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“Teddy ‘n Me and the Apple Tree”

Hello everyone!  Oh my, I’ve been absent for a while, haven’t I?  Sorry I haven’t been around to chat with you all.  My excuse is that I got on a Craftsy kick again.  I purchased a few knitting related classes, so I’ve been preoccupied with learning some new skills and practicing them.  If I could only do one craft I think it’d be knitting.  I could give up sewing, embroidering, crocheting, but not knitting.

After my Little Darling, Gina, saw Lucy and Alice dressed up in their apple themed ensembles she got really sad until I made her one too.  I cannot stand these tiny beauties sad!  Good things come to those who wait though; the teddy bear was an afterthought, but made Gina extra happy!  Doesn’t his golden color work perfectly with this set?



I customized Gina’s teddy bear with a little bow, a crocheted scarf, and an apple button.  While we’re on the subject of accessories, Gina’s red delicious apple is kept safe in her crocheted apple cozy.




Gina’s light as a feather knit cardi is made with baby alpaca/silk lace weight yarn in a beautiful golden yellow.  Little red bullion stitched embroidered apples decorate the front and wooden beads are used for buttons.

Gina’s beret is knit with a slightly heavier red wool.  It is knit in the round without seams.  The golden yellow rayon ribbon and English cotton Cluny lace were hand dyed to match this set.



Do you recognize this fabric?  It is the same print (by Elea Lutz) I used for ” ‘Tis Apple Picking Season”, but in the white colorway.  When they’re this cute who can buy just one!


“Teddy ‘n Me and the Apple Tree” will be available tonight (September 7, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.


In case you’d like to see all three of my Little Darlings side by side in their apple themed ensembles . . .

Lucy’s “Apple Orchard Darling” is here, and Alice’s ” ‘Tis Apple Picking Season” blog post is here.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

“An Apple A Day”

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  We’ve all heard this old proverb a million times, right?  Well, is it true?  The saying is probably not technically true, but I believe apples are good for you.  Here’s a link that will talk you into enjoying your apple a day, it did me.

And, to remind you to have your apple every day . . . is Patience all dressed up in an apple print.  This print isn’t your usual apple print colorway—it’s pink, with prettily colored blossoms. The apples on this print are a rosy red, which is different from the usual bright, or orange-y red.

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Patience’s 3/4 length wool cardigan is hand knit with a custom mixed Peruvian Highland wool.  The color is a cool light red, it was impossible to photograph this shade.  It is always a challenge to embroider on darker sweaters.  If the embroidery colors are too light they all end up looking like the same color, and if they are too dark they disappear.  I think I got the right balance with this sweater’s embroidery.  I was even able to get some rosy apples to show up!

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Patience loves her apple leaf hair ties.  They tie over a small lock of her hair into tiny bows.

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Patience has an apple for you in her crocheted basket!  I also made her a little apple leaf branch with tiny crocheted leaves, which I attached to an actual branch with needle and thread.

So, don’t forget your apple today, if you are so inclined.  Right now I have a bag of organic gala apples in the frig.  I think I’ll slice one up (with the peel intact) and enjoy it later.

Patience’s “An Apple A Day” ensemble will be available tonight (August 28, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all are enjoying the last Sunday in August!  Geez . . . can’t believe it!