JayNZ

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About JayNZ

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  • Website URL http://jay-nz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  • Gender Female
  • Location South Island, New Zealand

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience One
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects No
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Jacinta
  • Country New Zealand

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  1. BeaconHillCabinetSis01.jpg

    Beautiful!
  2. BeaconHill-pceiling-wip.jpg

    That ceiling looks great!
  3. Brambly Hedge inspired dollhouse

    Love this! I've always wanted to make a Brambly Hedge inspired dollhouse ever since I was a little kid. I used to pretend my Sylvanian families were from Brambly Hedge. 
  4. Houseworks red oak flooring

    I used it, and just finished it with wood stain. I bought several sheets for my house, and would definitely use again. I sanded before applying stain, and then lightly between each coat as well. I did 3 or 4 coats of stain. It has a lovely texture and the woodgrain is to-scale.    
  5. Exterior complete!

    so beautiful!
  6. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    Wow awesome! It's my dream to come across a Greenleaf on Trademe or in a second hand shop! When I was a kid we found a damaged & not quite finished dollhouse in my grandparents' basement, which I kept for a few years and intended to "revonvate" later on but my sister and I already had two dollhouses each and my parents told me last year they got rid of it a few years ago which is annoying! Early last year (when I first discovered Greenleaf!) I looked through all their dollhouses and recognised it as the Arthur dollhouse! So disappointed, would have loved to have still had it. I'm up to the gluing stage of my Beacon Hill build now. It's been sitting dry-fitted for a few months as I've been busy with work and uni and not had the time, but also I'm terrified about gluing it haha! All my dollhouses in the past came either pre-assembled or were MDF ones that were able to be assembled in a few hours. So this is really my first build!
  7. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

     Yes I think so!
  8. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    Great! Thanks so much for the advice. I got the Beacon Hill as figured if I bought another one, I would still end up buying the Beacon Hill later as it was the one I reaaally wanted. The logic did not work at all though, as not even halfway through the Beacon Hill I already have a list of the ones I want to buy next 
  9. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    I actually just ordered something from Canada yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at the exchange rate! And yes, it is very close to the NZD (and AUD)
  10. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    I think I researched every place I could possibly find to order a Beacon Hill and in the end it seemed to be cheaper for me to just order from Greenleaf, to avoid having to pay extra tax costs upon it's arrival, which happened to someone on a blog I followed... But it did mean it cost TWICE the normal amount all up....ahh! A lot of money but hey it was my 21st present and I plan on keeping it for the rest of my life. So hopefully it's worth it ahah!  I certainly understand why postage is expensive, especially to NZ but it is still frustrating! Luckily in terms of buying furniture and accessories, often if the seller is from China it has free international shipping.  I was just in Auckland (and Hamilton for a day) a few weeks ago! I should have sought out some shops to visit before I went. (I live in Dunedin and there's absolutely nothing here! Not that I can find anyway) Thanks so much for the links, I think I've looked at the last two before but don't think I've seen the first one before.   
  11. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    Fabulous! Thank you 
  12. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    Thank you so much! I've bought from Dollshouse Emporium multiple times but I haven't heard of the others! 
  13. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    No that's not too bad! About $30 NZD I think. It just depends on what i'm ordering really, but I usually don't mind paying about $30 shipping for a package if it has a reasonable amount of things in it. It's when I have to pay that price for a package that barely weighs anything that I wish there were better suppliers closer to home!
  14. Shipping to Aus/NZ: Advice please!

    Thank you! I had not heard of that site before. Yes, here it's very rare to come by a store that sells miniatures! At least in my city. Yes, I usually do order things in bulk as I found that was the best way, even if it was a lot of money at one time it saves in the long run! I found miniatures.com to be good for this as their shipping prices are fairly standard - they don't vary much even if you add a few more items. I think I have about 80 items on my wishlist right now ahah! Every time I need something I just add a few more things onto the order.  Thanks for the advice!