Evianna is “Beautiful in Blue”

Hello there! It’s a new weekend…already. They come around so quickly for me. Some of you might have the opposite experience, but for me the weeks fly by. It seems winter is over here in northern Illinois…maybe…I hope. I visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday and the tulips are in full bloom as are the daffodils, trees, and other early bloomers.

Here are a few photos from yesterday.

Would you like to see Evianna in her new ‘blue’ ensemble? Blue is so pretty on her–it matches her eyes. 💙

I had two different wigs on her for this photograph shoot–the long blonde one she arrived in, and a Kemper mohair bob. Each wig really changes her look, doesn’t it? Do you have a preference?

Evianna’s dress is in a delicate cotton floral by Robert Kaufman and completely lined in white cotton lawn. A scalloped border of cotton English Cluny lace embellishes the hemline and an ivory rayon ribbon ties around the waist.

Evianna’s cardigan is knit with mohair/silk lace weight yarn (Knit Picks Aloft). I embroidered three motifs in different blues to coordinate with the dress. I have been enjoying embroidering asymmetrical motifs lately. I find it more interesting to look at, and more enjoyable to execute. Awhile ago I found button beads at a bead store; I purchased them in the crystal AB color. They work perfectly for my tiny sweaters. Unfortunately, I only have this one color though.

Evianna’s wide brimmed hat is crocheted with three strands of cotton thread–two in white and one in blue. The three mixed together make a very pale aqua blue. I edged the brim with one strand of white in a scalloped pattern. Rayon ribbon dyed to coordinate, a crocheted rose in mohair/silk, and wool felt leaves decorate Evianna’s bonnet.

Cotton knit tights, a bouquet, and bracelet complete Evianna’s new spring look.

Evianna and I would both like to wish you a wonderful weekend filled with the kind of days that you most love. Sending you hugs from the studio.🤗 Take care, my friends.

8 thoughts on “Evianna is “Beautiful in Blue”

  1. Joy

    I think this will be one of my all time favorites. Love the blues. Adorable on Evianna. The dollies here, taking a look, are all so enthused. Had to explain that no, the outfit wasn’t for them. I actually like both wigs as well. One maybe a little more sporty, but I couldn’t choose.
    Thanks for sharing the botanic garden. Gorgeous spring weather too. 🙂

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Joy! It’s so nice to hear from you! Thank you for the compliments on Evianna’s new ensemble.❤️ Our little ones sure are clothes horses, aren’t they? They love new things to wear… all the time.
      Yesterday was beautiful at the gardens–only needed a sweatshirt. Today, winter coat, wool hat, gloves, cowl; it’s windy too. *sigh* Just got back from a walk and my face is very cold. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Joy!💐

  2. Pat Castellano

    Evianna truly is beautiful in blue! I love the short bob. Your outfits are always so perfect; the hat is a great addition.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Aww, thanks so much, Pat! It is so much fun to create little outfits for these cute little girls and then to be able to share them with you. ❤️

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Salut, Patricia. Merci beaucoup! Je pense aussi qu’Evianna est plutôt mignonne avec des chapeaux. J’espère que vous avez apprécié le week-end. Je vous souhaite une excellente semaine à venir! ❤️
      Hi, Patricia. Thank you so much! I think Evianna looks pretty cute in hats, too. I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. Wishing you a great week ahead!❤️

  3. Terrigirl2023

    Hi Cindy ! I also hope that winter has left and closed the door behind on the way out !! See you later… much later. The botanical Gardens look beautiful, I know you have “taken us” there before in previous years but it brightens things up seeing the pretty flowers in bloom. Evianna looks beautiful in blue for sure! The print is so pretty , it is nice her dress is fully lined to add extra warmth in early spring. I love the cluny lace . The cardigan provides a lovely contrast to the dress , while having the blue floral embroidery to compliment the dress. The wig question is a tough one !! I do like them both. I hope the weekend was nice for you, Evianna and all the girls. Sending love and hugs back to all of you in the studio, Terri 💕💕

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi, Terri. Cold week here–probably by you, too? At least, it is sunny today.
      Evianna and I say ‘thank you’ for the compliments. She is enjoying her new ensemble and is very grateful for the warm cardigan. As a matter of fact, and due to the temperature right now, all my girls have sweaters on.😉 I hope you are having a wonderful weekend despite the weather being all over the place. ❤️ Enjoy today!


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