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  2. “Practice” House

    Cute cottage! You will have fun with that! And welcome to the family.
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  4. “Practice” House

    Hi All! I wanted to introduce myself. I’m finally diving into minis after 20+ years as an all-around crafter and textile artist. My grandmother made dozens of room boxes, and I’ve always loved them. She and my grandfather made me a 1:12 dollhouse in the 90’s that has been lovingly stored in  custom-built crate since I outgrew it, and my parents are going to bring it to my house next Christmas for my daughter to enjoy. I thought it would be nice to continue the family tradition and keep improving and upgrading it (I pined for real electricity in the thing when I was a girl), but didn’t want to make my newbie mistakes on a family heirloom. So. I recently acquired this 70’s “practice house” off of Facebook marketplace, and within two weeks had several Pinterest boards full of ideas and techniques and links. I haven’t gotten to do much work on it yet, because my daughter has been playing with it all day, every day since it arrived. We are having such fun diving into this together. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful tips and stories, this seems like such a nice community!
  5. Yesterday
  6. What's everyone working on?

    I glued in the subway tile sheets and the floor tile sheet and painted the wall above the tile a very pale blue color that's a faint echo of the color of the flooring. Next I get to work on the accessorizing.
  7. Trailer License Plate

    It does. The year 1966 is when my parents were married. Texas is the State my father was born in and December 6,1942 is his birthday.
  8. Thank you. I'll also see about downsizing some pictures.
  9. The coolest McDonald's yet!!

    Great share...thanks
  10. Trailer License Plate

    That is a great plate.  Does it have a special meaning?
  11. Yes, that's fine! Anyone who's interested can contact you by private message and you can discuss price there.
  12. Trailer Rear Lights Check

    Thank you both! 
  13. The coolest McDonald's yet!!

    Good on McDonald's!  Several apiarists around our black gum (tupelo) swamps are concerned, because the loss of bees is making tupelo honey extremely difficult to obtain, to say nothing of the farmers.
  14. Now this is pretty darn awesome for many reasons!!!   https://www.boredpanda.com/smallest-mcdonalds-restaurant-bees-food-mchive-nordddb/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BPFacebook&fbclid=IwAR1IxDRgObBsEl5K55QY_VrQANVXfYNpM167K0uvdB9V_Ggg6CwMaVGbt3o    
  15. @fov if the title needs changing please do. I want a small amount for the third kit. Does that create a problem? It just has beautiful work,and etched glass. 
  16. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    If you look to the right of the plate you will see three marks. That's where the spare tire carrier on the rear bumper will be attached for stability.
  17. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    Our Sunnybrook had a spare tire above the rear bumper; the others' spares are underneath the back bumper.
  18. I'm going to move your question to the Community Trading Post. Are you just looking for the addition kit? Do you have a picture of the one you're looking for? I did a quick eBay search but nothing jumped out at me there.  
  19. Thanks for offering these kits for free! I'm going to edit the title of your post to make it more descriptive.
  20. Trailer Rear Lights Check

    Love it!
  21. Trailer Rear Lights Check

    That looks great....
  22. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Maybe of interest to people in the LA area: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/clt/d/high-quality-miniature-dollhouse/6894559997.html Also, a Granville: https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/clt/d/san-juan-capistrano-gorgeous-1980/6892647705.html
  23. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    And finally a light check of the taillights/license plate light.
  24. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    Here it is lit up.
  25. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    Finally I painted it with the special chrome paint pen. It didn't turn out to bad. 
  26. Building the Greenleaf Travel Trailer

    I then glued a solid square piece of styrene on one end. I forgot to take a picture of the middle section which was a hollow rod with a window and slot cut out of it to slide over the LED. Another square chunk of plastic was glued to the other end which sandwiched the tube in the middle. I filed/sanded it into shape.
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