Susan decided to try one of my carpet kits as her introduction to miniature needlepoint. She says, “I have just completed the Bella carpet and would like to tell you how delighted I am with the result. This actually looks and feels like a real carpet! The instructions were very clear and easily understood. This is the first carpet I have sewn, but it definitely will not be the last. Thank you for this enjoyable activity.”
The BELLA carpet which Susan stitched works beautifully in the pink bedroom of her ‘Toll House’, which she bought from Dolls House Emporium. This was her first attempt at setting up a dolls house and it is still a ‘work-in-progress’.
Several months later, Susan emailed me some images of another stitching project – this time, she used a chart pack of the JOSIE carpet design, and chose her own colourway of yellows and greens on a pale background, to match the colour scheme of her summerhouse, which is called “Susan’s Sanctum”. As she says, “It is the place I would like to have where I could carry out my various hobbies; reading, computing, sewing, knitting, music and of course making doll’s houses.”
Susan’s Sanctum, seen from above, with the JOSIE carpet, in her own choice of colours, on the floor.
Another view of the hobby room. Of course, it has to contain a doll’s house in the process of being put together!
Susan has recently completed this wonderful room box. It is a carpet and soft furnishings department which she made for the Sunderland Dolls House Club – it was part of a joint project that the club did, to make a whole department store.
It contains several of my kits. For instance, you can see the tiger skin rug on the back wall, Barbara green and Bella (the round one) on the left hand wall, Alison gold, Karen (William Morris style) and Susan’s own colourway of Josie. On the shelf unit behind the counter are a Summer Roses bolster, as well as Sophie and Prudence cream cushions. Susan says that the room box has been dismantled now, as she needed the carpets back in her houses!!