Another backdrop

Note to self: It’s much faster to make a backdrop when you don’t have to miter corners of ity bity molding.

I made this backdrop today. Yesterday, I had painted the board a Parisian blue and all of the moldings ivory. This morning, I painted the lighter blue panels and glued everything down.

The picture in the middle is a vintage postcard and I picked up the frame at an antique shop years ago. I found the moldings at the top and bottom of the two side panels at a dollhouse shop last weekend. The tall skinny decorative moldings inside the panels I found on Etsy. I added the small shelves on top from a scrap of dollhouse baseboard molding. I picked up the two candlesticks in an antique shop a while ago and glued them on the shelves so I don’t lose them.

I think this is my favorite backdrop so far.



Summer essentials sale

For a limited time, save 10% off 1:6 scale purses, pillows, and furniture in my Etsy shop, Hankie Chic.

New to my shop is the most adorable wooden chair with a distressed painted finish and petit point seat cushion. This chair is included in the sale.


Vacation finds for Barbie

Hubby and I have been vacationing with family in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and the surrounding area for the past couple of days. I haven’t been doing much sewing, but I have been shopping and found some cool 1:6 scale treasures.


In a local pharmacy, I found the iron and ironing board.  Made by Maileg Danish Design, this set was in a display of stuffed rabbits along with other 1:6 scale miniatures like a vintage refrigerator, stove, and baby pram. Visit their website at for a visual treat. Thinking I’m going to have to set up Barbie’s sewing room again to show off this set.

The two cats are ornaments I found at the Christmas Mouse in the Hammock Shops Village. The chair, statue, and corner cupboard were sourced from various antique shops, including Inlet Queens which is less than a 1/4 mile from our rental house. I’m planning to paint the corner cupboard and sew a petit point cushion for the chair. The mini notecards printed from watercolors by a local artist will make nice artwork for Barbie.

And besides shopping, we have been on a plantation river cruise, waded in the ocean, and tried out some good seafood restaurants. So far, so good. More to come.