Monthly Archives: September 2017

“Autumn Sunset”

We’ve been having some of the most gorgeous sunsets this month.  This fabric by Rifle Paper Co. reminds me so much of the orange-y reds and peach colors in the autumn sky.  Aren’t the the colors in this print gorgeous for this time of year?

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My Little Darling, Alice, is here to model “Autumn Sunset” for you.

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I hand dyed bare merino wool to a tonal peach to get the perfect color of yarn for this sweater.  This merino yarn is a single ply, so it’s very soft and slightly fuzzy.  I embroidered two coordinating floral motifs on the front of the sweater.

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Alice wears a vintage styled headband ear warmer which also has an embroidered rose motif at each side.  The bow ties off to the side under her chin.  I also have a pattern available for this headband ear warmer.

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Black accents looked perfect with this ensemble, so I used jet black Czech beads, Delica beads, and black grosgrain ribbon.

Alice’s other accessories include a customized miniature bear, bracelet, and peach cotton tights.

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“Autumn Sunset” will be available tonight (September 30, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Enjoy this last September weekend everyone!

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Trying to Get That Fall Feeling & Some Thanks

After a week of 90+ temperatures here in northern Illinois, it feels cool this morning, and now finally, those cozy fall feelings can kick in.

Such strange weather we have had.  It’s been hotter in mid September than it had been during the entire summer!  And oh my, is it ever crispy out there.  I’m afraid the leaves won’t turn color; they will simply shrivel up and fall to the ground.

I received the sweetest gift for my girls, and want to tell you about it.  A couple of weeks ago, out of the blue, Carolyn sent me a Facebook message.  She asked if she could send me something she made for me.  Surprised?  Tickled pink?  Disbelief?  Yes, yes, and yes.  I felt all those things.

I really had no idea what the surprise was going to be.  Since I shared some yarn dying information with Carolyn, I thought maybe she was sending me a bit of yarn she had dyed.

When the box arrived, and I saw her return label and sticker, I thought “not possible”, but I must admit I got a LOT more excited to get the box opened.  It was packed with such care and included so many lovely touches:  little cards, a hand written note, bookmark, and even tea.  Finally, I opened the organza drawstring bag, and I think I gasped.  Carolyn sent me one of her hand made mohair bears!  She is perfectly sized for my dolls, and her name is Ivy.  That wasn’t all either, nestled in tissue paper was a peach velvet pumpkin which looked like Cinderella’s to me.  Well, yes, I think I felt like Cinderella too!

Carolyn’s gift was truly a surprise; I didn’t know Carolyn made bears.  What a generous gift, and I will treasure my little Ivy, and her story, always.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you, Carolyn! ❤

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Amelia Thimble had the honor of meeting Ivy before anyone else.

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Looking into Ivy’s eyes I can tell she has an old soul and a gentle temperament.  Whenever one of my girls needs extra love, Ivy will be there for them, I am sure of it.

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Alice was second to make Ivy’s acquaintance.

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Then, it was Patience’s turn.  The others are still waiting for their big day when they can hold and hug Ivy.  Soon, my dears!

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If you’d like to visit Carolyn’s beautiful website and see her other bears, here is the link.  BTW, she has a nice selection awaiting adoption.  Won’t you give one of Carolyn’s bears a loving home?  I think your girls would be “over the moon” with a new teddy to call their own.

Have a nice day, my friends.

From my girls, Ivy, and myself, sending you all some warm fuzzies.

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

Dress Sets From My Tinies Closet

A giant hello to you all from my tiniest girls, Amelia Thimble and Izzy.

They have some news for you today.  Amelia and Izzy will be offering their new dress sets up for sale tonight.  They’ve had fun modeling them for you, and now would like to share them with their tiny friends.

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We’ve been busy little bees working on these for quite a while now.  It’s been almost a year since I’ve made these tiny dresses, and I must say I enjoyed working on them once again.  Below are some in progress photos.

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In progress . . . and the two collaborating a bit.

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The modeling has begun.

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The final photo shoot of the dresses.  Each girl got a chance to model two dresses.

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The 2-piece dress and hat/headband sets will be available tonight (September 20, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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I hope you all have a wonderful day.

 

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