A One Of A Kind Ensemble
for Bitty Bethany Kish
by pj

' Tis better to give than receive yet ANOTHER of Grandmom's favorite sayings!    And of course she is reminding Bitty Bethany of this as the "girls" (Bethany, her little cousin, and Grandmom) venture out on the town this sunny (but chilly) December day for some HOLIDAY SHOPPING!   Bethany has her scarf around her neck...  and her Christmas list in her hand........she is dressed up and ready to SHOP!

I sure hope she finds the perfect present for EVERYONE on her list, don't you??!!


Pleated Skirt with Suspenders
Bitty Bethany is wearing a densely pleated homespun cotton skirt in a "happy" red, green and cream colored plaid fabric,   The very full, "boot length" skirt is edged with crocheted trim in a soft ecru color.  Jaunty suspenders made of Tri-color braid attach to frosted red glass beads on the front of Bethany's waistband, and are permanently attached at the back snap closure. 

Knit Turtleneck Top
Along with her skirt,  Bethany is wearing a thick knit turtleneck top which has back snap closures.   Accenting the bodice of the winter white colored top is an appliqued holiday pointsettia flower.  The pointsettia is made of wool and features a cluster of gold bead stamens. 

Handknit Cardigan Sweater
Finishing off this perky outfit, Bethany wears a beautiful green handknit cardigan sweater.  The sweater features a full collar that is edged with crocheted trim to match her skirt.  A band of plaid encircles the bottom of the sweater, and a plaid bow masks the snap closure.  Plaid tabs accented with red glass beads create an unusual double breasted feature, masking the sweaters snap closures.  An appliqued pointsettia flower is featured on the back of the sweater.. 

Wool Felt Beret * Angora Scarf
A beret made of winter white wool felt sits at an adorable angle on Bethany's head. Around her neck, she is wearing a long thing angora scarf that features a large furry pompom. 

Black Boots   &  Knee Socks
Bitty Bethany wears a pair of cotton above the knee high socks that match her turtleneck, and on her feet she wears a fashionable pair of calf-high black boots laced with tri-colored braid.

Bethany's Present filled Shopping bag
(and an early gift from Grandmom)

..Here comes Bitty Bethany now.....and from the looks of it..she sure had a successful shopping trip!  Look at all the pretty packages!

And what is that under Bethany's arm? I guess Grandmom couldn't wait until Christmas to give Bethany this fun gift!!   Looks to me as if Bethany thinks RECEIVING is pretty much fun too! 





Riley has a coordinated ensemble to match Bity Bethany's!  Don't they make adorable pair??