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Jan 13, 2013 09:36:04   #
charlinew
 
I am beginning to work on a log cabin dollhouse, my first to furnish and am wanting to knit furnishings like clothes for the tiny dolls, rugs etc. so and advice about it, like needles, yarns/threads etc. would be so helpful! Thanks and I love this group! Charline in cold Texas, at least today it's cold :-)
 
Jan 13, 2013 09:45:26   #
bwtyer
 
here are a few freebies for doll house scale- so tiny!!
http://www.buttercupminiatures.co.uk/free-patterns.asp
Jan 13, 2013 09:48:40   #
amudaus (a regular here)
 
Hello Charline, from Yorkshire UK.I also have a dolls house and i knit different things you will need very small size needles they look like sewing needles but of course longer,you will need threads of DMC or Crochet cotton also there are many patterns but they have a copy right on them.Have you gone on line and had a look for anything.
Jan 13, 2013 10:16:24   #
maureenb (a regular here)
 
charlinew wrote:
I am beginning to work on a log cabin dollhouse, my first to furnish and am wanting to knit furnishings like clothes for the tiny dolls, rugs etc. so and advice about it, like needles, yarns/threads etc. would be so helpful! Thanks and I love this group! Charline in cold Texas, at least today it's cold :-)


Hi Charline,I,too, have a log cabin dollhouse,but have used patterns to do counted cross stitch accessories..do you do counted cross stitch?
Jan 13, 2013 10:50:35   #
susanmos2000
 
A few years ago I decided to try to knit a vintage doily...got the materials required off the Internet, including a pair of US 00 needles. Wow! The diameter was so small I felt too intimidated to begin the project, and apparently they come in sizes even smaller than that.
I've actually heard of people knitting on toothpicks, but I dunno, they'd be awfully stubby....
Jan 13, 2013 11:12:49   #
NY Hummer
 
hi ~
ooh, miniature knits! just my kind of knitting!
I have been knitting small *foods* for my granddaughter to play house/etc with-
and we [my husband and I] will be making a small dollhouse soon-it's a basic kit to work from -
then I wanted to furnish it - he can make some furniture and I had thought of doing some knitting such as things for kitchen-food, baskets and so on, pillows/blankets in bedroom etc.
Our computer broke down last week, we just got a new one-so I don't have all my old bookmarks anymore.......and I haven't found all the ins and outs on this one.....but will get back to you when I gather some of them up, soon ~
Will watch this topic and look for anyone's ideas or suggestions on what they've done too ~
Happy knitting : )
 
Jan 13, 2013 12:41:46   #
charlinew
 
Thanks for the reply, i've just started "looking around" for ideas/patterns. Have been ill so just now feeling better :-)
Jan 13, 2013 12:42:22   #
charlinew
 
Yes, I do most needlework, and also cross stitch which i love!
Jan 13, 2013 12:44:36   #
charlinew
 
Thx! would appreciate it greatly! This is so exciting!
Jan 14, 2013 06:58:07   #
crackerjack
 
hi from falmouth, cornwall uk . i dont knit tiny things ,but years ago i had a friend that knitted my budgie a hat and leg warmers as a joke as i said it was cold, and then she did booties for my 2cats as i said i was fed up with washing windowledge of dirty paw prints lol. unfortunatly i lost touch with her , but i know you,d have to use very small needles/pins ect.
Jan 14, 2013 07:10:48   #
joycevv (a regular here)
 
Yes, my children were devoted to their "mouse house". I even had one of the mother mice with some knitting in her hands on straight pins that I did. There are really tiny needles out there--00 and 000, but usual 0's or 1's will do. Have fun!
 
Jan 14, 2013 08:10:26   #
lerryngal
 
I knitted lavender sprigs to go on a pretty bag I knitted for my Cousin for Christmas. I used coctail sticks and very fine tapestry yarn. It was a bit fiddly, but challenging and rewarding, as the finished item looked awesome.
I recently discovered an awesome site called Buttercup miniatures (sorry I'm not good at posting links) They have lots of free knitting patterns and good advice for tiny knits.
Jan 14, 2013 08:50:37   #
cathyknits
 
I would love to see pictures of all of these tiny things from anyone who knits them, please.
Jan 14, 2013 09:24:32   #
karen7
 
May I suggest that you use Sculpey Clay for making the food products that you want for your kitchen. I was into the miniatures 30 yrs ago and I made several food items. Back then all you could get was white clay which then had to be painted....now there is a wonderful variety of colors available. You can really get creative with the clay - plates, bowls, vases, etc. Possiblities are unlimited. Have fun!!! Besides the dollhouse, I also put together a General Store (my favorite).
NY Hummer wrote:
hi ~
ooh, miniature knits! just my kind of knitting!
I have been knitting small *foods* for my granddaughter to play house/etc with-
and we [my husband and I] will be making a small dollhouse soon-it's a basic kit to work from -
then I wanted to furnish it - he can make some furniture and I had thought of doing some knitting such as things for kitchen-food, baskets and so on, pillows/blankets in bedroom etc.
Our computer broke down last week, we just got a new one-so I don't have all my old bookmarks anymore.......and I haven't found all the ins and outs on this one.....but will get back to you when I gather some of them up, soon ~
Will watch this topic and look for anyone's ideas or suggestions on what they've done too ~
Happy knitting : )
hi ~ br ooh, miniature knits! just my kind of kn... (show quote)
Jan 14, 2013 09:42:04   #
Marny CA
 
Many moons ago I bought a dollhouse and had it electrified and then dyed shingles for the roof.

It was easier to do that in order to tell unwanted suitors 'I can't go out - I have stuff to do around the house.'

YouTube can be your friend. ;-)

Knitting Paradise is our friend, too. In abundance.
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