Mid-life madness

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  1. Off to the (red) brick road...

    This is such a pretty build. I love shopping for fabrics, so many color combos that I never would have imagined together.
  2. About the Dura-Craft Newberg - Instructions?

    There is a person on eBay who sells instruction booklets from Dura craft if no one here has it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dura-Craft-NEWBERG-NB-180-Dollhouse-Instructions/193191015856?hash=item2cfb14f5b0:g:tgsAAOSwiONYOIYF
  3. instruction sheet

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bbbr1ny0pdxopap/56-Piece%20Furniture%20Kit.pdf?dl=0 @fov had this link in an old thread.
  4. Hello Bunny, Your enthusiasm in contagious. Your plans sound fabulous to me!
  5. mirror finish

    Have you looked into automotive spray paints  ? Just a suggestion. https://www.carbibles.com/best-chrome-spray-paint/
  6. Beacon Hill Christmas Gift

    Hello Jenny Look at the schematic sheets and label the individual pieces in pencil. I usually put the sheet number on the piece and if there is room on the piece I write its name. BEWARE, sometimes the directions will use an abbreviated name then the what is on the schematics sheet and vice versa.... Identify sheet #1, look at the schematics then label before you punch them out. This will help you to become familiar with the pieces and instructions. I only punch out the pieces as they are called for. If one should come out by mistake, I place it in a plastic zip lock bag labeled with the sheet number on the bag. Stay as organized as you can . Take some deep breaths, you can do it! Here is a blog that might help you too.https://moreminis.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-beacon-hill-dollhouse-blog.html
  7. New member introduction from Georgia.

    Welcome Anthony I enjoyed browsing through your Instagram. You do beautiful work, and I imagine your Fairfield will turn out just as gorgeous.
  8. stein

    I bet Santa enjoys a hefty beer after he finishes delivering all of those toys.
  9. Next dollhouse??

    Acetone is good for releasing super glues......
  10. Wooden sculpture

    I like it how it is. It is wonderful. Do share how you did it.
  11. HBS Halloween contest

    I'm watching. The voting is not reflecting the craftsmanship. Looks like it is just a popularity contest.
  12. Aster Cottage

    It is coming along nicely. Those stairs are terrific.
  13. Loose Ends

    That is a beautiful blanket, and in my alma Mater's colors too.
  14. Sealing your plywood first

    Hello @Augustine & @Medieval I only prime with a primer that is a white shellac like Zinser brand. I prime after it is glued so the raw wood adheres together. I try not to over sand Greenleaf's stuff because I make more work for myself if the piece splinters. You can used a wood putty to fix any areas, sand it then prime to achieve a smooth surface.
  15. Looking for Specific House (dark blue and white Pierce)

    Will the real Pierce please stand up?
  16. Looking for Specific House (dark blue and white Pierce)

    This might be it
  17. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Someone was looking for one of these a while ago??? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-Good-Toys-Vintage-Foxhall-Manor-New-in-box-Doll-House-Miniatures-/174077320981?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  18. What are you up to today? This week?

    Thank God! I'm so glad you have some good shelter. Does it have a Propane heater? Get those tanks filled up so you can be warm and toasty!
  19. Philadelphia Miniaturia

    I haven't been to the Philly show, but I would reconsider attending a workshop. The classes are usually well worth the time and price. The artisans offer so many tips and techniques as well as where to buy the things they use in their mini making. Plus, you really get know people during the class. It is my favorite part of the shows. I also recommend paying the price for the preview show. It is usually less crowded and the good stuff is still available. At any rate, attend!!!!! Support the industry and enjoy yourself!
  20. Lantern door

    Very nice Rebecca!
  21. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I wish they had more pictures of it in their listing.
  22. Red Riding Hood

    Va Va Vaboom! She is really sexy. I love your interpretation of her all grown up.
  23. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Have any of you seen postings about a book named AN INTERIOR DESIGNER DESIGNS SIX DOLLHOUSES. You could buy her book, but there were never any previews of the pictures etc....I was always curious to see the houses. Well, she is listing the houses for sale on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/FRIDA-KAHLO-HOUSE-1930-I-CAN-SHIP-IT-REDUCED-TO-NEVER-AGAIN-PRICE-3500/113934148855?hash=item1a870124f7:g:tbAAAOSwJItcbxT9 I'm glad i didn't buy the book.    
  24. New in Wisconsin - Starting with a Fairfield Build

    Welcome Melissa