• Miniature Monday – Miniature Curio Makeover

    Happy Monday! Today I’m going to show you a miniature curio makeover. I found this vintage piece in an antique store. The fact that I found miniatures at all was exciting, but when I saw this curio, I knew it would be perfect for an update. First, let me tell you that I have done oodles of makeovers on normal size furniture. I had a booth at an antique for a few years. Finding pieces that would normally be overlooked and make them into something pretty and useful again is FUN! Now that I’ve switched gears and opened Etsy store selling handmade miniatures, I can create whatever I want, when…

  • Dollhouse

    When I thought of the idea to build a Barbie size dollhouse for my daughter for Christmas, I never would have guessed what I was getting myself into.  My BFF, being the angel that she is, chose to join me and build one for her daughter too.  It was a true labor of love!  It took months.  It took patience and trial and error and a little bit of blood and tears.  (I would say “sweat” too, but it was so cold in the basement when we were building it, we took turns hugging the floor heater!)  It was a lesson in perseverance since neither one of us built anything like this EVER!  AND it…