I finished my new Little Darling ensemble, and guess which of my Little Darlings gets to model it for you! Is it Gina, Lucy, or Alice?
It’s Gina! And I must say she is thrilled! That little snowgirl made all three of them swoon. But Gina is the oldest, so you know how that goes.
Gina’s wintry outfit is sure to keep her toasty warm on these
chilly cold days. The drop waist styled dress print features two shades of very pale greyish lavender snowflakes on an ivory ground. I’ve also embroidered a few snowflakes on the skirt in a random fashion. A shimmery white organza ribbon ties around the waistline and tiny white pearls decorate the back placket.
Her sweater coat (maybe it’s more like a jacket, but I’m calling it a coat) is longer than a typical sweater, and is hand knit with a heathered wool yarn. It is a very pretty shade with hints of the palest pink and blue violet mixed in with the “not too bright” lavender. I REALLY love heathered yarn! Embroidered snowflakes (embroidered with mohair/silk and baby alpaca/silk yarn) and seed bead (silver lined and palest pink) flakes fall into the patch pockets. The patch pockets are knit onto the sweater fronts and can really hold little treasures, such as the snowgirl.
The snowgirl is hand felted with yarn scraps, seed beads, needle and thread. I knit her a tiny cap, in the round on size 000 needles, with very fine baby alpaca/silk lace yarn! This is my tiniest knit hat ever! And, probably my tiniest little creature ever.
The vintage styled headband earwarmer is embroidered to coordinate with the sweater coat. It ties under her chin off and off to the side.
A bracelet made with silver lined seed beads, a clear iridescent heart bead, and an ivory enameled snowflake decorate Gina’s wrist. She also wears ivory cotton Lycra® tights.
Gina’s “Surprise it’s a Snowgirl!” ensemble will be available tonight (December 15, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.