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Santa’s Helpers

I presently have six different dolls all dressed up in Christmas ensembles, and the poor things have nowhere to go.  How about posing for some photos, girls?  Let’s show everyone how cute you all are.  Say cheese!

Even though all six dolls are of different proportions and sizes, I think they all look adorable together, don’t you, too?

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While the girls were modeling, I put them to “work” by having them add some Christmas spirit to my studio.  Sugar (Fairyland Pukipuki) and Amelia Thimble brought around the jingle bells so that we all can add our own holiday ring-a-linging.  Patience and Millie (by Kaye Wiggs) made tiny everlasting snowmen, and Rose (Boneka/Effner) brought some  “heart” into the mix.  Ivy, a handmade mohair bear from Warm Heart Bears showed she had some real paper cutting skills.  How cute are those paper snowflakes!  Great job, Ivy!  Even the Christmas stripe-y dachshund carried a wreath for hanging.

We had a fun day today!

Patience’s ensemble (SOLD) and Millie’s ensemble are currently available on my website.  Sugar, Amelia Thimble, and Rose’s will be available this coming weekend and into next week.  Be sure to keep an eye out here and on Facebook if you are interested.

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I hope that you are enjoying this first week of the holiday season.  I love this time before Christmas; there’s anticipatory magic in the air.

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“Christmas Snow”

Magical Christmas snow is what Patience is hoping for this year.  There is most definitely something wonderful about having snow on Christmas, and when it’s actually falling on Christmas Eve, well, that’s that’s pure magic.

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Patience is wearing a dress made out of a colorful snowflake and stars print:  aqua, warm green, silver grey, and deep red.  A deep red organza ribbon sash is the perfect accent color for this set.

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Patience’s cardigan is knit Santa Claus style with “fur” trim at the neckline, sleeve cuffs, and hemline.  I’ve used a favorite aqua heather merino lace yarn for the body, and mohair/silk lace for the trim.

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Embellishing handwork in the form of embroidered snowflakes, “icy” (clear) seed beads, and vintage red bugle beads (they pick up the dots on the dress) decorate the sweater in the front as well as the back.  Bright red glass beads button the cardigan, if desired.

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Patience’s needle felted snowman is made by me out of wool roving.  He wears a tiny hand knit (in the round) deep red (merino/silk yarn) elf hat with an aqua tassel.  His scarf is aqua wool yarn looped around his neck.  Seed beads are carefully sewn on to give this snowman the perfect face and buttons.  Patience has named her snowman Magic because of magical Christmas snow, of course.

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Patience’s other accessories include:  a matching red organza ribbon bow hair tie, deep red rayon tights, and “minty” bracelet with a heart and snowflake dangle.

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“Christmas Snow” will be available tonight (November 15, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Enjoy your day, my friends! ❤

 

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Christmas Ensemble Availability Dates

Hello, from frosty Illinois.  Boy, we had a good frost last night.  It’s sooo cold here, but it’s very pretty too.  When I look out my windows I see blue sky, frosty white grass, trees of red, yellow, orange, and yes, some are still green.  I don’t think our magnolias will ever give up their green leaves.  I don’t know what they’re thinking! 😮

I spent the last two days getting my 6 Christmas ensembles ready for market.  It was a lot of work, but the majority of it is complete.  It’s a peaceful feeling to have weeks and weeks of work all wrapped up.  I’d love to sit and breathe it in, but I cannot wait to start on something new!

I have decided to offer one ensemble every evening for 6 days in a row.  They will start on November 11 and go through November 16.  The time that the sales page will be live on my website will remain unchanged at 7:00 pm CST.

Here is the order, so you can plan, if you’d like.  As a reminder, I’ll also send out a blog post and Facebook post in the morning on the day each one will be available.

November 11:  “Frosty Festivities” for Rose (10″ Boneka by Dianna Effner)

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November 12:  “Christmas Wishes” for the Little Darlings.

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November 13:  “Little Frosty” for Kaye Wiggs ‘illies’ (Millie, Tillie, Lillie)

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November 14:  “Classic and Cozy” for the Little Darlings.

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November 15:  “Christmas Snow” for Patience.

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November 16:  “Miss Cookie Elf” for the Little Darlings.

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All my girls say “thank you, with ❤ ” for taking the time to admire them in their finery today.  (I do, too, of course!)

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

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