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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

progress on Gwendolyn and Joseph's home

Bella, our cat, feels the need to try out every room in the house.

Annabelle chose the above perfume bottles and corgi pillow from Gillian at Make it Small.  She then  used these items to choose the wallpapers .  The top one is Cottage Rose and the bottom is Fifi and Friends , both are from Itsy Bitsy Mini.

When Annabelle was sick, my mother bought her the puppy in the previous picture.  Using    Wicker Furniture For The Doll's House , by Sheila Smith, Annabelle and I constructed this little dog bed.  Anna did much of the weaving, the braid, her first embroidery and sewed and stuffed the little pillow.

Fifi enjoys the porch.
Gwendolyn tries out her new chair.  She is going to spoil that baby if she doesn't stop holding her!

Have a Wonderful week ,
Lucy Coles

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Quick Hello

     I am going to spend much of this week finishing a hand smocked dress for Annabelle to wear for my mother's 87th birthday.  I have only to construct it, as I have finished the smocking during my son's baseball practices.  I will quickly show you what I have been duing in the mini-world and then I'm off to sew.

I have been playing with the computer.  Little girls like things that look like they came from the store, and Annabelle is no different.  She appreciates what I make, put these computer images look real to her. 

We are planning on fillings these bottles as a little project together.  I will do a posting on  these projects

I have started to sew Annabelle some pillows for our little girls room.

this is a sheet of plate decals.  I will do a posting on decals and plates for novices when I have time.  For now...Avon miniatures in the UK is a great source for fine miniature porcelain blanks.
     I have no pictures of the beach house, but it now has a wrap around porch that took a lot of firm talking to to get straight...but it looks good.  I have had to use a lot of filler and a lot of sanding to make this house sturdy.  I will wallpaper it and add a Paperclay  stone foundation and chimney next.
     I have put up two rooms of wallpaper in Honeysuckle Cottage.
the blue room is the living room, I am building a full wall fire place with shelving to fit in-between the two windows.  The pale pink room is the bathroom/dressing room.  Both wallpapers are from Itsy Bitsy Mini and are half scale.
Have a lovely week,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

My newest  bear has no name, but he is almost ready for the Fourth of July.   I did not sew his  collar down in  time for photo.
Happy Fourth of July!   Have you ever exercised with weights on your legs?  Well I have, and when you take them off, it feels like you are flying.  Such is the case with moving from half scale to one-inch scale...every thing seems so big and my hands feel as though they have shrunk.  I have spent the last week getting our Beach House ready while Annabelle attended Ballet camp.  Today I will add the porch roof and we will start applying the wallpaper.  I am going to put flagstone down on the bottom floors with Paperclay, make tiles for the bathroom floor and am undecided on the bed rooms.  

Here are the wallpapers form Itsy Bitsy Mini.  The sea horses are for the bathroom, the dogs for the living room, the roses for the girl's attic room and the pink Toile for the grandparent's bed room.  I absolutely adore them.  Annabelle picked all but the Toile.  Here is a link to wallpaper   http://dollhouse-miniature-wallpaper.com/shop/

I have not forgotten about Honeysuckle cottage.  Though, I am thinking of renaming it because I realize that if I am going to name it after a flower, I should have that flower be a main part of the garden.  I am not sure I can make half scale  honeysuckle.

Have a wonderful day,