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.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Still time for the Bella-Mouse giveaway

For giveaway, scroll down to post 5/29/12
Bella-Mouse waits for a new home.

I make progress on my wall paper.

 I finished another Cassidy Creations kit from http://half-scale-miniatures.com/shop/.  This was the first kit of theirs that I had trouble with.  I could not get the door to hang...finally I decided to make a ribbon hinge.

I glued two pieces of ribbon to the back of the door.

I glued a piece of paper over the ribbons and then glued the ends of the ribbons to the inside of the little  washstand.

I made the little bowl and pitcher  out of porcelain about 7 years ago.  I plan on making a little doily and hand towels  to finish off the piece.  The washstand will go into the new bathroom

Here are my newest children out of Femo.  I have not fully painted their features, and I have not decided if they are related...just a test for now.

Formerly known as ET

I think that this pair will be a big brother and his baby sister.

Half scale girl.

Does anybody know who made this little doll?  I bought her about seven years ago at a guild show.  The man who made her is from the UK, and he is charming.  This little lady was not his smallest doll...she fits into Evalina's dresses, and I love her

I am not able to read this , do you recognize this signature? 

Isn't she perfect?

She fits nicely into my half scale house.

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Your dolls are wonderful! And Bella wants to come to my house!

  2. Beautiful work Lucy. Thank you for the ribbon hinge tip, your little kit is soooo cute.

  3. The small wooden doll looks like a reproduction of a farthing doll...she is darling! I don't know the maker, but she reminds me of Tottie, the main character in the book The Dolls House by Rumer Godden. Love your blog and your charming dolls!

  4. After doing a bit more quick research, I think the maker of your doll is Eric Horne. That seems to match the signature too. Here's his website: http://www.erichorne.co.uk/

  5. I was going to say the same as Kate: she reminds me of Tottie. I have made a doll that reminds of Birdie, another character from that TV show, I have pictures of it in my blog but unfortunately writing is only in Finnish...

  6. joli meuble, jolies poupées ...
    Voilà plusieurs talents réunis !
    Bon weeK-end à vous !

  7. Hi lucy,
    Wow, the wallpaper is looking fantastic!! I'd love to have a room like this in real life, it's got a wonderful fairytale feel to it, like stepping into another world. I'd feel so at home there :)
    I love the little washstand and your dolls are looking amazing.
    I have no idea about the beautiful little wooden doll's origins but if I ever see one like it I will let you know, she's beautiful!!
    vicky xxxx

  8. I like the wallpaper; is original.
    Your dolls are fantastic.
    Bye Faby

  9. Your wallpaper is fantastic I love it. Great idea with the ribbon hinge. The little washstand is beautiful. Your dolls are amazing. The little wooden doll is fantastic.
    Hugs Maria

  10. I was going to say the doll looks like an Eric Horne, but Kate beat me to it. The washstand is darling! I remember that you showed Mom and I a scrap of pink wallpaper you were painting for the cottage many years ago. I've always remembered how pretty it looked,so I'm very glad you haven't given up on the project!

  11. Everything is so gorgeous I love it.

  12. Hola Lucy:
    El ratoncito es impresionante ,me encanta como esta hecho y como lo has vestido .
    Me parece algo imposible de hacer y pero a ti te ha quedado maravillosamente bien !!
    y los demás trabajos y personajes son preciosos también!!
    enhorabuena guapísima !!

    ** . * . . . . * . * . Un besito
    .. * . (\ *** /) * . * cielo
    .* . * ( \(_)/ ) * * . que tengas
    .* . * (_ /|\ _) . * . un buen
    .* . * . /___\ * . . * dia

  13. It is pure joy to meet you in this beautiful and bright place. The work of your hands accompanied by your kind words were a special encouragement, a gift for this day...

  14. Wow Lucy, I am gobsmacked with wonder at how versatile you are and how well you have made everything ! :). You hand-painted the wallpaper? WONDERFUL!

    You must meet another blogfriend Betsy - Daydreamer . She's an artist who paints all her dollhouse frescos and wallpapers and ceilings :).

  15. Hi Lucy,
    First I want to thank you for the compliment for my mice!
    I cannot knit but as you can see I found another way to make them.
    Your wallpaper is painted beautiful! So lovely on the pink colour. And your dolls...wow...it's amazing that you make them yourself, they're so perfect!
    Sorry if my English is a little bad but it's my best ;-))
    Gr. Nancy

  16. Ma che meraviglia.....le bambole e la carta da parati! sei bravissima, i vestitini a maglia sono un vero incanto!!!!!