Category Archives: Hats

“Little Frosty”

Millie, my Kaye Wiggs 11″ BJD, is here today to welcome the new week and say hello to you all.  Millie is not minding the frosty weather we are currently “enjoying” in northern Illinois one bit; after all, she is dressed for it, and has a little buddy who was made for this weather.

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Millie wears a dress made out of a teeny tiny snowman/Christmas tree print.  This cotton print is from Japan.  French cotton lace that looks like tiny snowflakes edges the hemline.

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Millie’s cardigan sweater is knit with a beautiful pine green merino/silk lace yarn.  Bright red holly and leaves are hand embroidered on the cardigan’s front panels.  Bright red glass bead buttons add to the festive feel of this cardigan.

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Millie’s cute hat is knit (in the round) with a heavier weight of the same type of green yarn.  I added a wide border of “fur” trim in baby mohair/silk lace yarn.  Just for fun, and because Millie’s personality called for it,  her “fur” pom pom dangles from the top of her hat with a couple of bright red jingle bells completing this fun hat.  Can you hear them jingling?

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Little Frosty is needle felted with wool and hand made by me.  He wears a tiny elf hat (knit in the round) that matches Millie’s.  Another bright red jingle bell can be found on the top of his hat.  His features are created with Delica and seed beads which have been carefully sewn on to give him the perfect look.  A tiny yarn “scarf” is looped around his neck.

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Millie’s other accessories include a red wool scarf with mohair fringe, bright red rayon tights, and a minty striped bracelet with a heart and bell dangle.

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“Little Frosty” will be available tonight (November 13, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope all of you have a great start to the week!  Enjoy!

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“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!

“Ready, Set, Autumn”

Are you ready for autumn?  Maybe I’m not, but Lucy sure is!  She is wearing a new design made for her and her sisters.

I’ve been in love with this vintage knit pinafore jumper ever since I saw it quite awhile ago.  Isn’t it adorable, as is the little model!  *sigh*  The photo looks like it’s from the 1970s, but I cannot find any definite information about it.  I haven’t forgotten about it though, and really wanted to see one of my Little Darlings dressed in this style.

Here’s my miniaturized take on the knitted pinafore jumper.

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Lucy likes this new look so much that she has picked it for her back-to-school outfit.  In addition to wearing a special outfit, the children always bring a little friend for show-and-tell.  Lucy’s friend is “Miss Friendly”, named for her tiny, but sweet smile.  Lucy says Miss Friendly’s cuteness will help her make new friends.  I think she’s right, don’t you?

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Miss Friendly is needle felted out of wool roving by me, in my studio.  She has black Delica bead eyes and embroidered features.  She wears a bow out of matching yarn and a heart dangle that matches the heart on Lucy’s bracelet.

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Lucy’s pinafore jumper is hand knit out of Peruvian Highland wool in a heathered warm rosy pink.  The suspender straps really button with buttonholes, but do not need to be undone for dressing.  The back has tiny pearl beads all the way to the hemline.  Only the first three open with buttonholes for dressing; the others are sewn in place.  The jumper is embroidered with coordinating blossoms underneath the ribbed band and at the hemline.

The 3/4 length sleeve blouse is made with a pastel cotton floral print.  The bodice is completely lined; no raw or serged edges are visible on the inside.  The facing is hand sewn, and the sleeve seams are double turned and hemmed by hand.  To prevent added bulk, the blouse closes with snaps above the jumper only.

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Lucy’s seamless beret is knit from my beret pattern, and is made from wool/angora yarn.    A little embroidered motif decorates the front and a two-color tassel decorates the top.

Lucy’s accessories include a necklace and bracelet, which are made out of 14k gold-filled findings.  Underneath her jumper is a pair of ivory cotton tights.

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“Ready, Set, Autumn” will be available tonight (August 14, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.