“Princess and the Pearl”

Here are the photos from yesterday’s “miraculous” photo shoot!  You can read why I thought it was “miraculous” here.  BTW, the weather never improved after those couple of hours after noontime.  And, this morning, it’s dark, dreary, and rainy, yet again.  I keep reminding myself “April showers bring May flowers”.

The dress in this ensemble is the last of the 6 fabrics in this collection that I purchased.  Three prints are from the cool palette and three are from the warm palette.  Each palette had a tiny print, medium print, and a larger print with bouquet motifs.  This is the tiniest print in the warm palette, and is the most delicate of all the prints.

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Gina’s dress is a longer bodice styled dress.  The skirt is embellished with a double row of ecru English cotton Cluny lace snugged underneath pin tucks.  The first row of pin tucks is decorated with hand made pink satin bows which are sewn on equidistant from the center front.  The same ribbon is used for the waistline tie which ties twice around.

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The springtime lace capelet is hand knit with warm pink baby alpaca/silk lace weight yarn.  Rows of eyelets separate the panels.  Mirrored embroidery decorates the front panels and two of the back panels.

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Gina’s headband is very delicate and I think makes her look like a princess.  I’ve carefully arranged and hand sewn three different kinds of blossoms, a bow, pearls, and seed  beads onto the headband.  I’ve sealed the blossoms to prevent them from fraying.

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Pearl, Gina’s bear, is my first needle felted bear.  She is my fourth tiny animal–I am still learning this craft.  I love her though, and Gina does too.  She wears a matching bow around her neck and a heart appliqué (made from dress fabric) on her belly.  She is always ready to give her mom, Gina, a tiny blossom to show her how much she loves her. ❤

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Pearl has a teeny tiny “beary” cute tail!

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The other accessories include a pair of pink nylon tights and a bracelet with a mother-of-pearl heart dangle.  This ensemble was made with love and much care in its creation.

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“Princess and the Pearl” will be available tonight (April 4, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

11 thoughts on ““Princess and the Pearl”

  1. Susan

    Your work is exquisite, Cindy. I don’t know how you manage to do such detailed work on such a small scale. I love the fabric you used for this dress and the caplet is just lovely.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Susan. Thank you so much! I couldn’t do any of this work without my reading glasses on, and my glasses for my nearsightedness off. A funny sight to see is when I wear both pairs (reading low on my nose, and my everyday glasses pushed high on my nose) to watch television.

  2. Joy

    Gina that perfect model, does it again. Love all of your photos. That cape is so sweet as well as your amazing little bear. Picture perfect as they say. Bessie Bell says Hi to Princess Gina.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      I told Gina “hi” from Bessie Bell in CA and now she wants to get on a plane (all by herself, I might add) and visit. She mentioned something about the weather in CA. Yes, it’s raining again. *sigh* Soak up some rays for me today… please, Joy. I need some. I shouldn’t complain–the sun came out for about 15 seconds yesterday evening. ha ha

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