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  2. Hello...I'm New!

    Hi Mel!  Are you from So Cal?  There's not many of us So Cal peeps here so it's nice when we get another!  Enjoy the memories opening those little packages brings!
  3. Hello - a complete newbie!

    Hi Skye!  Welcome to the forum....jump right in and let us know where to help!
  4. miniature shops in Chicago area?

    I too have been to Roses, have made it an annual adventure even though I live in Chicago area. I haven't experienced the "very friendly staff" in a few years, maybe things have changed. Not that they were unfriendly but watched me like a hawk, which, if I'm going to spend a few hours and several hundred $$ seems to send the wrong signals. So I now immediately introduce myself and try to create rapport. Lots of stuff, and a wide range of price points- inexpensive and high end. Lollys is my go-to, but as the miniatures hobby is not as hot as it was 8 years ago, she (Janet) has shifted her inventory, so not much in the way of Bespaq, but she has a lumber inventory. Interesting to see this change, sad though for me. 
  5. Appreciate your imput on paint

    I prime with flat interior latex house paint and I paint with interior latex house paint and I have never had any of it peel off (or I wouldn't use it).  For fiddly bits I like to use acrylics.  I use my acrylic paints from the tubes and mix my own colors.
  6. What are you up to today? This week?

    I use intrior latex house paint for priming and for large areas like walls, doors and trims.  For painting fiddly bits I use my artists' acrylic paints.
  7. Atlanta folks

    I have fingers & toes crossed for you.
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  9. Gluing the frame for Orchid

    Also, I suggest waiting to glue acetate inserts to window & door parts until those window & door parts have been sanded to fit and painted.  I wait until after I have done whatever I'm going to do to the walls, inside & out, before I install those windows & doors.  Mistakes can be repaired and you are learning things to do and not to do for next time.
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  11. Garfield

    Hello Yvonne
  12. So how is the weather where you're at ?

    The nursery website says this variety is a good bearer but that crop will be heavier if there are two trees. I'm only getting one, so  we'll see what happens.  
  13. inspiration for a porch scene

    They are lovely!
  14. Houses and rooms of the ancient world

    Just slap me with a dead fish. Apparently I took the pictures of the Roman house myself, at the U of PA archaeological museum. It used to be one of my favorite places to visit when I lived in Philly. 
  15. What's everyone working on?

    Might find something here not Copenhague but still a great resource...      
  16. Full scale tips...

    Li'l Bratz dolls work in 1:12 scale and back in the 1970s there were 1:12 Barbies; I used some in my farmhouse build that I found in a doll hospital that I redressed.
  17. The Country DollHouse kits are Almost Gone Again!

    Or dress her like one of the Strawberry Patch dolls with the dress, apron and sunbonnet.  I seem to recall they were very colorful.
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  20. Hello from Idaho!

    Hello!  :D
  21. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    You're welcome!  Ebay is giving 15% off everything, using the code PSPRINGTIME during the checkout (minimum $25 purchase). It ends today at 10pm eastern time (9CT, 8MT, 7PT)
  22. Grandt Line closing down

    Crossing my fingers as well... Grandt Line, Phoenix Models and Houseworks were my top 'go to' when it comes to components, specially doors and hardware. I hope the others remain in business for a while or I will really miss those accessories...
  23. New to Miniatures

     I used lighter fluid to soften the glue. I use it for a lot of things. I use it instead of goo- be-gone (if that’s what you call it) .  It dry very fast.
  24. Wiring for Harrison remodel

    I am currently renovating one I purchased second hand.  It has already been wired with tape wine & unfortunately 1. didn't work & 2 the grommets went right through the walls appearing on exterior.  You might be successful if you tape over each connection. 
  25. Winter project underway

    I like that you would take off the time. You have children and time with them is always for the best . As you can never get that time /age back. I learned the hard way working to much doesn't really pay off for a family if you can take the time off do it.
  26. Your dream house

    My dream house would have to be a recreation of Highclere Castle from Downton Abbey fame. I just LOVE the staircase and main hall area. All that gorgeous wood work and the beautiful multi story atrium. Divine!
  27. The Harrison, second hand

    Thank you.  We already tested & needed to remove wiring.
  28. How to tie a mini bow around a fork

    My book on making & dressing dollshouse dolls by Sue Atkinson shows how to do this; the video shows someone actually doing it.
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