Tag Archives: Alice

The End of October… already

Wow! This month has flown by! Do you agree? Tiny Amelia Thimble would like to say Happy Halloween to you! She hopes it is a fun and safe day for all trick-or-treaters. It will be a bit different for us this year. We will be putting candy in plastic bags and spreading them out on the driveway so everyone can stay safe–lots of space and only touching their own treat. Hope it works.

“Tiny Punkin” from 2014

More about Amelia’s Halloween ensemble on this 2014 post.

This past week I finished up Alice’s ensemble so now all three of my Little Darlings are wearing new outfits. They don’t necessarily coordinate, but that’s okay; they are very excited to ALL have a chance to show you their new fall finery. Smiles and happiness all around; this trio doesn’t get many picture taking opportunities.

My three Little Darlings dressed for fall.

Yesterday evening I published a video, embroidering bullion roses. If you’d like to watch me embroider the two-rose motif on Alice’s pink sweater coat then this one is for you. ūüôā I’ve been wanting to show you this for a LONG time. Finally…

Let me know what you think, or if there is something I missed.

I think I forgot to mention this next video. In it I am trying to decide which fabric for Alice’s dress. I know I asked all of you–thank you so much for your suggestions. It’s so much fun for me to hear your opinions! As I looked back I saw that I had already used a couple of these fabrics for Little Darling dresses and one I even used twice. I ended up picking one I hadn’t used before for these dolls.

Today I am going to start knitting the hat which will be the first sample for the Little Darling Ear Flap Hat pattern. It’s a beautiful day, so I’ll definitely get out for a walk with the pup… and maybe do a little vacuuming. That will most likely take me to dinner time.

I wish you all a great weekend! Stay safe and enjoy! ūüéÉ Thank you for visiting with me today. ūüß° I’d love to know how your town is doing Halloween this year. Bye for now…

Happy Saturday to You!

Hello to you! ¬†It’s so nice to be back talking to you after only a couple of days. ¬†I’d love to make this a habit… ¬†When I last wrote we were having strong storms daily and very humid weather. ¬†After much rain throughout the week, we woke yesterday to many of the streets flooded in the Chicago area. ¬†My daughter is now commuting to a nearby (sort of) college and had to take some alternative streets; she allowed extra time. ¬†While out on my walk, there was flooding where I’d never seen it before. ¬†This morning, however, it’s a different story–there is a definite nip in the air; I think we’ve maybe started the transition between summer and fall. ¬†Truthfully, I’m not sure I’m ready, are you?

Some exciting (for me) news is that last evening, I added my first (since February of 2018!) one-of-a-kind doll ensembles “Blossomy Sprinkles”, to my available pages.

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Here is a little slideshow of the photos I took of this ensemble.

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I now host my website through WordPress, not GoDaddy, so it’s a bit different finding the sales pages. ¬†I hope it’s not too confusing. ¬†The individual pages will highlight if you bring your cursor to the Available tab at the top of this blog. ¬†Click on the ensemble’s title and you’ll be taken to the sales page. ¬†To purchase, please fill out the contact form (like before); I will get your form promptly emailed to me. ¬†Because of the high cost of international shipping and insurance it is still my policy to only ship within the U.S. ¬†My apologies to all my international friends. ¬†I appreciate your understanding, thank you.

I know I haven’t talked too much about this, but in case you were wondering, my health and healing journey has kept me away for so long; I am now well. ¬†It is so good to be back, creating and sharing with you. ¬†I don’t think I will be creating doll ensembles with the same vigor as I was doing before, but I will try to have new things to show you on a somewhat regular basis. ¬†Also, if you enjoy seeing ‘in process’ photos and/or photos from my regular ‘ole life please let me know and I will include more of those types of photos and posts.

I thought this comparison would be fun to show you. ¬†Lucy is on the left modeling “Blossomy Sprinkles” and Alice is on the right modeling “Flower Picking” from 2016.

And, the little cardigans…

And now, the dresses without the cardis…

Hope you enjoyed those.

Have a super Saturday my friends!  And thank you so much for sticking with me throughout my long journey!

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Oh, almost forgot to mention–I will try to be back tomorrow morning with photos of Gina modeling her new ensemble.

A New Dress for Alice

Happy Monday, friends! ¬†July is well underway and summer weather has finally arrived here in northern Illinois. ¬†I’m not sure what took it so long this year, but nevertheless, I am happy it has arrived.

My Little Darling, Alice, has a new dress for these beautiful summer days. ¬†This buttery soft sweater dress is knit with Aunt Lydia’s bamboo crochet thread. ¬†The bamboo fiber makes for a very soft dress with lots of drape–not stiff in the least.

I embroidered a few free form floral motifs on the front of the dress–nothing too measured and precise. ¬†I kept the look free flowing and made up the composition as I went. ¬†Free and easy is perfect for this relaxing time of year.

Here’s a photo I previously posted when I started the embroidery–outside on the most perfect weather day. ¬†I got almost all of it done that day, and finished it up this weekend.

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Isn’t Alice beautiful? ¬†She is painted by Nelly Valentino. ¬†I love her brown eyes and warm coloring.

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I have decided to keep this dress for my Little Darlings’ closet. ¬†They get to keep so few things that I make… ¬†(Thank you for understanding.)

I hope you all have a great week with beautiful summer (or fall) weather.  Thanks so much for visiting with me today, my friends.

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