Category Archives: Linda Macario

“Christmas Love” and Thanks!

Penny, my Linda Macario BJD, has finally gotten a little something new to wear for Christmas 2016.  It took me a good long while to get this completed for her.  Patient Penny had her eye on the prize and was patient with me.  When completed, Penny told me the wait was worth it, and she loves her new Christmas ensemble.

I titled this ensemble “Christmas Love”, not only because of the red hearts scattered on the fabric, but also because love is the one word that can encompass the entire season; everything we do at Christmastime starts with love.

Speaking of love, I am in love with Penny’s sweet face.  She has such an elfen expression, but sweet, not in a mischievous way.  She’s pure adorableness!

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Penny’s knitwear is made with deep red lace weight merino/silk yarn.  Bright red bullion hearts, forest green greenery, and ecru mistletoe berries are embroidered in two coordinating vertical designs along each front.  Two coordinating motifs also embellish Penny’s headband hat.  The traditional wreath miniature was embellished with bright red satin ribbon and a dangly heart.  Her bracelet features the same heart, but a bit larger.

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I think for the first time ever I combined deep red with bright red, and like the results very much.  Once again, I am apologizing for my inability to properly photograph reds, they look blurry to me.  These photos aren’t horrible, but they aren’t like looking at the real thing, sorry.

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Isn’t the lace on this dress beautiful!  It was gifted to me by one of my very, very kind readers.  She told me she inherited too much lace from her dear friend and wanted to share with ME!!!  What a sweet offer!  Of course, I said yes.  Well, when her package arrived I was gobsmacked!  I had no idea what, or how much, would be arriving in the mail.  I just have to show you…

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Unbelievable, no?  Are you drooling?  I cannot thank you enough, sweet M., for your generosity!  All of these luscious laces will be making appearances in my future ensembles.  I can’t wait to use them!

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Penny’s “Christmas Love” ensemble will be available Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

 

“Li’l Summer Imp”

My elfen little Penny by Linda Macario is here to show you her new summery ensemble.  She has a brand new sundress, embroidered sweater, and cute coordinating accessories.

For me, this is the perfect time of year for a cool true blue in a medium shade, and this print matches Penny’s beautiful blue eyes perfectly!  She’s ready to play in the garden and discover what’s new.  Hopefully, she’ll find some yellow roses growing in the rose garden.

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Penny’s wool sweater is embroidered with two motifs that coordinate with the dress’s print.  Would you believe I went through ALL of my beads looking for this sweater’s buttons?  And, I have A LOT of beads; I was ready to give up finding the perfect ones.  These lemon yellow translucent large seed beads were a find, they’re perfect.

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Penny’s sundress is a new design for her.  I added the halter tie to fall at her shoulder/arm joint to accent her cute round shoulders.  I love using crocheted chains for tying hair ties, and in this case, the halter strap.  The crocheted chains stay tied nicely and are easy to untie, even when in a knot.

The asymmetrical yellow rose on the bodice is balanced by the hand made white ribbon bow on the skirt.  Penny’s hair tie matches this bow too.

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Penny is wearing boyshort panties, so she can play without a care in the world.  They have tiny embroidered flowers on each leg for a feminine touch.  Penny’s little flower, magic wand, or lollipop is totally hand made with glass beads.  A white bow was secured with needle and thread when I added the silver toned heart charm.

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Penny’s “Li’l Summer Imp” ensemble will be available tonight (July 31, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.  Check the “Shop What’s New” page at that time for more details.

“Pastels in the Garden”

My Linda Macario’s Penny is excited and thrilled to show you her new springtime sweater dress.  We had a very quick outdoor photo shoot yesterday.  I had on my long down coat, but poor Penny was quite cold.  Ah, a career in modeling can be quite uncomfortable.  Anyway, Penny is fine today; she didn’t catch a cold, so all is good.

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Our lilac phlox is blooming.  It is so pretty!

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For Penny’s first bamboo sweater dress I tried to mimic the colors and embroidery pattern of “My Favorite Roses” which I just finished for the Little Darlings.  I do love pastels… A LOT!  Since Penny is quite a bit smaller than the Little Darlings the knitting of this dress was much quicker, so Penny should be the lucky recipient of many more bamboo sweater dresses.  She hopes so anyway!

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Once we got inside Penny stopped shivering and relaxed into the photo shoot.

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“Pastels in the Garden” will be available for sale tonight at 7:00 pm CST, to U.S. and Canadian customers.  I have been having problems with my website refreshing itself immediately for some customers, so you can now go to my website to view the page and see more photos and specifics about this outfit.  To be fair, I will not accept emails or contact forms for purchasing this ensemble until 7:00 pm.  And, please also only send a request once.  This ensemble will be sold to the first email or contact form that I receive at 7:00 or later.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me ahead of time.  Thank you!