve had so many bumblebees buzzing around our garden this spring. I love watching the fuzzy little guys, and how they almost disappear inside trumpet-shaped blossom. I don’t have any snapdragons growing in my garden this year, but I have in past years, and they really do disappear inside these blossoms, so cute.
Keeping with the bee theme, Gracie is wearing a dress covered in trios of bright blossoms which are on a subtle hexagon honeycomb background.
Gracie’s dress has a wider neckline which looks pretty with shrugs. The hemline is embellished with cotton tatting lace that I applied by hand. The lace was a gift, but I am guessing it is vintage and handmade. The circles on the lace look perfect with the circle-shaped flowers, and the lace’s color matches the fabric exactly.
Gracie’s yummy lace shrug is knit with lace weight merino wool in red violet heather. It has a crocheted shell edging.
I thought a hexi-shaped purse would be so cute with this ensemble. This one is made with two crocheted granny hexagons and a leather strap. It can be worn cross body, over the shoulder, or wrapped around Gracie’s hand. Inside the bag is a little bouquet of flowers. There is even a little extra room for other found treasures. In my stash I had one bumble bee button. He found his way onto Gracie’s granny square blossom.
Gracie’s hair decoration is made by hand with three colors of crocheted merino wool blossoms which pick up the colors in the dress. I’ve added a little green merino wool leaf and a handmade organza bow. It slips in place with a handmade wire bobby pin.
Anklets, panties, and a bracelet complete this summery ensemble.
Gracie’s “Blossoms for the Bees” ensemble will be available tonight (May 30, 2017) at 7:00pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.
Take some time today to watch the bumblebees! Thanks for visiting with me today, my lovely friends.