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About cloudbound

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  • Birthday 11/25/49

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Carson City, Nevada, USA
  • Interests Baking, sewing, DOLLHOUSES

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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 Pat
  • Country United States

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  1. Hippie House

    People who love cats would live in it.  Funny thing is I never even thought to include people with the house - just the cats.  LOTS of cats.  Still one of my favorite builds too.
  2. Hippie House

    That's a very cute dollhouse Tillie.  Sweet pastel colors.  The style reminds me of the Nevada Cat House I did for the Humane Society's 'Silent Auction' a few years ago.  I'd come across a sturdy dollhouse kit at a local thrift store and even though I didn't really want another big dollhouse, with a price of something like $50 for it I couldn't pass it up.  It was a fun build and I got to make tons of special furniture pieces with cat themes for it.  SO MUCH FUN.  The trouble with dollhouses is you run out of ROOM!  
  3. Hippie House

    Well when our kids shove us into old folks homes we'll be content trying to make minis out of what others see as junk.  I honestly do think that seeing treasures in the trash is a joy and most people don't take the time or have the interest in it.  How lucky are we?!
  4. Hippie House

    That's a grand idea.  This way you can open the whole thing up to admire all the tiny details inside the store.  Don't you find that part of the delight is remembering how fun it was to MAKE all of the tiny extras - the things that most people's eyes don't even catch?  This morning I was trying to figure out how to make some Christmas-themed bakery boxes, first checking out eBay to maybe purchase them.  Nah - they charge a LOT for just two tiny boxes.  So I can't wait to experiment making my own today.  And years from now looking at them will bring a smile.  
  5. Hippie House

    Oh my gosh - who'da thunk'a that!!!  They're so perfect!  Where do you display your houses and room boxes Tillie?  I'm JUST starting on my Christmas Bake Shop and as big as the room box I have is, I wish I would have room for even more!  I'm using one of those 'Street Of Shops' rooms boxes for the shop but I'm thinking I might need to cut an opening in the side and build another shop (the smaller of the three shops) right next to it for seating and MORE STUFF...
  6. Hippie House

    Thanks for asking Holly.  The little fruits in the fruit bowl (on the buffet in dining area) are made from Sculpey clay and what I hoped would look like the grapes are just micro beads glued to some thread.  The 'sunflowers' in the planter on the side of the building are actually dried flowers from some 'volunteer' plants I was yanking out as I was cleaning the yard outside.  I was going to toss them into the garbage can when I realized they looked sort of like little sunflowers!  They were dried out and brown by this point but a little craft paint was all it took.  What are supposed to look like hollyhocks and other bulbs are just 'flower soft' (homemade from some instructions I found here years ago - using crunched-up foam from the Dollar Store) and micro beads glued to painted wire.  This is the BEST place to learn quick tricks!  
  7. Hippie House

      Finished the little things to complete the Hippie House - doodahs and geegaws that I usually forget.  The little bicycles on the porch are actually 'embellishments' by the Jesse James 'Dress it Up' line.  
  8. Hippie House

    Hee hee - Tillie I was actually just thinking about things that YOU might like.  I don't own one bit of white/blue minis. I'm working on a Christmas Bake Shop right now...
  9. Hippie House

    Well - those would look really nice.  
  10. Hippie House

    that's another great suggestion.  
  11. Hippie House

    Holly - I've been looking for a chair 'kit' that would make a chair like this with all that rich wood carving but I can't find one.  Have you ever seen a 'kit' for one?  I see the House Of Miniatures kit for a nice chair but it doesn't have that beautiful carving.  
  12. Hippie House

    That candle holder is so perfect.  You could print out some fun fabric to cover a chair and maybe even footstool with.  You're going to have so much fun collecting all the bits and pieces for this.  The 'hunt' is part of the fun!
  13. Hippie House

    The Great Wall of China - PERFECT!  What joy this must bring you.  
  14. Hippie House

    I got to see the ceiling Dale Chihuly had made in a casino hotel in Las Vegas.  It was just so unbelievable. So when I saw the tutorial here (6 or 7 years ago) I just HAD to try it.  Thanks to all of you for appreciating the house.