Khadi

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About Khadi

  • Birthday April 06

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  • Gender Female
  • Location VA

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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 Karen
  • Country United States

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  1. LivRm.jpg

    Great house!  It definitely has that "lived-in" look.
  2. I would be willing to mail kits.
  3. Hi, I decided it's time to downsize my collection and I have a few I am looking to sell.   Kits: Two Buttercup Dollhouse kits available.  One kit is open but pieces have not been removed.  One is unopened. Shadybrook Dollhouse- Kit is open but all pieces are there. Houses in Progress: Lily (This was the beginning of a bash, and the top floor divider has been cut off.  I still have the roof pieces and all pieces not yet attached.  I also have MDF siding that I had begun attaching.) Shadybrook/Creekside Bash- Both pieces can be sold together or as separate.  Both have upgraded windows and doors.  The Shadybrook has one side cut out, but the Creekside is complete. I have any unused pieces. Buttercup (completed except for shingles- I have the shingles) Asahi Tea House- I divided into two rooms to make a tiny house. Furniture in houses not included.   I'm looking for local pickup.  I prefer not to mail.  I am in the DC Metro/Northern VA area. PM me if you are interested in discussing pricing.  Thanks!
  4. Hi, I decided it's time to downsize my collection and I have a few I am looking to sell.   Kits: Two Buttercup Dollhouse kits available.  One kit is open but pieces have not been removed.  One is unopened. Shadybrook Dollhouse- Kit is open but all pieces are there. Houses in Progress: Lily (This was the beginning of a bash, and the top floor divider has been cut off.  I still have the roof pieces and all pieces not yet attached.  I also have MDF siding that I had begun attaching.) Shadybrook/Creekside Bash- Both pieces can be sold together or as separate.  Both have upgraded windows and doors.  The Shadybrook has one side cut out, but the Creekside is complete. I have any unused pieces. Buttercup (completed except for shingles- I have the shingles) Asahi Tea House- I divided into two rooms to make a tiny house. Furniture in houses not included.   I'm looking for local pickup.  I prefer not to mail.  I am in the DC Metro/Northern VA area. PM me if you are interested to discuss pricing.  Thanks!
  5. You can disassemble using a hair dryer to heat and soften the glue.  Then follow Holly's directions.    
  6. I would keep trying to call Greenleaf and leave a message if possible.  I have found it a challenge to reach them, but I have always been successful in the end.  In the meantime, I would search Fairfield directions on the Internet.  There are  lot of great websites and blogs out there people have created that take you step-by-step through building of specific dollhouses.  I find it as much, if not more, helpful to see what the pieces look like together as I'm building.  Also, do a lot of dry fitting before glueing.  This will enable you to see if the pieces are together correctly.  And, as others on this site will tell you- don't use hot glue.  Use craft or wood glue because it will hold up longer.
  7. Instant Pot -- instant gratification?

    I got a six quart recently.  It's a good size for those of us cooking for one.  I've tried some of the recipes on the Instant Pot website, and they've turned out really tasty.  
  8. Should I Disassemble?

    Some thoughts- You could remove all of the old railing and replace it with different railing.  You can find railing in most online dollhouse stores.  You could remove the top trim altogether, or replace it with other purchased trim.  You could also post a specific request on the site for what you need.  There might be someone who did not use these parts and may have them available.  Many of us do not use all of our pieces, such as trim, but save them for possible future uses.  The trick to removing pieces is to use a hair dryer on the glue.  Most glue melts fairly easily when heated.  Others may be more particular, but for me I would pull off as much of the wallpaper as possible so that you have a smooth surface, and then wallpaper over them with another wallpaper.  You can attempt to heat the wallpaper to loosen the glue or wet the paper to attempt to get more off, but I find that just makes more of a mess than just leaving it on.  Once again, you can purchase a variety of wallpapers off of dollhouse sites.  Some people choose to print their own on cardstock from designs you can find online.  When I was a kid, we also used heavy duty wrapping paper.  As for the shingles, they can also be purchased in a variety of styles and materials.
  9. Prices -- Wow!

    I raid the craft sections at Walmart and Michaels looking for ideas.  I also frequently check the dollhouse furniture selection on Ebay.  I have found a lot of unique pieces for little money.  Personally, I find building the dollhouses the best part.  I take months, even years, to finish a project.
  10. Cheltenham Directions/Schematic

    Thanks to you both!
  11. Cheltenham Directions/Schematic

    I'm happy to say that I found the directions hidden among the sheets of wood at the bottom of the box.  
  12. Cheltenham Directions/Schematic

    The box says Norcraft, but it was sold by Greenleaf at some time because it is on the Greenleaf store website.  It's been marked "sold out" as long as I've been visiting their site though.  I've found almost nothing on this site or the web related to it so it must have been out of circulation for awhile.  
  13. I recently purchased a Cheltenham from Ebay.  I'm am really excited to get this because I've been wanting an affordable front-opening dollhouse so that I can actually decorate one of my dollhouses without the kitties playing in it.  There is only one problem.  It is missing the directions and schematics.  The box was full so I'm hoping all of the pieces are there.  I was wondering if anyone had a copy that they would be willing to share.  Thanks in advance.
  14. Looking for Country Church kit

    I can't help you with the RGT church.  But, if you can't find one and you still want to make a church, the Vineyard Cottage makes a nice one.  I just cut back the second floor and left the stairs out to make a smaller balcony for my organ (or you could leave that floor out all together.  The windows have a nice "church look" to them, and I am hanging a bell from the eaves of the overhang in the front.
  15. Help with Dollhouse Name

    Thanks.  I had never heard of Arrow dollhouses before.  I certainly don't have room for this one as it looks quite big, but I'm sure I'll find a place. :)