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, September 21, 2012

New Miniature Needle-work Blog Open

     I am moving all of my talk about knitting to a new blog http://mini-needle.blogspot.com/, which I think  I have just opened to the public.
      My hope is, that other mini-needle-workers will help me fill this new blog with images of their work, and that the whole blog does not revolve around me.  For now, I will just write about knitting and myself...that is what I know. If you are a needle worker and have some advice or information about a product that you would like to share, please contact me at lucy_coles@netzero.net.  If you are not a needle-worker and need some advice, please feel free to ask questions...if I do not have the answer I will find it. 
     My first post is about Burmilana which is a fiber that I have mentioned on this blog, but it really doesn't belong here.  So, if you are interested in a fine wool thread that comes in 113 colors and can be used in many mini projects, come visit me on Needle work in Miniature, I'll be glad to hear from you.  mmmmmm

Miss Kitty is a new project that I am working on.  Above is the first prototype of my first pattern. She will be the first project that I descuss on my new blog...that's a lot of firsts.

Please join me on my new blog, even if you are not a needle-worker.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Image of Fairy House giveaway

I am in the middle of rearranging my blog and it is getting messy!
       I am continuing to hold my Fairy house /Beach house giveaway on this blog, but I am setting up two new blogs : one for miniature  needlework which is called Needlework in Miniature, and one for all the fun stuff that I have been doing with my beach house and one inch scale miniatures, This one will be called Lucy's Littles.
 I am doing this because, Evalina Rose was originally supposed to be about the characters in my stories and their half scale setting, and, because  I am easily distracted by what the rest of you are doing I have  gone off in too many directions--it was a great summer.  To contain some of the hysteria and  neaten things up, I will remove much of the unnecessary content from this blog and focus on Evalina  and her house.

Fairy and house.

View of patio and garden flowers.  I have used tiny scraps of lace for the curtains and tiny pink flowers in the window boxes.
For now, I leave you with  new images of my giveaway and the promise that I will be organized in the future.
I will give links to my new blogs when they are ready to view
have a wonderful week,

Sunday, September 9, 2012

End of the summer, Beach-house Give-away

This Sea Fairy House is part of my give-away.  I made a similar house for my Beach House and will set it into the garden when I make one, but for the winner of my give-away, I have set the sea fairy and her house into their own setting.  The setting is made of cardboard, Femo,seashells and green "grass".  So the fairy comes with her own garden, but her garden can be set into a one inch scale garden.  She is less than 1/4 inches tall, but seated on her mushroom, she is about 1/4 inches tall.

.The  house is made of card stock with five layers of gesso.  The shingles are made of tinny shells that I found in Rockport,  MA.
I have set the house into a tiny setting with a rock wall and garden( all made of Femo ,shells and miniature landscaping materials).  The fairy is the blur seen through her rose arch.
There is a small metal bench, which I have painted green, that I bought a long time ago at a show.  The gravel around the house is made of fine crushed shells.
Sea Shell Pillows...These four pillows are printed  and sewn by me and are included in my give-away.
I collected these shells on the beach of Rockport, MA.  I added some freshwater pearls.  The base of the wreath is Femo,   The wreath is part of my give-away, it is quite fragile.

Summer is over at my house, the children are back at school, the mornings are cool and the beach house has been removed from my kitchen island.  So to celebrate the end of a lovely summer, I am giving away things that remind me of it.  If you would like to be included in my give-away:
1) Leave a message on this post.
2) place the picture on my side bar(labeled"Beach-House Give-Away") on your blog...This optional, but would be greatly appreciated.
3) you need to be a follower.
4) the winner will be picked on October 1, 2012

If you have a mini beach house, send a picture to lucy_coles@netzero.net, and I will post the picture on my blog to help celebrate THE END OF SUMMER.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the rest of the warm weather.