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About GenieBird

  • Birthday January 31

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Melbourne, Australia
  • Interests I love miniatures, dollhouses, dolls, CATS (real ones), leadlight and decoupage, reading and painting and cycling among other things. My trouble is that I have so many projects and only tend to complete a few. I must discipline myself more. I have built two dollhouses and have a custom made one, but haven't completed furnishing any.

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Two
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects No
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Jeanie
  • Country Australia
  1. Hello from New Zealand

    Silly of me, I mentioned checking out the VAME website then completely forgot to put the URL in for you LOL. Here it is ... ... and here is a New Zealand one, too, just in case you don't have it ...
  2. Hello from New Zealand

    Well Helen, if you ever do make it to Melbourne, you must contact me and come along as my guest to the Miniatures group I belong to. They sound to be the complete opposite to the group where you are. We always have a great time each month at our workshops. You can check out our website if you like to see our projects etc. You certainly wouldn't want to be visiting New South Wales at the moment, sadly. Our rain belt just doesn't seem to want to get up there and seems to stop just short of the fires. Nice to know you are also supervised by a feline. I have four, two siamese and an oriental shorthair plus a dear ex feral moggie. All girls, all divas. I did have German Shepherds but after the last one passed away my husband decided he couldn't cope with the losses anymore so we haven't introduced another ... yet! Oh, and I also had a white budgie (named Sooty of course LOL). She was called a cinnamon lacewing. Very pretty little bird, and such a character. I've just had a read of your silicone filler debacle. Oh my, I can understand the frustration for sure. The migraines certainly don't help do they. Mine seem to have taken a vacation for the last couple of years. I don't know what I'm doing right, but whatever it is I want to keep doing it. I've had them since I was 13 years of age, so I'm thinking hormones may have had something to do with that (now that I don't have any LOL). I have been using my first, very basic, dollhouse to experiment upon before trying any task on my 'good' ones. I'm also experimenting with a cladding for outside walls made from egg cartons. I don't think I have the recipe right yet, but will have to question my source at our next meeting ... she is a goldmine of ideas and expertise. It's an interesting look ... a cross between adobe and tudor style exteriors. I really must set to and get more done on my house. I did the undercoat on the large one, but haven't touched it since (I did put photos in my gallery of that). I'm just so fascinated by making the tiny objects right now so when that dwindles down I will get back to the houses ...
  3. Hello from New Zealand

    Welcome Helen. I'm from Melbourne in Aus so just across the way from you I also noted that you have a beautiful cat in your profile photo, it's always nice to meet another cat lover. I see you have suffered the same fate as I have. That of building the house only to find the original plans we have made for it have gone by the by LOL. I have four on the go at the moment, and I run into the same trouble with each and every one (and I'm about to begin building the fifth one). I really will have to discipline myself. I belong to a miniature group here and of late I've been busy making one inch scale items, so my painting and wallpapering have taken a back seat. However, I will soon be started on those projects again. I'll be looking forward to seeing your photos.
  4. The Introduction Thread...:)

    I love your enthusiasm, it's very catching ... Looking forward to seeing your album when you get one up and running. I have a two day workshop next weekend on a Wizard's table, and can hardly wait to go. It's lovely to meet you.
  5. 111.JPG

    I'd like to sit out on that deck on a nice sunny day and sip a lemonade or two ... very pretty.
  6. Mischievous Horde?

    Love them ... did you make them? (if so, how?)
  7. Carson

    That is one gorgeous house.
  8. New Member

    Hello Nancy. I had that problem, too, with two of my houses. As the other members have said, a sharp craft knife is the answer along with lots of prayers and prizing LOL. I'm just at the stage where I have my own gallery now, but only three pictures to put on it, and none of the three are very interesting right now. I have yet to finish one of mine, I just get so excited about the others that I can't stay on just one for any length of time.
  9. Hi, I'm new!

    Welcome Nicole. I'm sure with your background in fine arts you will be a great source of information ... I'm in Australia and currently working on a few houses. I'm concentrating particularly on a custom built one at the moment and I'm just starting. So far I have one coat of undercoat done, another to put on, the stairway assembled and stained and varnished. Now I have to plan the family who are going to 'live' there so that I can decide on rooms and furnishings etc. It's so exciting isn't it.
  10. Dura-Craft HR 560 instructions

    It's very nice to meet you, Robert. What a lucky little girl your grandaughter is ... she will love that house ... I'm new here, too and will be so interested to see updates from you.
  11. Gables and roof done

    Very impressive. You've done a great job.
  12. dollhouse And cats 006

    I sometimes find her asleep in there LOL ... I think she wants her own room ... ;)
  13. Vintage farmhouse bathroom - right side

    Amazing detail ... I did laugh at you putting in the water pipes ... It's a great bathroom.
  14. dollhouse And cats 001

    LOL yes, it is quite large. This is the one that I had made, but I do wish I had waited until I have more of an idea of what I was doing. I can see many changes I would have liked. Still, I do like the house and I'm looking forward to forging ahead with it. I have painted it now, just a couple of coats of white undercoat, so that I can get started on planning rooms (once I get the cats out of there). I went to the Annual Miniatures Exhibition here in July and bought a few little things, but I didn't see any wallpaper that really made me want to buy it. Did get some black and white tiling for the conservatory floor though. Had fun making that up. I have left the roof unglued so that I can remove it when I need access to the inside. Kat, I have two smaller ones as well ... not sure what scale they are, they seem to be in between. I am working on those along with the big one and one is my witch house. I do love this hobby ... it's so addictive LOL.
  15. dollhouse And cats 001

    From the album Jeanies Main House

    Trying to figure out which room should be which ... I keep changing my mind.