sweet p is one

Sweet P turned one this week….I love her so much. I still vividly remember the day we got to meet her. I think Lesley & Eric should have a bunches and bunches of more little ones. For her birthday I thought I’d make over one of the dollhouses my grandpa made. I admit this is the second time I’ve fixed up this house. The first time was the week of Christmas and I made it a fort for LegoMen. The boys never played with it. When they saw me tearing out the camo paper they asked what I was doing with their Christmas present! They decided Sweet P would enjoy it more.

Here’s the deal with my projects…sometimes I forget the point of the project. This was meant for a one year old girl. Well, obviously it isn’t too toddler friendly. I think Lesley is going to have to save it for a bit.


I covered the back of each section with fabric from Sweet P’s nursery. I used Decoupage to attach the fabric to the wood. I also painted & repaired some thrifted doll house furniture.

Mini corkboard: I cut a small piece of cork (the kind that comes like a 8.5×11 page). I hot glued a paper frame from a scrapbooking kit on the top. I then hot glued a little picture of my family and a “P” to the cork. I added a dab of glue to the top and some glitter to make it look like they were pinned to the corkboard.

Flower Pot: I spray painted a bottle top, hot glued some floral moss in it, hot glued a crocheted flower to a toothpick and hot glued it all together.

Curtains: I folded 2 rectangle pieces of fabric…hot glued the edges under. Then hot glued them to a dowel rod…which I hot glued to the wall.

I love my hot glue gun!

She is always around…my little shadow. I was trying to take pictures of the dollhouse and she wanted to pose with it. I need to get to work on her dollhouse….oh wait, I need to finish all the projects going on in her REAL house first!

Those crazy cowlick bangs are out of control! Maybe I’ll try hot gluing a hair clip to her head next.

The next day we headed to Sweet P’s party. Here is a peek. Lesley knows how to throw a glittery, girly, pink party (Lesley’s party post 1, party post 2)! It was amazing. My kids left on sugar highs. I told her Sweet P is getting a case of Pixy Sticks for Christmas from Aunt Ashley.

I let FireCracker pick what she wanted to wear to the party….she went all Wonder Woman on me again. I’m going to be in trouble when she out grows that shirt. I think I’ll frame it:)

Sweet P eats cake just like her mommy:)

This one makes me laugh. It looks like a college “party pic” pose with that drink in her hand…it was water. It was really dark in there – sorry for the black holes replacing their eyes!


Here we were a year ago….and now. I look way more excited about her than she does about me!


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  • Alicia @ La Famille - so sweet, ashley…i might have to steal that little doll house :) and what a fun party!! (love the college pic! lol!!)

  • Lesley - We are loving that dollhouse! Lots of fake food and cars have made their way in it already! Thank you so much!!! And, I think I need a copy of the party pic!

  • meg duerksen - a turquoise hutch???? amaaaaazing!

  • karen brown - this has got to be the prettiest doll house i have ever seen. sweet p has a pretty great auntie!

  • heather - i would like to move into that dollhouse. fantastic!
    that photo with the cup is killing me. so funny!

  • Amy - Awww! The little house is adorable!

  • Debbie C - The dollhouse looks adorable! Also, where did you get Firecracker’s dress? It’s soooo cute!

  • Carla - I love the dollhouse and your photos capture the relationship between your daughter and her cousin so sweetly!

    Where did you get the little doll house? I would love to make one for my almost-2-year-old (and who am I kidding, for myself to play with, too!)

  • Peggy Annan - Oh my stars, Ashley, you are the only one I know who reclaims miniature furniture! The doll house is ADORABLE, almost as adorable as Firecracker.

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  • Steph @ BirdHouse - That dollhouse is too sweet for words! Well done!

  • Alina Koval - omg where she eats the cake– picture to die for!! soo cute!!

    amazing doll house bwt!

  • Stephanie Peterson - Hello Ashley,
    Love the dollhouse! I have 3 boys and a little girl about your same ages:) I have talked my husband into building a dollhouse for my little girl. I am curious, if it’s not too much trouble, what materials were used to build it and what the overall dimensions are. As always thank you for helping me to capture those everyday moments…You are inspiring!

  • Kimberley Walker - I love your dollhouse and I am so glad that I found yours because I have been wanting to work on one for my daughter. She is turning one soon as well and I was looking through your site to see if you have dimensions of your dollhouse?
    Thank you!

  • Alisa - Ashley- you have to laugh. I was googling(that is a word, right?) custom Target dollhouse bookshelf, and came across this one in the images, and then clicked on it and it directed me to your sister’s website, which directed me to yours.

    Just wanted to say how it is funny how the internet circles around. Gonna try to customize O’s Target bookcase for Christmas :)

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