Category Archives: Patience

“Strawberry Roses”

Strawberry colored roses that is… on a lemonade background.

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Patience’s dress is mad with a teensy tiny rose/rosebud print, so very dainty and sweet.  The background is a soft yellow, not lemony, but not sunshiny either.  It’s simply a soft yellow, just perfect, and I love it.  There are white pin dots scattered on the yellow background too.  Isn’t it a sweet print?

I dyed rayon ribbon and cotton lace to a warm pink color.  It works with the yellow very nicely.  The lace is a tassel styled cotton Cluny lace from England.  The ribbons are rayon.

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Patience’s cardigan sweater is hand knit with a warm pink heathered merino lace weight wool.  Two coordinating rose bouquet motifs are embroidered on the cardigan’s front panels.  The sweater can be worn open or closed with the glass pearl bead buttons.

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The accessories include a single rose bouquet, hair bow decoration, pink nylon tights, and a bracelet.

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Patience’s “Strawberry Lemonade” ensemble will be available tonight (June 17, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST,

Now, I’m going to go and make myself a glass of strawberry lemonade.  How about you?

I hope you all have a great day!



“Happiness is Pink”

Does pink mean happiness for you?  It does for me—especially when it’s in these vibrant shades.  But, who am I kidding?  I think I love every single shade of pink!  Really, every single one!  I’m tickled pink (sorry, just had to say it) just thinking about the endless shades of pink.

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Upon finishing Patience’s ensemble the other day, I noticed that our pink magnolia tree was still in bloom.  It makes the prettiest backdrop (this was Patience last year) for Patience when she is dressed in pink.  Unfortunately, the wind was blowing like mad; I didn’t dare put her down, but was able to take a few photos while keeping her safe.

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The print I used for this dress is another “must buy right away” print.  It reminded me of Liberty of London prints which I love, love, love!  This particular fabric is in the pink colorway.  (Gracie was wearing the purple colorway last week.  And, Gracie will be wearing the blue colorway too, lucky Gracie.)  Are you counting?  I bought all three colorways!

The hot pink mohair/silk lace yarn in my stash went perfectly with this print, which was exciting since I don’t get to use it often.

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Three different shades of pastel bullion stitched embroidered roses dance around the neckline of the sweater in a random pattern.  I kept the pearl buttons the same value as the yarn so as not to compete with the embroidery.

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Hand dyed silk ribbon in the perfect shade is used it for the crocheted beaded headband, waistline sash, and colorful bouquet.  Light pink hand dyed cotton Lycra® tights complete this pink ensemble.

By the way, Patience picked this bouquet just for you!  Isn’t she a sweetheart!

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“Happiness is Pink” will be available tonight (April 23, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST,

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  Bye for now!