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Patience Has Been Patient

My poor little Patience. She has been overlooked by my other girls for months now. However, she is now finally getting her chance to show you her new spring ensemble.

I asked her what her favorite part of her new ensemble is and she said it’s “all the roses”. Fair enough… this is an ensemble filled with rose motifs and rosy hues. There’s also a touch of the palest of blues in the dress print, which I love. I brought out more of that color with her ribbon tie, bow on her headband, braided basket handle, and in the cardigan’s embroidery.

Patience’s cardigan is knit out of lace weight merino/silk yarn in a rosy berry-ish color. It’s a little bluer than what appears on my screen. I embroidered rose motifs in coordinating colors on the yoke. She can wear it open or buttoned. The buttons are glass pearl beads in a cream color.

Patience’s rose print dress features a multitude of rosy hues with touches of pale blue. Around her waist is a rayon ribbon in blue. The full skirt has a tuck near the hemline– underneath the tuck is a row of delicate English cotton Cluny lace in a warm white color.

The pearl headband is crocheted with faux pearls in cream. It ties at the back, so is fully adjustable. A matching ribbon bow adds extra sweetness.

Patience has already picked a few blossoms for her crocheted flower basket. (They can be arranged and rearranged.) It is made with natural colored bamboo thread. The handle is braided with the bamboo thread and the blue ribbon.

Patience’s pretty bracelet is made with genuine freshwater pearls and garnet beads. The mother-of-pearl heart dangle shows Patience that this set was made with love, just for her.

Her rosy rayon knit tights complete her new spring look.

As you can see Patience is all ready for spring! We are starting to enjoy some warmer days mixed in with the yet cooler days. I am enjoying frequent walks to check on what is newly blooming. ūüíź I don’t want to miss anything! I LOVE this time of year!

I hope you are enjoying spring (or autumn). Have a wonderful weekend (& Easter if you celebrate) wherever you call home. Sending hugs from my sewing room… and my sunny front porch. ūü§óūüíĖ

“Springtime Sweetie”

Hello to you all! ¬†I hope you are enjoying a great weekend! ¬†Yesterday wasn’t too bad for us–warm…ish and sunny. ¬†We’re getting there, although today isn’t nice at all, chilly and drizzly.

I want to share with you my little Sophie who has been waiting patiently for ‘picture taking day’. ¬†She’s very anxious to show you how cute she looks in “Springtime Sweetie”.

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Sophie’s long sleeved cardigan is hand knit with Knit Picks Aloft (mohair/silk) using my¬†Light Cardigan for Patsy pattern. ¬†I embroidered a simple little rose and rosebuds at the neckline. ¬†Her dress is made from a Lecien Minnny Muu cotton print; the pastel multi-colored bows are tiny and sweet. ¬†She carries a drawstring crochet bag and wears a beaded crochet headband. ¬†I customized her purchased shoes by adding bows and beads to match the headband.

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¬†Thank you for stopping by today. ¬†Have a great week! ‚̧

“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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