The movers arrived yesterday from New Jersey with my mother-in-law's furniture so we are in the midst of setting up her assisted living apartment. The facility is lovely with helpful, friendly staff and we are sure she will enjoy living there. This Labor Day weekend will be busy with unpacking and helping her adjust to her new lifestyle. She already loves the mountain scenery and Boulder's foodie culture.
A new handmade Garden Party Girl doll is in the works. Her name is Candice. Candice needs a pretty hat and jacket and a background story to go with her colorful dress. It's made from a piece of designer fabric I found at the thrift store. Her yarn hair is a gorgeous color called "Colonial Pink", which is like an antique rose. The yarn is vintage and came from Art Parts Creative Reuse Center here in Boulder.
I planned to put Candice in my shop today but she won't be ready until next week. Meanwhile you can see her in progress above. Her sweet face features hand-embroidered brown eyes and a pink heart-shaped mouth. Her boldly colored dress has pink, orange, gold, and rust patterned stripes with a lavender leopard print belt and metallic lavender ribbon at her throat.
I have been saving these gorgeous silk remnants for fall because they were too rich for summer clothing. They are remnants of heavy silk twill from a custom necktie shop. Lots of yummy colors! Now that fall is upon us I can add them to my doll clothing mix. I'm still experimenting with them but expect to see hats and accessories with gorgeous accent stripes.