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“A Springtime Garden Stroll”

As soon as the gardens start blooming (or maybe yours already is blooming, lucky you) Gracie will be ready for a leisurely garden stroll with Theodora Bear to keep her company.

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Gracie’s floral print dress is made from the same print, but in the warm colorway, as Lucy’s here.  The roses on this print are in mauve-y shades and blush pink.  The green is a lovely shade, and the background is a very light warm off white.  There are tiny bits of straw colored blossoms which go nicely with the ecru English cotton Cluny lace used on the skirt.

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I used two strands of baby alpaca/silk lace weight yarn to knit the sweater.  The natural color and blush pink are very close in value, but still create a subtle marled effect.  The sleeves are a true 3/4 length which I don’t think I’ve made before.  Scattered rose bouquets and motifs are embroidered on the front of the sweater.  It looks equally cute either buttoned or unbuttoned.

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Theodora bear sits perfectly in Gracie’s wicker basket of blossoms.  She has been embellished with a teeny tiny hand made bow and a “Made with Love” heart charm.

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Gracie’s delicate headband has been crocheted with pink bamboo and tiny pearls, and is decorated with a hand made bow.  The bow on the headband and the bow on the skirt visually line up with each other.

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“A Springtime Garden Stroll” made for Kaye Wiggs MSDs will be available tonight (Monday, March 27, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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FYI, Lucy’s “A Whisper of Spring” ensemble is still available on my website, cindyricedesigns.com

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

“Spring Means Hoppiness” for Miss Millie

Hello everyone . . . from sunny, but cold, northern Illinois.  I think this is my favorite part of the weekend; it’s Saturday morning, and the whole weekend is ahead.  I know that some of you, across the globe, are already well into your weekend.  I hope it’s going well.

I think I had a productive week.  Things (finished ensembles) are starting to pile up (I have three, and three more in the planning stage, and one pattern almost all written) and are overwhelming me.  It’s time to get what I have completed on my website for you all to enjoy.

Today, I will share Millie’s, my Kaye Wiggs 11″ BJD, new ensemble with you.  You’ve probably already caught glimpses of this one in a previous post, on Facebook and Instagram, but here it is complete.

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This dress is made with the same print as I used for my last Little Darling ensemble, but this one is in blush pink.  Isn’t it delicate?  It’s hard to see, but there are the tiniest white pin dots silkscreened on this print.

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A row of scalloped English cotton Cluny lace is snugged underneath a tuck on the skirt.  An asymmetrical hand made rayon ribbon bow highlights the lace and tuck.

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Millie’s “light as a feather” cardigan is made with warm white mohair/silk lace yarn.  I’ve embroidered two mirrored rose bouquet motifs on the front of the sweater.  The cardi looks cute worn open or buttoned.

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Pip the bunny comes along with Millie’s ensemble.  I named him Pip (both begin with the letter p and are three letters long, ha ha) because he looks like Pat the Bunny created by Dorothy Kunhardt.  Pip is needle felted with wool roving, has sewn on seed bead eyes and an embroidered nose.  Boys can wear pink, and Pip wears it well, doesn’t he?

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Millie’s other accessories include a crocheted and beaded headband with a matching hand made bow, white chunky knit cotton tights, and a bracelet.  In case you are wondering, this ensemble was made with great care and love, and is filled with hugs from Pip.  He’s a great hugger.

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“Spring Means Hoppiness” will be available tonight (March 11, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, despite winter making a reappearance.

Thanks for visiting with me today!