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Wanna See My Fabric, etc. Haul?

Who can resist a sale of fabrics and notions?  Not I!  Not I…even in a pouring down rainstorm.  You all who are sewers or makers know exactly what I’m talking about.  A sale of fabric and notions doesn’t come around often?

I met this woman at a nearby garage sale this summer.  She was helping out at her friend’s garage sale and had some of her ribbons, buttons, and quilt kits there.  I bought lots of her buttons and ribbon by the way.  Tiny mother-of-pearl buttons and silk ribbon spools for 20 cents each!  Come on… are you kidding me?

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I asked her about small scale fabric and she told me how she had bought out her friend’s quilt shop in Texas and had tons of fabric to get rid of sell over at her house, but it probably wouldn’t be until September, so of course I gave her my email.

I haven’t made any dresses for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes yet and I really want to.  I needed some one yard cuts for these, so that was my main reason to venture out in the rain this morning. 😮 and 😉  (As if I needed a reason.)

It was so much fun.  It was like a fabric store in her basement.  And she had a beautiful basement (with a kitchen) at that–a most gorgeous house from what I saw!  She had a cutting table set up where she had a helper cutting fabric.  At another station her sister (I think) was in charge of adding up purchases and collecting cash.  All the while she kept bringing out more fabric!!!

Her quilting room was painted the most wonderful shade of lilac.  She said the color was called muddy lilac or something like that.  It was a very rich color of lilac and very calming, I felt.  It didn’t look muddy at all, simply perfect.

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Here’s what I found for the girls’ dresses.

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The first two fabrics (below) are my favorites for my doll ensembles.

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I found these buttons–$1 for all!  The carrots for Easter bunnies and baskets, the apples for fall outfits, and the candy canes to use now.

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Below are the rest of the fabrics for doll clothes.  Some are only fat quarters, so I’ll need to sew side seams on the skirt, but it’ll work fine.

I love yellow and the tiny bits of lavender and grey are really pretty with these shades of yellow.

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This fabric is a very pretty light powder blue.  I hope the scale isn’t too large.  Maybe it’ll at least work for my Kaye Wiggs’ dolls.

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Lily-of-the-valley!  My favorite flower!  Maybe this will become a pincushion.  The print is a little large, but I love it!

 

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I just realized that these look like daffodils, don’t they?  They are very tiny.

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Very soft and delicate.  Isn’t it sweet?

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I wish you could have come with me! ❤

 

“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! ❤

 

 

“Autumn Sunset”

We’ve been having some of the most gorgeous sunsets this month.  This fabric by Rifle Paper Co. reminds me so much of the orange-y reds and peach colors in the autumn sky.  Aren’t the the colors in this print gorgeous for this time of year?

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My Little Darling, Alice, is here to model “Autumn Sunset” for you.

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I hand dyed bare merino wool to a tonal peach to get the perfect color of yarn for this sweater.  This merino yarn is a single ply, so it’s very soft and slightly fuzzy.  I embroidered two coordinating floral motifs on the front of the sweater.

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Alice wears a vintage styled headband ear warmer which also has an embroidered rose motif at each side.  The bow ties off to the side under her chin.  I also have a pattern available for this headband ear warmer.

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Black accents looked perfect with this ensemble, so I used jet black Czech beads, Delica beads, and black grosgrain ribbon.

Alice’s other accessories include a customized miniature bear, bracelet, and peach cotton tights.

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“Autumn Sunset” will be available tonight (September 30, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Enjoy this last September weekend everyone!