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New Knitting Pattern Available

Hi all!  Just a quick bit of news.  Gracie’s (fits Kaye Wiggs 43-45 cm MSD sized BJDs) knitting pattern is now available on my website.   All of the information can be found there as well.

Patsy light cardigan pattern p1

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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“As Seasons Change”

Is it starting to feel a bit like fall (or spring) where you live, maybe a day here and there? We had a morning last week that was quite cool.  If I hadn’t been aware of the exact day on the calendar I could have believed autumn was right around the corner simply by a “feeling in the air”.  But alas, we still have August which is still summer.  And, I am happy about that; I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.

Lucy is my last little model in the July fashion show.  She is wearing a transitional ensemble in navy blue, my favorite back-to-school color.  Her dress is made with a popular print designed by Rifle Paper Co. and manufactured by Cotton + Steel.  If you go to Instagram and search with the tag #riflepapercofabric you can find lots of other thing made with this print.  It was also produced with a light blue ground and a warm peach/salmon colorway.

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I customized Lucy’s rose with cobalt seed beads to mimic the stylized roses on her dress.

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Lucy’s hand knit lace cardigan sweater is made with a heathered rose colored merino lace yarn.  There are vertical lace panels on the fronts, sleeves, and a wider one on the back.  The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with natural stone navy bead buttons.

It took me a few tries to get the shade for the rose embroidery just right.  I kept trying shades that perfectly matched those on the dress, but they did not look right at all.  Finally, I squinted my eyes and picked the color that the pink and red blended together to make, which was the color that you see here.  There is some reddish orange in the yarn, so this shade of embroidery also ties in with the sweater.

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Lucy’s beret is knit in the round from my beret pattern.  It uses a heavier yarn, but in the same colorway.  A hand made two-color pompom decorates the top, and a tiny hand made navy silk (same color as the waistline ribbon) bow decorates the front.

 

 

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Lucy’s other accessories include pastel hand dyed pink cotton tights and a bracelet.

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“As Seasons Change” made for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings will be available tonight (July 29, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Thank you so much for attending my July fashion show.

Have a great weekend, my friends.

“Garden Picnic”

Who would like to have a picnic in the garden with sweet Lucy?  She’s all ready for a happy outing, and is bringing the sweets!

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Lucy is wearing a most appropriate dress printed with roses and other pretty blossoms.  The dress is a drop waist style with a pink ribbon tied around the waist.

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A lace merino wool sweater in lace weight heathered aqua covers her shoulders in case it gets a little cool, or they find the perfect picnic spot in the shade.  Bullion stitched embroidered rose motifs are scattered on the front of the sweater which can be worn open or closed.

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Lucy is bringing to the picnic the yummiest of sweets: an iced donut, a flower-shaped cookie, and an iced strawberry sweet roll.  I promise these are calorie free!  They all fit into her crocheted picnic basket, and can nestle inside the little rosy cotton lawn napkin.

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A crocheted headband with bow, panties (also with a bow), anklets, and bracelet complete Lucy’s “Garden Picnic” ensemble.

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“Garden Picnic” for the Little Darlings will be available tonight (June 16, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Maybe Lucy will inspire you to have a little picnic in the garden today?