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Something New for Penny

Hello and Happy Weekend to you! I hope you are doing well and enjoying this time of year when the holidays are over.

I’ve put together a short vlog depicting my makes and other life stuff that happened this past week. Not included in the video is how we spent almost an entire day taking all the ornaments off the tree and carefully wrapping them up–tubs and tubs of ornaments. The tree was as crispy as a cracker, and the branches were sagging to the ground–such a sad state for a once beautiful tree. ūüė¶ I am not sure why it dried out so quickly this year; perhaps the heating vent in that room is a powerhouse vent. We also put away almost all the other decorations; I still have my Snow Village up.

Penny’s new ensemble is complete and she is happily modeling it for you. Yes, it is done and I didn’t have to reknit the cardigan. Thank you for your support and suggestions for it.

Last time I talked about how the uneven striping due to the tonal yarn looked strange, but once the embroidery was complete it looked fine. And I think even without embroidery it would have been okay; it kind of matches Penny’s personality–all quirky and cute.

I also made another mistake with this cardigan which I didn’t discover until I put my needles away from this project. I knew something was amiss when I first tried the cardigan on Penny; it was so roomy, but I never (until now) get my number one and number zero needles mixed up. I was actually quite happy to discover this because it is better than my gauge changing and having to rework my patterns. So Penny has growing room with this cardigan. ūüėČ

I wish you all a peaceful weekend and coming week. Enjoy each and every day! Hugs to you, my friends. ūü§ó

“Wishing for Spring”

Hello there, my friends!  How has March been going for you so far? Do you have any spring fever starting, or autumn excitement if you are in the southern hemisphere?  I love the seasonal changes.

Lucy is most definitely wishing for spring here in northern Illinois, and I am right along there with here.  We had some springlike days last week; they were sunny and warm-ish, perfect for erasing any of the remaining winter doldrums.

We’ve had 7 straight days of sun-filled gems which have been glorious! ¬†I haven’t taken even one of them for granted. ‚̧ ¬†It’s hard to tell yet, but maybe we’ll have an eighth.

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To celebrate March, I’d like to show you Lucy wearing “Wishing for Spring”. ¬†Her mohair/silk cardigan is in the most luscious green, kind of greenish turquoise. ¬†I embroidered blossoms in pinks and peach along the front neckline and shoulder area to this light-as-a-feather cardigan. ¬†They have tiny ivory Delica beads as their centers.

I knit this cardigan from my Little Darlings “Light Cardigan” pattern. ¬†I used the longest length and the elbow length sleeve instructions. ¬†You can find the pattern here.

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Lucy’s pretty cotton floral dress is printed with pink and peach posies and tiny turquoise/green buds. ¬†They pick up the color in the cardigan nicely. ¬†French cotton lace decorates the hemline, and a thin pink satin ribbon ties around the waistline.

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“Wishing for Spring” is a one-of-a-kind creation. ¬†It will be available tonight (Sunday, March 4, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have a beautiful day! ‚̧

 

 

“Classic and Cozy”

Happy Tuesday to you!

Gina is here to say hello and good morning (or good afternoon), and to model her new ensemble for you!

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She is wearing a hand knit jumper pinafore and blouse set.  This pinafore design was inspired by this photo.  I fell in love with this real life Little Darling all cozily attired in her knit pinafore, and had to create one for my Little Darling.

I also have a knitting pattern for this pinafore. ¬†You can find it here. ¬†This is the fourth pinafore I’ve made. ¬†If you’d like to see the other three pinafores, you can check those out on¬†my Flickr page. ¬†The first version in pink has had minor changes made to it, but the other two are exactly the same.

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Now, on to Gina and her “Classic and Cozy” Christmas ensemble. ¬†The pinafore was knit with deep red Peruvian Highland wool. ¬†The wide ribbed waistline fits her perfectly, and the skirt has decorate stitches to give the appearance of soft pleats. ¬†The shoulder straps actually button, but don’t need to be used for dressing. ¬†The back of the pinafore has a placket with beads along the entire length, but only the top three are working buttons/buttonholes to be used for dressing. ¬†Embroidered on the skirt is a poinsettia motif designed to coordinate with the blouse print.

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The elbow length sleeve blouse is made with a sweet poinsettia cotton print. ¬†Poinsettias in red/pink are sprinkled on a pure white background. ¬†I thought this fabric gave the look of a crisp white blouse but with added holiday flair. ¬†The blouse body is completely lined in white cotton lawn. ¬†The sleeves have double turned seam allowances and hems that are hand stitched in place; the bodice lining is hand stitched over the armhole. ¬†(You’ll see no raw or surged edges inside this blouse.) ¬†The blouse snaps only above the pinafore area to decrease bulk.

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Gina carries a pure white bear which is a purchased miniature.  She is customized with her own hand made pink poinsettia (wool felt, beads) and a red organza ribbon.  All of her embellishments have been carefully and securely sewn on with needle and thread; ribbon ends are treated to prevent fraying.

Gina’s other accessories include a two-strand bracelet, white cotton ribbed tights, and a red organza ribbon for tying in her hair.

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“Classic and Cozy will be available tonight (November 14, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all enjoy your day! ‚̧

 

 

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