And, here she is to show you her new summertime ensemble! I hope you like it.
I have to share with you the name of the collection this print came from; it is called Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille. Isn’t that the cutest name? So, yes, I was thinking of yummy marmalade quite often throughout the making of this ensemble.
I knit Talyssa’s cardigan in natural colored cotton/Modal yarn, so I could use all of the beautiful color in the fabric for the embroidery. Bullion stitched petaled flowers in three shades of coral, colonial knot golden centers, tiny opalescent seed beads, and kiwi green bullion stitched leaves create the artwork for the sweater; mother-of-pearl beads make the perfect buttons.
I used natural colored fine bamboo thread to crochet Talyssa’s cap. Unfortunately I didn’t have crochet cotton that matched or coordinated with the embroidery thread, so I tried something new and crocheted the flower decoration using the actual embroidery thread. It worked beautifully and gave the flower a pretty sheen. I am so happy that it worked.
My one and only skein of kiwi green bamboo thread was the perfect color to crochet Talyssa her very own drawstring purse. (I talked about the demise of my favorite bamboo thread here.) Her purse opens up, so she can add her little treasures. Hanging from the bottom of the purse is a little hand made beaded tassel.
For more information on Talyssa’s “Floral-ly Fun” ensemble, please visit my “Available for Sale” page at cindyricedesigns.com.