New Year, New Pattern, New Ensemble!

By now it is 2017 everywhere in the world, so a Happy New Year to all!

My husband and I went for a brisk walk in one of the nearby forest preserves today.  The paths were a little treacherous in places, but we were careful and the sun felt so nice.  It was the perfect way to start 2017!

My Little Darling, Lucy, is also here with her bright, smiling face (and her itty bitty snow baby) to wish you all the happiest start to 2017!  Before most of our snow melted last week Lucy and I made this tiny snow baby. She is still trying to decide if this snow baby is a boy or girl, so she can give it an appropriate name.


While outside she told me that her new sweater coat, hat, and scarf kept her toasty warm.

Lucy is wearing a dress made out of my most favorite snowman print.  I LOVE this print!  It’s colorful and a little bit primitive looking.  There are “zillions” of snowmen lined up on this fabric; all looking equally cute, don’t you think?  Snowman lovers will find this print adorable.


I previously used this fabric in 2014 (“Snowman Luv”) to make an ensemble for Gina.  I decided to make it less Christmasy this time, so it could be worn more as a winter ensemble.


Isn’t this the cutest fabric!  I think they are the happiest little snowmen!




Lucy’s ensemble will be available Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm CST on my website.

“My Little Snow Baby” is a one-of-a-kind ensemble, but if you’d like to knit your own sweater coat, the pattern is available on Ravelry.  The instructions include a step-by-step guide to add your own patch pockets.  Once you see how easy they are to make, you’ll be putting patch pockets on everything! (lol)

Thank you for visiting with me as we start this new year together.  Bye for now!

8 thoughts on “New Year, New Pattern, New Ensemble!

  1. Joy

    Wow, good for you on the walk. What was your high? Like maybe 40? We’re heading for some very cold temps, for us, weather this coming week. Will definitely bring needed snow to the Sierra. Our poor lemon bush got hit in the last few days, but hopefully, will recover.
    You have been busy with the adorable snow dress for Lucy. The little coat is so perfect and with the hat & scarf looks like Lucy is ready for the brisk weather. I wonder what she will name the little snow person? Very cute indeed.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy. It was supposed to get up to 40; don’t know if it actually did, but it was nice. We’re going to get colder too. I saw some negative numbers for later in the week on the weather map.
      Your poor lemon tree. I hope it recovers too.
      Let me know how your knitting is coming along. If you were closer, I could give you a lesson.

      Thank you, Joy.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thanks so much, Wanda, that’s so nice of you to say. Wishing you a Happy New Year as well. I appreciate you reading my blog and commenting too. ❤

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you! Lucy is hoping that a nice Little Darling gets to wear it next. She is already thinking ahead to what’s next for her to model. Enjoy your day! ❤

  2. Catherine

    Happy new year, dear Cindy! I wish you all the best and a lot of love with your husband and your daughter!
    Thank you very much for your beautiful sets, I’m always enchanted to look at your sweet girls!
    Have a good day!
    Sincerely yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you for the New Year wishes, Catherine! I wish you a 2017 filled with happy times and good health! As always, I look forward to your continued sweet comments on my doll ensembles and photos. I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday!


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