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  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Newburgh for $69 Says it’s a complete kit
  3. Looking for Realife Country Kitchen Instructions

    Catherine, if you hover your cursor over Carrie's username you will get a drop down box with a link to send her a Private Message (PM).
  4. I put 60-grit sandpaper on it.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Estate Sale Find

    The Beacon Hill is gorgeous and from a New Zealander's point of view - US$60 is blooming good!  Well done and enjoy!  you get to do all the fun stuff!
  7. Welcome to the forum.  Have fun building the Beacon Hill.  I didn't build one, but recently rehabbed an older one.  I really like the windows of the Beacon Hill.  They have so many different layers.  I did find it a challenge to figure out and remember what colors I chose to paint the different layers of those windows.
  8. Beacon Hill - Interior Doors

    If you want to upgrade your doors, you can buy the premade "narrow doors".  They are closer in size than regular interior doors and require minimal cutting to fit.
  9. hardwood flooring

    I know what being overly critical of your own work feels like!  I'm exactly the same.  Plus photos show us close up views that we would not normally see when looking at it from the normal distance.  I would love my work to be perfect - I try, I certainly try.  I guess though that even though I will continually try to get things 'perfect' - unless I let go off unrealistic expectations, things never will be. As far as the idea of chalk into Mod Podge - my daughter taught me that.  I think she came across it on Youtube!  I really love the technique - we have some amazing native timbers here in NZ so I have tried to colour bass wood etc to achieve the look of Rimu and Kauri.  Fortunately I now have Rimu and Kauri supplied by our National Miniatures club!  But still - the technique is so easy and enjoyable because of the colours you can achieve.  With my latest - the apothecary, I just stained the floors with paint - wiping off afterwards.  All the different effects required!
  10. I think I have some old Barbie dress making patterns if anyone wants them
  11. Welcome to the group Natalie. Don't stress over posting. If you haven't ever used a message type board, it takes some getting use to. Just ask questions and someone will help you.

  12. What are you up to today? This week?

    I think the Legoland in CA is actually a bit nicer. This was fun but Josh and Maya wanted to walked around the park while I could have spent the two days just staring at all the Miniland buildings. They had soooo many cool things. Working locks, trucks that drove along winding streets, whales that sprayed water! Just so much fun to look at. It’s close to the end of the season here so the weather was typically crummy.   
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  14. My first house

    Sorry, finding it hard to navigate 
  15. Dolls, dolls, dolls!

    I humbly apologize if I offended Karin; I have a cousin who used to inflict the child beauty contests on her little girl, and I feel so sorry for those children that that just burst out.  I wasn't trying to be insensitive. I am aware that my little horrors are not in the same league.  I thought that Karin might want to know.
  16. Been out of touch lately

    New challenges are part of what make jobs fun, no?
  17. DIY Wainscotting and Panels

    Yes, much easier and probably more ergonomic.
  18. Hello from the natural state

    Wait...what?......Crystal digging????  Really????  I would so LOVE to do that!  I have quite a crystal collection!
  19. No, you were right; they have everything.
  20. Decoration of front closing house

    Wow!!  I have never seen anything like these! They're really amazing!  Thank you so much Sable for thinking of me!!!  I'll message you now with my email and now I'm off to look at French stoves!
  21. Skinny Stick Flooring

    I did mine this way and when it sanded it with my sander it was much more uniform
  22. Dollhouse Instructions

    well this is awesome thanks =) Should be able to fabricate roof pieces fo rmy alexandria from these pics.
  23. Lily Roof

    Yep.  It's a biggin.   I love mine 
  24. Almost there Now, come Friday MIL and I Will be flying out from Copenhague to Birmingham and all set for the weekend. We have prebooked ticket which is a good thing i gatheri as I got an email saying that Tickets for Saturday is very limited Now 
  25. Miniatures from Paris Trip

    Post pics please!!
  26. Yes!  I've done two of the little altoid tins.  Both I followed mostly but put my own scenes in the back and wrote my own poems as the poems included don't translate so well to English!  Very fiddly but pretty easily done and quick.  Be an ideal project to do with a capable child.
  27. Dollhouse Magazines

    Nooooo!!!!!! This is terrible news. I had sent in a check to renew Min Collector in August, and I just got back the envelope labeled "Refused, unable to forward." I looked forward to this beautiful magazine every month. I'm so sorry to hear of the publisher's fall--best wishes for her. Sad now.
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