Thursday, 20 December 2012

from Me!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Just a few months ago.....back in the Summer to be exact, I had the joy of meeting a fellow miniature knitter who was visiting the U.K.  We had a wonderful lunch in Derbyshire, after which we chatted for at least 2  to 3 hours while comparing each others miniature items...............Jeannette had brought such an array of tiny treasures all the way from Tasmania, and I was left mesmerised by them...............I had however seen her web site and asked her about one pattern for sale there, it was this one............."Zoe".......... a co-production between Marianne Asselman and Jeannette Fishwick, I just loved the way the tiny skirts overflowed with frills, it reminded me of when I was younger, the frilly net underskirts girls used to wear back in the late 50`s early 60`s......this was also a memory shared by Marianne, and one that inspired her to put this in the I show it knitted with Venne Colcotton and 8mm handmade lace with 2mm pure silk ribbon trim,  
The dress is knitted in one piece so no seams, and the hem, which is not too clear in my photos, has a delicate picot edge.
There is an underskirt and a pair of panties as well as the bootees and hat.....truly a special little outfit for the tiny toddler in your dollhouse.

I welcome your comments....

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Candy Stripes or  
just plain white with blue ribbon trim
I`ve been thinking over the past few days, should I reach 50 followers by Christmas I will share my own design pattern for this little boys romper can be knitted with the jumper in contrasting candy stripes or as a plain suit in the second photo, this second set does have ribbon trim...(please excuse the quality of the photos...not be any means a photographer, even with these modern cameras that really can`t go wrong.....Ha!) 
So here goes 50 followers by Christmas and you can all share this sweet little boy this a good idea?

Thursday, 22 November 2012

I would also like to welcome my very first follower and friend, Jeannette........welcome
Not my usual scale knitting, something a little bigger
This little man is an Ashton drake "heavenly handful" 4.5" doll........I have taken a Jacquay Yaxley pattern and miniaturised it to fit....the pattern is called "sailor boy" and I worked on 1mm knitting needles with 1 ply merino wool.

just as cute as can be...the hat was the most time comsuming with over 200 rows of moss stitch, but the result was stunning.........
what do you think?.

Friday, 16 November 2012

I would just like to share this with everyone........this was a commission i did for a lovely lady in Canada

the pattern is designed by Sharon de Vries.......Sharon incorporates such detail in her patterns and they are a sheer joy to finish, always with the WOW factor....I am just in awe of all of Sharon`s designs. Take a look at Sharon`s blog from the list of my favourite`s...Chrystal`s Designs 


  this little sweetheart is entirely my own work.......the doll is a Belly Button Baby and the nightdress is my own pattern based on the nightdresses of the 50`s and 60`s with a crossover back and ribbon ties........teddy is 4 way threaded and measures just 3/4 of an inch.                                       
Both teddy and baby now live with my dear friend in Louisiana. U.S.A.                                                            
your comments are most welcome 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Here is one of my tiny knits
I felt there was a need for little boy outfits, so many patterns are for little girls.....I know little girls outfits are so pretty, but then little boy outfits can be so cute too!

I must try to source some tiny buttons!!!!

here are a few more of my projects.....mostly patterns by other people but some are all my own work

and there is more......I just love knitting miniature.      
These tiny bears are knitted from full size patterns that I have miniaturised!!!

             Bumble Bee Bears wings look great..............yes?

And now for something really tiny........this doll is just 2cm tall!!!
here she is before her coat was fitted and shoes painted..
and here she is all ready to journey home to Vermont U.S.A.           her name is Madeline.......
I would love to hear your comments......