Working in miniature – a story of hand cramp

Part of my collaboration with Tiny Eyes is to make tiny Emma Makes accessories for the doll I’m designing. That’s been in the back of my mind and on Saturday night I made a start.

With the fire on I hunkered into my end of the couch to hand sew some tiny versions of Emma Makes products. I began by making a tiny version of an Emma Makes stuffed kitten toy. I had to sketch out a couple of patterns until I had one that was tiny but not so tiny that it couldn’t be sewn.

Then I gave myself hand cramp hand-stitching a tiny little kitten face. The photo below is the tiny kitten felt face in my hand.

After that I had a dismal attempt at making the full, stuffed kitten; it looked like a blob with no legs. Tom was kind but I knew I had to start again. I didn’t take a photo of the blob because nobody needs to see that.

Here’s my finished kitten… with fingers for scale:

After making the kitten I made a tiny pixie bag. However, the scale is totally off so I’m going to remake this one too.

Read other posts about the Emma Makes for Tiny Eyes collaboration.


3 thoughts on “Working in miniature – a story of hand cramp

  1. What are you going to do with that tiny bag??? Can I have it if you don’t want it? I have a weakness for things on a tiny scale…I’m dangerous around doll’s house furniture…

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