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  • Gender Female
  • Location Michigan, USA
  • Interests Acquiring, building, bashing, and dreaming about dollhouses! Oh boy, I really LOVE dollhouses! They make my heart sing.

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  1. Blast from the Past

    I ABSOLUTELY remember this clip! It was my all time favourite thing on Sesame Street. After all, it encompasses all the things I love - dolls, dollhouses and cats!
  2. I finally got a Bostonian!

    Congratulations! That house is fantastic (and also on my bucket list).
  3. Pictures- in progress- Tree stump house

    Thanks, the Westville was my first dollhouse. I am currently adding paper mache to a few of my regular dollhouses to give them the texture of bark, so they are semi-tree houses (pictures are on my blog). Your niece sounds adorable!
  4. Santa's Compound

    This is really cute!
  5. Pictures- in progress- Tree stump house

    Your tree house is so cute! I am also making a couple of tree houses but on a much larger scale and they are taking forever to do. The amount of detail you are able to put into such a tiny piece is really amazing. Love it!
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh my, I LOVE this house! It fits in with my design aesthetic and would fit perfectly in my dollhouse world. Too bad I live far away (or maybe that is a good thing!)
  7. ID this house?

    I am actually working on (or I should say destroying) an Apple Blossom right now! It is a cute little house.
  8. Good Blogs

    Blogs are so fun to read and to write! The ones mentioned above are pretty awesome. I really enjoy blogging about my dolls, their houses and my cats! https://urbanelves.blogspot.com
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Now this is my kind of dollhouse! I love big houses. (However, I think I would add some architectural details to the front.)
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh, I would love to have that big San Francisco house!
  11. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Boo hoo, I want a Pepperwood farm! It is on my grail list but Colorado is too far from Michigan!
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  14. MDF--- particle board

    I am currently building the Dura Craft Mansion (pictures are on my blog).  I found out that the base was made from particle board, so I am assuming that the 600 is the same. My advice would be to make your base from another type of wood as the particle board is really susceptible to moisture. (I had the opportunity to buy another Dura Craft house but the base was really crumbly and swollen from sitting in a damp basement.) The interior walls and roof are made from masonite. It is smooth on one side and rough on the other. On the roof I am using the rough side facing upwards so that it will be covered by the shingles. (I will first undercoat it with Kilz and then paint it with a dark acrylic before adding the shingles)    
  15. Help with RGT New Orleans Kit Photos

    I shouldn't comment as I have dozens of houses all going at the same time. For me, I need to do it that way so that when I get stuck I can keep working on another house. I usually know what to do when I get back to the original house that was giving me problems. My mail lady also knows me well. It seems like she is always dropping packages off at the front door. As for the New Orleans house - I don't have this one, but I know you will do a swell job with it. Just listen, it sounds like it is already talking to you!