Pink or lilac . . . lilac or pink. When you simply cannot choose, choose this lovely print. Pink and lilac are given equal billing on this Japanese cotton fabric with its tiny blossoms. I love how their done in a washy watercolor style.
Lucy’s light as a feather bolero is hand knit with mohair/silk lace weight yarn. This is a new style for me. It has a slightly rounded front edge and a crocheted ruffly edging around the opening. Embroidered roses are scattered along the neckline in two shades of pink and two shades of lilac.
The crocheted basket holds a tiny bouquet of lilac blossoms tied with a pink ribbon. A crocheted beaded headband with bow adds a bit of sparkle. Anklets, lilac panties with a bow, and a beaded bracelet complete this pink and lilac ensemble.
Look what Gina found in the garden? A little nest was resting on the ground; it had fallen from its perch in a nearby tree. Gina and I will put it back safe and sound so that mama bird can continue on with her role as mother-to-be.
Gina’s new dress is made with a cotton Japanese floral print in the yummiest of color palettes: pinks, blues, and yellows. The hemline is prettied up with a border of ivory French cotton scalloped lace. An ivory satin ribbon ties around the waistline.
The capelet and beret are made with sky blue Peruvian Highland wool yarn. The capelet is knit in a lace pattern to give it a delicate look. It can be worn with the opening in the front or back. Tiny pink roses are embroidered all the way around the hemline. The beret is embellished with a handmade matching ivory satin ribbon bow and an embroidered pink rose. I think the beret looks cute when worn at a jaunty angle.
The tiny nest is filled with two sky blue eggs and coordinating blossoms. (Gina insisted on adding her magic touch to the nest.) The contents are kept in place with hot glue. Clear jewelry elastic loops are tied to each side of the nest to act as handles.
Hand dyed pastel pink cotton Lycra® tights and a beaded bracelet (with a very cute bird charm) complete this ensemble.