“Surprise it’s a Snowgirl!”

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.

11 thoughts on ““Surprise it’s a Snowgirl!”

  1. Joy

    The little sweet thing looks like an angel. Love the extra snowflake detail on the dress. And of course, her adorable coat and my favorite hat! I think she needs some snowflake cookies and a mug of hot chocolate on this rainy CA day. I think Gina will have a lot of fun playing with her little snowgirl. Too cute.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Yum, cookies and hot chocolate! Gina would probably eat them before I had a chance to take a photograph. lol I hope your rain went away and are now enjoying a beautiful day. We’ve had more snow! Tomorrow it’s supposed to be crazy cold again. You’re so sweet to include me on your Christmas card list. What a beautiful family–including YOU! ❤ Thank you, Joy!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Kathleen and thank you! It’s just knitting in the round! I knit on DPN’s and went down a needle size. Yes, it was very tedious, but thankfully only a small number of rows and stitches. Reading glasses help tremendously.

  2. Catherine

    I love Gina’s ensemble! She looks so sweet!
    The tiny snowgirl is adorable!
    It’s warmer in France than in Illinois !! about -3 °C and the sun shines every day!
    Hava a good afternoon. Friendly yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine. Right now I feel that it’s warmer and less snowier everywhere. This is the third weekend in a row that we’ve had snow. And after the snow, it gets VERY cold! We haven’t had much sun either. What’s the date? Oh, it’s only December 17! We’ve got a long way to go . . . but I’m not complaining. lol

  3. Sonia

    Cindy, you have out done yourself, again! this ensemble is just too pretty and the colors are beautiful! Gina’s little snowgirl is too adorable!

    I would like to wish you and your loved ones, a Joyous Holiday Season filled with love and laughter and all the very best in the New Year!


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