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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, April 20, 2012

1:12th Scale Minitures

Patty asked if I would show how I display my collection, I initially collected and made large porcelain dolls and bears, after seeing an Eight inch Hilda in a shop on Pier 39 in San Francisco.

I did not buy the doll on the first stop, the ship carried on to Vancouver in Canada.
meanwhile I fretted the whole time that when I got back she would have been sold...

I was so lucky, she was still sitting on the shelf waiting for me. You can see her sitting on her Willow Twig bed in the cabinet...
I love her.

 These days I no longer have my large dolls having given them away.

The only doll I have kept is my Hilda antique reproduction and packed away in a cupboard is a large "Mein Liebling" which is my second best loved doll.
She still needs her wig and eyes.

Over the years I found I then needed toys for my dolls. 
1:12th miniatures 
were always the perfect size for this purpose. 
So the collection began!

I was sorting the cupboard especially for the photograph when I realized I don't actually have much of 
my miniature knitting on display.

I find I work with the garments all the time, reassessing, measuring and deciding on how a new design will develop before the stitches are cast on.

When they form part of the display 
the whole scene is constantly in a muddle and goes to pot.

My collection is housed in an antique display cabinet 
originally made as a shop fitting.

 I have a baby boutique in progress.....as it turns out it will have to be a department store far too much to display.

Also I would like to make the special fittings I have in mind, myself... so am now the proud owner of a new soldering iron......it does scare me ever so slightly!




  1. Sharon, You are such a sweetheart to post these photos!!!! Thank you so much. It is just as sweet as I imagined it would be!! I really love your cabinet and all of the wonderful treasures that you have in it!!! I could sit and look at it for hours! Great display!!!!

    1. Glad you enjoyed Patty, To think how much is still in boxes....I have this marvelous Victorian porcelain bathroom set which should have a dolls house to put it in....

  2. Love, love, love the 'studied disarry' of your little treasures ... a perfect cabinet full of perfectly delightful creatures and creations!