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About shamrockgirl18

  • Birthday 07/10/82

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Milton, NH

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  • Real Name Erin
  • Country United States

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  1. rebuilding my Secret Garden

    Years ago, I decided to make The Secret Garden. I loved the way it turned out, and it was one of the more popular scenes when I exhibited my dollhouses; probably because so many people love the book. I used floral foam with drywall compound and real stones to make the walls of the garden. It looked great! But it made the structure very heavy, and this past year, as we were shifting some things around in the garage (where it was being stored) it broke. I was really upset because I am always especially proud of the houses/scenes I make from scratch. I recently decided to rebuild it, and I am working on it now. I'd like to get some idea/recommendations for building the walls. The base I am using is styrofoam, and it was a small lip around the top, but I want the walls to be taller.  I am familiar with the egg crate method, but I do not have any egg crates right now, and I am anxious to get started. I do have 2 packages of paperclay- has anyone used paperclay to make wall, and pressed real stones or pebbles into it?Do you think the paperclay will attach to styrofoam/floral foam?
  2. favorite uses for paperclay?

    I got 2 packages of white paperclay for free the other day. I see alot of people on here using it for various projects- what are your fav things to do with it? What do you suggest trying to someone who has not used it before?
  3. Today I was gifted a very large, handmade dollhouse. It needs some TLC, but it is well constructed, and is also wired (although I have not plugged it in yet to see if the wiring all works). It is meant to be a somewhat modern house, but most of my dollhouses are based on stories, favorite books, or even movies.  The house style kind of resembles Orchard House (from Little Women), and that would be wonderful, but also kind of a big undertaking.  .  .anyways, I thought you all might be interested in my good fortune, and maybe you have some advice for the repairs needed (the biggest one is a hole in the wall) or some suggestions or inspiration.  . .    
  4. three floors

  5. front

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    the front of the house is actually two hinged 'doors' which need to be repaired and re-hung
  6. hole in side

  7. back

    From the album Large Handmade Dollhouse

    the front side has 2 hinged doors which are supposed to open up
  8. back

  9. Millicent

    From the album Mice are Nice!

    the mouse has her own little wine cellar/tasting room
  10. Red Doors

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    just cardboard for now- will improve them or replace them later
  11. alternate lighting

    So I haven't been on here in a while, but I HAVE been working on my dollhouses. My Beetlejuice dollhouse has been very demanding lately. I recently added a strand of tiny lights to the ceiling in the attic, to resemble the little lights that hang above Adam's model town in the movie. I was just wondering if any of you had incorporated lights into your dollhouses in other ways than the usual wiring systems.     
  12. newspaper on the walls

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    and tiny lights in the attic
  13. new window trim and curtains

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    in the kitchen
  14. Barbara Maitland

    From the album Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

    in the kitchen