“Ivy and Holly”

Last December I wrote a post about my favorite doll books, one of them being The Story of Holly & IvyYou can find that post here.  I LOVE this story, and even now while writing this blog post, this book is open in front of me.  The illustrations are so cozy and sweet, and the story is absolutely endearing about a beautiful Christmas doll who finally finds her girl.

After I completed this ensemble for my Little Darling, Gina, my daughter commented on how she was reminded of the doll, Holly, in Holly & Ivy.  Even though Gina isn’t dressed the same or even have the same color of hair she does seem like a modern day Holly.

Here is sweet Holly illustrated by Barbara Cooney.

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ivy and holly 615Gina’s sweater is hand knit out of mohair/silk lace yarn.  I embroidered two mirrored image Christmas bouquets at each top corner.

ivy and holly 619The tiny stocking is crocheted with merino/silk lace yarn and can hold the little bouquet or other treasures.

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ivy and holly 631ivy and holly 637ivy and holly 629ivy and holly 700Do you like Gina’s tiny jingle bell bracelet?

ivy and holly 635For more information on Gina’s “Ivy and Holly” ensemble please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com .

4 thoughts on ““Ivy and Holly”

  1. Catherine

    I love children’s books too. The illustrations are often beautiful!
    I bought my daughter a lot of books and they are all at home!
    Gina is superb, the bracelet is very beautiful!
    Have a good week!
    Friendly yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      How wonderful that you have all of your daughter’s books at home, so you can look through them whenever you want to do so. The illustrations were always my favorite part. As a young girl, I remember that when I moved on to chapter books I was very disappointed that the illustrations were no longer in the books.
      Thank you for the compliment on Gina’s new Christmas ensemble.
      It is National French Week here in the U.S. They are saying the school morning prayer in French this morning.


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