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About gramac

  • Birthday 12/20/42

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Calaveras County CA
  • Interests dollhouses and miniatures, mixed-media dollhouses, fairy houses and doors, altered books, scrapbooking, reading, geneaology

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Carole
  • Country United States

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  1. the kitchen

    From the album Haunted Lily

    This is where the potions are brewed. I sponge painted the floor,used wallpaper on the ceiling, painted the walls green and glued strips of old wood veneer over that. also cut out a 'door' under the stairway area--something living in there...
  2. the 6 foot table

    From the album Haunted Lily

    my grandaughter designed this table for the dining room
  3. skeleton in the mirror

    From the album Haunted Lily

    just playing with the idea of the 'haunted mirror'. this is hanging in the entry.
  4. IMG 0854

    From the album Haunted Lily

    inside the blood-spattered entry. the spindles are leg bones, giving a whole new meaning to 'foot of the stairs'.
  5. IMG 0862

    From the album Haunted Lily

    Left the siding off, went for a stucco look. Have since filled in the holes for the porch roof supports. Thinking to paint it either black or dark grey; will experiment on a practice board.
  6. newbie from tampa fl

    Welcome, Stephen!
  7. Welcome, Candice! I haven't been a member here very long myself, but have already learned a lot from the wonderful folks here.
  8. New Member from California

    Welcome, Laurey!
  9. new member

    Hi Mary Ann, Isn't it fun? I know I have way too much going on, but I'm really determined to get lots of these projects finished this year. While the paint is drying on one project, I can glue another, and while that is drying, get those curtains finished, etc, etc, etc. I just can't work on/play with one thing at a time! Oh, and I miscounted, I found another house in the back room of the workshop today.
  10. new member

    Hi Holly, I bought a bunch of bead necklaces with skeletons on them at a dollar store last October, they sound like the garland ones, almost to scale.Thanks for the nylon idea, one of the rooms is to be 'mummy's' room. Can't wait to try it!
  11. new member

    Hi everyone, I've been working on miniatures, off and on, since my daughter was 8 or 9. I've taken a few classes and worked on traditional houses and room boxes, but have always been drawn to unusual containers and found objects. The first 'house' my daughter and I did was in a small cupboard. It had six rooms and a basement, as I recall. The two doors could be closed and it looked just like the cupboard it was. Wish I still had it. A few months ago my son brought me a partially constructed Lily that he rescued from a friend's trash pile. Many parts were missing,but the instruction booklet was still in the box. I don't yet know how many pieces are missing, since I don't have the schematic. I did find Gina's great tutorial, which is REALLY helping! But only realized the roof braces and roof were missing when I saw her pictures. I 'engineered' and 'manufactured' both. Quite pleased with myself. It has decided it wants to be a haunted, ghoulish 'boarding house', complete with skeletal chandelier and piano player, a 'six-foot' dining table, a kitchen for brewing potions, and a blood-spattered entry. I've left off the porch roof, traded the lattice for 'stone', the siding for stucco. Now it's my ten year old grandaughters a helping me; one working on a witch's sitting room, the other on a vampire's bedroom. I encourage creativity, not perfection, and stress having FUN with it ! We all won blue ribbons for our entries in our last county fair; they for their fairy houses, me for Cinderella's pumpkin coach. We currently have eight houses in various stages of design, construction, and remodeling. I also have a scene from Phantom of the Opera in the planning stages, and Marilyn Monroe's dressing room (in a cosmetic case) waiting to be put together. I look forward to learning more, and to getting these projects finished!
  12. new member

    Hi everyone, I