Monthly Archives: April 2015

This Past Week

Here are a couple of shots from inside my studio this past week.  My desk photo shows my two projects that I had going on towards the end of the week.  Patience’s outfit is finished, but I am still knitting the dress for the Little Darlings; lots of stitches in this one.  Amelia Thimble and Izzy have been hanging out with Bella (my Bo Bergemann Dream Doll).  She is happy to have the little ones to keep her company.

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bella amelia izzy 736This weather this past week in northern Illinois was quite perfect.  Some days were a bit warmer than others, but all were sunny!  Since yesterday felt like summer I had to get out for a nice long walk.  I brought along my iPhone to capture spring’s progress out and about.

weeping willow budding 1699This weeping willow looked so pretty with its yellow green buds against the blue sky.  I found clumps of squill growing along the side of the road; they’re so tiny and blue.

squill 1704These are our daffodils in full bloom.

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white magnolia 1692Our largest magnolia tree looks snowy when in bloom.

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I love our pink magnolia tree, the blossom’s colors are gorgeous.  Today I finished Patience’s outfit and thought the tree would be the perfect backdrop for a couple of photos.

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Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

My Princess in Pink

I want to share with you an ensemble that I just finished for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings.  It is pure pink princessy-ness;  a color that all (well, most) little princesses love.

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Gina loves her crocheted purse with fun dangles to hold her tiny treasures.

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

How’s Spring Shaping Up?

It is coming along very nicely here in northern Illinois.  Although most trees are still look pretty bare, our magnolia trees have started blooming.  We have a few white blossoming trees in the front of our house and a magnolia tree that produces pink blossoms in the back around our deck.  These blossoms are short-lived so I’ve been cutting  branches to bring inside to enjoy them more.

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Also, today while driving, I noticed clumps of yellow daffodils blooming along the sides of a two lane road.  These clumps appeared quite frequently for a mile or two.  They were a wonderful surprise!  I couldn’t help but wonder who would have planted them there as they didn’t seem to be on private property.  I wanted to stop and pick a bunch, but of course I didn’t.  I picked up a bunch at Trader Joe’s instead.

How is spring shaping up by you?