Monday, April 9, 2018

How to Draw Sweet & Sour Cherries

How to Draw Sweet & Sour Cherries with Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #howtodraw #chibifood #kawaiifood

I took a poll this week online to get a pulse on what you'd like to see more of on the Linzer Lane Blog. A number of readers said more easy 'how to draw' tutorials, so I thought this easy step by step graphic might come in handy for those that would love to draw some cute cherries!

All you need to do is draw one step at a time - and don't forget the 'sweet' and 'sour' face at the end!

In addition, I can teach you how to draw four more cute fruits in my brand new video below:




If you watch it, you'll learn how to draw a lime, orange, peach and one smart apple ;)

Is there anything you'd love to learn how to draw? Leave a comment below and I'll consider if for my next video!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meet the Characters

Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation




This past month I spent quite a bit of time putting a video series together featuring animal characters from my little imaginary world Linzer Lane.

Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation

I thought it would be fun to make very short introductions to the characters, so that you get to know them a bit better. 

I'd like to share all four videos with you below:






Which one was your favorite? Comment below!

xo Lady Lucas


Meet the Characters | Cute Animated Series by Lady Lucas | Linzer Lane Blog #animation
PS - If you're a fan of Frau Lina, check out this new tote bag featuring her favorite shades.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene!

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog
It was just about a year ago that this blog was featured in the magazine DollsHouse & Miniature Scene. Now, this March Zoe's Dream House is featured prominently under 'Reader Projects'! I'm so happy to welcome any new readers that are visiting here from this publication - please do leave a comment below and say hi :)

Here are a few pages from the feature... but to read more and purchase this awesome UK magazine visit their web store here.

Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog


Zoe's Dream House featured in DollsHouse & Miniature Scene! | Dollhouse Makeover Feature | Linzer Lane Blog


I really appreciate all those that have followed my dollhouse makeover journey. I am still seeking a publisher for a book about this project, so feel free to share with anyone that may be interested!



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Linzer Lane Doll Collection

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

Zoe has been quite lonely in her home this year - so I decided it was high time to add some friends into her world.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

It took a number of weeks to get the images just right for production. Once I had the sketches, I needed help prepping the files (thank you Katie!) - and then Skill Mill NYC did a great job laser cutting the dolls.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

I'm working on a little video showing the process, so stay tuned for that this spring!

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

Frau Lina, Iggie and Roy dolls are now available for purchase. They are hand painted with love and ready to add some charm into your life.

Linzer Lane Dollhouse Heirloom Doll Collection | Linzer Lane Blog #dollhouse #heirloomdoll

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE! XOXO

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dollhouse Valentines

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

I was in need of some actual valentines to add to my dollhouse this week, so I thought it would be fun to make some little greetings with art supplies that I already had hanging around my desk...

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

Pictured here is a heart paper punch from Flying Tiger - but you can get one at any craft store. You'll also need super tiny stickers - these finger nail stickers from OOLY are perfect!

 This satin heart ribbon trim (also from Flyer Tiger) is perfect for mini 'puffy valentines'. All you need to do, is carefully cut out each heart shape with sewing scissors.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

So there you have it - it couldn't be any easier to make 1:12 scale valentines! All you really need is a heart punch, some scrap paper and heart trim.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

Display your mini valentines prominently in your favorite room. My mom just found this adorable handmade, blue box of chocolates for me at a dollhouse shop in Lancaster, PA. Isn't it cute?

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

I hope you enjoyed this cute idea for your own mini space today. 

By the way, I've just started an Instagram feed all about Zoe's Dreamhouse! 

You can follow along here.

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
xo Lady Lucas (& Zoe!)

Dollhouse Valentines DIY Tutorial | Linzer Lane Blog | #valentines #dollhousevalentines



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My Inspo Wall

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

Pretty much ever since I can remember - I've had a pattern of taping and hanging things up on a wall near my desk that inspired me. I started the practice in high school, when I was fascinated with liquor ads in magazines. These days, anything with a cute animal on it will get my attention. 
My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

To create your own 'inspo' or inspiration wall at home, a nice place to start is by adding a garland in the middle of wall. I just happened to make mine with paper hearts. Punch two holes in each heart and thread a pretty string through after adding some lettering to your garland.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo

Add artwork, photos and advertisements that inspire you to create!

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
The paper props from one of my stop motion animation movies.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
My mom painted this for me after our fish passed away this year - Doodle & Sketch. It's a great reminder of them and how much I loved them for 6 years!

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
A favorite illustration by Beatrix Potter.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
After posting a YouTube video online about drawing faces, my niece promptly drew all the faces and sent them to me in the mail. She's very industrious.

My Inspo Wall | Linzer Lane Blog | #interiorinspo #wherewomencreate #inspo
A photo of geese in Jersey City. The baby is adorable.
If you happen to start your own inspiration wall - or have one already - send me a photo. I would love to add it here!

xo 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WANTED: A Publisher for this Book!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

Well folks... it's done! 

Finally the sample book I've been working on telling the tale of my dollhouse makeover is complete!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

Now all I need is a publisher! I have had various books published in the past, but I do not have connections with a DIY / craft pub world that would be interested in a book such as this. If you happen to know someone in that industry, please do share. I would be forever grateful!

WANTED: A publisher for this book! Linzer Lane Blog #dollhousemakeover #dollhousebook #interiordesign

The working title for the book is, "Zoe's Dreamhouse: A Dollhouse Inspiration Book". The sample book is approximately 50 pages detailing each room in my dollhouse. Regardless of whether the book is picked up, I intend to get into the hands of miniature lovers sometime this year, so stay tuned!

xo