Holly is Feeling Oh So Lovely

Hi there from bitterly cold northern Illinois. However, I am cozy inside with a fire going in our fireplace. The Olympics are on and I have a snoring chihuahua wrapped up in a blanket next to me. Life is good!

Holly and I had a little photo shoot yesterday afternoon. (The lighting wasn’t great, but either I am busy or it is cloudy; I got tired of waiting for the perfect time.) Anyway, I think you’ll get the idea.

Holly is dressed and ready for Valentine’s Day 2022. Holly’s dress is made out of a peach striped cotton fabric which is sprinkled with red and yellow roses. Her red wool cardigan is keeping her cozy and warm and is embroidered in colors to coordinate with her dress.

Holly has been busy addressing valentines to her doll room friends. She loves the vintage ones the best. Even though she is the ‘new doll’ everyone in the doll room loves her very much. She is happy to have had such a warm welcome when she arrived on Christmas Day.

What is happening by you this weekend? I hope the rest of your weekend is perfect in every way! Enjoy! Sending you virtual hugs from all of us in the doll room! 🤗

17 thoughts on “Holly is Feeling Oh So Lovely

  1. Dee Scott

    She looks precious in her new outfit. It’s versatile enough for other occasions also. I’m so glad she likes vintage Valentines. Me too!
    I know she will be loved and pampered with many more beautiful fashions in the future.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Dee. Thank you! Vintage valentines are the best–so many memories, and they are adorably illustrated. I adore Holly and, along with Bella, plan on showering them with new things. I hope you have a great week ahead. ❤️

  2. Joy

    Oh my gosh! What a wonderful outfit for Holly that includes your remarkable knitting and embroidery. The colors are perfect for her and can be worn on so many occasions. Love her sweet Valentine too. 🙂
    I’ve made a couple of dresses for my Ruby Red girls. One is going to grand this week for her Sara to wear on Valentine’s Day. 🙂
    Aren’t the Ruby Red’s fun? 🙂

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy. Thank you so much. That is sweet that you and your granddaughter share a love for these dolls! I love that!!! I am sure Sara will look beautiful, and your granddaughter will be thrilled with what you made for her. Yes, the RRFF dolls are fun! Getting hooked… ❤️

  3. alexiah

    Good morning Cindy

    Absolutely beautiful Cindy.

    Stay warm and stay safe.

    We haven’t had much of a summer. We have had a lot of rain 🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️ but I’m not complaining as we do need the water.

    Enjoy the Olympics.

    > >

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Alexiah. Thank you! I am sorry you haven’t been able to enjoy a proper summer where you live. There are still a couple of months left; I hope the weather improves for you.
      We’ve not had much precipitation here in northern Illinois. Little bitty snowfalls–that’s it. It can change quickly though.
      I hope the week ahead is a beautiful one for you! ❤️

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Judy. Thank you so much! As I get older it gets harder, but I keep trying… It’s always so rewarding to get something new made for our beautiful dolls.
      Have a wonderful week ahead! ❤️

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Bonjour, Corinne. Merci beaucoup! C’est amusant de créer des tenues pour Holly. C’est un beau modèle ! Vous souhaitant une belle semaine! ❤️
      Hello, Corinne. Thank you so much! Holly is fun to create outfits for. She is a beautiful model! Wishing you a wonderful week! ❤️

  4. Marian

    As always, you nailed it. Her dress and cardigan are perfectly matched and executed. I love what you do and always enjoy checking in. Stay warm and peaceful.

  5. Terrigirl2021

    Hi Cindy !! Good to see you again . I cam empathize and sympathize when it comes to winter temperatures as you well know !! We have had a lot of sub zero days. I am glad you are all wrapped up and have the fire going . Holly really is dressed for Valentines day ! Such a lovely cotton dress and a pretty floral print for her to have. The cardigan with its embroidered flowers are a great compliment to the dress. She is so happy and that hair ribbon is so nice ! How nice she has been sending out valentines to all the other girls ! Be careful of little boys coming to your door to send her Valentines !! Been busy as usual, I hope you get time to see my latest post, when you get time. Thanks for a lovely post, Terri xo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri. A little slow to reply–I’m sorry. A very strange winter–like you–above freezing this past week for a few days then frigid for the weekend. It will be near 50 on Wednesday, then frigid after that…on and on it goes. February will be over soon–looking forward to spring.
      Thank you from Holly and I. No little boys bothering my girls here! ha ha
      Enjoy the week ahead and Valentine’s Day tomorrow. ❤️

      1. Terrigirl2021

        I am glad the weather is warming up for you Cindy ! February will be over before we know it ! Ok, I am glad there is no one bothering the girls, haha! I hope you had a nice St. Valentine’s day , hugs, Terri xo.

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