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About Ashlie

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    Junior Dollhouse Artisan at Earth and Tree Miniatures
  • Birthday 02/10/88

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Leominster, Massachusetts
  • Interests Crafts, Art, Historical Fashion, Art Nouveau, Harry Potter, music

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Three
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects No
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  • Real Name Ashlie
  • Country United States

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  1. I just realized I've been on here for a year!!!! woo!

  2. Merrimack MCM Desk.jpg

    love it!  
  3. Half-Scale Merrimack

    I owe that man a lot! 
  4. Half-Scale Merrimack

    The Merrimack is one of my favorite houses... surprisingly, we don't sell a bunch of them. I put a bug in my bosses ear about making a scaled down version without the bottom floor and room furthest from the fireplace. Looking around, there aren't a lot of modern dollhouses available, so having one at a smaller size and cost would be amazing.  I'm looking at the finishing kit now on our website and it actually lists the siding as something you get in the kit and then at the bottom that it isn't included! whoops, we will definatly fix that You received flooring? like interior flooring? Now that is something you shouldn't have got in the kit... are you sure they aren't edge trims?  I'm really glad you are enjoying making the Merrimack! I can't wait to see your progress! :)
  5. Given up on tape wire

    There are tons of ways to troubleshoot your electric! Its really important to know where you put your connections- @KathieB is completely right about eyelets, they are the best option as they have more surface area.  If your house won't light at all-  Test your lead-in wire with a test probe by touching the tines to the tester. If it doesn't light, then your transformer or lead-in is busted and need to be replaced.  If the light lights up, then your lead-in and transformer are fine. Now to move onto the junction splice (the little white box attached to the tapewire). Gently pry it from the dollhouse and plug your lead-in into it. Now press the test probe to the tines of the junction splice- If it doesn't light, the junction splice is busted, and if it does, replace it back into your tape wire.  test again at it should work. If certain floors/rooms aren't lighting- Now, for the fun part- determine where the disconnect is. Start at your junction splice and move along the tape wire until you find where the loose connection/ cut tape wire is. If you do not know where your tape wire was laid or have no record (worse case scenario) It is almost better to re-wallpaper the problem room then turn your walls into swiss cheese with your test probe. When you find It is a loose connection, first try just pressing or tapping over the connection with your fingers- If there is no change, place a small wooden block over the connection and give the block a good whack with a hammer. If it is a cut (I've done this a bunch of times while trimming paper from doorways), you will have to gently peel the wallpaper away from that area. Patch over the cut with a piece of tape wire, matching blue to blue and copper to copper, and make connections on both sides, bridging over the cut. If this worked you can now glue the wallpaper back down or patch over it with a scrap of paper. If that did not work or you found no disconnects then test your lights by touching the plugs to your lead-in wire.   Battery lights can have a very bright, unnaturally white light, which I've found a lot of folks don't like, but other then that they are a great option. They take a lot of guess work out of lighting and are really easy to change and move around. You also don't have to wallpaper with them- theres no tapewire to cover! 
  6. Painted stairs, second floor

    To stain them? I actually used some guache, in layers of light yellow ochre (a kind of gold color) and just yellow ochre (a yellowish brown). 
  7. Bathroom floor

    From the album The House in Provence

    I wish i took some in progress photos of this- its made with popsickle sticks, then painted with a checkerboard pattern and distressed. 
  8. Exterior, 1/1

    From the album The House in Provence

    the roof is on!
  9. Painted stairs

    From the album The House in Provence

    some more shots of the stairs.
  10. Entry, 1/1

    From the album The House in Provence

    Heres the entry, with a sneak peek of the tile floors.
  11. Painted stairs, second floor

    From the album The House in Provence

    Finally painted the stairs! The holidays are finally over so i can really jump back into my own minis!  Ps sneak peak of the floors
  12. stairs 9/16

    Thanks, i'm super happy with them! I can;t wait to get the rails on them! 
  13. stairs 9/16

    From the album The House in Provence

  14. interior, 9/16

    From the album The House in Provence

    Here are the two flights of stairs in place.