"If you want a very special gift for a child or grandchild this is the place and the person who can do that for you. She is talented, good natured, imaginative, and devoted to doing a wonderful job on your project. I cannot speak highly enough about Lara and her work. I have ordered three treasure chests so far and hope the grandchildren just keep coming so I can order more. Another idea would be to make one for yourself to store all the wonderful souvenirs, tickets, menus etc. from a special trip. I know she will make the best souvenir you can buy with pictures of the holiday location so inside is all the stuff collected there and outside fabulous original pictures of that place. I think I will do that for myself. "

--L., Ontario Canada

"We recently ordered 5 of Lara’s Keepsake boxes for our grandchildren. Lara asked for a list of activities and interests for each child. She then created a story and the story was told through her paintbrush on each box. When the boxes were opened under the Christmas tree, the smile and interest on each child’s face made it evident their box captured their imagination and they owned the story. What a fun gift!!!"

--L., California


"Absolutely love our chair! Lara graciously added a few details that fit the theme of our daughter's new room and it tied everything together beautifully. Lara is SO EASY to work with, and has such enthusiasm and joy for each project she does. We are already planning another piece! Highly recommend Lara and her work to all."

--E., California


"From beginning to end an absolutely wonderful experience. Perfect communications; very friendly assistance and the stool, beautifully packed, arrived earlier than expected. The footstool is really beautiful and very professionally finished. Lara is obviously an extremely talented artist."

--M., Virginia


"We couldn’t be more THRILLED with our kitchen table set. We’ve had it in our home for just one week and we just love it. It evokes so many happy memories and we scramble each meal to claim “our” stool. Our three-year old exclaimed this morning, “I get to sit in Boston!” and proceeded to claim Hong Kong instead. Useful geography lessons abound. She also said, “Remember when I climbed the pirate ship in the park?” We will always remember our great London trip for the 2012 Olympics, and now we have a daily reminder. Lara’s talent is extraordinary, and her attention to detail and collaboration on ensuring this project was all we imagined and more make her a true standout. I encourage ANYONE AND EVERYONE to work with her on a dream project. My husband and I have talked for more than 5 years about wanting a painted kitchen table set, and feel beyond lucky to have found Lara. We started with a chair for our daughter’s room, and immediately knew Lara was the person to fulfill our dream for this most AWESOME kitchen table set imaginable. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Lara. You are a star!"

--E., California


"This is my chair. I am the client. I LOVE this artist. I had goosebumps as my husband put the chair together. It IS. PERFECT. It tells my story perfectly. Thank you soooo very much Lara!!"   --S., Nebraska,

"This is probably one of the best sellers I have worked with yet on Etsy! Super great communicator, customized the piece, and got me a shipping quote super fast! The piece itself is so amazing I can't even describe it! The pictures don't even do it justice (and they are super cute), it is by far THE CUTEST footstool I have ever seen. I can't thank you enough for working with me and making it nice and sturdy to hold up to "little boy traffic". : ) I am so thrilled and can't thank you enough for your amazing service!" 

--M., Wisconsin


"Simply adorable-both the product and the artist. A dream to work and create with! Will use her again should I need anything. A real jewel. Thanks, Lara"

--H., Montana