minilover62

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About minilover62

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  • Gender Female
  • Location SE Wisconsin
  • Interests Dollhouse miniatures, crocheting, puzzles

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Carmen
  • Country United States

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  1. Real Good Toys?

    IS the Alison Jr from HBS and Hobby Lobby the same kit? Because if it is, I don't get the huge difference in price. HL kit with the 40% coupon is $90 + tax,  while HBS kit with the clearance discount of 25% is still $180 + tax, double price....
  2. SELLING THE GARFIELD!!

    Sally, I sent you a PM about some furniture items. I hope you are willing to mail the furniture! Please let us know. Thanks and good luck finding a good home for your Garfield, it is beautiful!
  3. 1:48 scale dollhouse - which do you recommend

    Patricia, I have two kits that I bought from a seller that goes by the name ANI. You can see this kits already finished here http://www.normanscountrycreek.com/cedarcreekplantation.html and here http://www.normanscountrycreek.com/redwoodfarmhouse.html  I remember that the lady at Norman's gave me the contact info so I could buy the kits. The lady who cuts them was very nice and even cut me an extra wall for my kits, I payed less than $50 for each one. Very nice wood and very detailed instructions included. There is a person on Ebay that from time to time has some of this kits posted for ANI, right now she has none, but she might be able to get it for you. http://www.ebay.com/usr/patty822015 Also, I bought at Ron's in Orlando a kit that I love! I already finished the house, and you can see it finished  at Norman's http://www.normanscountrycreek.com/victoria.html
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    The lowered the price, in case anyone wants to make a move...
  5. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Woodland products, The Victorian kit $30 https://janesville.craigslist.org/atq/6201788045.html Dura Craft San Franciscan kit $50 https://madison.craigslist.org/bab/6202441484.html Modern Edward House with furniture for $300 https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/bab/6201873324.html Dura Craft Tudor kit for $50 https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tag/6166887803.html
  6. Bad News Bears

    JUST take it easy, as an old friend used to say, "when the dark clouds pass, we will count the stars"; this too shall pass....
  7. Bad News Bears

    Subsidized or not, I think this people are very inconsiderate and rude, maybe they do not contemplate that they might be in the same situation later on, and most likely will not appreciate to be treated this way. Everything is changing so much so fast here, unbelievable. I hope you can find another place soon and keep all your stuff as you wish, you deserve it and we need it too! 
  8. Paddington movie's dollhouse

    I was able to buy today an old sealed version of the GL Emerson Row kit for this project. My idea is that the front of the Emerson will be the back of the Paddington. I will add a 3rd floor and hopefully some extra panels to be able to have 4 rooms-spaces per floor. Lastly I will make a new front panel (including the basement) that will look like (or close) the movie's house-dollhouse. I need to find or make (must likely make) a couple of spiral staircases.
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It sold for $970, CRAZY!
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    This miniature world is so fascinating that we can see a magnificent house with a low price that doesn't sale for even half of a grand, and then this piece is going to grab it!  I think I have seen one of this pieces at my local store and is not for sale because it has missing drawers, so it is not a OOAK piece.
  11. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    This Highboy chest is going to fetch almost 1 thousand in less than one hour!!!http://www.ebay.com/itm/292160015041?ul_noapp=true
  12. What If I Combined....

    Among the pending projects that I have in my dreams is to bash 2 Adams kits to build my dream beach house (after the beach house that I Used to go for the summer time when I was little), and I already mentioned here my desire to build the Paddington Bear dollhouse from the movie. I haven't found any kit, nor a house that has all the elements that I want to realize this project, so I almost have decided that I will combine 2 kits to build this Paddington house. First I was seriously considering to put together 2 RGT Victorian farmhouses and build them backwards (the front will be the back and the back will be the new front. The already milled siding presents a problem for this bashing. Then, I was given two 1/2" scale kits (the colonial and the farmhouse), so now I am thinking about bashing this 2 instead. I have no idea what on earth will be the results but I am very excited about this plan.(again, a problem will be the milled siding as well). jiijij
  13. Taking my obsession too far???

    The longest trip that I have made so far for a dollhouse is 4 hours round trip, and so far no regrets, I enjoyed and loved those trips, BUT it is true that at least 3 of them resulted in total disappointments, I had to go back home empty handed (yet happy that I saved some money lol!). So, for a trip this far I would try to be very sure that it will be absolutely worth it. I understand that some houses do not come on the market very often at all, and a built Lily is one of them. If you end up getting it, CONGRATULATIONS!
  14. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Totally agree with you
  15. Paddington movie's dollhouse

    Yes, so far I checked almost everything that looks georgian, or town house style. It is like you say Jenn, some houses have the look but they are not wide enough to recreate the movie's house. I will have to watch the movie again, this time paying more attention to some details like for example, the house from outside looks like if it had only a room on one side and the hallways on the other. Only 2 windows per floor, but inside we can see rooms on both sides and a hallway in the middle. Most dollhouse kits have 3 windows per floor whne they have this layout, so it is going to be a compromise here. I want the 2 rooms/1 hallway layout, but I only want the 2 windows per floor.  This Laurels kit is almost perfect, except that it only has one room and the hallway, I would need to bash it to add the room on the other side and do something about the front panel, and the basement.Yikes! It has a very good price, but I don't know yet about the shipping.   Also, I want to be able to have the living room with the kitchen on the back. Am I too pretentious? Mine would be a big house, maybe too big...but it is what I want, oh boy!lol How about 1/2 scale??