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About bookmarm

  • Birthday 11/12/58

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Irmo, south carolina (USA)
  • Interests I enjoy mini house construction of course, but also like dabbling in making furniture (mostly from kits), accessories and landscape. I like restoring old dollhouses (have done two). My youngest son (15) has now joined me in mini making and likes to construct military items (also does most of my electrical wiring). My hubby is a model train hobbyist, so we have plenty of mini tools (hooray!). <br />I'm a knitter and artist (pencil, mostly) in addition to working at our public library. I'm a member of a very active local miniature club.

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Gayle
  • Country United States

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  1. Happy Birthday bookmarm!

  2. Mini on the way!

    Beautiful little gal! Congrats!
  3. What are you up to today? This week?

    took Easter lunch to my mom and finished installing the new washer for her. She and I talked further about her moving to an assisted living spot near us. She is 93. I think she is ready, but afraid she won't like it. It is a nice friendly place where the residents seem engaged in activities and very well cared for. We've visited there twice with her and had good vibes about the quality and care. Her memory and hearing continue to fail, so it would be a relief to know she is in a spot where she can be around folks, 3 meals a day, have options for activities, and her blood pressure med given on schedule. Spent the last few hours painting the porch posts of the Brimbles Public Library. I do love this laser cut kit!
  4. Mini on the way!

    Hi Holly!!! Have missed all of you!! Many months of trying to get my 93 year old mom better hearing aids and decisions on assisted living places. Emotional roller coaster for all of us. Glad to be mini-minded again!
  5. Mini on the way!

    Congrats to you and Chris!!! I've been away and hadn't seen your news until this morning! Both of mine were c-sections (first was an emergency, the second son stayed breach to the end). I know you can't wait for that little one to arrive!
  6. CHEERS for YOU!!!! Congrats and keep it up!!! I know it isn't easy, but what a wonderful goal!
  7. Mammy and Lily in colored pencil

    From the album family and my other hobbies

    asleep on a pillow. Peaceful, which is not common among our felines.
  8. Maisie in colored pencil

    From the album family and my other hobbies

    I've tried to draw her from previous pictures, but wasn't happy with the results. Got a better reference photo this time, and am happier about how the drawing turned out.
  9. Newbie building a Glencroft

    Welcome! The Glencroft is a wonderful house! Probably my favorite to build so far! Love the idea of a modern one.
  10. Christmas Bunnies

    From the album four legged sons and daughters

    oldest sons girlfriend spotted these two at a petstore. The family had gotten a new dog, and gave up the bunnies. The hutch/supplies and bunnies were left for the petstore to get rid of for a very (!!!) small price. GF can't take them home for awhile, so they live in our living room and are visited by her two small children. Meet Sophie and Chloe.
  11. Flop house view

    Bea, I noticed Casey in one of your photos. How precious! Ms Ollie is 19 years old, but still has plenty of energy. We got her when she was 9 at a local pet rescue. We were told she'd been a puppy mill momma who was dumped at the facility by the owners. Their loss has certainly been our gain because she is a wonderful sweet pup! Even the cats love her (don't always love each other, but they love Ollie....).
  12. attic bedroom/studio/sewing room

    Thank you! It was a fun little house to build and I enjoyed putting the furniture kits together as well (most of the ready made furniture was discounted when a store went out of business).
  13. Frustration! Help!

    well, Kimberly, at least you know where all the pieces up till this point will go! Sorry you have to start over, but sounds like you have great motivation! I made my FF a few years ago and really love that little house. There are some photos in my gallery. It is a booger to wallpaper and paint if it's already together, so try to get primer on the inside pieces before gluing the walls together. I especially remember how hard it was to get a paintbrush down the upstairs hallway when I was doing touch-ups. Good luck and enjoy the build!
  14. Ray

  15. We are gonna have a Blizzard

    we still have snow on the ground in our neighborhood. Temperature will get near 60 in a few days, so the end is near