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“A Cozy White Christmas”

My Kish Alisha (an 8″ bent leg baby) has a new Christmas ensemble to show you.  It is made to coordinate with the last four winter white sets that I made for the Little Darlings, Riley, Pukipuki, and Amelia Thimble.  Here’s a photo of those four sets.  Unfortunately these four sets have moved on to dress their new girls for Christmas, so I cannot take a group shot of the five of them all together.  You can use your imagination to place Alisha in this photo.

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a cozy white christmas 759I love Alisha in headbands; they really show off her super soft, curly, reddish-brown mohair wig, so no Santa hat for Alisha.  Instead I hand crafted a delicate headband out of English lace that I hand dyed to a bright red.

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I made this dress full enough, so that Alisha can sit as well as stand in it.  Alisha may take her first steps this Christmas.

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For more information on Alisha’s “A Cozy White Christmas”, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.

“Santa’s Helper”

It’s been many years since I’ve made anything new for my Kish Riley, but she finally has something new to show you.  This ensemble came about by accident.  If you remember, I made the Santa hat (that is now Riley’s) thinking it was for one of the tiny dolls, but I was mistakenly following the pattern for Gina (the pages were next to each other in my book).  Because I was using a thinner yarn on smaller needles it came out too small for Gina with way too many stitches for the tinies.  Well, it fit Riley perfectly and was the beginning of this ensemble for her.  This is her first sweater dress; it took two tries to get the perfect fit, but it was worth the effort, I think.

santa's helper 267santa's helper 239Look at those rosy cheeks on little Riley!  Oh, I’ve missed dressing her!

santa's helper 237I just LOVE embroidered sweater dresses on dolls, don’t you?

Here is the photo of my four dolls in their coordinating outfits that I showed you a couple of weeks ago.  Like I had said in a previous post, I didn’t plan on making four sets that looked so sweet all together.  It was a pleasant surprise!

christmas gina riley sugar amelia 286Riley is my last doll to show you her little ensemble; I think she felt a little bad because she is last.  I told her that I am saving the best for last which made her feel oh, so special.

santa's helper 229For more information on “Santa’s Helper”, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.

P.S.  Riley made me promise to mention to you all that she would LOVE to know how cute you think she is all dressed up for Christmas.  Bye for now!

Getting Sidetracked and Silly Mistakes

I got all the way through knitting this Santa hat for Amelia Thimble before I realized I was following a pattern written for the Little Darlings.  (I do things like this sometimes often.)  Now you would think, no problem, Gina has a new hat.  Nope, the problem is that it came out much smaller because I was using lace weight yarn and the sized needles that I normally use for knitting Amelia’s things.  So what I have is a Santa hat that is too small for the Little Darlings and too large for Amelia Thimble.  Does this sound like a Goldilocks and 3 Bears dilemma?

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christmas riley santa hat 653As planned, I took my photos yesterday… evening, right before it got too dark.  Remember my morning photo of my three girls who were standing around waiting for the photo shoot to begin?

christmas gina millie sugar 542Well, I mistakenly or stupidly thought that the f-stop of 6.3 would be okay.  No, it wasn’t okay.  I think Gina’s photos might work (just barely), but Millie’s and Sugar’s are most definitely not useable.  Their faces are in focus, but their clothing is not.  They are smaller, so I shot the photos from a shorter distance, it’s funny how that works.  Since Sugar is the smallest doll, her photo are the worst.  The embroidery on the waistline of her dress is even out of focus.  Time for a do over on those two.

Hopefully, today will go better.  I started Patience’s dress, the pieces are cut out, but not sewn.  Bye for now, I need to get to work and stay on track today.