Look what Gina found in the garden? A little nest was resting on the ground; it had fallen from its perch in a nearby tree. Gina and I will put it back safe and sound so that mama bird can continue on with her role as mother-to-be.
Gina’s new dress is made with a cotton Japanese floral print in the yummiest of color palettes: pinks, blues, and yellows. The hemline is prettied up with a border of ivory French cotton scalloped lace. An ivory satin ribbon ties around the waistline.
The capelet and beret are made with sky blue Peruvian Highland wool yarn. The capelet is knit in a lace pattern to give it a delicate look. It can be worn with the opening in the front or back. Tiny pink roses are embroidered all the way around the hemline. The beret is embellished with a handmade matching ivory satin ribbon bow and an embroidered pink rose. I think the beret looks cute when worn at a jaunty angle.
The tiny nest is filled with two sky blue eggs and coordinating blossoms. (Gina insisted on adding her magic touch to the nest.) The contents are kept in place with hot glue. Clear jewelry elastic loops are tied to each side of the nest to act as handles.
Hand dyed pastel pink cotton Lycra® tights and a beaded bracelet (with a very cute bird charm) complete this ensemble.
“Petite Treasures” will be available tonight (May 11, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.