Aww, it’s been oh, so very long!!! I am sorry! I’ve had so much going on with my health since September. I’m not ready to get into it all right now, but maybe in the future or in little bits. Not sure what I’m comfortable with putting on the wide open web. I am healing and feel good right now. Please add a comment to this post or send me an email. (I added a contact form under the tab at the top of this blog.) I’d love to hear from you.
Truthfully, I haven’t been interested in my dolls and creating things for them over these past months, so many other things to worry about. It wasn’t until my website hosting expired two weeks ago that I started to miss all of this. Trying to find a new and affordable site for my small business (which I didn’t), then figuring out how to get my patterns for sale on Ravelry and posting about that on Facebook. Well, all the love and comments from that post and subsequent posts rekindled my love for creating and my dolls. I’ve missed you all very much!
First up is getting some unfinished patterns (finally) finished and published. I’ve gotten rusty at the process; there are quite a few steps, but I am trying. Adding to my brain being rusty, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are barely working on my laptop. They’ve updated and are charging a subscription price now. *sigh*
I want to wish all of you a ‘lucky’ St. Paddy’s day! Here is my little Fairyland PukiPuki named Sugar looking as pixie-ish as she possibly could. (Photo from 2014)
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. When I was growing up this holiday wasn’t celebrated unless one was Irish (or that’s what I was told). Not being Irish, St. Patrick’s Day came and went in my family. These days everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and March is the month of green.
I do love green even though I cannot wear most shades of it. I think teal or turquoise are my only choices, but it’s the spring greens, the mint greens, and yellow greens that I love so much. Put those colors next to my face and it’s not a good look to say it nicely. Put those colors on my fair skinned Talyssa and magic happens. She is truly a gal that looks wonderful in green. So naturally, she was my choice to receive something new during this 2015 season of green.
Talyssa wanted a little posy to hold. I made her this one with crocheted blossoms and used macrame to combine all of “stems” together. I also wanted to bring more pink into the outfit.
For more information on Talyssa’s “Springtime Posy” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .
No, I don’t have a speck of Irish heritage in me and I look awful in the color green, but I couldn’t help but get into the Irish spirit this year. My Pukipuki, Sugar, is here to spread St. Paddy’s Day joy to you all. By the way, I think she looks beautiful in the color green.
This past week I spent quite a bit of time learning some new techniques and discovering some new sites. I practiced a new lace pattern, discovered Craftsy, listened to a new knitting podcast, and perused Ravelry and Pinterest for knitting inspiration. As a result, I found this adorable Blythe hat pattern from Maggie at Parasol Doll and knit up my version for Pukipuki. Thank you, Maggie.
Sugar wanted to wear her new outfit while looking for all things lucky and Irish. My little charmer found her own lucky charm.