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  1. Past Hour
  2. I LOVE the floors, cheap bamboo placemats. lol
  3. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh my, that is gorgeous... I wish I still lived in the USA, I'd be all over that.... If I had a door wide enough to get it through of course.
  4. First time dollhouse

    Welcome Jennifer, hope you visit often  
  5. Today
  6. My original plan was to modify a Dura Craft Newberg. Then I found the Birdswoodshack laser cut model kit of the UP House on Etsy. The model is laser cut from 1/8" Baltic birch plywood. Its dimensions are 19" wide by 16" deep by 21.5" high. The kit was not intended to be a dollhouse,  but rather a fully enclosed model. It does,  however, include the lower and upper floors, as well as a stairway. I have enlarged the window openings to accept commercial windows,  but I will need to make my own doors. I have attached clapboard siding, and will also attach the straight and fishscale shakes. The house is slightly smaller than 1" scale, perhaps 1/14 scale or so. This hurts my sense of scale, but  it is based on a cartoon house, so I am going to make it work. I am going to need to devise a way to open the back of the house for access, probably hinged to open like a book. I haven't drawn plans for the interior yet, but I think it will have five rooms, or areas. Two upstairs will be a bedroom and bathroom. Downstairs will be a living room, kitchen, and an entry hallway with the stairway. Ok, now I will try to upload some pictures. So, apparently my pictures are too large. I will need to downsize them, but cannot accomplish that on this android device. I will try to do that on my computer tomorrow.  Until then, Happy Miniaturizing!
  7. I have thought about that Samantha but I am not as familiar with horse structure as I am with dogs so would worry if I got the shape wrong. I probably will end up changing to a different breed but I just happen to like the Tinker and I am actually afraid of horses.  Talking of flocking, I have just bought a box of German plastic dogs, the same brand as your beautiful  cat but can't spell it. I want to try an OES, I showed those for years so l know them well and yesterday I played with unspun wool and worked three  colors into a beautiful  grizzle grey  to go with the white I had so I could try it. A clipped OES looks very much like a pointer which is what I am going to use as the base. I have no idea if I can do it, or even if it will work with the raw wool but I intend having a go.   OOps sorry.stealing some ones topic.
  8. What's everyone working on?

    This weekend I bought a black craft pumpkin to house my skeleton dressed in a black robe with glowing eyes, that I've had for many years. I was so excited to get started. Sunday I pulled all my Halloween stuff out, picked out some furniture, and made some plans. Last night I got out lights, played around with a few things, got frustrated, and put it away and walked out.  Maybe it will go better this weekend.
  9. Santa Rosa Fire

    I keep meaning to say that although I don't know Monica well, I am also keeping her in my thoughts.   I know there's not much humor when it comes to wildfires, but I thought I'd try. As you guys know, I've been planning on looking for land sometime next year. I've also been trying to get back into California. So I was looking for land there in two places. I had noticed there were a lot of small lots for sale for reasonable prices around Clear Lake. So naturally, I just learned of a wildfire that's burned acreage and houses up there. My second choice was somewhere in the Santa Cruz Mts. I just mentioned this on another forum last night and also the fact that no, I wasn't exactly sane, but how insane can I be? Well, I'll tell you. I found out this morning there is now a wildfire burning in the Santa Cruz Mts and worse, it's burning up on Bear Creek Rd. This is an area I know well, as I had friends with horses on Bear Creek and often drove up this road many times to get home in the 90s, and I've ridden all over those hills and over the 800 acres of Novitiate land there. Normally there wouldn't be any concern on my part because the CDF helipad is right across the highway and next to Lexington Reservoir, which should be full now. I just think the helicopter is up fighting the Santa Rosa fires right now, though. At any rate, the rest of you can relax. I'm not thinking of living anyplace else right now, so you should all be safe. But I'm almost afraid to look for land around here now.
  10. What are you up to today? This week?

    I don't like Krispy Kreme. Too raw and spongy for me. I'm a Dunkin Donuts fan instead: maple glazed, cinnamon coated, or old fashioned cake donuts are my weakness.
  11. Recommendations for a starter kit

    First of all , you can build any kit if you just take your time and work in small stages.  I would choose the kit that appeals to you and if it calls your name and speaks to you, so much the better, because it will tell you what it wants and how to do it.  Do use a good carpenter's wood glue for assembly; some of the Greenleaf kits have hot glue mentioned in the instructions.  Please do not ever use hot glue to try to hold  kit together. The stairs in the Glencroft are quite elegant, the stairs in the Magnolia are neat.  After I built the Arthur I discovered that it isn't necessary to use all (or any) of the "gingerbread" trim.
  12. My 1st House - Beacon Hill Haunted Mansion

    Sooo cool.  Please make an album of your progress.  I love the idea of a haunted Mansion.
  13. Need inspiration, what ya cooking tonight

    It sounds as thought your hubs is aware of his shortcomings.  I'm afraid I'm also of the "let him starve if that's his attitude" school.
  14. Painter's Palette paint in RGT Blue?

    You can usually get a color match done at any paint retailer. You need a sample about the size of a quarter, sometimes smaller?
  15. I'll give it a try! Yes, feel the same way about velvet, the vibe of my house is going to be gothic/victorian, velvet is a must  
  16. Yesterday
  17. Alison Jr - First time build

    It has nothing to do with having a smart phone. It simplifies the way the posts are organized. Works on a computer and laptop, too. I find the site cumbersome without it. Just a suggestion, not trying to force the issue. 
  18. Real Scale Products Kit 2436 For Sale

    Mike, why can't you resize your pictures for this site?  Just curious.
  19. mini subscription service- wouldn't it be nice?

    It does seem a little steep, but I might try it out. Has anyone here ever ordered one of Fran's grab bags from HBS/ I got some awesome stuff for a great price.
  20. My Activity Streams

    Very interesting, thank you for checking. For new people, if you go to any of these streams and make it your default stream (on a cell you check the circle) it is a very easy way to navigate this forum. It consolidates all comments into each post. You have the option to edit the stream with your preferences.  Or you can copy all of my preferences and set up your own Custom Stream so you don't have to see my name all of the time.
  21. If you're looking for wallpaper...

    {{hugs}} I am so sorry for your loss. 
  22. Which dollhouse would you live in?

    It's a tossup between Robin Carey's Willowcrest or her Key West Island house
  23. Last week
  24. May I see a photo of the reverse side, please?
  25. Hello From Illinois, visit my shop

    Thank you.  Yes, I'm planning on starting out with making some boxes with a single room scene. I would love to build a dollhouse from scratch.  Eventually I might try and start that project.    
  26. Right up there with Flora Gill Jacobs (whom I'd met once), and then just sit back and soak up the conversation.
  27. Where do I go from here?

    Meris, if you'd like I have a box of trim that matches your door trim if you would like a piece sent to you just message me and we can work out the details. If that trim matches what is around your windows as well the pieces I have are I believe 18" long so you should have plenty to fix both of those problem areas.   
  28. Thank you!

    Thank you so much! 
  29. Mini Magazines For Sale

    All NAME Miniature Gazettes have been sold, all other magazines listed are still available.   
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