“Dainty Darling”

Hello all, from grey and wet northern Illinois.  I heard yesterday that we’re having a wetter than normal spring, no surprises there.  Anyway, I’m all for pretending the sun is shining brightly. 🙂

Without further ado, here is my Little Darling, Alice.  Alice wears a sunny yellow dress made out of one of the Little House on the Prairie 2016 prints from Andover.  This print has a formal colonial look to it rather than a country calico look.  This style of print must have been intended for “Sunday’s best” dresses.  I’ve used two other prints from this collection; these were dark calicos.  You can see those two ensembles here and here.

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I highlighted this sunny yellow ensemble with the warm pink shade found in the roses.  Pink can be seen in the crocheted rose hair decoration, drawstring bag, bracelet, bows on the shrug, and waist sash.  Doesn’t pink look pretty with the yellow?

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Here’s a close up shot of Alice’s tiny accessories.  The tiny hanky is made with cotton lawn, has a fringed edging, and is folded and pressed into a classic triangle.  (Just like my grandma taught me to do.)  The hanky fits into the drawstring bag, which has lots of room for extra pretties.

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Alice’s shrug is like a whispery soft spring breeze. It is knit with lace weight mohair/silk, and is dyed to a light ecru.  It has tiny pink bows on the edges of the sleeves.  I’ve also hand dyed the rayon knit tights to a light ecru.

Where do you think Alice is headed in her new ensemble?

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“Dainty Darling” will be available tonight (May 24, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today, my lovely friends.

4 thoughts on ““Dainty Darling”

  1. Joy

    So sweet. Been so busy that outfit is already sold before I can even say how fantastic it is. Just lovely.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      But, a fun busy, or interesting, at least. It’s an exciting time waiting for Libby to arrive. I hope you have a good day today. Thanks, Joy.

  2. Terrigirl2017

    Hi Cindy, we are still having unpredictable weather here too. Oh my gosh Alice LOOKS Sooo cute!! I have always thought Yellow and pink look so pretty together, Especially having as you do yellow with pink flowers. I love how you show the pink in all the little accessories. such a pretty drawstring bag and hair decoration , and to top it off the bows on the shrug are adorable! I love the classic hanky triangle. I think Alice is going on a Mommy/Daughter day out which will include a Mani/Pedi lunch , a girly movie , and of course shopping!! Then a stop at Grandma’s house to show off her pretty ensemble. I really Loved this post Cindy, Hugs, Terri xoxo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      It’s cloudy again this morning! I am counting on the sun to come out later… PRETTY PLEASE. *sigh* I feel that I am getting more and more sensitive to cloudy days.
      Anyway, on to happy thoughts… Thank you so much for the compliment on Alice’s new ensemble. I, too, love pink with yellow. Although, I seem to love pink with everything. Your idea for Alice’s day out sounds like bliss, and she thought so too. It would be the perfect day. Of course the sun will be shining! lol
      I hope you have a beautiful day, Terri!


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