For many years that artisan, for me, was Lucy Coles, specializing in miniature needlework and porcelain. Unfortunately for me, Lucy dropped out of the miniature world for several years. But now she's back! She has a new blog, called Evalina Rose, to share her half-scale cottage project, and has the most FANTASTIC giveaway going at the moment (more on that at the end of this post).
In the mean time, I thought I'd highlight how many of my favorite toys and porcelain pieces came from her!
dining room for years, but I just found a better way to display it in the music room.
The green plate second from left was also painted by her.
Lottie's room was an impulse buy that I never regretted...
Every time I see this little baby boy doll, I want to pick him up and cuddle him. His red and white suit has the tiniest knitting!
For several years, it was a Christmas tradition for Mom to give me a Lucy Coles doll. Sometimes it would be a doll I had seen at a show, other times a complete surprise. I named almost all of them...
Here's another doll whose name I can't recall. Can you see her tiny painted gold necklace? Many of the dolls also have painted barrettes as well.
Here's Sylvia and Hitty. Hitty was the very first Lucy Coles doll I fell in love with. The name Sylvia came from one of my favorite childhood books, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. The name Hitty came from the book Hitty: Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field.
Last of all is my little bear in the attic.
Now comes the really fun part. If you want your very own Lucy Coles creation, sign up NOW for her giveaway! She's giving away this darling mouse named Bella:
(photograph from Lucy Coles)
The giveaway ends tomorrow, so hurry!