Handmade Dollhouse & Fairy Garden Miniatures and more!

Raleigh, North Carolina · 246 Sales


Handmade Dollhouse & Fairy Garden Miniatures and more!

Raleigh, North Carolina 246 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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The Little Empty Nest

Handmade Dollhouse Fairy Garden Miniature Decor and Jewelry are items that I enjoy creating.

The special people we have in our lives often inspire the things we do and who we have become.

I don’t remember exactly when I first learned to sew. It was just something I always did. I do, however, remember my grandmother teaching me how to sew a French seam and how to make a button hole without the use of a sewing machine. I thought her skills were amazing. She had a small wooden sewing box. It wasn’t very elaborate or fancy, but as a child I thought it was a treasure trove filled with all sorts of thread, needles, buttons, and pins. I carry those fond memories into my sewing and into the handmade items I have in my shop.

The beautiful world of beading is something I learned a few years ago when I decided to make a lanyard for my sister who is a Special Education teacher. We live miles apart and don’t see each other much, but I wanted her to know I think of her often. Shortly thereafter, I made a lanyard for my daughter who had become a high school English teacher. I wanted her to know too that I was always thinking of her. Since then, I was inspired to make the many beaded items I have in my shop.

Over the years my husband and I watched our children grow and then move on. All three of them are different from each other and follow their own dreams and have their own aspirations. In essence, my husband and I realized we had built a very empty nest, and that was when The Little Empty Nest was born. I have learned so much through the special people in my life and they have all inspired me in some way. I have gotten much support and help from my husband, who always encourages me to create.

Whether you choose an item from my shop as a gift for someone special or to keep for yourself, may you see the beauty, charm, and warmth in something handmade. Enjoy!

Shop members

  • Liz

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    My background in floral design, cake decorating, drawing, painting, interior decorating and landscaping have inspired me and allowed me to create the items that I have in my shop. Handmade items convey the artistry and charm of the designer.

  • Lil Dreamer


    Although she is very tiny and often speaks in a whisper her presence is always known and welcomed with joy!

  • All Handmade By ME

    "Art Credit: Stacey Sobelman"

    This emblem signifies that I am a proud member of the “All Handmade By ME” team. Members of this team are devoted to selling only what they themselves have made! All the items in my shop are handcrafted by me with pride and special love & care!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2017
♥ Thank you for visiting The Little Empty Nest! ♥

I take pride in my original handcrafted designs as well as the quality of materials and craftsmanship that goes into each piece. All my items are made with special care and attention to detail. I always try to make them as perfect as possible. No plastic or acrylic beads are used in my jewelry.

I want you to be pleased with every item you choose to purchase from me!

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
♥ Feedback ♥

Customer satisfaction is very important for me. If you are a satisfied customer, positive feedback means a lot to me!

If you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, please contact me before leaving any negative or neutral feedback and allow me the opportunity to make things right!

I want every customer to be 5 star happy!

♥ Cancellations ♥

Please request a cancellation within 24 hours of purchase. Once the item ships I am unable to cancel your order.

♥ Refunds ♥

I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you feel the need to return your item please notify me of your reason for return within 5 days from the date you receive your order so we can arrange the details.

Returned jewelry items must be unworn and undamaged.

Returned miniature items must be clean and odor free.

All items are to be returned to me in their original packaging and box in order to receive a refund (excluding shipping). Returns are to be sent back to me INSURED with a delivery confirmation. Please note that I cannot issue a refund or exchange for items that are lost or damaged in transit.

♥ Repairs ♥

In the unlikely event that my workmanship fails, I will gladly repair your item for up to 6 months from purchase. You will only be responsible for the cost to insure and ship it to me. Please note that I will not be responsible to repair an item that was totally destroyed or abused.

♥ Loss/Damage/Wear ♥

Once you receive your item, I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged merchandise.

Jewelry will tarnish over time from everyday use! Jewelry that develops signs of tarnish or wear is not returnable, refundable, replaceable or repairable. All plated materials are not solid precious metals and are susceptible to oxidation.
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♥ North Carolina purchases will be charged 6.75% sales tax.
♥ All Shipping ♥

Your purchase will be shipped within 1 to 3 days of payment clearing. Please note that I have no control over the postal services and therefore cannot guarantee arrival dates or give credit for delays in shipping.

I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged shipments, including international.

Please double check your “shipping address” during the checkout process. I am not responsible for any items that are not received due to an incorrect address being provided.


FREE SHIPPING is included on all purchases shipped within the US through USPS First Class Mail w/delivery confirmation.


I ship internationally under the following conditions:

Processing an international order takes longer. Please allow 1-2 extra business days to accommodate international shipping requirements.

The Seller is not responsible for any delays or lost, stolen or damaged packages caused by shipping companies, postal services or international customs or mail/parcel delivery that may arise.

The Buyer will be responsible for any and all fees, customs, duty tax, value added tax (VAT), etc. The regulations concerning whether or not your order will apply vary by country and it is the obligation of the consumer to obtain information concerning these taxes and pay them if necessary. You can usually obtain this information by contacting your postal office or customs office.

The Buyer is responsible to know ahead of time what items are prohibited for shipment to your country:

Insurance is not available on international shipments.

I will not falsify any information on the customs forms, therefore, I cannot mark customs forms as gift. Orders will arrive marked with an accurate description of the contents and the price (minus shipping) paid for the order.

I reserve the right to refuse to process any order or to refuse to ship to certain countries.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ All of my pieces are created in a smoke-free pet-free environment.

♥ Item Descriptions and Photos ♥

All items are handcrafted by me and described as accurately as possible. I do my best to represent the item through detailed descriptions, measurements and photos.

Please look carefully and ask any questions BEFORE making your purchase.

Close-up photographs are taken to show the color, quality and craftsmanship of my items. Please keep in mind that colors may vary slightly due to lighting condition and computer monitor or viewing screen settings of your device.

♥ Privacy policy ♥

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
• To communicate with you about your order
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