Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my love-ly friends!  Do you have any special plans for today?  I’m afraid it’s work as usual over here, but that is fine with me as the sun is shining.  Yay!

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The collage above is from 2014.  Thought you might like to see it again, or for the first time.  I was sure busy making Valentine’s Day dresses back then, wasn’t I?

What have I been working on lately?  Well, my cowl is nearly complete.  It would be complete right now if I wanted to make it per the pattern, but I’d like it a little longer, so am going to use up as much of the 100 grams of yarn I can.

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I finished my second pair of socks.  They’ve been soaked in lavender wash and blocked,  and awaiting for their recipient to come home for spring break.

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I’ve also been working on a new knitting pattern on and off for a couple of weeks.  To say that the math was blowing my mind is putting it lightly, and really, I realize it shouldn’t have been that hard.  Notice all the graph paper; things got a lot easier when I started using that.  (Thank goodness I found some in the house.)

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I completed a Little Darling ensemble yesterday!  Lucy is wearing it and oh, so happy.  I just got finished with the photo shoot and still have to edit the photos.  Here’s a sneak peek of Lucy while she was waiting (patiently) for me to set things up for the photo shoot.

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Wishing you all a very beautiful Valentine’s Day!

❤ ❤ ❤

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I want to send you all warm thoughts and wishes for an extra lovely day today; may your day be filled with sweet and lovely things.

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Joy sent me this vintage valentine.  That little doll looks like my Little Darling, Alice.  It’s just perfect; I love it!  Thank you, Joy!

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I wanted to show you my hearts in my little cabinet of pretty things.  I thought a photo of them would be appropriate for today, don’t you?

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Gina and Alice  had lots of fun with paper dolls and valentines a couple of weekends ago.  Did you see the slideshow I made of their fun on my website’s home page?

My tiny Fairyland Pukipuki bjd, Sugar wants to send to Valentine wishes too!

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I want to send all of you, my readers, a great big Valentine’s Day hug today.  I hope you all have a very beautiful day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love!

Cozy Sweater Dress Weather Continues

Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois.  While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls).  I love the simplicity of a sweater dress and the large area it presents for embellishment.  It is like a blank canvas waiting  to be painted upon.

cozy hugs for you 545Kaye Wiggs Millie is the perfect little model for a sweater dress.  She is only 11″ tall with a slender body so I can nip in the waistline a bit and give the skirt a slight flare and it is very flattering on her.  This sweater dress started out with a pair of printed tights that I ended up not using, but they gave me a starting place for picking  the color palette.  I ended up using more floss colors than I usually do for the embroidering on this dress.  Each rose uses a different set of colors and the tiny hearts are embroidered in one of three slightly different shades of red.  The slight variation in color makes a more interesting piece, I think.  I am so happy when I learn a little something new.

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The Peruvian Highland wool yarn is a heathered pink color with tiny bits of red orange and magenta mixed in with shades of pink.

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The tassel on Millie’s slouch hat is made with various colors and weights of yarn.

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For more information on Millie’s “Cozy Hugs for You” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .