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“Fall-ing for this Sweety”

Hi all!  Are you enjoying August?  Honestly, it feels like September to me.  My daughter is all moved in at college and ready to begin her second year.  Temperature-wise, it is another rather chilly morning.  I’ve heard others say how back-to-school feels more like a new beginning than January first does.  I feel this way, do you?

I feel like planning gobs of new ensembles and patterns, and painting my studio, which will then need to get straightened and pared down.  Yikes!  One step-at-a-time!

Today I decided to get Gracie’s new ensemble ready to show you.  I’ve been writing the pattern for her cardigan as I’ve been creating the ensemble, so it’s taken a little longer to complete.  However, she is now all ready!

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Gracie’s cardigan is knit with fingering weight merino wool.  It is wonderfully soft and hand dyed to a cool tonal pink.  This color picks up the cool rosiness of the roses on the dress print.  Bullion stitched shaded roses and rosebuds in three different shades (plum, mauve, and raspberry) are sprinkled on the front panels of her elbow length cardigan.

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The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with off white glass pearls.

Her dress is made with a Japanese cotton print which features tiny rosy colored roses/rosebuds on a cool plum ground.  The bodice is shaped with waistline darts.  Her full skirt is embellished with very fine scalloped English cotton Cluny lace snugged underneath a tuck.  A raspberry colored silk ribbon ties twice around her waist and ties into a bow in the front.

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Gracie wears a delicate necklace and bracelet made with amethyst colored AB Czech glass crystals, golden Delica beads, heart charms and a gold-toned bow charm.  Her headband is hand made with velvet ribbon, and has an elastic loop at the back for slipping on over her hair.  She wears off white cotton Lycra® tights.

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Gracie holds a Victorian styled crocheted basket with a beaded handle and tassel.  Inside the basket are a few lilac blossoms she’s picked just for you.

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“Fall-ing for this Sweety” will be available tonight (August 8, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Look for Gracie’s cardigan pattern later this week.  I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

I hope you all enjoy your day today. ❤

 

 

 

 

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“Summer Sweetheart”

My end-of-July fashion show continues with my Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD, Gracie.

I know I’ve shown you little peeks at this set in progress, but it is all finished now.  Yay!  Would you like to see it?  Well, Gracie would love to show you her new ensemble; she is quite excited as she has been waiting for her special day for weeks.

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Gracie is wearing a summery dress made out of a tiny Japanese cotton print.  This floral print features blossoms in rubine red, deep pink, pastel pink, golden yellow, and grass green.  White cotton tassel-like English Cluny lace decorates the skirt.  Around her waist, a vintage green satin ribbon sash ties in a bow in the back.  Her dress features a wider neckline and waistline darts for shaping.

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In case it turns cool, Gracie has a deep pink hand knit cardigan to throw over her shoulders.  It has short sleeves, clear glass iridescent bead buttons, and coordinating hand embroidery on the front.  The embroidery is done freehand with no patterns, and is a one-of-a-kind composition.

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Gracie has a pair of (mirrored design) floral hair ties that will work with all different hairstyles.  The blossoms are crocheted, the leaves are knitted, and the blossom’s centers are faceted glass iridescent beads.  Each ties around a section of hair with the attached crocheted ties which have beaded ends.

A crocheted mesh drawstring purse holds a white hanky (handmade from white cotton lawn with fringed edges) folded into triangles and a pink comb (from stash).  There is even more room in Gracie’s purse for another tiny treasure that you may have for her, or  perhaps one that she finds for herself.  I decorated the bottom with a pink blossom bead and a center bead that matches those used for the hair ties.

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Gracie’s other accessories include white cotton Lycra® anklets, panties (with bow), and a bracelet.

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“Summer Sweetheart” will be available tonight (July 24, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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“Blossoms for the Bees”

We’ve had so many bumblebees buzzing around our garden this spring.  I love watching the fuzzy little guys, and how they almost disappear inside trumpet-shaped blossom.  I don’t have any snapdragons growing in my garden this year, but I have in past years, and they really do disappear inside these blossoms, so cute.

Keeping with the bee theme, Gracie is wearing a dress covered in trios of bright blossoms which are on a subtle hexagon honeycomb background.

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Gracie’s dress has a wider neckline which looks pretty with shrugs.  The hemline is embellished with cotton tatting lace that I applied by hand.  The lace was a gift, but I am guessing it is vintage and handmade.  The circles on the lace look perfect with the circle-shaped flowers, and the lace’s color matches the fabric exactly.

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Gracie’s yummy lace shrug is knit with lace weight merino wool in red violet heather.  It has a crocheted shell edging.

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I thought a hexi-shaped purse would be so cute with this ensemble.  This one is made with two crocheted granny hexagons and a leather strap.  It can be worn cross body, over the shoulder, or wrapped around Gracie’s hand.  Inside the bag is a little bouquet of flowers.  There is even a little extra room for other found treasures.  In my stash I had one bumble bee button.  He found his way onto Gracie’s granny square blossom.

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Gracie’s hair decoration is made by hand with three colors of crocheted merino wool blossoms which pick up the colors in the dress.  I’ve added a little green merino wool leaf and a handmade organza bow.  It slips in place with a handmade wire bobby pin.

Anklets, panties, and a bracelet complete this summery ensemble.

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Gracie’s “Blossoms for the Bees” ensemble will be available tonight (May 30, 2017) at 7:00pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Take some time today to watch the bumblebees!  Thanks for visiting with me today, my lovely friends.