Monday, December 21, 2015

Mini Gifts, Belle and Vintage Embroidery Monday

Yesterday was the greatest day - the online mini group I belong to had their Christmas Chat Party and we got to open the gifts we exchanged. Here's what I received from my swap partner:

Can you see how teeny-tiny these things are? Look at those Christmas cupcakes! And - look at those itty-bitty books! Hand made by Jennifer Osmond Hatt from Looking Glass Miniatures - I was floored! This group of ladies that meet twice a week online are incredibly gracious and giving - just like all my stitching friends.

I finished Belle - another of Dana Burton's dolls. Again, I learned a lot - first hairstyle with a braided bun - offset to the side of her head. Ruched ribbon - and I made cording from two strands of DMC floss for the cording along the top of her gown.

 Belle - 5.75 inches tall

Meet Santa Claus. 18 ct canvas designed by Janet Zickler Casey. It was a correspondence course from The Shining Needle Society. I actually signed up for it a few years ago, but just finished the stitching. He won't be finished-finished in time to make it on the tree, but I thought he was cute.

If you have a minute, click on over and visit Super Mom - No Cape! and see what others have stitched up for this week's Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party.


  1. Kim, what a fun post! Those miniatures are fantastic. I had a dollhouse when I was younger that I cherished. Seeing your minis always makes me smile. Those books are incredible! Belle looks like she is all dressed up for Christmas. Beautiful work. And Santa is fantastic! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Aww so beautiful my dear...
    Big hugs xx

  3. How sweet Kim , love lady Belle.
    Happy Christmas.

  4. Your doll is a beauty. And Santa a cutie. ;)

  5. More teeny tiny things! Your doll looks beautiful. You are really learning a lot! And I love the Santa with the lights around his hat! Hope you have a very merry Christmas.

  6. Wonderful exchange. Belle is beautiful. Merry Christmas !

  7. Beautiful dolls and love the Santa design, unusual.

  8. I can't get over how teeny tiny all those things are! Belle is beautiful, and your Santa is so cute. Great job, Kim!