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Nearly Three Weeks!

I finally got my mojo back for photo shoots yesterday.  It’s been missing nearly this entire month, almost three weeks!  I’ve been working at creating, and the ensembles are starting to pile up.

Ha, ha . . . not really, but I do have three ensembles completed.  So yesterday I had a mammoth modeling session with two of my Little Darlings, Lucy and Alice, and my sweet and patient, Patience.

I got to work right away on editing the photos for Lucy’s ensemble, so I have something to show you this morning.  You might have caught glimpses of this one on my Facebook page or Instagram feed already, but now the “real” photos have been taken.

Here is my happy Little Darling, Lucy, in “Pastel and Pretty”!  What I noticed when working with this fabric is how pastel and cool the color palette is.  The blue background is as pastel as a blue can get and is a beautiful cool shade.  It’s like a breathe of fresh air!  The roses are in shades of cool pink to cherry red.  The greenery is true mint green with a slightly darker green also.

Something new with this dress is the lace on the skirt and how I’ve applied it.   This English cotton Cluny lace has been in my stash for months; I’ve been pondering on how to use it, and it finally came to me.

I decided to use this lace as an insert between the the skirt fabric.  The lining barely peeks through and offers the tiniest bit of translucence.  The lace is pretty dense, so it’s not see through at all, it’s just a little hint of light.  I like the effect a lot.

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Lucy’s “light as a feather” short sleeved mohair/silk cropped cardigan was knit from my Light Cardigan pattern.  Two mirrored white/pink rose motifs add crisp white brightness to the rosy pink cardigan.  The motifs also include pastel blue and green to coordinate with the dress.

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A pure white crocheted slouch cap frames Lucy’s face perfectly.  It is made with drapey bamboo thread.  A hand made crocheted rose and ice blue glass flower bead decorates the band.  More white pearls are used on these embellishments.

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A crocheted basket is Lucy’s choice for holding a few pretty blossoms.  White pearls and an ice blue flower bead create the dangling tassel.  I put a bit of green Easter grass and a tiny bunch of bright pink blossoms in the basket.  Both can be removed, and the flowers are secured together with a clear elastic band for holding.

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White mesh tights and a bracelet complete Lucy’s springtime look.

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Lucy’s “Pastel and Pretty” ensemble will be available tonight (February 20, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have a great start to the new week.  Thanks so much for visiting with me today! ❤

“Catching Snowflakes”

Catching snowflakes was easy peasy this weekend as they fell practically the whole weekend long.  I think we got about 4 inches on Saturday night with another 8 inches or so on Sunday!  It’s a white winter wonderland out there, and I am VERY happy to be warm and cozy inside my house.

I finished up Lucy’s new ensemble yesterday, then we had our photo shoot.  I definitely wanted to use the snowy landscape as a back drop.  I brought out my studio light for front lighting.  It was perfect . . . and quick—my favorite kind of photo shoot.

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Lucy’s eyelet capelet has 7 panels which are perfect for embellishing.  I’ve embroidered different snowflake compositions on each panel using mohair/silk yarn for snowflakes, white pearlized seed beads for tiny flakes, and clear seed beads for ice crystals.

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Lucy’s vintage-styled headband earwarmer uses two strands of lace yarn to give it more thickness.  Each side is embellished with an aqua blue snowflake and matching seed beads.

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The little muff hand warmer is the perfect size for Lucy’s hands, and is also embellished with an aqua snowflake.  The bracelet is incorporated into the muff as a handle.  You can see Lucy’s prized snowflake memento charm.  She will always remember this magical pre Christmas snowfall.

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Lucy’s “Catching Snowflakes” ensemble will be available tonight (December 12, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Have a great week everyone!

Bye for now!