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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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Miniature Crochet in the Studio

The mice have been breeding and so have the number of outfits.

I have been working on a system for making a crochet pattern that one can "read" from a photograph.

I was taught to crochet my copying a doily that my grandmother had made.

The Japanese patterns work really well for me, but when I try to draw the design I run out of paper. I know the patterns can be done in the software program Illustrator but that involves learning a new program.
I wonder if I could learn just the part I need to know.......

All the mice have been made by my friend 
Anna Esteves



  1. these mice are so cute, love them all.

  2. ! ESPECTACULARES! Nos encantan, los ratones son preciosos y están maravillosamente vestidos. les felicitamos por esta preciosidad. Un saludo

  3. ENJOY!!! LOL.... I started giggling the first second I saw them. They are delightful!!! You have done a beautiful job dressing them.

    PS.... I can't post the picture we talked because my laptop is in the hospital. I'm using an IPad.

  4. The mice are super cute. I love the adorable clothes you made for them.
    Hugs Maria

  5. The mice are adorable! Your work is magnificent! Hugs, Morena

  6. My friend Anna is such a talented artist....watching her over the years come into her own has been a pleasure....these mice are special as she knows i have always loved Vera de Muis....now to make outfits in brighter colours and play a bit.
    Thanks for all the great comments on the mice, they are such fun.

  7. Los ratones son una preciosidad, y los vestidos son una maravilla. Dos grandes trabajos que se complementan perfectamente.

  8. Hello, I know this is an older blog piece but I was reading your old blogs and I love the mice. Does your friend Anna make these to sell, I would love a little mouse of my own, thanks Maureen