Daily Archives: February 1, 2015

What’s Up with White?

White is in the air.  Is it the snow?  Is it the endless stream of cloudy days?

Last week I got this idea to knit up some Amelia dresses in different whites using different fibers.  Then, I thought it would be fun to crochet up some springtime hats in white as a basic to go with lots of different colored dresses.  Jeanne over at I Dream of Jeanne Marie posted about her white American Girl doll dresses on Friday (1-30-15).  See, it’s all about white.

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Giving a person who loves color an exercise of working solely with white is very difficult.  I realized that when I design an ensemble my number one thoughts are about color and how to coordinate all of the colors together.  When I started working only with white I had to think of other options such as texture and embellishments.  It took me a while to get in the swing of things, but I eventually figured it out and learned a few things from this exercise.

It’s funny though, by the time I got to the fourth hat I had to sneak in a bit of pink.

easter hats 840From left is “Floral Easter Bonnet”, “Pearls & Lace Easter Bonnet”, “Bit of Pink Easter Bonnet”, “Silk Bow Easter Bonnet”.

floral eb 902

floral eb 934

pearls & lace eb 908

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bit of pink eb 905

bit of pink eb 865

bit of pink eb 867

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silk bow eb 907

silk bow eb 859For more information on Amelia Thimble and Izzy’s Easter Bonnets please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .