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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 15, 2012

1:12th Scale Miniatures

This is my basket of strawberries that will go onto my table. 

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We were given this little wooden basket which we stained with Plaid Folkart stain, colour Apple Butter Brown, how delicious does that name sound.
We then applied some candle wax where we wanted the basket to look a little worn, then painted it with Americana Acrylic paint in a soft cream. When it was dry we knocked off the wax...hey presto a perfectly used basket.

When I got home I decided I needed to play with mine and this is what appeared on my worktable. I was so excited about how it turned out, I clean forgot to shade the leaves with my chalks.

 How daft is that!

I simply don't have another excuse for it. 
Anyway it will have to do for this time round.

Now look at this plant.....

I had to share it with you......This was made by 

IGMA Fellow - Kyoko Kimura, from JAPAN - Plants

I am so happy to have won this on our annual Auction, it is hard to believe it is not real.

One can sure aspire to making plants of this quality.
Apparently he uses a resin clay....so much to learn.

He gives lessons at IGMA's Guild School at Castine, now there's a reason to attend Guild School.

Ah well one can dream!!!



  1. Sharon, save, every miniaturist has to experience Castine at least once!

  2. It´s just wonderful what someone can create with their hands: the plant is just gorgeous but I also love your little basket with the strawberries - it looks so yummy!

  3. The plant is gorgeous. I love your basket with the strawberries. It looks beautiful.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. The plant and the basket with strawberries are wonderful.
    Bye Faby