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I love these outfits and how they are turning out. The colours are glorious.
Ariel, Sandy and one of my waifs are modelling the outfits.
I love this outfit, it is one of my favourite so far. I love the pretty fairisle yoke sweater and hat. I shall be doing socks to match. Haven't decided on footwear yet. Haven't found the perfect shoes yet.
The outfit that Ariel is wearing is turning into an absolute beauty. I love the fairisle sweater (patterned on back and front), with an edging to the sleeve and around the edge of the hat. I still need to make the trousers and knit the socks. Loving it so far though.
A closeup. Love the contrasting colours in this outfit.
Sandy looks so cool in this outfit. The sweater is a self striping 4 ply wool/cotton mix yarn in apricot, ivory, yellow ochre, grey, blue and brown. I loved the wool that I have used for his hat and scarf.
I have used a lovely tie dye needlecord for his trousers and have chosen laced leather Boneka shoes. Haven't decided which yarn to use for his socks though. Sandy is such a cute gregor.
This is the second preview set of photos for the Marmalade Compote collection.
I love the colours in this set of outfits. I was very lucky to find the perfect apricot Ugg boots the same colour as the cute duffle coat.
The apricot coloured finewale duffle coat is fully lined with ivory. I used pale coloured wooded toggles and light biscuit suede for the loops. The model is my Gotz Sophie. When she arrived with me she had already had her eyes enhanced but I redid it.
This sweater dress/long tunic is hand knit using a lovely hand dyed 4 ply merino wool. It is truly beautiful. I have used moss stitch for the panel down the centre front and back, the neck, cuffs and the deep hem. The dress has raglan shaping for the sleeves.
I haven't finished sewing in the ends yet and am still deciding what will be the perfect colour for her leggings/tights. The dress looks gorgeous with the Ugg boots. There will be a lovely ear flap hat with this outfit.
This is just the start of this outfit. I have the trousers and blouse made. I shall be using two lovely contrasting shades of lace weight wool for the cardigan, hair tie and socks. I adore these gorgeous pearl leather Boneka shoes. They are perfect with Emilie's outfit. Emilie is a Kelly Wenarksky repaint with pretty blue eyes and has a lovely long auburn hair (human hair wig).
Preview photos of the new collection that I am working on. These are three of the new outfits. The outfits were not placed in any particular order but I thought you might enjoy seeing them as I am nearing the point of working on all the accessories, hats, scarves, socks, choosing footwear etc.
As you can see they are not finished yet. I was taking some photographs of the outfits to this point to enable me to decide what needs to be done for each outfit. I always find photos at an intermediate stage really help.
I thought a few closeups would be nice.
A beautiful fairisle sweater. I have used a self striping 4 ply wool for the green and a 4 ply ginger wool for the contrast. I love the effect this creates. I have teamed this with sage coloured needlecord trousers and pearl shoes. I haven't decided on the accessories yet. This is Maya. She is a lovely girl from 1970. I repainted her eyes because one was very badly faded.
A gorgeous self striping 4 ply wool sweater. Lovely stripes of marmalade, apricot, amaranth, gold and purple. Starla looks really cute in this lovely polo neck Sweater. I painted her green eyes.
This cute summer outfit is finished. It has a lovely swimming costume, cover up, patchwork bag, shorts, hat and slip on suede sandals. This is Pippy one of my lovely Kelly Wenarsky repaints. She has very vivid hair.