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IMAGINATION IS THE EYE OF THE SOUL Joseph Joubert. I am a mother of four...I still remember the smile that refused to go away for weeks after our daughters birth. To have a little girl appear after three sons seemed such a miracle. I have always enjoyed My Doll World, sharing it with Lara when she was little. Today I design knitted outfits for miniature dolls and enjoy every minute of it. The fact that the outfits are removable is what makes it so special for me. Using ever finer threads has opened so many MINIATURE DESIGN opportunities.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter to You All

My special Bunny with her Easter Bonnet wishes you the same and welcomes all new followers to my blog 
Elly, Connie, Beatrice, Jan, Rosa, Miss Amelia, Olga, Ana, Morena
Thank you!


Taking her out the cupboard ready to put her in a box box which will accompany me to Cape Town, made me realize what my treasures actually are.
I am beginning to feel that my car won't be big enough! 

I am so enjoying reading the blogs of miniaturists, you feel like friends somehow not just pictures on a website.
Great fun to see what you are up to and looking at blogs with similar tastes to ones own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Days of Our Lives

One of the most important eras in South African History
was the "Great Trek" from the Cape to the interior of South Africa. 
I am now doing the whole process in reverse.

 As much as I am looking forward to it all I know I will miss this little cottage and my two "landladies" with their 12 poodles. 
Julie my Yorkie has become an honorary poodle.

She looks so cute amongst the river of poodles when I go and fetch her. 
She always had a play date if I went out shopping for more than a few hours.

I can see me buying another little girl to keep Julie company, that will be so much fun and help celebrate new beginnings.

The boxes from the removal firm arrived today and packing starts tomorrow...three weeks today the huge truck will be in the road and packed to the rafters, and I will have my last sleep as an official resident of Durban.

I opted on packing myself as each and everything is going to be studied carefully and much stuff is going to be gone over with a very fine tooth comb, before it finds a home in Cape Town.

I have given notice to all my friends who were kind enough to look after things for me, that I will be collecting shortly, friends have been so kind. 
Am I happy now that I did not sell anything.

Can't wait to get my dishwasher back....silly but I can't say I enjoy washing dishes.

I'll also have a studio again yeah! yeah! yeah! 
All I want to do is play with fimo, I'm all knitted out at the moment. 

I know my box of goodies for my fellow application has arrived in US of A 
DHL tracking has told me so. This is a great relief. 

Never in my wildest dreams did I think knitting for fellow could take so many hours and so many decisions. 

A bottle of Boschendal Le Bouquet 
which is a delicious white South African wine, which has a delightful fruitiness, 
was shared with my friend in celebration of a job completed at last.

I look forward to sharing the photographs  of the box, but need to wait until after judgment day. 

Even if it turns out to be a no go, it is a wonderful feeling of satisfaction that you have tried and done a project to the best of your ability, one cannot expect more than that from oneself. 

I had promised my husband Rein that I would do it and now I have, so I am off the hook. It would have been my 35th wedding anniversary tomorrow so that is a good day to start packing for a new future.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Days of Our Lives

I have returned from Cape Town having found a home which I will rent for myself for the next 6 months, or until I come across the home I wish to live in until age issues take there toll.

The saddest of news is that while away my mother died, she passed in the early hours of Saturday morning the 2nd April ...One of the strongest and most capable woman I have ever known.

Mom was an inspiration in so many ways, she always seemed to have an answer for so many things.
Simple hone truths, she was a wise woman indeed, if I could only be half the mother she was, I reckon I would be doing just fine in the mothering department.

It was wonderful for me that we shared our passion for knitting and baby dolls. Mom appreciated what went into a design and always looked forward to what I would come up with next.

Showing Mom my work was so much part of what I do. Seeing her delight in the tiny garments always gave so much pleasure.

The hardest thing in life is to let go the people we love. Having had one stroke after the other.... had changed Mom in so many ways which are so difficult to explain. It is a blessing that Mom no longer has to live as she has for the last 18 months.

I'm calm but so very sad in my heart, loosing a parent, who one admired and respected as well as loved dearly does not settle easily....

In my minds ear I hear her voice...."Sha a still tongue makes a wise head....and I smile.
I know I will be smiling about a lot of memories in the months and years to come.