Thursday, February 28, 2013

Faerie Dress and Bonnet: Miniature Crochet


I usually call them Elf Doilies:

http://s346.beta.photobucket.com/user/wanderbee/library/My%20Finished%20Doilies/Elf%20Doilies

They are made by Diane Wilson, who crochets wonderful items in miniature, she's an artist! They are so darling I dubbed them "Elf Doilies" because they must have been made with special thread.



But this dress and hat are so cute I call them the Faerie Dress and the Faerie Bonnet.

Actually, instead of the usual size 10 or 20 thread for a doily, she uses size 80 (correction from previously posting it was size 40) or sewing thread. She makes a coaster pattern which can be used as a delicate doily for a doll house, and yes, to 1/12 scale.

She sells her lovely doilies here: Diane's Dainty Doilies

9 comments:

Olga said...

Oh, how sweet they are! I can't imagine how it's possible to crochet with a sewing thread. Incredible!

River Glorious said...

Neither can I, but she does it, time and again. :)

Maybe I can persuade her to make a matching dress for the doll house mother...

Thanks for peeking in!

Lois Evensen said...

How very sweet! I just went to her Etsy Shop and "favorited" one of her items in my Etsy shop. Hopefully, that will give her some traffic.

SummDay-SummWay said...

Everything is so beautiful and the work is just amazing! Very very pretty! Thank you for sharing this with us.

♥Caroline♥ said...

i couldn't even think about crocheting something that small!! i don't think my fingers could handle it!

River Glorious said...

Lois, you're a dear! Thanks!

River Glorious said...

SummmDay and Caroline, you are so right, and she keeps on making them. I'm convinced she has a secret stash of elvish thread or a source for faerie cob webs or something. I don't know how she can *see* to make these things.

I tried once, but that was it.

sdlb said...

Just adorable!

River Glorious said...

I know, I know! That's why I take care of them so much, they're heirlooms!