Evalina Rose and her little sister Posy Anna are the main characters of a series of children's stories that I am writing. In this blog I will share the final stages of crafting their half scale house--Honeysuckle Cottage--and the miniature stuff that will make up the settings of their stories.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thank you Degas

 Happy Mother's day From Posy Anna and Evalina Rose
Humble and Pie together at last
This week I made a new Pie.  Pie is Humble bear's side kick.  I had originally made Humble and Pie as a pair, but gave Pie to a friend.  Humble has been lonely, even with the friendship of Posy and Evalina.  Pie still needs clothes, and his ears are too big to be a bear...perhaps Pie will be a mouse.  Any way, he will have to wait to get dressed because I have decided to make a new bear and have her be my first GIVEAWAY on this blog.

     Please help me with advice about Giveaways...I am really new at this, but it looks like such fun.  I am now knitting a little white Mother Bear or Cat--depends on the ears.  She will have a pale pink silk coat and a bag, basket or pocket book, and I think a  white dress knit in a lace pattern.  Please tell me the best way to set up a giveaway!

     I finished my trellised rose.  It is meant to be like a David Austin rose that my mother has.  David Austin roses are old English roses and they bloom in large flushes of flowers that a tremendously fragrant. The multitude of roses became tedious to make, so I will stick to simple tea roses in the future.  My next floral project will be window boxes.  I am going to make every thing removable so that I can decorate for Christmas with seasonal greenery.
The roses are simple,  It is hard for me to get a more realistic rose at half scale.
Our resent vacation was to Washington DC, where I dragged my poor daughter through the National Gallery... assuring her all the time that some day she would appreciate it.  She loves to dance, and takes ballet, so the room full of Degas' sculptures was at least interesting to her.  To me, Degas' sculptures brought me to a major realization--real artist use armatures when they are sculpting figures.
She is my first standing project with an armature.  I hope she continues to stand.  I will add muscles and details in steps.  I plan on putting flowers in her hands and a  wreath of flowers in her hair.  I'm already in love with her and she looks like ET.

Happy Mother's Day,


  1. Oh Lucy, que hermosa es la escultura.
    El oso de grandes orejas es un encanto, tu rosal maravilloso.
    Regalar: haces algo, lo anuncias en tu blog.
    Deben hacerse seguidoras.
    Tu debes elegir una fecha.
    Puedes hacerlo con pequeños papeles con los nombres.
    puedes hacwerlo con random numbers... como tú quieras
    Un abrazo

  2. The roses are fantastic!
    Bye Faby

  3. Que preciosidad de rosas!!!!
    Tus ositos don una preciosidad.
    besitos ascension

  4. I'm quite amazed at the beautiful and varied things you can make! The giveaway gift sounds amazing, I wouldn't want to part with any of them!.
    To set up a giveaway, simply announce it on your blog and give the rules, usually 1)to be a follower of your blog, 2)to leave you a message and 3)ask them to advertise your giveaway on their blogs.
    Don't forget to give the closing date for entries.
    The giveaway will get you lots more followers too!
    You can download computer counters for the draw but I like to write out all the names, cut them up and put into a basket, you can then get your daughter to select the lucky winner. Have fun! Gill x

  5. Hello, very nice to meet you. Your blog may be new, but it is easily seen you are not new with miniatures :) All the stuff is lovely! I am new to the mini world, so I will be looking forward to your tutorials! I can feel that yours will be one great blog to look at with all the lovely stuff. Looking forward to the giveaway also, knitting is not one of my talents, so a teddy bear would be soo great :) Take care and please write often :)

  6. Very nice, i love the bears(or mouse) and i am sure ET change into a lovely person of this earth.
    About the Give-Away, Gill from Make it Small explained it very good, i am looking forward to it.

  7. Hi I have just found your wonderful blog. Your roses are amazing. I love your teddy's :) Having a giveaway is a lot of fun and a great way of getting new followers.
    Hugs Maria

  8. Dear Lucy, I just found your blog though Gills blog..isn't she wonderful?..yes indeed. I too am a miniaturist,creating 1:12 scale dollhouse dolls, although I also create other dolls in various sizes. I am looking forward to following your blog, after seeing those gorgeous roses! Gill explained the giveaway perfectly..it's simple, and easy, and so much fun, and yes, you will get many followers! Have a great week, so glad to welcome you to blogland, and also glad to be a new follower! Christel