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“Delicate Summertime”

It’s my little Kaye Wiggs Millie’s turn to show you something new. ¬†She doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, so when she does it’s very exciting for her. ūüôā

For Millie’s ensemble I used a Japanese cotton floral fabric that I purchased in 2012. ¬†It’s from Lecien’s Flower Sugar 2012 collection. ¬†The colors in this print are crystal clear, not neutral at all. ¬†Also, the light blue is perfectly blue, not going towards aqua or the other way, to violet.

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Millie’s light pink cotton sweater is an embroidered garden of bullion stitched roses and colonial knot flowers.

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Of course, since it’s summertime, a wide brimmed hat is in order to keep the sun out of Millie’s baby blue eyes. ¬†This crocheted hat is made with 3 different strands of white in two thread weights and two different fibers, cotton and bamboo. ¬†I added a shell edging in the same pink as used for the cardigan. ¬†The brim can be turned up or down, or one side up for a jaunty look. ¬†The hat’s band is made with the same fabric as used for the dress. ¬†A little hand made bow is made with the same organza ribbon used for the waistline sash on the dress. ¬†I’ve added a row of tiny white pearls to the center of the bow.

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Millie’s accessories include a crocheted basket, so fine and tiny, and a bouquet of bright pink flowers. ¬†A bracelet and pink tights are also included with her new ensemble.

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Millie’s “Delicately Summertime” ensemble will be available tonight (June 28, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

“Spring Means Hoppiness” for Miss Millie

Hello everyone . . . from sunny, but cold,¬†northern Illinois. ¬†I think this is my favorite part of the weekend; it’s Saturday morning, and the whole weekend is ahead. ¬†I know that some of you, across the globe, are already well into your weekend. ¬†I hope it’s going well.

I think I had a productive week. ¬†Things (finished ensembles) are starting to pile up (I have three, and three more in the planning stage, and one pattern almost all written) and are overwhelming me. ¬†It’s time to get what I have completed¬†on my website for you all to enjoy.

Today, I will share Millie’s, my Kaye Wiggs 11″ BJD, new ensemble with you. ¬†You’ve probably already caught glimpses of this one in a previous post, on Facebook and Instagram, but here it is complete.

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This dress is made with the same print as I used for my last Little Darling ensemble, but this one is in blush pink. ¬†Isn’t it delicate? ¬†It’s hard to see, but there are the tiniest white pin dots silkscreened on this print.

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A row of scalloped English cotton Cluny lace is snugged underneath a tuck on the skirt.  An asymmetrical hand made rayon ribbon bow highlights the lace and tuck.

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Millie’s “light as a feather” cardigan is made with warm white mohair/silk lace yarn. ¬†I’ve embroidered two mirrored rose bouquet motifs on the front of the sweater. ¬†The cardi looks cute worn open or buttoned.

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Pip the bunny comes along with Millie’s ensemble. ¬†I named him Pip (both begin with the letter p and are three letters long, ha ha) because he looks like Pat the Bunny created by Dorothy Kunhardt. ¬†Pip is needle felted with wool roving, has sewn on seed bead eyes and an embroidered nose. ¬†Boys can wear pink, and Pip wears it well, doesn’t he?

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Millie’s other accessories include a crocheted and beaded headband with a matching hand made bow, white chunky knit cotton tights, and a bracelet. ¬†In case you are wondering, this ensemble was made with great care and love, and is filled with hugs from Pip. ¬†He’s a great hugger.

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“Spring Means Hoppiness” will be available tonight (March 11, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, despite winter making a reappearance.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

“Toasty Warm Holiday”

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.