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Going Forward and a WIP for Sugar

I woke up this morning, Sunday, and started to reflect on things.  My little world has gone through many changes this year, and I feel I need to change (and grow) along with it, in some way at least.

I believe in giving back, and there are many ways to do that.  Mind you, I have put in my fair share of volunteer work, and donating money to various organizations, but I want to do something different; to give back utilizing the talents God has given me.  As with everyone, he has given me my talents for a reason, and I love what I do, so much.

So here I sit wondering how to give back while, at the same time, utilizing my talents.  A few ideas have started trickling in . . . small steps, hopefully in the right direction.  I am working on some ideas, and I hope some of them will pan out.  I’ll keep you informed along the way.  Don’t worry, I will still be doing what I love to do, creating for our dolls.

Meanwhile, I continue to downsize.  I will continue have things on my tag sale page and on eBay (a couple auctions starting tonight) before they head on over to Goodwill.  I don’t know how long I will keep eBaying and tag saling; I may get tired of the whole process and simply donate it all.  It takes a considerable amount of time (time taken away from creating), to photograph, edit photos, add them to my website or eBay, write descriptions, then pack and ship.  Although, I’m not sure Goodwill is the right place to donate boxes and boxes of new dolls though.  Does anyone know of other donation sites?  I’d appreciate some suggestions.

Back to dolls!  I worked on an elbow-length sleeved sweater dress for Sugar (Pukipuki) yesterday.  The style is super cute and fall-like, but I am not sure I like the way her arms can’t hang straight down due to the bulk under the arm.  What do you think?  Really, I’d love to hear; I can’t decide.

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In the photo below, you can see how her right arm can get closer to her body (I have her left arm further out on purpose).

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Don’t forget, please let me know of any donation sites you’d recommend, thank you!

And, thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! ❤

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“Heavenly Hydrangeas”

I love hydrangeas!  I cannot grow them, but I love them all the same.  I see hydrangeas blooming in neighbors’ yards seemingly without any extra care or attention, and they are so BEAUTIFUL!  They don’t even want to grow for me, much less bloom.  I did have one hydrangea??? grow for me, but the blooms were so tiny and not at all hydrangea-like, so I question whether it was a hydrangea or not.  And, the fact that it actually grew leads me to believe that it was mistakenly marked as a hydrangea and NOT a hydrangea at all.  Oh, well. . . maybe one of these days I’ll get lucky.  I surely won’t give up!

My daughter brought home a couple of cut hydrangea blossoms for me the other day.  The blue color reminded me of a dress that Sugar has been wearing for a couple of weeks now.  I couldn’t decide on the embroidery to get it finished, so it waited for me to be inspired.

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Aren’t the blossoms gorgeous?  And don’t they match Sugar’s dress perfectly!  They were just the inspiration I needed.  Sugar is one happy little Pukipuki.

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Clusters of colonial knots worked perfectly to give the feel of a hydrangea bloom.  Since I love both pink and blue hydrangea blooms equally, I decided to use both of these colors along with white in my embroidery.

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“Heavenly Hydrangeas” will be available tonight (July 7, 2016) at 7:00pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.  You can find more information on this set at that time under the “Shop What’s New” tab.

Bye for now!