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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.

 

“A Flower for Penny”

Penny looks so serious about taking care of her flower blossom, doesn’t she.  She is such a gentle and caring soul; I know her blossom will last forever. 🙂

In case you’re wondering Penny is a small bjd (22 cm or 8-5/8″), and sculpted by Linda Macario.  A plus is that she shares wigs with my Little Darlings, and eyes with the MSD sized dolls.  If you’d like to see the ensembles I’ve made for her, you can find everything in this Flickr album.  Penny also has a sister named Polly.

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Penny’s summer ensemble features a blossom-filled dress made out of a cotton floral print from Japan.  The tiny blossoms are in warm, yet bright, shades of red, violet, and pink.  The skirt is prettied up with cotton Cluny lace from England and a silk bow.

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Her summer hat is made with a coordinating tan/off white dot cotton.  A pair of embroidered blossoms embellishes the brim.

Penny’s little cardigan sweater is hand knit with lace weight merino wool.  Blossoms in coordinating colors are embroidered on the front.

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Penny’s “A Flower for Penny” ensemble will be available tonight (June 25, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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