The air is cool and crisp—trees are sparse with golden, bronze, and orange leaves—a smokiness fills the air. It could only be mid autumn!
Our slow and glorious autumn continues here in the midwest. There are still two red rosebuds on my rosebushes and the lobelias are still blooming in blue. The few light frosts we’ve had so far didn’t reach these.
I made four sample dresses while putting together my last knitting pattern for Amelia Thimble’s sweater dress. I wasn’t planning on embroidering these four dresses yet, but dear Amelia had other plans. “Pretty please, just one!”, she said. So yes, I gave in and completed one for her. I must say I am glad I did as her sweet face makes me happy.
And, because it gave me a reason to get outside on this glorious fall day, even if only for a little bit.
Our magnolia tree provided the most beautiful golden back drop of color.
Amelia Thimble’s “Glorious Autumn” dress/headband ensemble will be available tonight (November 9, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.
Your Amelia Thimble, and her friend Izzy, can now have all the dresses their little hearts’ desire. My knitting pattern for their a-line and party dress is now available on my website. Even if you don’t have these dolls these dresses make the cutest ornaments, miniatures, room box decorations, or simply hang them on branches in a vase. Let your imagination go wild! But be forewarned, they are addictive! For inspiration, here is the link to Amelia Thimble’s album on Flickr.
You’ll only need small bits of lace weight yarn to make these teeny tiny dresses. You can embellish them with embroidery, lace, ribbons. Have fun! Once you get going on them you can probably get all of your hand made gifts made in no time.
In case you missed my first knitting pattern, Classic Cardigan, for Dianna Effner’s Little Darling dolls go here to check that one out.
Pattern is available as a pdf digital pattern; you’ll need a pdf reader application installed on your computer. Go to my website and click on the “Shop Patterns” tab.
Once you complete your Paypal payment, I will send the pattern as an attachment to your email address. Please make sure I have your correct email for sending the pattern to. There are no shipping charges and the pattern can be sent anywhere as long as you have an email address.