Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mid Winter Floral Imagining

It’s no surprise that I LOVE flowers, right?  I embroider them on my doll clothes and gravitate towards floral fabrics.  Even when I designed cross stitch patterns my patterns were of flowers.

From when I was very young I loved flowers and there are even photos to prove it.  Here are two pictures of me smelling the roses (or trying to).  You’ll notice in one picture I have a death grip on my Barbie doll.  Yes, my passions started young.

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1964 06 In the middle of winter when I would love to meander through a garden it helps me to look at photos of gardens (Pinterest is great for this) or simply create my own flowers with embroidery thread.  It is easy to imagine the sweet scent of the roses I am creating.

Amelia Thimble has a little dress and hat set to show you today.  It is sprinkled with softly colored embroidered pastel flowers.

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Amelia wants to know if you can smell the flowers too.

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For more information on Amelia Thimble’s “Pastel Blossoms” set please visit the “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .

A Bit of Spring Dreaming is Going On Here

All it takes is an above freezing day or two in January to get me thinking (and dreaming) of spring.  Oh, how I love spring with the scent of blossoms in the air, buds on the trees, new colors and tiny plants appearing daily!

Sigh…I know…this wonderfulness is a way off yet.  Still I dream, of spring.

Amelia Thimble is here modeling a spring dress and bonnet to help you start to dream of spring too.

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For more information on Amelia Thimble’s “Spring Dreaming” dress/hat set please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .

Do You Remember Valentine’s Day in Grade School?

Gosh, I do.  Well . . . sort of.

I remember how much fun it was being allowed to pick out any box of valentines I wanted at the store and addressing them to my friends.  I know these days that if you give one valentine, you give to all.  I don’t remember that being done when I was young.  This is sad, but some classmates wouldn’t get as many valentines as other classmates.  Some only got a few.  😦

I also remember the big box with a slit in the top that had been decorated for Valentine’s Day.  At the start of the school day, we would “mail” our Valentines in the box.  When it came time for our party, one or two students would be in charge of passing out the cards.  We would sit at our desks anticipating the delivery of our valentines.  I hate to say this, but I have a vague memory of students counting the number of valentines they received and comparing them to the amount their other classmates received.

Thankfully, times have changed and everyone is treated fairly, but the excitement of wondering who you will receive a valentine from is gone.  Now it’s all about the candy and who can resist candy?

for my valentines 407My Little Darling, Gina, has been “shopping” for her valentines at Grandma’s house.  Grandma had all sorts of vintage valentines left over from long long ago.  Gina has a bag full and has her pencil ready to start writing out, “Love, Gina”.  There’s even one for her teacher.

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For more information on Gina’s “For My Valentines” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .