modern dollhouse makeover: kitchen and living room

I found these old pictures of our old dollhouse that I redid at our old house....and figured they should be shared, if nothing for the mini SMEG fridge that I made out of a piece of wood, some vinyl, and some parts of a pen! … [Read more...]

Autumn inspired Regency bonnet

I knew I wanted to trim a Regency bonnet, for sure! We were out in the sun a bit during the day and it just fit the whole look! I grabbed this bonnet, which was a great shape for the time period, maybe not super historically accurate, but still pretty close. I found all the florals to trim it at Michaels, and had so much fun placing them and … [Read more...]

Rust Regency Spencer

  This spencer was a labor of love. I spent so many hours on it I don't even want to know. I learned a lot though, and had a lot of fun making the trim and adding it! Many audio books and tv shows were consumed while making the trim. It's called rouleaux trim, and this blog post was extremely well written and helpful when I was researching and … [Read more...]

teen girl room makeover for sadie

I finally made the hard decision (lol) to give up my craft room for Sadie, and I had SO much fun making this room over for her. It took weeks of work to downsize and empty out my craft room, (not to mention the design and planning and shopping! oh darn shopping), and the cover story was that we were making it into a combo craft room/guest room, … [Read more...]

Regency Little white dress

I knew I wanted to make the Regency wardrobe foundation: the little white dress. I made it out of this fantastic fabric and it worked great for the pattern I used! It shrunk a lot, but luckily steaming the fabric kinda stretched it back out again, if that makes sense? It was kind of gauze like, so it was so very comfortable to wear! The pattern … [Read more...]

Regency Underthings

I know what you're thinking...she's sewing again!? I'm just as flabbergasted but there is a good reason! I have always loved the Regency time period, Jane Austen books and films, and my sister is an author of some amazing Regency novels! So when I heard about the Regency Retreat from her, I knew I had to go! (they're sold out this year already!) … [Read more...]

Disneyland map cross stitch project

I started this cross stitch on March 13th, 2020, basically the day Covid really started for most of us. It took me 10 months to finish, but I did finish it! It really was a labor of lov-wait no. A labor of boredom, stress, anxiety, and a coping mechanism. HA! It did give me a creative outlet and something to do for the hours on end we were stuck at … [Read more...]

we wash you a merry christmas tag printable

Just wanted to share the printable I made with you if you are looking for an easy (and very handy this year) neighbor gift idea! I grabbed these Mrs. Meyer's hand soaps (couldn't find any holiday scents at my Target so I picked the basil scent-aka the one with the greenish label. haha...anyways...I made a quick tag and added some baker's twine and … [Read more...]

master bathroom reno

We finally finished our master bathroom renovation! The real one! I did this small makeover a few years ago to tide me over, but was so glad to finally flip this bathroom! I like to make a rough mock up in illustrator whenever I do a room, just to make sure everything flows together, and this is what I ended up with-there were MANY changes along … [Read more...]

Jack’s Radiator Springs room

I kinda miss my blogging days. I'm not saying I'll recapture the insanity that was the heyday of this blog, but I'm going to make an effort to keep ya posted on random things, more like what it used to be around here. I'm pretty active on Instagram too, if you ever want to stay up to date on all things CINO! Jack's room has morphed from Peter Pan … [Read more...]