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, August 1, 2012

My Mother turns 87

  My mother,my three children and I  go to Rockport MA to celebrate her birthday every year.  This year she turned 87 while we were there. 
      I have been very indulgent and added quite a few pictures of my children.  I have promised them that this will not be a habit, and I ask for you forgiveness in advance...I will not make a habit of including my personal life too often. 
     I have made some progress on the beach house.  My trip to Rockport has given me many new ideas, and some miniature materials that I will share with you in the future.  Annabelle and  I are now calling the beach house our Rockport house.  Rockport is a small seaside town on the north shore of  Massachusetts.  There are many houses both large and small,  my favorite are from the 1780's.  Some of the smaller homes are painted in wild combinations of orange and blue, aqua and peach, lime green and pale blue.  It is an artist's community, with many beautiful shops and settings.  I have included a few pictures of details that I think are worth making in miniature.
Happy birthday Mom
Gwendolyn tries out two new granddaughters.  They are dolls that I made in the past .  Annabelle wants to name them Clair  and Amelia. 
some progress in the bathroom.  I am making a tile floor out of Paper clay  The wall paper is from Itsy Bitsy Mini and looks beautiful with the bed room wall paper.  The name of the bathroom wall paper is Starfish and Seahorses in aqua.  It is so perfect for a beach house.
We still are working on the canned goods.  It takes a lot of tiny  foods to fill a jar.  If you click on my images they will get bigger and the collages look better.
Joseph and Gwendolyn's bed room is coming along.  I have just put some vintage laces on the bed for  now.  I plan on making a mattress and bedding  I have since added pink crystal knobs to the dresser.  I painted the bed and and dresser green and added a simple landscape to tie them together.  I am planning on making a upholstered chair to set by the window, for now I am playing with the wicker chair that I made for the porch .  I love the wall paper from Itsy Bitsy Mini (Stripe Dark Toil, peach).
I have finished the" f"lag stone" kitchen floor.  I used a cereal box for the base and covered it with Paperclay.  I am very happy with the results, but have no idea how we will finish the kitchen.  I like the English and European kitchens That I am seeing and may just mix cultures.

Some pretty details from Rockport.  I am adding a chimney to our Rockport/Beach house.  I was going to put a  sculpted sail-ship tile in the center of  the chimney, but now I think that I will make a mermaid.  I love the seashells in the urns. 
Too beautiful to leave out.
Flowers  all around.
For Susan.
 I finished Anna's dress early this year.  I am usually hemming her smocked dress the night before we leave for Rockport.
I am not used to having a 16 year old, and I did not think to remind him to bring a razor.
It is not easy to get three children to pose in unison. 
Final product...a Christmas card
Have A lovely week,
Lucy Coles


  1. Gefeliciteerd met je moeder en een hele fijne dag gewenst.

    Groeten Xandra

  2. Wow, your mom looks amazing for 87 and it's lovely to see the photos of your family and Rockport!! The beach house (Rockport House) is looking amazing. You've done wonders with the kitchen floor, it looks so realistic!! Hugs Vicky xx

  3. Happy Birthday to your Mother she looks great :) Your children are very beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I love the floor in your kitchen and the wall paper in the bathroom. Wonderful work.
    Hugs Maria

  4. quelle chance vous avez ,d'avoir encore votre maman. Je lui souhaite un "Joyeux et Heureux Anniversaire" Vous avez une jolie famille !
    La maison avance très bien, les couleurs de la chambre sont bien choisies.

  5. Felicidades para tu mama, es una preciosa mujer.
    Tienes tres hijos guapisimos, enhorabuena!!
    Me encanta las fotos de tu casita.
    besitos ascension

  6. You have a beautiful family :) . Happy birthday to your mum!

  7. What an inspirational holiday location, and great family photos. I love your beach house, especially the romantic bedroom, gorgeous.

  8. Lucy, your children are Gorgeous!!! I Love to see some glimpses of the "other" world of blog friends... so thank you for this visit! And Congratulations to your Beautiful Mother for her recent birthday! May she, and you, enjoy many more!
    I have never been to Rockport.... lived in Mass a good part of my childhood and live in Western Mass right now... maybe I need to make a visit! Enjoy your day! You have brightened mine!

  9. Happy birthday to your mother! She looks grat!!! Your children are beautyful. Thanks for showing!

  10. Rockfort looks a wnderful place, thanks for the tour! You have three beautiful children and I adore Annabelle's dress with the smocking. You are one talented lady! Gill x

  11. I've not visited your blog in quite a while. What a treat! I was just in Rockport for the first time last week for a concert at the wonderful theatre and really enjoyed Rockport. Do they have any miniature stores in the area? Love your work. You do not need to apologize for family photos.