Category Archives: Patience

Christmas Ensemble Availability Dates

Hello, from frosty Illinois.  Boy, we had a good frost last night.  It’s sooo cold here, but it’s very pretty too.  When I look out my windows I see blue sky, frosty white grass, trees of red, yellow, orange, and yes, some are still green.  I don’t think our magnolias will ever give up their green leaves.  I don’t know what they’re thinking! 😮

I spent the last two days getting my 6 Christmas ensembles ready for market.  It was a lot of work, but the majority of it is complete.  It’s a peaceful feeling to have weeks and weeks of work all wrapped up.  I’d love to sit and breathe it in, but I cannot wait to start on something new!

I have decided to offer one ensemble every evening for 6 days in a row.  They will start on November 11 and go through November 16.  The time that the sales page will be live on my website will remain unchanged at 7:00 pm CST.

Here is the order, so you can plan, if you’d like.  As a reminder, I’ll also send out a blog post and Facebook post in the morning on the day each one will be available.

November 11:  “Frosty Festivities” for Rose (10″ Boneka by Dianna Effner)

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November 12:  “Christmas Wishes” for the Little Darlings.

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November 13:  “Little Frosty” for Kaye Wiggs ‘illies’ (Millie, Tillie, Lillie)

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November 14:  “Classic and Cozy” for the Little Darlings.

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November 15:  “Christmas Snow” for Patience.

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November 16:  “Miss Cookie Elf” for the Little Darlings.

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All my girls say “thank you, with ❤ ” for taking the time to admire them in their finery today.  (I do, too, of course!)

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

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Another New Knitting Pattern!

Wow! Two in a month!  Not a lot of new ensembles made this month, but hey, two new patterns!  I’d say I’ve had a busy month.

My newest pattern is for dear, sweet Patience!  It’s her first, and she’s very excited!

I included Patience’s measurements on the for sale page as well as in the pattern in case you have a doll that might be close to her in size.  I’ve always thought she is about like Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken, not including her head, of course.

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I hope you all are having a great day today!  It’s a crystal clear sunny, yet cool day here in northern Illinois.

“Autumn Glow”

I am noticing that the light is changing as summer winds down and autumn approaches.  The temperature/hue of it seems warmer, more golden, cozier, softer.  Do you notice it too?

The fabric I used for Patience’s new dress reminds me of the change in the light.

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Patience’s cotton dress is made with a warm pink/muted salmon Japanese fabric.  The roses are in a deep ivory with fine warm rusty brown shading.  The skirt is embellished with ivory English cotton Cluny lace.

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This fabric is still very much in the pink family as pastel warm pink accessories look perfect with it.  Patience’s crocheted mesh drawstring bag is made with warm pink cotton thread.  The bottom of the bag is decorated with an ivory resin rose bead.  I hand beaded a sepal around the base of the rose with coordinating Delica beads.  The bag opens and closes with self handles.  Inside her bag is a fringed edge cotton lawn hanky pressed into triangles.  The bracelet is made with the same Delica beads and a smaller rose than the one used for the bag.  Patience’s hand made headband is an asymmetrical cluster of blossoms/pearls sewn onto a warm pink length of crochet.  Ivory tights complete the accessories.

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Patience’s hand knit cardigan is made with lace weight merino/silk yarn in ivory.  Coordinating and mirrored motifs are hand embroidered on the front.  The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with ivory glass pearl beads.

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Patience’s “Autumn Glow” ensemble will be available tonight (August 20, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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