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“Flower Garden Stroll” for Gracie

Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying spring (or fall). It is going by oh, so fast. I just returned from a trip to Georgia to visit my sister. I hadn’t seen her in 2-1/2 years! We had a wonderful time together catching up. The last time I saw her she treated me to the first Downton Abbey movie and now I treated her to the new one. What timing, eh? Has anyone else seen it yet? We really enjoyed it!

Anyway, on to dolly things… Gracie (my Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD) is the guest of honor this month. She is thrilled to show you her new summer ensemble that she will wear for many flower garden strolls. And, she’ll bring along her tiny flower gathering basket too.

Gracie’s cotton dress is in beautiful summer colors: pink, warm red, golden yellow and sky blue. It has a bit of white cotton lace at the hemline and rosy pink grosgrain ribbon tied around her waist.

Gracie’s cardigan is for chilly mornings and is embroidered with florals that coordinate with the dress print. The cardigan can be buttoned up if the wind blows a little too hard.

Gracie’s gathering basket is crocheted with white cotton and has a braided handle. A tiny butterfly appliqué has decided to land on the handle. The garden has already provided Gracie with a colorful selection of flowers to bring home to mom.

Gracie has a matching ribbon tie for her hair. Pastel rosy pink cotton knit anklets and panties (embroidered with a tiny flower) complete the ensemble. Gracie’s summer ensemble was made with love and includes a bracelet with a pink heart charm.

How are you doing? Have you been making anything new, or are simply enjoying the beautiful days? Enjoy the rest of the weekend and holiday if you are in the U.S.

Sending hugs to you from Gracie and I! 🤗❤️

Gracie is Feeling Some “Snowflake Magic”

Ah, the magic of the first snowflakes of the season. In my opinion there is nothing quite like them. Those beautiful bits of white fluff dancing in the air and then floating to the ground. We’ve had a few instances of snow–although nothing that stuck, but the beauty of those first flakes gave me a feeling of peace and hope.

My Kaye Wiggs Gracie is loving this time of year too. She is dressed for the season in a cozy winter ensemble. Her Nordic inspired dress print features lots of delicate snowflakes on a festive red background with a crystal looking waist sash. Her pine green cardigan is knit out of merino/silk yarn. It is decorated with snowflakes and matte gold sequins and crystal beads. The buttons are matte gold Czech crystals. Her beret is made with the same type of yarn, but in its natural color. A red/green pom pom sits at the top. She wears ribbed tights to keep her legs toasty warm.

The contrast of rustic matte gold mixed with icy and sparkly decorations appealed to me when designing this ensemble. Gracie’s bracelet features a bit of gold with crystal Delica beads and a crystal snowflake charm. She is carrying a crystal snowflake ornament with matte golden bells. I wonder which tree she will add this ornament to…

I’d say that fall is slipping away here in northern Illinois. The trees are mostly bear and many days are hovering right around freezing. Today we are having fall clean up done for us which is so nice. We have so many leaves that collected in piles around our house and in the ground cover and bushes. 🍁 They are being blown out and mulched into the lawn or picked up. I am thankful for the help!

What are you up to this weekend? Shopping? Getting ready for Christmas?

Sending you all happy late fall (or spring 🌷) wishes! Enjoy! 🤗❤️

Busy With Dogs and Dolls

Hello!  So much time has gone by between my last post and this one…  I am sorry.

Our new puppy has taken up much of my time. We’ve had Pebbles, our chihuahua puppy, for two months now.  I’ve enjoyed these early days with him very much.  He’s gone on lots of socializing adventures to Home Depot and other stores (including a yarn shop), parks and walks in the neighborhood.  He is a very sweet boy, but a little scared in new places, so this effort while he is still young should make him a happier adult.

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Pebbles is now 7-months old.  Our vet said he is at his adult weight which is about 3-1/2 pounds!  I thought our older dog, also a chihuahua was little at 7-8 pounds.  This guy is even smaller.  So you can get an idea of his size here is a picture of me walking him.  Pebbles walks very nicely on a leash and enjoys going for walks.  He knows when we’ve turned around and are heading home which is when he will pull ahead and get a little excited.

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I try and include a little bit of dolly related making on my daily to do list.  I find that this is the only way for me to get anything accomplished for my dolls.  If I wait for everything else to be done…  well, it never is.  Sometimes I even have some cuddly company while working.

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I recently finished this spring ensemble for my beautiful Kaye Wiggs MSD sized Gracie.  I must say I wish I had a cardigan like Gracie’s!

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I have also started another spring ensemble for the Kaye Wiggs girls.  Last weekend found me seated at my sewing machine, gathering and sewing the skirt onto the bodice.

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During the week I finished the dress up by hand sewing the bodice lining to the waist seam and adding snaps.  The cardigan was knitted and waiting for the dress to be sewn.  Hopefully, either this weekend or next week I will find some time for completing the embroidery on the cardigan.

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I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  It is supposed to get into the 60s tomorrow here in northern Illinois!  I hope you are having some beautiful springlike weather also.

Take care–stay healthy, my friends!