“Summertime for Play”

Hi there! Happy July first! We are about a week and a half into a new season–summer here in the northern hemisphere. And, I am enjoying it immensely.

Talyssa (my fair skinned Kaye Wiggs MSD) has a new ensemble to welcome summer 2022. The fabric I made her dress out of is called ‘Children at Play’ by Sarah Jane. It got me thinking of all those summers when I was young.

How endless the days seemed back then. All the glorious days of playing outside, having picnics, going swimming or running under the sprinkler, staying over at grandma’s and grandpa’s house, picking vegetables from the garden, and of course playing with dolls. They went on and on and on. Those were the days, right? *sigh*

Talyssa is enjoying those days now. She and her stuffed puppy dog love to wander around the garden and look for butterflies fluttering to and fro.

Talyssa’s dress is sewn with a Sarah Jane cotton print. The full skirt is embellished at the hemline with white cotton Cluny lace. A spring green satin ribbon ties around the waist and tiny green buttons are sewn on at the back bodice.

Crocheted leaf hair ties swing freely at the base of Tayssa’s braids as she plays outside.

Talyssa’s cardigan is knit out of melon colored wool. The front and side yoke is embellished with flower-shaped sequins sewn on with embroidery floss. Green leaves are embroidered in lazy daisy style. Green glass beads can button up the cardigan if there is a chill in the air.

Talyssa’s toy pup is embellished with a matching yarn bow and a butterfly button sewn onto her paw. Talyssa wears nylon bobby socks and matching panties which are embellished with a silk bow. Her white stretchy seed bead bracelet includes two charms, a butterfly and a heart (to show that this set was made with love for Talyssa).

I hope you are savoring this time of year. Now that I am older summertime seems to fly by in a flash. I am trying to slow each day down by enjoying each and every minute.

Sending hugs to you from my dolls and I. 🤗 Talyssa sends you many hugs! 🤗🤗🤗 So where does the new season find you? I’d love to hear what you’re up to!

Thank you for stopping by!❤️

5 thoughts on ““Summertime for Play”

  1. Joy

    Lucky Talyssa! She wears the outfit so well too. Glad to hear you’re enjoying summer. Here in northern CA, we’ve had warm weather, but it looks like through the 4th, it will be cooler. This is good as we’ve had so many fires already. Fortunately, fireworks are illegal here, but that doesn’t stop the crazies from shooting them off anyway. Some people just don’t think of the fire danger.
    Keep cool and enjoy the 4th. 🙂

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy, and thank you! Talyssa and Gracie are now together enjoying summer in their new outfits.
      Happy to hear you’ll be enjoying some cooler weather.
      With the exception of sparklers and the little things fireworks are illegal here, too, in IL–doesn’t matter much though. However, this year has been a bit quieter. Usually they start in June!
      Hoping everyone stays safe on the 4th by you.

  2. Terrigirl2021

    Hello Cindy and happy July to you also ! Happy summer too it has arrived in a big way for sure. Talyssa is gorgeous ! Those were the days when we were young Cindy, a lot of fun times without the distractions of today’s world. I loved staying at my Grandparents house too. I would love to go back in time to relive those times just for a day even ! How cute they look for butterflies, I hope they find lots of them. The dress has such a pretty print for summer, and I love the satin around her waist . As always you put great detail into cardigans, and Talyssa’s is no exception. Her dog is just too cute and I love her butterfly paws. How special for her to have matching bobby socks and panties. Her bracelet was indeed made with love❤❤ I am experiencing the speed at which summer moves also Cindy ! We just need to take it all in. Sending huge hugs back to you and all the dolls , especially Talyssa this week. We are kept busy with activities and little getaways. I hope you can sit down with a nice beverage and you can see some posts. Have a lovely Sunday, Terri xo.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri. Yes, wouldn’t that be fun to be able to go back for a day!!! No distractions–our only focus for the summer was being a kid and playing. Life just seems to get busier and busier, and goes faster and faster, doesn’t it? Maybe this week I’ll have some down time.
      Thank you for your sweet comments about Talyssa in her new ensemble. ❤️ She seems to be enjoying it very much. Her and her sister, Gracie, are having a great summer wearing their new clothes, playing with their toys, and picking flowers.
      Wishing you a very nice Sunday tomorrow, Terri. I hope your weather is glorious!🌞


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