Category Archives: Purses

“Fall-ing for this Sweety”

Hi all!  Are you enjoying August?  Honestly, it feels like September to me.  My daughter is all moved in at college and ready to begin her second year.  Temperature-wise, it is another rather chilly morning.  I’ve heard others say how back-to-school feels more like a new beginning than January first does.  I feel this way, do you?

I feel like planning gobs of new ensembles and patterns, and painting my studio, which will then need to get straightened and pared down.  Yikes!  One step-at-a-time!

Today I decided to get Gracie’s new ensemble ready to show you.  I’ve been writing the pattern for her cardigan as I’ve been creating the ensemble, so it’s taken a little longer to complete.  However, she is now all ready!

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Gracie’s cardigan is knit with fingering weight merino wool.  It is wonderfully soft and hand dyed to a cool tonal pink.  This color picks up the cool rosiness of the roses on the dress print.  Bullion stitched shaded roses and rosebuds in three different shades (plum, mauve, and raspberry) are sprinkled on the front panels of her elbow length cardigan.

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The cardigan can be worn unbuttoned or buttoned with off white glass pearls.

Her dress is made with a Japanese cotton print which features tiny rosy colored roses/rosebuds on a cool plum ground.  The bodice is shaped with waistline darts.  Her full skirt is embellished with very fine scalloped English cotton Cluny lace snugged underneath a tuck.  A raspberry colored silk ribbon ties twice around her waist and ties into a bow in the front.

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Gracie wears a delicate necklace and bracelet made with amethyst colored AB Czech glass crystals, golden Delica beads, heart charms and a gold-toned bow charm.  Her headband is hand made with velvet ribbon, and has an elastic loop at the back for slipping on over her hair.  She wears off white cotton Lycra® tights.

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Gracie holds a Victorian styled crocheted basket with a beaded handle and tassel.  Inside the basket are a few lilac blossoms she’s picked just for you.

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“Fall-ing for this Sweety” will be available tonight (August 8, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Look for Gracie’s cardigan pattern later this week.  I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

I hope you all enjoy your day today. ❤

 

 

 

 

“Summer Sweetheart”

My end-of-July fashion show continues with my Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD, Gracie.

I know I’ve shown you little peeks at this set in progress, but it is all finished now.  Yay!  Would you like to see it?  Well, Gracie would love to show you her new ensemble; she is quite excited as she has been waiting for her special day for weeks.

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Gracie is wearing a summery dress made out of a tiny Japanese cotton print.  This floral print features blossoms in rubine red, deep pink, pastel pink, golden yellow, and grass green.  White cotton tassel-like English Cluny lace decorates the skirt.  Around her waist, a vintage green satin ribbon sash ties in a bow in the back.  Her dress features a wider neckline and waistline darts for shaping.

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In case it turns cool, Gracie has a deep pink hand knit cardigan to throw over her shoulders.  It has short sleeves, clear glass iridescent bead buttons, and coordinating hand embroidery on the front.  The embroidery is done freehand with no patterns, and is a one-of-a-kind composition.

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Gracie has a pair of (mirrored design) floral hair ties that will work with all different hairstyles.  The blossoms are crocheted, the leaves are knitted, and the blossom’s centers are faceted glass iridescent beads.  Each ties around a section of hair with the attached crocheted ties which have beaded ends.

A crocheted mesh drawstring purse holds a white hanky (handmade from white cotton lawn with fringed edges) folded into triangles and a pink comb (from stash).  There is even more room in Gracie’s purse for another tiny treasure that you may have for her, or  perhaps one that she finds for herself.  I decorated the bottom with a pink blossom bead and a center bead that matches those used for the hair ties.

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Gracie’s other accessories include white cotton Lycra® anklets, panties (with bow), and a bracelet.

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“Summer Sweetheart” will be available tonight (July 24, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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“Garden Picnic”

Who would like to have a picnic in the garden with sweet Lucy?  She’s all ready for a happy outing, and is bringing the sweets!

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Lucy is wearing a most appropriate dress printed with roses and other pretty blossoms.  The dress is a drop waist style with a pink ribbon tied around the waist.

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A lace merino wool sweater in lace weight heathered aqua covers her shoulders in case it gets a little cool, or they find the perfect picnic spot in the shade.  Bullion stitched embroidered rose motifs are scattered on the front of the sweater which can be worn open or closed.

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Lucy is bringing to the picnic the yummiest of sweets: an iced donut, a flower-shaped cookie, and an iced strawberry sweet roll.  I promise these are calorie free!  They all fit into her crocheted picnic basket, and can nestle inside the little rosy cotton lawn napkin.

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A crocheted headband with bow, panties (also with a bow), anklets, and bracelet complete Lucy’s “Garden Picnic” ensemble.

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“Garden Picnic” for the Little Darlings will be available tonight (June 16, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Maybe Lucy will inspire you to have a little picnic in the garden today?