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Gracie is Ready

Gracie is all dressed and ready to show you what I’ve just finished making for her.  Do you remember seeing the marled blue/ivory sweater I was working on last week?  Well, it was for this special girl.

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I am very happy with how this little sweater turned out.  I tried something new by holding two different strands of lace yarn together.  I’ll admit that I was a bit worried that the embroidery would get lost in the two colors of yarn, but it worked out perfectly.  Since the yarn is busy, I kept the embroidery more monochromatic.

And here is Gracie is all her glory!  She loves her new ensemble!  It makes her feel like spring is right around the corner, and I do too.  (We even had a thunderstorm last night!)

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I am still loving this fabric that I received about two years ago.  (It reminds me of my grandmother and her pillowcases.)  I got this particular design in all four colorways:  blue, yellow, violet, and red violet.  If you click on the colors you can go back and visit the other ensembles I made with this print.  The collection is designed by Eleanor Burns and it is called Zoey Christine.

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Gracie’s new ensemble will fit both of Kaye’s MSD sized dolls although the dress will be slightly longer on the Mei Mei (Talyssa) body.  “Sky Blue Wishes” will be available tonight (February 7, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Have (or, I hope you are having) a great day!

“Christmas Love” and Thanks!

Penny, my Linda Macario BJD, has finally gotten a little something new to wear for Christmas 2016.  It took me a good long while to get this completed for her.  Patient Penny had her eye on the prize and was patient with me.  When completed, Penny told me the wait was worth it, and she loves her new Christmas ensemble.

I titled this ensemble “Christmas Love”, not only because of the red hearts scattered on the fabric, but also because love is the one word that can encompass the entire season; everything we do at Christmastime starts with love.

Speaking of love, I am in love with Penny’s sweet face.  She has such an elfen expression, but sweet, not in a mischievous way.  She’s pure adorableness!

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Penny’s knitwear is made with deep red lace weight merino/silk yarn.  Bright red bullion hearts, forest green greenery, and ecru mistletoe berries are embroidered in two coordinating vertical designs along each front.  Two coordinating motifs also embellish Penny’s headband hat.  The traditional wreath miniature was embellished with bright red satin ribbon and a dangly heart.  Her bracelet features the same heart, but a bit larger.

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I think for the first time ever I combined deep red with bright red, and like the results very much.  Once again, I am apologizing for my inability to properly photograph reds, they look blurry to me.  These photos aren’t horrible, but they aren’t like looking at the real thing, sorry.

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Isn’t the lace on this dress beautiful!  It was gifted to me by one of my very, very kind readers.  She told me she inherited too much lace from her dear friend and wanted to share with ME!!!  What a sweet offer!  Of course, I said yes.  Well, when her package arrived I was gobsmacked!  I had no idea what, or how much, would be arriving in the mail.  I just have to show you…

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Unbelievable, no?  Are you drooling?  I cannot thank you enough, sweet M., for your generosity!  All of these luscious laces will be making appearances in my future ensembles.  I can’t wait to use them!

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Penny’s “Christmas Love” ensemble will be available Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.