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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, February 10, 2012

Miniature Polymer Clay and Paper Flowers

I am looking forward to teaching at our 
South African Miniature convention at the end of March
I have called my Class 

Fantasy Feathers and Flowers 

Just a few examples

 This Miniature Hat I gave away but still rather like it!

Fantasy means I then don't have to make a perfect replica of a realflower, we have artistic license to do as we please

I'm busy making kits at the moment

Also having to work out how long it will take the girls to complete all the things I have planned.

I am primarily going to show how I make fantasy feathers and flowers in Fimo, which is a brand of Polymer Clay

Working intuitively as I do, 
does make it difficult to record every step of the way.
It must LOOK RIGHT how does one explain that

I know that real life florists never put 
HALF a flower into an arrangement 
but in my miniature flower arrangements I simply "have to" 

The whole arrangement would be too bulky if one did not use these little tricks.

I have learned so much more since then.... so have to set the knitting needles aside so as to practice once again with clay
I love what one can do with clay, so between now and the end of March all I am going to do is produce "stuff" which will have flowers as decoration......


 Working out what the students need 
in their tool kit was a lesson in itself, 
when working at home we take so many things for granted.
Student Requirements 
so far hahahah

Paper and pencil for making notes
Scissors for cutting paper and card

Scissors for fabric and ribbon, I always mark my "good" scissors with a fob

Fine point glue syringe

Aileen's tacky glue

Paint brush for using with glue

Ceramic Tile to work on

Ball Styles Set of various sizes

Tissue Blade

Stanley Knife blade or one of those American blades they sell in little dispensers

A porcupine quill these are available at Merrypak

Chalk pastels if you have them, you will also be able to use mine in class

Piece of fine sand paper

3 brushes for use with different colour chalks,  
Prime art Bianco # R 000

Child's Plastic Float for rolling clay

Rubber roller with a handle, about 2" wide will be fine

Short length of dowel 9cm long x 1.5cm in diameter

Dolls head and Torso with "big boobs" remember it will go into the oven

If the head needs to be attached to the the torso, join them with  very fine wire


  1. Lovely hats. I'd love wearing a hat on a bad hair day. In Israel mostly religious people, ladies as well as gentlemen, don't go out without wearing a hat. Good luck with your lessons,

  2. good morning Sharon, verry nice and lovely hats sorry for my English y try it. Greetings from my from Beilen Els van Zijl

  3. Hello Sharon!

    Has already come to your wonderful gift, it is a true wonder! His work is really wonderful, all a work of art!

    Many thanks and a big hug from Sevilla!