News & New

I find that it’s a lot of work selling things on eBay.  I spent most of the day yesterday gathering items, photographing them, and writing up the eBay listings, not sure if it’s worth the work for the little things, especially if they don’t even sell.  We’ll see what happens.  I may have lots to donate to Good Will.  I think that it is worth it for the larger collectibles as these would not be appreciated (most likely) at Good Will, and that would make me sad.

I spent the this morning packing up five dolls that will be in their new homes very soon.  That will make a total of 8 dolls that have started new chapters in their lives:  Big Ann Estelle, Lark, Song, White Rabbit, Tamsin, Avery, Zsu Zse, and Anjali.  I’m sure they are (or soon will be) very happy to be away from me where they spent too many days not doing much of anything; I am hoping their new families are happy with them too.

While these 8 dolls were very bored with me, there are others who are very, very busy.  Here’s Gina with a new ensemble called “Pink & Plum Encore”.  I used the smaller rose print which is second from the right.  It is a shade deeper and the roses are smaller, but it is from the same fabric collection.

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Just for fun, here are the two ensembles side by side.  Because we are getting nearer and nearer to cool autumn weather, I made a slouchy beret for the new set.

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The sweater and beret set are hand knit with mohair/silk lace weight yarn.  The sweater is embroidered with two mirrored image rose bouquet motifs in coordinating colors.  The slouchy beret has its own rose motif too.

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Gina’s skirt features a deep tuck which overlaps fine English cotton Cluny lace with two hand made rayon bows sewn equidistant from the skirt’s center.  These bows match the waistline ribbon tie on the dress.  Gina is wearing light pink cotton Lycra tights to keep her legs warm.  Sorry, they are hidden by her boots at this camera angle.

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For more information on Gina’s “Pink & Plum Encore” ensemble, please visit my “Available for Sale” page at

Talyssa’s “An Autumn Rose” ensemble is still available.  My Talyssa is getting a bit giddy because she is anticipating that this will be hers to keep.  Let’s not make her too happy; if she’s not sitting around naked I will not be motivated to make her anything new because she looks way too cute all dressed up.

If you’d like to bring this ensemble home for your Talyssa or Mei Mei mention the words “sorry Talyssa” in your contact form or email to me and I will give you a discount of $20 off of this set through the end of this week (through 9/4/15 only).

Here’s Talyssa for another look at “An Autumn Rose”.

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Bye for now and thanks for reading!

Hugs, Cindy



9 thoughts on “News & New

  1. Joy

    I’ve seen your adorable dolls on ebay. Happy they have new homes. Perhaps you might try and list a lot sale of some of those things you want to donate, on your site. I’m sure one of us would be interested. You can use your paypal for payment. Then you would save the e site fees. Just a thought!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thanks, Joy, that is an excellent idea. I will keep that in mind for the smaller items. I know that shipping can be expensive if it is only for something small.

  2. Catherine

    I’m glad your dolls have quickly found new moms!
    The new outfits are fantastic! Gina is so sweet!
    Have a good day!
    Friendly yours.

  3. Sharon in Spain x

    Beautiful sets Cindy, both of them, but I particularly like the colours in the LD set…..that dusky plummy colour really does suit your sweet girl!
    And well done on your sales, I need to be a bit ruthless one of these days too! 😉

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Sharon, and thank you. Gina loves plum, that’s for sure, and always pink with everything. …not sure what you mean by ruthless… by my definition of that word, I hope I am not.

  4. Marina

    I don’t have any dolls to dress but I LOVE looking at yours in their exquisite ensembles, in such yummy colors and delectable yarns. Thank you, Cindy, for all your amazing work and photography which inspires me and so many others. You rock!.

  5. Pingback: “Pink ‘n Plum Sweetie” | Cindy Rice Designs

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