Look what’s blooming in my winter garden! It’s Alisha in her new ensemble. Doesn’t she look sweet? I love these colors on her, rosy mauves and sage/mint green.
I dyed the merino wool for her cardigan in a pale cool mauve. I love the snug 3/4 length sleeves on her–they highlight her graceful arms and hands. Fluttery rosebuds are embroidered on the cardigan. (I started embroidering with fully opened roses and it was too heavy looking.)
I have a new studio vlog video on YouTube. If you like you can watch and see what else I’ve been up to these past days in February.
Wishing you, my friends, a ‘love-ly’ Valentine’s Day weekend! I appreciate all of you! Thank you for reading my blog and watching my videos. 💖
My Kish Alisha (an 8″ bent leg baby) has a new Christmas ensemble to show you. It is made to coordinate with the last four winter white sets that I made for the Little Darlings, Riley, Pukipuki, and Amelia Thimble. Here’s a photo of those four sets. Unfortunately these four sets have moved on to dress their new girls for Christmas, so I cannot take a group shot of the five of them all together. You can use your imagination to place Alisha in this photo.
I love Alisha in headbands; they really show off her super soft, curly, reddish-brown mohair wig, so no Santa hat for Alisha. Instead I hand crafted a delicate headband out of English lace that I hand dyed to a bright red.
I made this dress full enough, so that Alisha can sit as well as stand in it. Alisha may take her first steps this Christmas.
For more information on Alisha’s “A Cozy White Christmas”, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.
On this day in late February, it is snowy and most definitely still winter here in Illinois. Oh, how I yearn for spring! I took some time this morning to dress my sweet little Kish Alisha doll in her crocheted spring bonnet, dress, and sweater. Hope you enjoy this little taste of spring. It will be here before we know it.