Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Ringing in November with “Trimming the Tree”

My Kaye Wiggs MSD, Gracie, is here again with a new ensemble to show you.  This time she  has the tree trimming decorations unwrapped and is ready to begin this long awaited Christmas tradition.


As usual, this ensemble started with me falling in love with the fabric.  I could not resist all of the colorful ornaments on this Japanese fabric designed by Lecien—pink and blue for Christmas?  Most definitely, yes!  If you love a colorful Christmas, this ones for you!


I decided to highlight the red with the secondary color being the green to keep this ensemble as festive as possible!  Gracie’s wooly red sweater will keep her warm while she’s busy with the tree.  I added embroidered branches which are already decorated with coordinating colors of seed and bugle beads at the neckline.  The sweater closes with green glass bead buttons.




Gracie’ striped stocking hat is knit with four different colored stripes in a slightly finer weight of wool yarn.  Bright red, kelly green, blue, and yellow alternate with a wide fuzzy mohair/silk “Santa” brim.  The hand made pom pom matches the yarn used for the brim.



Additional red accents are Gracie’s chunky red ribbed cotton tights and a red hand dyed nylon lace (fine English Cluny) sash.  Gracie’s tree trimming accessories are ornament miniatures which I added gold-toned jewelry rings and ribbon.  A crocheted string of lights—also works as a fun scarf, and a length of gold-toned bead garland are ready for the tree.  Her “made with love” heart has been turned into another ornament for the tree.




“Trimming the Tree” for Kaye’s MSD sized dolls will be available tonight (November 1, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Happy November 1st!  Thanks for visiting today!