One of my dollhouses
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The Artist

My first needlework skills were learned from my grandmother as soon as I was old enough to handle a needle and thread or a crochet hook.  I learned to knit (full size) from my sister about 20 years ago.  Over the past few years, it seems that everything I make is getting smaller and smaller!  I crochet with threads almost as fine as a human hair and knit with 0.5mm knitting needles and thread finer than sewing thread.  So far, I have worked on silk gauze with counts as high as 72 stitches per inch, though I work more often on 48 count.

My current projects include two one-inch scale dollhouses.  The first is a replica of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" television set from the early sixties.  The second is a replica of a 1920's Craftsman style house formerly owned by my great aunt and uncle.  It will be furnished as much as possible as it was in the 40's through the 60's.  I visited their home in Milwaukee every summer as a child, and the creation of this dollhouse is a labor of love in their memory.  In the planning stage are my aunt and uncle's lakeside cabin and a cozy white-frame farmhouse, including yard and gardens, set in 1940's Westchester County, New York.

I am a member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA). 

I live with four cats -  Schatzi, Maria, Albert, and Nutmeg.

(The pictures of Bing and the dollhouse are from about twenty years ago.)
Craftsman dollhouse
Bing in the dollhouse
Bing at 6 weeks old
Bing on back porch of dollhouse
miniature petitpoint cottage
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