January 29, 2016

knitted mini-bliss

I found this lovely knitted miniature cardigan on Etsy not too long before Christmas and treated myself to it :D. Made by the wonderful Frederica from Linden Rose Miniatures and recently received. Isn't it gorgeous? Frederica also has a blog that's worth taking a look by the way.

the mini's from this scene are all once made by me and oldtime-followers might recognize. Except for that laundrybasket (I'm pretty sure it's an EuroMini, please correct me if I'm wrong) and the knitted socks. Those are from the very talented Annelies de Kort. I've had them for years, finally a scene I could use them in. I think they're so adorable and perfect! I have no clue how she does it..


while waiting for the cardigan to arrive - it had to come from New Zealand - I designed and made the little shoppingbag, using the template from my Oldtique Store bags. I think such a beautiful piece of clothing deserves a nice bag, don't you think? Since Linden Rose Miniatures doesn't have a logo or anything, I made the style and design up myself that I thought fitting for it.


I also wanted to finish the cardigan with a label to add something extra to this stunning piece. And a label from a piece of string to go with that, just to complete it and make it more fun.


you can't read it on the photo, but on the back of the bag it says 'Linden Rose Originals Auckland'


almost forgot, the buttons close!

the background is a print I downloaded from Textures. A great website with an extensive database of all kinds of - you guessed it - textures! But also images of signs and nature stuff for example.


36 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love how you added those special touches to the sweater and thanks for the Textures link! I've been looking for something like this!

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    1. thank you! and you're welcome, it's a great site, I'm so glad I could help you with that :D

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  2. beautiful cardigan, i like so accessories

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  3. es una compra preciosa , y el blog de tes chica es todo un descubrimiento , grcias

    beistos

    Mari

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  4. Oooh Yes! That is a great one. It hangs just beautifully too.

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    1. I thought so too Catherine, loved it right away! I've made it wet, to be able to make the sleeves hang naturally. The only thing that makes it hang a little less natural is because of the hanger, it's one I once made after a large type I have in 1:1, but this cardigan should have had a smaller one, but I hadn't..

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  5. Schattig vestje! Ik vind het vooral zo bijzonder omdat het niet in van die zoetige kleurtjes is, maar echt iets dat je zo zou aantrekken. Het is een heel leuk hoekje geworden!

    groetjes, Idske

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    1. ja he? dank je wel Idske, dat vind ik erg leuk om te horen! En ik ben zelf ook niet zo van de zoete kleurtjes en vind het ook iets voor in het echt :D

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  6. This is put together so lovely, I love the tag & bag you created. Thank you for sharing the textures website, I did not know it yet. The colors you chose are perfect together!

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    1. thank you so much Susi! and you're welcome, maybe it comes in handy sometimes, you can use 15 MB's for free daily the smaller and medium sized images. You only have to register. It's only the larger sizes you need a paid subscription for.

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  7. Es una escena encantadora y has cuidado hasta el último detalle!!
    Besos

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  8. wat een mooi geheel, van de sokken tot het vest en de tas.... heel mooi ook dat label aan en in het vest.
    weer een prachtig sfeervol geheel.
    groetjes,
    Gee

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    1. dank je wel Gee, dat vind ik erg leuk om te horen! :D

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  9. OOOOOhhhh What a Beautiful Fabulous little cardigan!!! I really admire those who knit in tiny scales! The buttons are amazing! It is just so YOU to make the bag and a logo and tags while you are waiting for it to arrive!!! The setting is so lovely especially with the little socks too! And the background paper is so convincing! (All my pictures show my messy backgrounds!) I really should learn how to stage things better! But I really had to laugh to see the sweater on your finger!!! LOL!!! :):)

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    1. I agree Betsy, it's something to be admired, I've tried (and tried and tried) a scarf once, to no avail... kept loosing stitches somewhere along the line and sometimes could pick them up, but not always and never succeeded in finishing one.. Let alone knitting anything more difficult than that, haha :D Thank you for you compliments, always nice to hear :D

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  10. Hi Monique! I think your tiny Cardi is Exquisite! The pattern in the knit is perfectly to scale and the fact that the buttons close, just kills me!!!! :D I certainly do like the additional bits that you made to enhance it ie. the sweater tag and the custom shopping bag- Well Done! :D

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! It is, isn't it? Ha, I thought so too, but totally forgot to photograph at first, so did that later. And thanks, I had a lot of fun with the shoppingbag, tag and label :D

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  11. the cardigan is super - but the packaging makes it elegant !!

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  12. Miniaturist are often such talented artists!

    You do great work with your scenes, Monique, and that cardigan is gorgeous.

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    1. thank you Azteclady, I appreciate that compliment :D And you are so right, it's amazing what some miniaturists are able to achieve..

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  13. Hi Monique, Frederica's work is truly lovely. I have admired her sweaters for some time. One day ... Maybe.
    A lovely treat for yourself.
    Regards Janine

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    1. Hi Janine, that's something, I didn't even know about her and I've already got one of her beauties, and you a longtime admirer don't.. I hope you'll be able to treat yourself to one sometime too, you do deserve one!

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  14. Beautiful miniature cardigan. Have fun with it

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  15. WOW, Monique, wat een pracht van een vestje, in (eindelijk eens) een 'normale' kleur ipv dat zoete pastel, hihihi ;)! Het is echt heel mooi gebreid en reken maar dat dat niet so gemakkelijk is. Je hebt er een exclusief kledingstuk van gemaakt door het labeltje en je mooie verpakkingstasje met (heel attent!) haar naam/blognaam er op, dat zal Frederica vast leuk vinden :)! Ik vind dat je weer een prachtige miniatuur scene hebt gecreëerd! Je kunt zien dat je hier veel plezier in hebt.
    Wat betreft Fb: je had helemaal gelijk, maar momenteel heb ik ook nogal wat probleempjes met blogspot, zoals je kunt lezen in mn nieuwe bericht, vandaar Fb er maar ff naast ;)!
    Fijne zondag/nieuwe week!
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. hai Ilona, haha, mooie kleur he? Ja precies, dat vond ik ook en ik weet dat dat niet makkelijk kan zijn, maar jij weet dat veel beter nog, want jij breit ook zo prachtig in het mini, onvoorstelbaar! Dank je wel voor je complimenten en dat klopt, ik heb altijd heel veel plezier in mijn scenes. Ik heb er nog heel wat in m'n hoofd, de ideeen blijven maar komen, maar stukje bij beetje komen ze er en dat is echt geweldig leuk! Nou, ik wens je veel succes met dat gekke facebook, haha, nee hoor, veel plezier, veel mensen vinden het een prima en fijn medium en ik snap dat het een goeie manier kan zijn, om welke reden dan ook. En het ligt iig niet aan jou hoor, de problemen met Blogger. Jij ook fijne week!

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  16. Hello Monique,
    that is just gorgeous! The cardigan is beautiful and I love the shopping bag you made. What a beautiful vignette with that background. Well done.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  17. oh Monique, your cardigan is too cute, it's gorgeous, and the shopping bag.

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