Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

“Red, White, & Cherries”

Patience is showing off her patriotic side in her new ensemble, “Red, White, & Cherries”.  Tuesday was a picture perfect kind of day here in northern Illinois so we took to the outdoors for Patience’s photo shoot.

red, white, and cherries672I crafted a fun hair tie to bring to life the cherry motifs on Patience’s dress.  I crocheted around lightweight pearl beads so the cherries would hold their shape, added a crocheted leaf, stems with the crochet thread, navy silk bow and a length of fine crochet to use as the tie.  Patience seems to be enchanted.

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red, white, and cherries 650I used pure white bamboo thread to knit Patience’s sweater.  Some cobalt blue Czech glass crystal beads from my stash made the perfect buttons.  I embroidered tiny red work cherry motifs around the bottom of the sweater.

red, white, and cherries675Patience had the idea to pretend that the apple tree was a cherry tree to further the cherry theme.

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It was a bit breezy, but the photo shoot was going smoothly until I turned my back on her for a second…

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…and Patience starts to climb the apple tree.  “Hey Patience, where are you going?”

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red, white, and cherries720I see London.  I see France…  (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

red, white, and cherries729For more information on Patience’s “Red, White, & Cherries” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .