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“Catching Snowflakes”

Catching snowflakes was easy peasy this weekend as they fell practically the whole weekend long.  I think we got about 4 inches on Saturday night with another 8 inches or so on Sunday!  It’s a white winter wonderland out there, and I am VERY happy to be warm and cozy inside my house.

I finished up Lucy’s new ensemble yesterday, then we had our photo shoot.  I definitely wanted to use the snowy landscape as a back drop.  I brought out my studio light for front lighting.  It was perfect . . . and quick—my favorite kind of photo shoot.



Lucy’s eyelet capelet has 7 panels which are perfect for embellishing.  I’ve embroidered different snowflake compositions on each panel using mohair/silk yarn for snowflakes, white pearlized seed beads for tiny flakes, and clear seed beads for ice crystals.


Lucy’s vintage-styled headband earwarmer uses two strands of lace yarn to give it more thickness.  Each side is embellished with an aqua blue snowflake and matching seed beads.


The little muff hand warmer is the perfect size for Lucy’s hands, and is also embellished with an aqua snowflake.  The bracelet is incorporated into the muff as a handle.  You can see Lucy’s prized snowflake memento charm.  She will always remember this magical pre Christmas snowfall.



Lucy’s “Catching Snowflakes” ensemble will be available tonight (December 12, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Have a great week everyone!

Bye for now!

“Christmas Love” and Thanks!

Penny, my Linda Macario BJD, has finally gotten a little something new to wear for Christmas 2016.  It took me a good long while to get this completed for her.  Patient Penny had her eye on the prize and was patient with me.  When completed, Penny told me the wait was worth it, and she loves her new Christmas ensemble.

I titled this ensemble “Christmas Love”, not only because of the red hearts scattered on the fabric, but also because love is the one word that can encompass the entire season; everything we do at Christmastime starts with love.

Speaking of love, I am in love with Penny’s sweet face.  She has such an elfen expression, but sweet, not in a mischievous way.  She’s pure adorableness!


Penny’s knitwear is made with deep red lace weight merino/silk yarn.  Bright red bullion hearts, forest green greenery, and ecru mistletoe berries are embroidered in two coordinating vertical designs along each front.  Two coordinating motifs also embellish Penny’s headband hat.  The traditional wreath miniature was embellished with bright red satin ribbon and a dangly heart.  Her bracelet features the same heart, but a bit larger.


I think for the first time ever I combined deep red with bright red, and like the results very much.  Once again, I am apologizing for my inability to properly photograph reds, they look blurry to me.  These photos aren’t horrible, but they aren’t like looking at the real thing, sorry.

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Isn’t the lace on this dress beautiful!  It was gifted to me by one of my very, very kind readers.  She told me she inherited too much lace from her dear friend and wanted to share with ME!!!  What a sweet offer!  Of course, I said yes.  Well, when her package arrived I was gobsmacked!  I had no idea what, or how much, would be arriving in the mail.  I just have to show you…


Unbelievable, no?  Are you drooling?  I cannot thank you enough, sweet M., for your generosity!  All of these luscious laces will be making appearances in my future ensembles.  I can’t wait to use them!


Penny’s “Christmas Love” ensemble will be available Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.


“Toasty Warm Holiday”


It was quite a nippy morning when Millie and I had our photo shoot last week.  Doesn’t she look toasty warm in her fuzzy hand made knitwear.  She even has a little muff hand warmer, lucky girl.


Did you have a muff hand warmer when you were young?  I had one in white (most likely) rabbit fur when I was quite little.  It had a little fox face on it which mesmerized me.  To satisfy my curiosity, I went looking on ebay to see if I could find a muff like the one I remembered.  This is what I found!  I think I remembered correctly.

Millie’s muff is hand knit, and  her bracelet is attached as the handle; it can dangle from her wrist.

Her dress is made with the same botanical holiday print as I recently used for Gracie’s “Holiday Botanicals” ensemble.  Gracie’s was in a different colorway, a deep red background.  You can see that one here.  I think I like both colorways equally?



Millie’s vintage-looking headband cap is extremely lacy looking and made to just covers the tips of her ears.   A tiny bit of leaf embroidery and red tassels decorate the cap.


The “light-as-a-feather” white mohair/silk sweater is embroidered with mirrored poinsettia motifs.  The sleeves are more generously sized and give more of an outerwear look.  The sweater closes with deep red glass pearls.


Millie’s tiny gem of an ornament is made with an olivine AB bicone crystal and mother-of-pearl beads.  A hand made red organza (matches dress sash) bow and hang tie is sewn onto a metal jewelry ring.


I made Millie a teeny tiny white silk bow that I’ll include with the ensemble.  It is too tiny for a clip or crocheted tie, so I attach it to her hair with a red tipped straight pin stuck parallel with the wig cap.  The little bow in their hair reminds me of the actress, Rose Marie, (from the Dick Van Dyke show) that always wore a bow in her hair.  BTW, Rose Marie is 93, and she has a Facebook page!


This one-of-a-kind “Toasty Warm Holiday” ensemble made for Kaye Wigs “illies” or Millie, Tillie, Lillie (11″ BJDs) will be available November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.