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Mid December

Hello! ūüéĄ How are you doing? Tomorrow is the 3rd Sunday of Advent… already. Oh my goodness–how these days are flying by!

Today I finished dressing my Little Darlings in their holiday ensembles. They are ready! They have gifts to give, carols to sing, snowflakes to make, and holiday cards to send.

I uploaded a new vlog this evening. I took video throughout the week documenting what I was working on and doing, and I then put it into a little video for you to watch. I hope you enjoy it. I had a very nice and productive week. I think I spent a few days dedicated to dolly craft.

My littlest chihuahua had to go in to have some baby teeth removed on Thursday. I was a very nervous momma, but he came through fine. The poor thing, though–not a good day for him. He was very vocal (squeaky) for hours afterwards.

Alice’s ensemble was made a while ago. I replaced the pink ribbon sash with a light red one and tied a bit of it in her hair. I replaced her pink tights with ivory and made her a holiday craft basket. She is making snowflakes and sending out Christmas cards.

Gina and Lucy are wearing new ensembles. I’m sure you’ve seen these two ensembles in the works many times. They have been much documented in my videos. And Lucy’s ear flap hat was the sample for my latest pattern. The instructions for Lucy’s scarf are in the description box for this video (I show how to change colors in the video–no cutting yarn between stripes). Gina’s Christmas stocking is a free pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits here. I made it 4 stitches narrower however.

Since these ensembles aren’t too holiday-like the girls will be able to wear them into winter–while I make things for my other dolls.

Alice, Gina, Lucy, and I would like to wish you a beautiful third week of Advent. May it be peaceful and filled with happy times and lovely moments.

I’d love to hear how your holiday preparations are coming along!

Sending hugs to you all! ūü§óūüíĖ

“A Most Magical Season”

Do you believe the Christmas season is upon us? ¬†Seriously, I can’t believe it! ¬†November flew by at 100 mph. ¬†I think I am going to have to accept that I will only get a fraction of the holiday ensembles completed that I had wanted to. ¬†There simply won’t be enough time, even if I worked around the clock. ¬†So . . . that’s the way it will play out this year.

I do have something to show you right now though! ūüôā

It is an ensemble¬†for the Little Darlings. ¬†I finished this one about a week ago, but wanted to wait until we got¬†our Christmas tree, so I could use it as a back drop. ¬†In front of the tree is one of my favorite places for taking photos. ¬†There’s something magical about the sparkly lights and ornaments.

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This¬†is another Japanese cotton print that was impossible for me¬†to resist‚ÄĒall those toys, candy canes, and cutie pie Santa! ¬†The illustrations have a vintage feel which I love.

The knits I made for this ensemble have a vintage feel too. ¬†The forest green wool cape is embellished with red seed beads and green embroidery. ¬†A little motif is on every one of the panels which are separated by lace eyelets. ¬†I found some old knitting patterns from the 1950s and they called this type of hat a¬†cuddle cap. ¬†It is different from the¬†headband hats that I’ve been making in that the cuddle cap¬†sits back on the head¬†and is slightly shaped. ¬†To complete her knitwear set, Gina wanted a striped scarf, so I made her a micro striped green/natural colored one with colorful fringe.

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This is my first ever hand knit Christmas stocking!  I used a free pattern from Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits.  Gina is thrilled with all of the tiny gifts it can hold.  Her little Christmas tree is embellished with a star and ornament beads.  She also has a gingerbread man, lollipop, candy cane, silver ornament, and a red berry/ribbon decoration tucked inside.  I attached wooden skewers to the goodies, (except the tree) so they can be rearranged and easily peek out of the stocking.  I added a tiny hand made tassel to the toe of the stocking too.

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Of course the doll motif had to be on the front of the dress bodice! ¬†Gina is also wearing¬†a candy cane bracelet. ¬†I don’t think she can get any more festive, do you? ¬†She wishes you all a “Very Merry Holiday Season”!

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“A Most Magical Season” will be available tonight (November 30, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.