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  2. Jungle Animal Rug (half scale)

    From the album Mini Needlework

    I adapted this design from a life sized rug I found online. It's stitched over one on 40 count linen for a finished size of about 3.5" by 2.5". I'm using it in my Victorianna's nursery, which has a safari theme. More details and a downloadable chart are on my blog:

    © 2017 Emily Morganti

  3. What's everyone working on?

    Just opened the box for the Glencroft and I have a question for Holly. Holly I seem to remember you writing that you had some problem with this one, I think it was the roof, do you have any suggestions before I start, this house will be wallpapered, some paint and some stain. I am not planning on changing it at all unless I come across something during the build or dry build.
  4. Bashing two houses together

    I shall try and portray Grandma encouraging RRH to be creative  
  5. Bashing two houses together

    My father's mother died when I was just a baby, but I was very close to my mother's mother. She was an artist who painted, and she always had time for and encouraged my creative side.
  6. My new project

    Nicely done.  I wasn’t as gaga over the blue as everyone else until I saw it with the black I like it. Also the new shingles look fab, are they just painted?
  7. Greetings from Chicago

    Hi Keith! Another Chicago area person here! Im near west suburbs. Welcome to the group!!
  8. A dollhouse for the dollhouse maker... Made in 1:144 for a dear niece who creates full sized dollhouses






  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh Colleen, congrats, I can't wait to see what you do 
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Colleen, Congrats on snagging an elusive Granville. Good things come to those who wait.. can't wait to watch progress on the build.  
  11. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    Gorgeous! Looks expensive. 
  12. What are you up to today? This week?

    What about a roombox?
  13. What's everyone working on?

    What a pretty kitchen paper.
  14. Bashing two houses together

    My  mother worked with my stepdad in his business so I spent weekends and most other days with my maternal grandparents, who also lived in West Palm Beach.  My grandma taught me needlearts and basic cooking (my poor mother was a dismal/ indifferent cook) and my grandpa read to me.  My mother's divorce from my father meant I never got to see or know my paternal grandparents.
  15. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    I found a fabulous piece done by Ray Whitledge - he does such nice work.
  16. What's everyone working on?

    I'm happy to say I got the dining room wallpaper, chimney breast and lighting all back up. Just have to add the crown moldings again. I also got the wallpaper for the kitchen, and was thrilled to get that up. I'm now finally happy with my choice! I hope this inspires me to finally select the papers for the last 2 rooms on the 3rd floor, and then start on my kitchen cabinets.  
  17. What are you up to today? This week?

    I will Kathie. Now I’m figuring where I can display the set. They’ve been stashed away in my BR closet for years. Maybe I’ll build a shelf and display them on a wall. Hummmm.   
  18. Greetings from Chicago

    Hi Keith - welcome to our obsession! I too live in Chicago area. You probably know that we now only have one local shop left - Lolly's in Elgin. Janet can help you with some of the how-to's if you ask her, 
  19. What are you up to today? This week?

    Neat! Do post a picture of the whole set when you get the rocker. The style is precious.
  20. Bashing two houses together

    Well I am hoping to get all kinds of Grandma bits of info, I have just posted on my Red Riding Hood topic  the start of her
  21. What are you up to today? This week?

    Oh good for you that is something to be excited about
  22. Help! This is Boring!

    Thanks Beulah! It makes me happy that it makes you happy too! 
  23. Southern California Miniature show by Tom Bishop
  24. Bashing two houses together

    So many views of grandmothers, I did have grand parents on both sides until I was 6, and have memories of them although there was a language barrier there,  neither spoke much English only Italian.  My mother’s side my grandmother lived until I was in my early 20’s.  She was a typical grandmother, always trying to get me to eat more!  Her native language was German, so there was a lot of that mixed with the English.  She taught me to knit, crochet and tat, although we did not see her often.  When I think of grandmothers I think of her.
  25. gingerbread paint.jpg

    Thanks! So far this has been a fun, easy, and fast project. Everything was 50% off, too, so not much investment. The Snow Tex comes next, so I'm excited to see how I like it. Someday I'd like to make a house out of a kit, so this is a good trial run. And, these are going to work for public display, so I didn't want to invest too much in them.
  26. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Any one who buys this house is going to need  $5,500 to pay for tetanus treatments ....Ya'd think they could sand it down a little?  
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