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  2. Need a reason to laugh again?

    Life got ya down? Don't see anything funny in the world? Well, take a gander at these videos and you'll find something to laugh at again. Warning: 1) Make sure you go to the bathroom first. 2) Make sure you're sitting down. 3) Have some tissues handy for wiping up the tears of laughter.         And last but not least: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_USJCTIgs4  
  3. Hermitage, dry fit

    What a fun little house! @shannonc60 's designs are truly magical, and one day I will finally get one into my queue! Have fun and please share loads of photos!
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  5. What are you up to today? This week?

    Michael's was having a yarn sale this week. Bought lots of yarn, for some pretty ambitious (for me) projects. Let's see if those happen. Also used a 50% off coupon to buy a sock loom. Again, we'll see... Reading through the instructions the first time, I don't quite get it. But hopefully it will make more sense once I'm doing it and reading along.
  6. Hermitage, inside dry fit

    From the album A Hermitage

    I consider myself a die-hard Greenleaf fan because I’ve built almost exclusively Greenleaf house kits for several years now, but I couldn’t resist this one by Red Cottage Miniatures. Shannon has done a great job with this kit, and her furniture kits. They fit together beautifully! This is the first dry fit, but flipped. I'm building this one so that the door is on the left, rather than the right, which is how the house is designed. But it works fine building it “inside out” and that’s the plan.    

    © DAL Minis

  7. Hermitage

    From the album A Hermitage

    This is a monotone image of the kit in built form, but flipped. I'm building this one so that the door is on the left.     

    © DAL Minis

  8. Hermitage, dry fit

    From the album A Hermitage

    I consider myself a die-hard Greenleaf fan because I’ve built almost exclusively Greenleaf house kits for several years now, but I couldn’t resist this one by Red Cottage Miniatures. Shannon has done a great job with this kit, and her furniture kits. They fit together beautifully! This is the first dry fit, but flipped. I'm building this one so that the door is on the left, rather than the right, which is how the house is designed. But it works fine building it “inside out” and that’s the plan.    

    © DAL Minis

  9. 1 Piece mold

    Thanks Carrie!  I preferred the first silicon I used even though it took 8 hours to cure, as opposed to this one which only takes an hour.  I don't want to recommend anything until I've found what I consider to be the best.  Certainly the Alumilite was the first stuff I used and is the resin I'm using (which I think is perfect - they do another which cures clear not white).  I totally recommend the resin and the silicon however they don't do large quantities or at least not affordable here in NZ which is why we tried a different brand.  Here's their website...  https://www.alumilite.com/
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    So this seller has a lot of low priced half scale houses for sale...did someone pass away? Some lovely stuff in there: I saw at least 5 other houses - all very nice https://www.ebay.com/itm/Half-Scale-Dollhouse-Furnished-NO-SHIPPING/253811435422?  
  11. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Someone made a lovely Lea Frisoni foam core house and it is going or $19.99...no shipping...if I were able to I'd nab it!   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dollhouse-Hand-Made-NO-SHIPPING/253811425082
  12. 1 Piece mold

    Wow, I am so impressed. Make us tutorial PLEASE!!! I would love to know what products (Brands etc.) you have used.
  13. What's everyone working on?

    Pretty much finished the dry fit of the McKinley.  Special thanks to Gina who is blogging her current build of the McKinley on her Facebook page, More Minis Dollhouses. By following her suggestions on taping together the tower roof panels, she saved me hours of work and frustration. If you have seen the McKinley, it is not a deep dollhouse since it is designed to hang on a wall.  Well, the interior doors are super narrow and now I keep picturing Olive Oyl (cartoon character) walking through those doors.  
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    From the album McKinley Dollhouse

  15. Small round table

    That would be a good idea too.  Let’s just say the base cost me 10 cents. 
  16. How to create scale wallpaper?

    Hello Rebecca, I use the "Paint program" to scale wallpaper. I print on 11x17 paper at office depot because that covers about any size wall I run into. When I rescale patterns, I look at how would the pattern look at 12inches. Let's say i have a rose pattern. On real-life wallpaper, a single bloom would look strange if it were 12 inches big. So, I reduce by 50%. That leaves me with a 6-inch bloom. if that is still too big, I reduce again until it looks right.  Not sure that makes sense - not enough caffeinated at this time. If I can help you with anything, let me know. I will return after my second coffee...........
  17. Small round table

    Love the metal accents!
  18. Completed Bar Room Box

    Wow! How did you create the car wall decor? It is impressive!
  19. Anyone built Grosvenor Hall

    I have built the Grosvenor house but not with the mdf. I used the mdf panels as templates to recreate them out of plywood to make it lighter and easier to cut in additional windows. I am pretty much kit bashing the whole structure except for the basement and the attic.
  20. How to create scale wallpaper?

    Might there be a tapestry on the wall? They were used for insulation as well as decoration.
  21. How to create scale wallpaper?

    WOW!  Loving your bar!  Hubby had an arguement with me about whether it was a miniature or not!  Really love that soft grey you have on the walls - could work.....not a bad idea....
  22. Hammered copper sink

    Love this!
  23. Completed Bar Room Box

    This is incredible!  Hubby doesn't believe it's miniature!  
  24. Mahogany veneer applied to the exterior

    Love the vaneer!  Looks amazing on!  
  25. Finished pieces

    From the album Making Molds and Resin casting

    Loving resin - and it seems to go a long way too.  I can think of so many applications!
  26. Perfect cast!

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