It was quite a nippy morning when Millie and I had our photo shoot last week. Doesn’t she look toasty warm in her fuzzy hand made knitwear. She even has a little muff hand warmer, lucky girl.
Did you have a muff hand warmer when you were young? I had one in white (most likely) rabbit fur when I was quite little. It had a little fox face on it which mesmerized me. To satisfy my curiosity, I went looking on ebay to see if I could find a muff like the one I remembered. This is what I found! I think I remembered correctly.
Millie’s muff is hand knit, and her bracelet is attached as the handle; it can dangle from her wrist.
Her dress is made with the same botanical holiday print as I recently used for Gracie’s “Holiday Botanicals” ensemble. Gracie’s was in a different colorway, a deep red background. You can see that one here. I think I like both colorways equally?
Millie’s vintage-looking headband cap is extremely lacy looking and made to just covers the tips of her ears. A tiny bit of leaf embroidery and red tassels decorate the cap.
The “light-as-a-feather” white mohair/silk sweater is embroidered with mirrored poinsettia motifs. The sleeves are more generously sized and give more of an outerwear look. The sweater closes with deep red glass pearls.
Millie’s tiny gem of an ornament is made with an olivine AB bicone crystal and mother-of-pearl beads. A hand made red organza (matches dress sash) bow and hang tie is sewn onto a metal jewelry ring.
I made Millie a teeny tiny white silk bow that I’ll include with the ensemble. It is too tiny for a clip or crocheted tie, so I attach it to her hair with a red tipped straight pin stuck parallel with the wig cap. The little bow in their hair reminds me of the actress, Rose Marie, (from the Dick Van Dyke show) that always wore a bow in her hair. BTW, Rose Marie is 93, and she has a Facebook page!
This one-of-a-kind “Toasty Warm Holiday” ensemble made for Kaye Wigs “illies” or Millie, Tillie, Lillie (11″ BJDs) will be available November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.