“Spring Means Hoppiness” for Miss Millie

Hello everyone . . . from sunny, but cold, northern Illinois.  I think this is my favorite part of the weekend; it’s Saturday morning, and the whole weekend is ahead.  I know that some of you, across the globe, are already well into your weekend.  I hope it’s going well.

I think I had a productive week.  Things (finished ensembles) are starting to pile up (I have three, and three more in the planning stage, and one pattern almost all written) and are overwhelming me.  It’s time to get what I have completed on my website for you all to enjoy.

Today, I will share Millie’s, my Kaye Wiggs 11″ BJD, new ensemble with you.  You’ve probably already caught glimpses of this one in a previous post, on Facebook and Instagram, but here it is complete.

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This dress is made with the same print as I used for my last Little Darling ensemble, but this one is in blush pink.  Isn’t it delicate?  It’s hard to see, but there are the tiniest white pin dots silkscreened on this print.

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A row of scalloped English cotton Cluny lace is snugged underneath a tuck on the skirt.  An asymmetrical hand made rayon ribbon bow highlights the lace and tuck.

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Millie’s “light as a feather” cardigan is made with warm white mohair/silk lace yarn.  I’ve embroidered two mirrored rose bouquet motifs on the front of the sweater.  The cardi looks cute worn open or buttoned.

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Pip the bunny comes along with Millie’s ensemble.  I named him Pip (both begin with the letter p and are three letters long, ha ha) because he looks like Pat the Bunny created by Dorothy Kunhardt.  Pip is needle felted with wool roving, has sewn on seed bead eyes and an embroidered nose.  Boys can wear pink, and Pip wears it well, doesn’t he?

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Millie’s other accessories include a crocheted and beaded headband with a matching hand made bow, white chunky knit cotton tights, and a bracelet.  In case you are wondering, this ensemble was made with great care and love, and is filled with hugs from Pip.  He’s a great hugger.

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“Spring Means Hoppiness” will be available tonight (March 11, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, despite winter making a reappearance.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

4 thoughts on ““Spring Means Hoppiness” for Miss Millie

  1. Catherine

    Millie is beautiful with her new ensemble, I love the fabric’s print!
    Today, the sun shines, but it’s rather cold too.
    The last week was rainy and windy.
    There are many violets and primroses in the garden, spring arrives soon!
    Have a good week-end.
    Friendly yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      It always amazes me at how far we live apart, yet how our weather can be much the same. Last week was so very windy for us too. I thought the house would blow down one day. When my chihuahua went out he could barely stand upright, poor thing.

      We are due for a snowstorm tonight and into tomorrow, so winter has come back. I am hoping that it melts very quickly.

      Your flowers must be lovely! I can see them in my mind, and they are beautiful. ❤

  2. Joy

    I can see it will be difficult for Millie to say goodbye to Pip. Very cute set and Pip too.
    Tons of daffodils in bloom here. Unfortunately, weeds too. Bumper crop this year with all of the rain we have had. So hard to make myself work in the yard. Would rather just watch the birds.

  3. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hello Joy,
    Thank you for the photo of your daffodils. I’ve seen that variety in catalogs, but never growing in a garden. It’s beautiful! Why or why must we have weeds! I always start the season by pulling the new weeds when I take the dog out, then they get to be too much, and I give up. I would rather just watch the birds too. Or, sew, knit, crochet, embroider… so many other fun things to do!
    Pip is going to a good home, so my Millie is fine with letting him go on to his new life. LOL!
    We’re getting a snowstorm tonight! Whoopee!!! Can’t wait! (Can you feel my sarcasm?)
    Enjoy your Sunday, Joy! ❤


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