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A Whisper of Spring

Happy Mother’s Day to moms in the U.K.!

As you all probably already know spring arrived this past Monday!  We’ve had some sunny days, but other than a very warm afternoon on Friday our temps have been quite brisk.  Ah, the warm temperatures will be here soon.  Although this weekend, for us, it will be about very cold, spring showers.

As we head into this last week of March, I will have three more ensembles to show you.  The first is being modeled by one of my Little Darlings, Lucy.  This ensemble is in my last print in this particular colorway for this collection.  The other two can be found here and here.  I have enjoyed this color palette so much.  It is really hard to find cool, rosy pink color palettes; most floral fabrics go towards the peachy side.  I love those too, but this was a nice change.

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Lucy’s crocheted cap is made with a finer weight of cotton than I normally use.  I wanted it be light and delicate, like a piece of lace.  I kept the embellishment light and delicate too.  I think it looks very cute on her.

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Lucy’s light as a feather cardigan (pattern available here) is hand knit with lace weight mohair/silk yarn in lilac.  Two coordinating hand embroidered motifs decorate the front of the sweater.

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The cardigan sweater can be buttoned or left unbuttoned.

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In Lucy’s crocheted basket are blossoms and a pink egg.  The three flowers and egg are removable.  Her other accessories include a bracelet and very pale lilac rayon Lycra® tights.

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“A Whisper of Spring” will be available tonight (Sunday, March 26, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

“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!