Monthly Archives: February 2017

Nearly Three Weeks!

I finally got my mojo back for photo shoots yesterday.  It’s been missing nearly this entire month, almost three weeks!  I’ve been working at creating, and the ensembles are starting to pile up.

Ha, ha . . . not really, but I do have three ensembles completed.  So yesterday I had a mammoth modeling session with two of my Little Darlings, Lucy and Alice, and my sweet and patient, Patience.

I got to work right away on editing the photos for Lucy’s ensemble, so I have something to show you this morning.  You might have caught glimpses of this one on my Facebook page or Instagram feed already, but now the “real” photos have been taken.

Here is my happy Little Darling, Lucy, in “Pastel and Pretty”!  What I noticed when working with this fabric is how pastel and cool the color palette is.  The blue background is as pastel as a blue can get and is a beautiful cool shade.  It’s like a breathe of fresh air!  The roses are in shades of cool pink to cherry red.  The greenery is true mint green with a slightly darker green also.

Something new with this dress is the lace on the skirt and how I’ve applied it.   This English cotton Cluny lace has been in my stash for months; I’ve been pondering on how to use it, and it finally came to me.

I decided to use this lace as an insert between the the skirt fabric.  The lining barely peeks through and offers the tiniest bit of translucence.  The lace is pretty dense, so it’s not see through at all, it’s just a little hint of light.  I like the effect a lot.




Lucy’s “light as a feather” short sleeved mohair/silk cropped cardigan was knit from my Light Cardigan pattern.  Two mirrored white/pink rose motifs add crisp white brightness to the rosy pink cardigan.  The motifs also include pastel blue and green to coordinate with the dress.


A pure white crocheted slouch cap frames Lucy’s face perfectly.  It is made with drapey bamboo thread.  A hand made crocheted rose and ice blue glass flower bead decorates the band.  More white pearls are used on these embellishments.



A crocheted basket is Lucy’s choice for holding a few pretty blossoms.  White pearls and an ice blue flower bead create the dangling tassel.  I put a bit of green Easter grass and a tiny bunch of bright pink blossoms in the basket.  Both can be removed, and the flowers are secured together with a clear elastic band for holding.


White mesh tights and a bracelet complete Lucy’s springtime look.


Lucy’s “Pastel and Pretty” ensemble will be available tonight (February 20, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST,

I hope you all have a great start to the new week.  Thanks so much for visiting with me today! ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I want to send you all warm thoughts and wishes for an extra lovely day today; may your day be filled with sweet and lovely things.


Joy sent me this vintage valentine.  That little doll looks like my Little Darling, Alice.  It’s just perfect; I love it!  Thank you, Joy!


I wanted to show you my hearts in my little cabinet of pretty things.  I thought a photo of them would be appropriate for today, don’t you?


Gina and Alice  had lots of fun with paper dolls and valentines a couple of weekends ago.  Did you see the slideshow I made of their fun on my website’s home page?

My tiny Fairyland Pukipuki bjd, Sugar wants to send to Valentine wishes too!


I want to send all of you, my readers, a great big Valentine’s Day hug today.  I hope you all have a very beautiful day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love!

Gracie is Ready

Gracie is all dressed and ready to show you what I’ve just finished making for her.  Do you remember seeing the marled blue/ivory sweater I was working on last week?  Well, it was for this special girl.


I am very happy with how this little sweater turned out.  I tried something new by holding two different strands of lace yarn together.  I’ll admit that I was a bit worried that the embroidery would get lost in the two colors of yarn, but it worked out perfectly.  Since the yarn is busy, I kept the embroidery more monochromatic.

And here is Gracie is all her glory!  She loves her new ensemble!  It makes her feel like spring is right around the corner, and I do too.  (We even had a thunderstorm last night!)



I am still loving this fabric that I received about two years ago.  (It reminds me of my grandmother and her pillowcases.)  I got this particular design in all four colorways:  blue, yellow, violet, and red violet.  If you click on the colors you can go back and visit the other ensembles I made with this print.  The collection is designed by Eleanor Burns and it is called Zoey Christine.


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Gracie’s new ensemble will fit both of Kaye’s MSD sized dolls although the dress will be slightly longer on the Mei Mei (Talyssa) body.  “Sky Blue Wishes” will be available tonight (February 7, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST,

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Have (or, I hope you are having) a great day!