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“Summer Sweetheart”

My end-of-July fashion show continues with my Kaye Wiggs MSD sized BJD, Gracie.

I know I’ve shown you little peeks at this set in progress, but it is all finished now.  Yay!  Would you like to see it?  Well, Gracie would love to show you her new ensemble; she is quite excited as she has been waiting for her special day for weeks.

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Gracie is wearing a summery dress made out of a tiny Japanese cotton print.  This floral print features blossoms in rubine red, deep pink, pastel pink, golden yellow, and grass green.  White cotton tassel-like English Cluny lace decorates the skirt.  Around her waist, a vintage green satin ribbon sash ties in a bow in the back.  Her dress features a wider neckline and waistline darts for shaping.

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In case it turns cool, Gracie has a deep pink hand knit cardigan to throw over her shoulders.  It has short sleeves, clear glass iridescent bead buttons, and coordinating hand embroidery on the front.  The embroidery is done freehand with no patterns, and is a one-of-a-kind composition.

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Gracie has a pair of (mirrored design) floral hair ties that will work with all different hairstyles.  The blossoms are crocheted, the leaves are knitted, and the blossom’s centers are faceted glass iridescent beads.  Each ties around a section of hair with the attached crocheted ties which have beaded ends.

A crocheted mesh drawstring purse holds a white hanky (handmade from white cotton lawn with fringed edges) folded into triangles and a pink comb (from stash).  There is even more room in Gracie’s purse for another tiny treasure that you may have for her, or  perhaps one that she finds for herself.  I decorated the bottom with a pink blossom bead and a center bead that matches those used for the hair ties.

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Gracie’s other accessories include white cotton Lycra® anklets, panties (with bow), and a bracelet.

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“Summer Sweetheart” will be available tonight (July 24, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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“Sweet Summertime”

Yay!  It’s time to celebrate summer!  June has been nothing but warm, or hot, and sunny, sunny, sunny!  It seems like we’ve had more blue sky days this month than we’ve had all year.  It sure is glorious seeing the sun shine all day long!  I hope you’ve been as fortunate with sunshine as we’ve been, here in northern Illinois.  If not, I’ll bottle some up, and send it to you.  (Don’t you wish that could really be done?)

My Little Darling, Gina, is here to celebrate summertime with you.  She is dressed in sunny yellow, flowery pinks, and of course, blue sky blue.

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The cotton Japanese print I used for this dress is both pastel and bright, perfect for summertime.  I originally made a deeper aqua cardigan for this dress, but thought the sunny yellow accessories were a better choice.  The dress is decorated with warm white English cotton Cluny lace and hand dyed soft yellow hand made silk bows.  A matching silk ribbon sash ties around the waistline.

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The knitted lace capelet, crocheted headband and drawstring purse are made with buttery yellow bamboo thread.  (Please excuse Gina’s messy hair; it’s a very windy day.)

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The lightweight capelet features lace stitches all the way around and closes with a pearl bead and loop.

The drawstring bag is decorated with a bright pink resin rose and hand beaded sepal at the rose’s base.  Inside is a fringed hanky made out of white cotton lawn and folded into a triangle.

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Gina’s headband is crocheted with tiny pearls and ties at the back of her neck.

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“Sweet Summertime” will be available tonight (June 11, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

“Blossoms for the Bees”

We’ve had so many bumblebees buzzing around our garden this spring.  I love watching the fuzzy little guys, and how they almost disappear inside trumpet-shaped blossom.  I don’t have any snapdragons growing in my garden this year, but I have in past years, and they really do disappear inside these blossoms, so cute.

Keeping with the bee theme, Gracie is wearing a dress covered in trios of bright blossoms which are on a subtle hexagon honeycomb background.

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Gracie’s dress has a wider neckline which looks pretty with shrugs.  The hemline is embellished with cotton tatting lace that I applied by hand.  The lace was a gift, but I am guessing it is vintage and handmade.  The circles on the lace look perfect with the circle-shaped flowers, and the lace’s color matches the fabric exactly.

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Gracie’s yummy lace shrug is knit with lace weight merino wool in red violet heather.  It has a crocheted shell edging.

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I thought a hexi-shaped purse would be so cute with this ensemble.  This one is made with two crocheted granny hexagons and a leather strap.  It can be worn cross body, over the shoulder, or wrapped around Gracie’s hand.  Inside the bag is a little bouquet of flowers.  There is even a little extra room for other found treasures.  In my stash I had one bumble bee button.  He found his way onto Gracie’s granny square blossom.

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Gracie’s hair decoration is made by hand with three colors of crocheted merino wool blossoms which pick up the colors in the dress.  I’ve added a little green merino wool leaf and a handmade organza bow.  It slips in place with a handmade wire bobby pin.

Anklets, panties, and a bracelet complete this summery ensemble.

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Gracie’s “Blossoms for the Bees” ensemble will be available tonight (May 30, 2017) at 7:00pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Take some time today to watch the bumblebees!  Thanks for visiting with me today, my lovely friends.