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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.

“A Rosy Outlook”

My Little Darling, Alice, is forever contemplating life and the world with a positive attitude.  Actually all three of my Little Darlings are like that, and they remind me on a daily basis to do the same.  Really, though, how can one be gloomy gazing at their beautiful and sweet faces!

Our latest blast of springtime hasn’t made it difficult to have a rosy outlook either.  Spring has been here in the Chicago area for a good many days now, and I am spoiled beyond being spoiled, if that’s possible.  The warmth and sunshine feels heavenly, and I am enjoying every second of it!

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Just like our weather, Alice’s new ensemble is all warmth and sunshine.  The dress features the tiniest pink roses in shades of warm pink and pretty green.  The background is a deep ivory or light maize color.  Ivory scalloped French lace edges the hemline.  A  hand dyed rayon ribbon sash ties in a bow at the back of the dress.

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The wool sweater is knit with panels of lace on the center back, down the center of each sleeve, and a narrower panel along each front.   Tiny bullion stitched rosebuds mingle with the knitted lace on the sweater’s front.

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A beret that matches the sweater is knit from my beret pattern.  A pair of embroidered rosebuds and a hand made pom pom embellish this tiny beret.

Accessories to complete this ensemble include a crocheted flower basket filled with a paper wrapped bunch of blossoms, a bracelet, and tights.

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Alice’s “A Rosy Outlook” ensemble will be available tonight (February 21, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

BTW, I am so sorry about the technology problems last night which made me unable to publish my website at 7:00.  I stumbled upon a work around which will hopefully prevent it from happening tonight.

I hope you all are having a great Tuesday!  Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Bye for now! ❤