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“A Plummy Fall”

I love this fabric so much!  I’ve been hoarding my one half yard bit of it . . . saving it for someone special, wondering and wondering . . . who would that be?  That special someone turned out to be Gracie.

This fabric is probably the most colorful and detailed rose print I’ve seen in this small of a  scale.  That being said, I should have saved it for one of my many smaller dolls, but I couldn’t help using it for Gracie.  The ground color is a light plum color and looks gorgeous next to Gracie, as does this color of yarn.

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I recently told you about getting on a Craftsy kick again.  My latest “aha moment” happened while watching Wee Ones Seamless Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson.  Susan knits her toy animal bodies from the top down just like how I knit my sweaters.  She knits the arms to her animal bodies with double pointed needles to knit them in the round.  I don’t do that with my sleeves, but how cool would that be!  I needed to move around some increases and decreases and get comfortable picking up stitches, but the end result was that this technique did work for my sweaters!  Oh happy day!

I love learning new processes or techniques; it keeps me excited to continue designing and making.  Do you thrive on learning new things?

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You can see the smooth underarm area without the added bulk of a seam.  The longer sleeved sweaters and those knit with heavier yarn will benefit the most from this technique.

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Gracie and I thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed seeing her new fall ensemble.

Gracie’s new ensemble, “A Plummy Fall”, will be available tonight (September 15, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST at cindyricedesigns.com.

Tag Sale Time

Hi all!  Do summertime and clearing go hand in hand?  They must for me because every summer I seem to get this need to pare down my stuff.  A few days ago I found (three!!!) binders of Barbie patterns and a milk crate filled with American Girl doll patterns, along with a couple other doll patterns.  Hmm, I don’t sew for Barbie or for American Girl dolls.  What do I need these for?  I was going to donate them, but maybe some of you who do sew for these dolls might like some new patterns.

I made a new page on my website called “Tag Sale”.  It’s the last pink rectangle at the top of my home page.  If you click on it you’ll see my virtual tag sale items.  Sorry, but due to high postage rates, I am only shipping within the United States.

If you do want anything, send me a contact form A.S.A.P. as everything is first come, first served.

I’ll be adding more to this page when I get another urge to clear out more stuff.  I’ve still got cartons full of unopened Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, and Kelly dolls.  I’ve been eyeing my ever growing fabric stash too.

Here are a few photos of what I have available right now, more on my site.  I put them in organized lots and tried to keep the weight down so they can ship first class for $2.  Enjoy shopping!

vogue vintage reprints 241

morrissey for riley 234

simplicity doll collector's club 238

butterick delineator girls patterns 237

simplicity museum collection 1 236

Bye for now!