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  1. Double Crossed by Double Face tape

    I'd go with the above suggestion of using some type of needled nose glue applicator to insert glue, and then use a hardcover heavy book to hold it down flat to dry.
  2. Sorry, Temporarily out of stock... such a heartbreak!

    I may be able to help you out if you are unable to get a solid date.  Check your PM's :)
  3. How to make Pool slides?

    Foam pipe insulation cover -  cut lengthwise.  Example video where they made crude cuts - you could be more careful and then paint it, but it shows how it can be shaped easily with supports, which a real pool would have under bends anyway.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPG5iCp38bA    
  4. Black Friday?

    Michael's craft store sent a pile of coupons for tonight and tomorrow, so while not technically minis, loads of supplies could be snapped up at good prices.  I also received an email from quilled creations, as well as True 2 Scale, they are having a promo on their halloween kits - on their website top banner links it.   HBS sent out a 20% off good till Dec 1st. 
  5. Dog hair knitting service?

    Sheep smell funky before you treat the wool too ;)  Animal fibers, even dog, clean up incredibly well, surprisingly!  I would have never believed it either until I saw (and didn't smell) made pieces myself
  6. Dog hair knitting service?

    Knitting it would take an extremely large quantity of hair, since you'd need to be able to spin it into a skeins. A short scarf could take an average of 2-3 skeins, being about 300-500 yards. That said, I don't know what kind of dogs you have, obviously large breeds would have more hair, and certain breeds have a double layer coat which sheds much more than others.  This 2nd layer undercoat is generally used for this, which has softer fibers and lends itself to spinning (less itchy wool too).  I don't spin personally, so I can't give you a good estimate on how much wool weight = a yard, that depends on yarn thickness desired too.  I imagine finding a spinner and knitter who would make a scarf of your pattern choice would be a pricey endeavor.  Possibly thinner lace weight yarn (needed to reach scarf yardage lengths) means smaller needles and more thus skilled knitting  If you have a local yarn shop, they may know of local spinners or have a bulletin board posting knitters willing to knit for a fee.  Give 'em a call, I've always found my local yarn shop staff were more than friendly and willing to help.  Keeping it local might help reduce costs too, no shipping and such. Another option to consider -You may find you can felt your own dog's hair and make a little memento yourself without having to pay a spinning service, collect multiple trash bags of fur, and pay for a knitting service.   It's really not as hard as someone might think.  Felting your own:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pAUAMT5I8 making flat pieces of felt.  Or what about having a miniature felt artist use your dog's hair to felt something like this: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanetsNeedleFelting?ref=l2-shopheader-name  I don't know this artist, just an example I found that would be readily available to contact, and prices seemed reasonable.  I mention this in particular because it could mix your love of minis and your dogs. You could even place them in a scene.  In any event, best of luck and I hope you find what you're looking for.  
  7. The stove installed

    Time to sneak that bag of marshmallows away from Roland ;)
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    Very cool little kit. Looks like lots of images in the instructions too. 
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    This is great!
  10. Dollhouses and Kits for Sale

    Sent you a P.M.  
  11. NEM private sale for Greenleaf members

    Just wanted to pop in and extend a big thank you.  I got some lovely thing during the sale. 
  12. What to look for in a real life Victorian

    Our previous home was build in 1910 and been kept in very good condition by it's 3 previous families (yes seriously only 3).  Now, having done repairs on our new house I can tell you it's an entirely different situation. Yes, all homes need maintenance and things will break, however, simple repairs are easily do it yourself jobs in a newer home and less costly. The reason? Size standards have changed. Something as simple as a doorknob switch will be a big deal in an older home because the hole size has changed. Figuring out how to make the door hole circle perfect and larger and re-setting a new knob is not a one trip to the hardware store and one hour job.  We needed a new front storm door on the 1910 house. Guess what? The door wasn't current standard and I had to custom order it. This is the kind of thing I could replace in my new home for about $300-$400 plus my time. We're talking a pretty high end storm door at that price too. The mid-grade custom for the old house $700, not installed.   If the electric, water, heating, roofing (the big items) have all been maintained then you're in good shape. As others have said, lead and asbestos can be a problem. Be aware of popcorn ceilings which are common and can also have asbestos. A sample would need to be sent out for testing at the sellers expense, if they refuse run.  Just know that fixing things will be more complicated and can potentially cost twice as much, also you may find that you'll need to hire out work vs DIY.  The reason here is there will have been a multitude of people who have worked on your house previously and there's more potential for something to be improperly installed or jerry-rigged along the way. If you decided to do any serious renovations, brace yourself for an adventure.  It might be smooth sailing or it could be a disaster, you just don't know until the plaster comes down and the layers get peeled back.  You could potentially need to hire carpenters to re-create something that hasn't been made in 90 or so years (I did) you'll want a reputable one. Make nice with the neighbors, get references from the locals! The other side of that is the aesthetics.  Older homes are gorgeous IMHO and tend to have amazing moldings, staircases, and all kinds of cool features that just were not added into newer homes. Doing 6 inch window moldings and 10 inch baseboards would be incredibly costly today.  Having replaced a section of those 10 inch baseboards and then figuring out how to use 4 different router bits to duplicate the old detail, I speak from experience.  There is a certain level of pride in having restored an older home.  Just be prepared for the literal blood, sweat, and tears along the way. I wish you the best of luck on your search and move.  Regardless of the build date, buying and moving, especially to a new area can be stressful stuff.  Definitely get an inspection and try not to let emotion overrule a smart investment. 
  13. Boxed Greenleaf kits and fully assembled Beacon Hill in Michigan

    The boxed kit auctions are finished and the Lily and Glencroft are still available. I updated the craigslist listing to reflect a slight price drop. Link: http://saginaw.craigslist.org/tag/4778009079.html
  14. Boxed Greenleaf kits and fully assembled Beacon Hill in Michigan

    Thank you both Unfortunately I don't live in the kind of town that has old-school storefront promenade. It's priced to sell fast and make it worthwhile for someone else handle transportation. I'd really like to avoid having to try to load it up!
  15. I have a few auctions ending tomorrow morning (9am Est) for boxed greenleaf kits and a fully assembled Beacon Hill. If anyone is local for pickup I will gladly make arrangements and refund your shipping costs. Thanks for looking! http://www.ebay.com/sch/asharam/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=