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I’m Finished with my July work! and “Summer Meadow”

It’s hard to believe, yes it is!  I feel like I’ve been working on these 6 projects—well, all month long!  Having 6 doll outfits in the works all at once was an interesting experiment, and one I will most likely not repeat.  I did not work any more efficiently, which is why I tried it in the first place.  And, this experiment made my creating seem like work.  When I work one-at-a-time, or almost that way, I enjoy the process so much more.  The only task that I enjoyed doing all at once was the embroidery.  I found once I got into embroidery mode I happily worked from one sweater to the next although it took the same amount of time!

So without further ado . . . my first Little Darling, Gina, is here to show you her new ensemble.

Gina’s drop waist styled dress is made with a pure white cotton floral print.  The blossoms are in clear and simple colors: blue, red, green, pink, yellow gold with black outlining.  A blue organza ribbon ties around the waistline and the hemline is prettied up with white cotton edging.

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Gina is wearing a hand knit blue bamboo cardigan.  This shade of blue is sort of nautical, sort of periwinkle, kind of in-between.  At any rate, it matches the blue in the dress print.  I chose to stick with white embroidery to keep the look crisp and clean.  I’ve never embroidered with only one color before, and I like the result; it keeps things from getting too busy.  It also keeps the colorful focus on the dress.  The sweater can be worn open, or buttoned with the white gemstone bead buttons.

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Gina’s cutting basket is crocheted with natural hemp in the shape of a typical cutting basket.  It has a braided handle with a silk bow.  After a visit to a nearby meadow, Gina picked flowers to match the flowers in her dress, clever girl!  Her blossoms are kept together with a  clear elastic, but can be rearranged, or put in a little vase.

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Gina is wearing a crocheted beret made with white bamboo.  It features a mix of crochet stitches for interest, and it frames her cute doll face perfectly!

White cotton anklets, panties, and a bracelet complete the look.

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“Summer Meadow” will be available tonight (July 22, 2017) at 7 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I really and truly enjoyed hearing from so many of you after my last post!  Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

I hope all of you have a relaxing summer weekend with lots of sunshine.  Bye for now, my friends.

 

“Delicate Summertime”

It’s my little Kaye Wiggs Millie’s turn to show you something new.  She doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, so when she does it’s very exciting for her. 🙂

For Millie’s ensemble I used a Japanese cotton floral fabric that I purchased in 2012.  It’s from Lecien’s Flower Sugar 2012 collection.  The colors in this print are crystal clear, not neutral at all.  Also, the light blue is perfectly blue, not going towards aqua or the other way, to violet.

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Millie’s light pink cotton sweater is an embroidered garden of bullion stitched roses and colonial knot flowers.

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Of course, since it’s summertime, a wide brimmed hat is in order to keep the sun out of Millie’s baby blue eyes.  This crocheted hat is made with 3 different strands of white in two thread weights and two different fibers, cotton and bamboo.  I added a shell edging in the same pink as used for the cardigan.  The brim can be turned up or down, or one side up for a jaunty look.  The hat’s band is made with the same fabric as used for the dress.  A little hand made bow is made with the same organza ribbon used for the waistline sash on the dress.  I’ve added a row of tiny white pearls to the center of the bow.

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Millie’s accessories include a crocheted basket, so fine and tiny, and a bouquet of bright pink flowers.  A bracelet and pink tights are also included with her new ensemble.

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Millie’s “Delicately Summertime” ensemble will be available tonight (June 28, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.