sparklepuppies

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  1. wish.com

    Kathie, same. I'm always intrigued by ads I see for them.  But I hate the places that make me register just to look.  I'm sure they are fine,  as Holly says, but it just annoys me. I don't need any more stuff anyway!  My house is overflowing!!
  2. Trouble understanding actual 1:12 to 1:16 scale

    Let's say you are wanting to represent a 5ft tall item.  That's 60". Divide that by 12, and you get 5.  So in 1:12 it's 5". Divide by 16, and it's 3.75.  So that's a difference of 1.25" between 1:12 and 1:16. For 1:24 scale, divide by 24, and your item is 2.5", half of 1:12. I've seen 1:12 and 1:16 in the same house, and it can be done, but typically you wouldnt want to place the items next to each other.  Sometimes you can trick the eye with the placement of the item. Along similar lines... there can be differences in sizes even within 1:12 scale.   So be sure to always check measurements. Hope this helps!
  3. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    That's so neat, I'm amazed at people that can build original creative things. I'm an "instruction, kit" builder, just like I am with dollhouses.
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Um...  that was my fault wasn't it?   Sorry?  Guess I'm a bad influence. Well. Maybe this new house can go over *there* instead. <ducking and running this time> I've stopped looking at craigslist, and I don't understand how that Facebook marketplace thing works, so I've stayed new house free for a bit.  Which is a good thing.   We bought a new vehicle this year, and all the houses hanging out in the garage had to be moved around, and I got some serious side-eye during that project.  And my dad's stuff has been hanging out taking up about quarter of my craft room for over a year now, while he's waiting on his property and house to be ready.  So I really am out of "over theres" for large houses at the moment. Now Legos... Those are a different story.  I may or may not have started collecting the Lego Town buildings I've been resisting for years... 
  5. Instant Pot -- instant gratification?

    Hey Kathie!  I'm just hanging out over here still.  :) Hope you enjoy the sites.  They both have videos of each recipe too, which are nice, if that's your thing.  I'm usually just happy reading the recipe. Pressure Luck has a couple good intro posts and videos,  those were helpful for me when I first got mine.
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh how exciting!   And I'm sure you can find a place for it...  right over...  there!  
  7. Instant Pot -- instant gratification?

    Kathie, you're going to have so much fun with your IP.  There were a couple blogs that were recommended to me when I first got mine that were a big help when I was getting started, and also have some great recipes, both simple (like my family likes), and more complex.    Dad Cooks Dinner https://www.dadcooksdinner.com Pressure Luck Cooking https://pressureluckcooking.com I would love to make yogurt one day, but I've not gotten up the courage for that yet!  
  8. Help solve the mystery!

     It looks like Renea took down her album of her Williamsburg, probably when she sold it.
  9. Help solve the mystery!

    Kelly, I *think* my house has the original houseworks components in it. But I cant remember for sure, and I can't access it right now. It does have thick plexiglass with taped on panes, so it might not be. (EDIT  I looked at my pictures, and it doesn't appear to have houseworks windows,  only the door. The trim looks like the picture in the OP) I think the house pictured has the stock provided trim.  Like Miranda mentioned, these houses do have the same kinds of trim around the roof and the base. Here's the link to my album. I dont have any interior pictures, boo. http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=5654  Nancy at HBS let me copy parts of the catalog a few years back, so I have the 1990 price list and a picture list of the different models. There are 12 pictured,  1 being the Houseworks Victorian. Both companies are here in Atlanta, so I imagine they worked closely together. I also copied the product pages of the Mt Vernon and Williamsburg, but I mailed the Williamsburg one to Renea (mygrommi) and dummy me didn't think to keep a copy. The big difference between Mt Vernon and Williamsburg is columns and front porch. It's a beautiful house, but it is huge. I call it my big scary brick house. Because I guess it wasn't heavy enough at the original 70 pounds, someone added real clay bricks to it! The measurements for the Mt Vernon are 40" H 58" W 24" D. The porch is probably about 6", so the Williamsburg is about 18" deep. Something funny... this weekend I was thinking about this house and how I could fit it in my work room to work on it. And then I see this post. Must be a sign!  Let me know if you have any other questions. 
  10. Help solve the mystery!

    Hey, I'm late... sorry! This is a house made by Jerry Jarrell of Jarrel Enterprises out of Stone Mountain, Ga for The Dollhouse Inc. This is the Williamsburg with wings, item# 102. They came built, either unfinished with no components, unfinished with Houseworks components,  or with finished exterior. Renea used to have this house, but I can't for the life of me remember her username here. Her albums should be named though. She has since sold it to our local dollhouse shop I believe. I have its sister, the Mt Vernon Colonial. Pictures are in my albums.
  11. What are you up to today? This week?

    Congrats Jeremy!!   
  12. So how is the weather where you're at ?

    We started getting the rain bands about 2 hours ago. It's a fair amount. The wind hasn't picked up yet. It should peak about 5am. It's predicted to be about 17mph at 7am when kids are at the bus stop, so we'll see what is decided for school. My daughter in S Ga is almost out of the rain, but the wind is still increasing. Should peak there in about 2 hours. They closed her work finally, so now I'm hoping she'll still go somewhere other than her house for the night.
  13. So how is the weather where you're at ?

    My daughter lives feet from the divider line between Hurricane and TS warning. And she's on the east of the storm, in S Ga. So as far as I'm concerned, it's hurricane warning there. She has giant pine trees in her yard, and one could take out all 3 bedrooms. When Irma hit there last year, one of those huge trees fell on the house across the street, so it made it more real. She is planning to go to a family members house tonight, and they have gassed up the generator. Thing is, as of now she's supposed to work, but she's hoping they will at least close early. She said many places already are closed. Rain started there a few minutes ago. Interesting though, She's not in the "cone", but still has all the warnings.  My youngest son switched colleges this year thankfully, because it will still be Cat 2 as it crosses over SW Ga. For Irma, I got to stress about 2 kids, at least it's just 1 now. My county (south of Atlanta) is expected to receive 4-5" of rain, but not the super high winds. Valdosta (where Anslee is) will get the winds and hard rain, but maybe just a couple inches. I'm still confused on how living in mid-north Ga recently became hurricane prone! Everybody stay safe and check in!  
  14. What are you up to today? This week?

    Thanks Kathie. I was pretty sad. I like the September show put on by the AMS more than the Bishop Show in March. Oh well. I still have plenty of things that I'm not working on at the moment. BTW, I saw last night, that the March show is later in the month, the 22nd I think, instead of the first weekend (it used to be end of February). At least now it won't interfere with the KSU Formula Motorsports South Invitational Race that Brennen will be a part of this year! Unless they change the weekend for that as well...
  15. What are you up to today? This week?

    Yeah, Saturday driving is no fun. I'd much rather drive in the middle of a weekday, or even a Sunday. Especially on I-285. And right now they are doing road work and closing lanes. Last Saturday they had 2 lanes closed, and I chickened out driving to the Atlanta Miniature Show. Got about 20 minutes from home (out of about an hour) and turned around just before 285. I just couldn't do it. I was a little sad to have missed it, but honestly I just wasn't in the mood even before I left the house.