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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.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Miniature Knitting in the Studio

I really pushed the envelope when designing this jacket.
Menswear in Mini is rather rare, so I wanted this piece to be the best I could do.
I love baby ware the best so had to really work hard to finish the project.

 The jacket is now 100% complete and will leave for USA tomorrow

I had the perfect beads in my stash so am more than happy with the result.

I am thrilled ...Teri Davies has said she will dress one of her Handsome Men Dolls in my Jacket and send me a photograph for the pattern.

Here are some pictures of the process of making this jacket. For me this is the best piece of design work I have ever done.

Detail on Back of Jacket
Showing the working pockets
Adding the Lining
Stitches picked up for the cuffs
Showing V darts at the cuff there is a definite left and right cuff


  1. Another beautiful sweater! A very good color for a man too.

    I have always wanted to see the needles you use. I am sure you have much smaller ones for the baby things. Maybe you will show them to us some time.

    I look forward to seeing Terri's doll wearing your work. Catherine XXX

  2. Wow!!!! es precioso,me encanta!!!!

  3. Cathrine,

    Believe it or not I use the same size needles for the baby outfits, but a much finer thread.
    For the lace shawls I use an even slightly larger needle so the fabric looks for lacy, as in the holes are larger.

  4. This is amazing, and the colour is wonderful.

  5. I rest my case............
    Realy great!

  6. ¡Madre mía! ¡Vaya trabajo extraordinario!

  7. You all make me smile, thank you....Today my home looks like an atom bomb has hit it, I am working on the tutorial for the Christmas tree skirt.

    The ironing board stands in the middle of the lounge the sewing machine is on the dining room table and the camera is here there and everywhere,
    an unheard of state of affairs,