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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, March 10, 2013

Miniature Flowers and Plants

I had to play with paper and paint again yesterday.

 Such fun to make a new fern, please note a different variety. 

Once again it is an 

" Erika Gross Design "

Wish I knew what it is called, completely escapes me for the moment.

I will have to Google it.

We all know that it is only by doing that we learn what works and 
simply what does not.
 Not having the colour paint I needed, I mixed my own 
for me it is slightly too dark.

In my personal experience green is certainly the colour that changes 
completely in night light.


Also when you think you have a wire that will work and heck no...
 it is a tad sub standard in the metal content used during manufacture.

I found that I could not control the wire as I would have liked.
 The fronds swing around as though the wind is blowing. 
Also I could not straighten out the curves, little kinks were left in the wires memory which would not budge without me stripping off all the leaves.

Will have to find the supplier of the wire that I first used.

I love these learning curves.

South Africa is not the perfect place to find "THE STUFF" one needs in an instant.
Thank goodness we have the internet these days.
Slowly the atrium is getting stocked with plants, Gran will then be able to sit down and read a book 
and pretend she is on a tropical island somewhere.


PS A Big welcome to my new followers 
I find it such a complement that you enjoy what I have been doing in my studio.

Thank you to all the girls who made comments on the last fern
gives a person such a boost...
At the moment I am all knitted out.
 Sooooo playing with the ferns and flowers is all good !!!


  1. More gorgeous plants....simply fabulous, I love them!!!

  2. Thanks Linda,
    My finger nails have turned green will have to use that cream that forms a film on your hands and nails....it has been such fun.
    This week will be doing daffodils and Agapanthus plants all fun.

  3. Just just a little envious now....I look forward to see your next creations!!!!

  4. Preciosos helechos , los dos tanto en el tiesto como en la regadera están fantásticos, felicidades por este trabajo:)

  5. These plants are wonderful and so realistic.
    Bye Faby

  6. I can't believe how real these look. I can only imagine how much work they must be. Oooooh I would LOVE to try one.

  7. I love reading your blog. These plants are beautiful. OT I also need to do a nursery.

  8. Hello Sharon! This little fern is so beautiful and you have done and outstanding job with it! I have JUST stumbled onto your blog via Pinterest and I am happy to have found it. I have been trying to catch up by reading some of your past posts to see what I have been missing ( that has been quite a lot!) and I am enjoying the journey,


  9. It's beautiful, I love to have a fern Erica. she has Web?.
    How is it possible that I can purchase one?.
    This has been fabulous. I love it!

  10. Hello Sharon! I love the look of your fern! I think the color looks very good and the drape of the fronds is very natural looking. Your craftsmanship is superb!


  11. So miss talking with you, my friend ... !

    1. I do too, but since you were hacked, I have not had your new email address.
      Please email me privately ...!