~~~Dolls House Miniatures - In Crochet~~~
When I first taught myself how to crochet, way back in 1974, my main concerns were making gifts for baby showers and accessories for the home. Later on when we moved to a village home I operated a small craft shop in the sunroom area, crocheting dolls, clothes, afghans, doilies etc...as well as doing a little sewing and quilting. We moved back to the city in 1992 and it took another 13 years before I would find and thoroughly enjoy, miniature crochet...creating teeny, tiny little dresses, hats, panties, afghans, rugs and doilies in 1:12 scale for a doll house and its little inhabitants. And I love it!!
I've created this little web page to showcase some of my miniature crochet items for dolls and dollhouses (and believe me I'm no computer geek - just a geek-ette in training so I hope you'll forgive the lack of professionalism...the less time I spend here the more time I have to create these wonderfully delicate and detailed miniature crochet items).
After you have had a look here, please click on the link below for a look at all of my published designs to date. I'll be taking a much needed break from designing for a little while but I'll still be making and selling my miniature crocheted creations as often as time allows.
Page 2 - My Published Designs
Some of My Little Mini Darlings
Above are just a few of the miniature rubber babies by a company called Schleich...which, unfortunately has decided to discontinue making these mini dolls as of 2006. I managed to acquire over 4 dozen in the various styles so I have plenty to play with, creating new outfits as the need arises and the crocheting mood strikes. I will occasionally offer dressed mini rubber dolls for sale - please email and ask if there's something that interests you.
The mother and daughter dolls in the middle of the picture are Schleich as well but from the early 1950's - wonderfully bendable which makes changing their outfits a breeze.
Cotton or 75% wool content oval rugs in many sizes - whatever the customer needs - prices vary depending on size.
Aren't these just adorably tiny, yet realistic? But they measure less than 1/2 inch in diameter. Just one of the doily varieties I have crocheted for customers in the past.
Above is a minature version of a bruges lace style centrepiece or doily. It is a reworking of a motif found in a vintage crochet magazine and I loved the style so much that I am teaching myself the various ways this technique can be used to create lovely, vintage style miniature crocheted accessories. And I'm working on a few clothing designs incorporating this crochet technique as well. When I like how the items turn out, I'll post pictures here.
Just a few of my miniature quilt blocks that finish to a mere 1 inch square - except for the house block in the bottom right hand corner. When that block is made into a pillow or used in a wall hanging it will finish at 3/4 inch square.
Beginning with Issue #154, April 2007, I began to be featured in my favourite miniatures magazine – Dolls House and Miniature Scene – with my Oval Table Centrepiece as well as my Pansy Doily. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to Page 2 - where you will find pictures of each design published to date, as well as the issue number and date of each
Click here to see the current and next issues of DHMS.
A pretty little pineapple afghan in a soft sage green
I’m occasionally listing on ETSY and may return to eBay selling as well, PLUS, my mini crocheted items and dressed miniature rubber babies are for sale so please send me an email if there is something that interests you. I have a huge stash of threads in solid and variegated colors but only a limited supply of the baby dolls. Special orders are welcomed as time permits. Email me (link below) and we can talk.
Several of the new threads I've worked with lately include Thimbleberries 50wt, Mettler Silk-Finish and Gutermann silk as well as Venne Unikat Colcoton cotton threads – all very suitable for miniature knitting or crochet. My cotton thread of choice for my miniatures has always been Valdani – a long staple, quality cotton thread available in many solid and variegated colors but I have recently come across the softest thread I've ever worked with - Aurifil Mako Egyptian cotton thread in the most luscious of solid and variegated colors. You will find Valdani threads on the internet at http://www.valdani.com – on eBay from several sellers – or if you are in the UK please have a look at Yvonne Wakefield’s website for miniature knitters (and crocheters). You will find a link below called Miniknittingstuff.
PLEASE email with any questions about a possible custom order, or if there is an item you like but would prefer in another color...I'm always open to discussion with no obligation on your part until an actual order is placed.
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