Most of you who are local will know of Darren who works in the unit behind us. Well, you may not know that his lovely mummy also works there. Even more less known is her amazing miniature knitting skills!

Jackie is an antiques dealer by trade, and collects the most adorable little dolls. When she said she would bring them in to show me, I was excited (because what girly girl doesn't get excited about dolls?) but I may have squealed just a little bit when I saw them. Because LOOK AT THE OUTFITS!

Dollies in a row...

Jackie has knitted and crocheted each and every one of these little outfits. From sailor outfits, to dresses, to rompers, to matching tops and trousers. AND WITH LITTLE TINY HATS!

Hat!

And look at the size of this crochet hook and the thread thickness!

Tiny hooks...

It put me in mind of the mini mandalas that I saw people making last year, using gutermann sewing thread. My hands cramp using 4 ply, let alone anything finer. Can you imagine the patience needed?! It says 4.5 on the hook, which I think is around a 0.75mm in terms of old money sizes, but to be honest, having put it up against our hooks here, it looks finer!

Some of these dolls only measure 7cm WHEN STANDING. I mean, that is TINY! They are just so adorable...

Pinafore dress...

How cute is this little dress and bonnet?!

Dress...

Maybe I need to be a bit more adventurous than 4 ply...

 

Sam x