Evalina Rose and her little sister Posy Anna are the main characters of a series of children's stories that I am writing. In this blog I will share the final stages of crafting their half scale house--Honeysuckle Cottage--and the miniature stuff that will make up the settings of their stories.

Miniature needlework

A crazy quilt in the making--one inch scale

Embroidery on silk--1 1/16 x 7/8 inches. 

3/4 inch porcelain doll with knit dress, the back ground is an embroidered table cloth. 

wooden doll named Nell.  Her dress, sweater and pantaloons are knit on lace needles with fine hand sewing cotton.

porcelain doll on Evalina's bed.  Bed spread and clothing are hand knit. 

one inch scale child's dress knit out of silk.  Glass buttons and embroidery are sewn down the down the front.

Doreen Sinnett's "Bru doll", dressed in hand knit clothes  and leather boots.



One of my porcelain dolls with cloths knit of fine hand sewing cotton.  I have yet to name her.


More porcelain dolls that I sculpted...All clothing is knit on lace needles.  Posy is the smallest doll in the bottom picture and is 1 1/8 inches. 


one inch scale man's sweater.  The man is almost finished and is meant to be a gentleman gardener.

Half  scale pillow... silk embroidery on silk fabric.  The flowers are meant to be primroses. 


one inch scale baby in  knit one piece suit.  I used YLI #100 silk thread and.000,000,0 lace needles.


Same baby...he is also one piece and is re-sculpted by me from an antique German mold

Crawling one inch scale baby that I re-sculpted from the same German mold
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A new character...I think that I will name her Lilia.  She is  about the same height as Evalina but thinner.  She is wearing a peach hand knit dress with a knit slip and pantaloons.

4 comments:

  1. Good Morning,
    Congratulations on your work. Thank you for posting your tutorial on the basket. It is unlikely that I will attempt to make one but it helps me realize what a labour of love so many of the miniature works are.
    I do love your knitted items. Do you develop your own patterns?
    All the best .
    Regards Janine

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  2. I so hope you will eventually help us learnnto knitbthose tiny clothes! I have little 31/2 inch parian dolls that are the inhabitants of my half inch scale house- and they all need new shawls and coats, and hats... I have got to learn to knit!

    Please look at them on my blog and see if you have ideas if you can! Http://halfscaledollhousegammagehouse.blogspot.com

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  3. You have wonderful needdlewoks!

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  4. Hi,
    I love your dolls. I hope to be able to knit like you one day. I saw a picture of how to make a tiny tilda doll, I thought I saw it here on your site and now I can't find it. I have been looking for weeks and at the point of tears. Can you tell me if you have it before I go crazy?
    Thank you,
    Sherry Ramsey

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