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  1. Turning plastic into iron

    Thank you so much for sharing this. That little potbelly stove looks fantastic.
  2. Stained glass door

    Wow. Lucky you. I love Barbara Sabia's work and have purchased several pieces. It would be great to take a class from her and your lovely door certainly does look very professional. 
  3. Work on the interior

    What a lovely and pleasant interior.  
  4. Exterior II: courtyards

    I enjoyed the pictures of the casita stove so much. Thanks for posting them. I have been absolutely stuck on what to do with the dollhouse kitchen I am working on. I haven't liked anything I have tried with it and have been browsing around trying to find some new idea that might kickstart the whole mess a better direction. Hmmm maybe a separate outdoor summer kitchen... I too love the colors you picked for this.
  5. I finally figured it out!

    Good for you! Stairs can be hard to get right. 
  6. What would be your dream dollhouse?

    Yes if it just sat on the base and could be lifted off then the house would still fit through the door, The table could fold, and you could turn the base sideways or something to get it to fit through the door also. Hmmm might work. I will have to think more on this. A dramatic seaside setting might be a possibility.  Thanks Kelly
  7. A bit of eye candy

    I saw that first house, or one very like it for the first time about a year after I started with minis.  I love those paneled rooms, especially the sitting room. I am quite the history buff and have always loved old houses.  Oh, the eye candy and the realistic imagined little worlds miniaturists create. Singing Calgon, take me awaaay...  
  8. Thank you so much for the article on the Ashtonbrook dollhouse. Like you I have always loved the pictures of the outside of that dollhouse and wondered. I never saw the back or inside and like you I was surprised because it was not what I expected.

    1. Mid-life madness

      Yay, I'm glad I am not alone in always wondering about the house. Pinterest  was no help in finding out any information.....

  9. What would be your dream dollhouse?

    And my punctuation is still so wrong...
  10. What would be your dream dollhouse?

    For me it is sort of hard to know what I will fall in love with in advance. I have been through a number of dollhouses, but I think I am going to stick with the Shadow Cliff I just got. It was prebuilt, pre-decorated, preloved. Whoever decorated the inside did a fantastic job of making a period Victorian house. When I was growing up we owned an island in British Columbia. This is not as unusual as it would be today. I am old and back then that area was considered wet, wild and difficult to get to. In other words, tent camping vacation country and sort of undesirable. Now of course it is resort territory and even if we still owned the island (which we don't) we couldn't even begin to pay taxes on it. But it was, and always will be, home to me, and I find myself drawn to dramatic coastlines, in my real life and my mini one. So I look at some of the model train videos, there is one especially that I love-(Troels Kirk videos Coast Line RR ) maybe Swedish or something. He has made a fishing village with a wild shoreline that the train goes by, and a bay with docks (the water is especially good) it is all so real... I think if money and space were no object I would get a big ping pong table or something and take my Shadow Cliff which- now that I think about it, is a pretty accurate representation of the lighthouse keepers house one island over (she was a family friend when I was small)- and I would have a spectacular setting added to that. There would be tall fir and steep rugged cliffs dropping to a wild sea, a small but protected piece of sand beach with tumbled and silvered driftwood at the end. A little sailing dinghy, paths up through berry vines filled with ripe blackberries... could take a years and years, and skills I would still need to acquire, but there you have it.
  11. Video about Delph Miniatures creator

    Thanks Carrie. I enjoyed watching this. I have seen some of their stuff and somehow I always assumed Delph Miniatures was a big company. What a great family business.
  12. Kitchen Cabinet Parts

    You are doing such a great job with this. I am sure enjoying following along.
  13. So I answered an ad on Craigslist.......

    Oh yes you can find replacement parts for that porch. First I would sort through what you already have in case you have them already.  If not, post here and see if someone has an exact match for those posts/trim they might sell you.  Also contact Real Good Toys, they carry replacement parts, are pleasant to talk to, and are helpful and kind. It is totally possible if no one has an exact match to just redo all the posts. 
  14. How do you pare down a collection?

    What a beautiful house. I love the landscaped yard. Is that a little sheep at the end of the yard?    
  15. Of course I would leave it unpainted, but we all know that. I have tried the above method for fixing warp also, sometimes weighting it for longer periods and adding volumes to the stack as the curve flattens over a period of days. I got mixed results. if you can't fix the warp maybe could you redo (replicate) the door with a different piece of wood and reusing the trim? Back again to paint. I remember something in a discussion of a similar finely detailed house where someone (Emily's post?) decided to paint the house all white and let the shadows accent the trim.  The detail was such that it took an expert paint job to improve rather than detract from the architectural beauty of the dollhouse. I remember it because I was so impressed by the detail of the house they were talking about. The all wood look is kind of like all white, sort of, maybe. You posted while I was thinking...so old so slow.. and then I have to type. That is the house. So pretty all white and so breathtakingly pretty.