Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lorna's Miniatures

A couple of my favourite regular campers, Ross and Lorna, came out for a visit this week. I was thrilled when Lorna brought some of her minatures to share with me - I have been anxious to see them. The rug above is needlepoint and was one of Lorna's first pieces she made.
The afghan in the foreground of this picture is crocheted from a regular afghan pattern. It is only the thread and tool she uses that makes it this tiny! Can you believe how delicate it is!?
This chair is my favourite piece! It is hard to believe but Lorna makes these from scratch, doing the woodwork, stitching and construction - she just wings it! The upholstery on the chair is done in petit point - 50 count! I think it is just beautiful!

She constructs the doll from scratch, building the body and then the clothing after, including all the jewelry and accessories. I love the little cameo at her waist. You can't see it from the picture because of her full skirt but she is sitting on a rattan settee. Yes, Lorna made that too! She said she just had to try her hand at rattan and used string for the wicker. I wish I had got a picture of it because it is worth seeing!
Somewhere in my sewing room I have a kit to make a wooden dollhouse and I have always had it in the back of my mind to put it together and then furnish it with minature stitching. I am definitely reinspired after seeing all these pieces. I am so happy that Lorna took the time to bring them out to the lake for me to see. Thanks Lorna!


Aida Costa said...

I love those!! I really love miniatures too, although I haven't yet made any mini needlework items. Thanks for sharing these!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

I love those miniatures. Especially the chair. I know what it takes to work on 50 count silk gauze - masterpiece! Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Lovely mini needlework! The chair is my favorite. I know what it takes to petite point on 50 count silk gauze. Natalia