Samusa

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About Samusa

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  • Birthday September 06

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  • Website URL https://blueprintminis.blogspot.com.au/

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Brisbane, Australia

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Please Select
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  • Real Name Samantha
  • Country Australia

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  1. Scratch built contemporary DH

     Pulled it down!! Oh my things did get crazy. I absolutely love the black framework on your window wall.. Spectacular! So I hope you kept that at least, and I concur with Miranda and Holly.. that stonework rocks!  
  2. The "Lily" dollhouse!

    You did such a lovely job. I love the idea of a video walk through. It's great to hear your narration of your project.  
  3. Hardwood floor on second floor

    The floor looks brilliant! :) 
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Y'all have 11 minutes to pick up this Newport shell for $40 if you are in New Mexico.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Newport-Dollhouse-Shell-missing-Finishing-Components-windows-Doors-ETC/183777664395?hash=item2aca009d8b:g:p1AAAOSwy5RctouH
  5. First floor stonework

    I think this is a brilliant idea.. and you've had great results.. so much easier than eating a ton of eggs.
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Tell me about it.. when I get things from the US with tracking, they get to Sydney quite quickly... then languish in the distribution centre for 4 or five days before making their way up the coast. Then maybe another 2 days to be “out for delivery” 
  7. the work crew. Always eager to help

    Oh my! That foot on the chimney!
  8. The restarting point

    Oh, it’s adorable! I’m a sucker for a half timbered cottage too  
  9. Repairing a Pierce. My first house

    Wow you've found yourself a beauty. If you really want to remove items such as the stairs or window, a mix of vinegar and water (mostly vinegar) will help to loosen wood glue enough to get a paint scraper under them and pry them off. Add the heat of your hair dryer and you should be able to get them off if you are careful. The hair dryer for the stairs only not the windows, or you'll melt the plastic panes. Or you could just go for it on the windows too and then replace the plastic with new. The plastic in bubble packaging or poster frames makes good replacements. Remember the stairs probably have tabs through the floor and ceiling so you are either going to want to cut those off or be prepared to do some wrangling to get them out. The vinegar and hairdryer combination are going to stink to high heaven so ventilate your work area. To apply the vinegar, get it in the joins as best you can and leave it there for 10 minutes or so before you start trying to pry with the scraper. If it wont come up, apply more, wait a while longer and try again. You may have to saturate the area quite a bit. I have used this method successfully to remove a foundation from a house.  Good luck! 
  10. Australian dropping in to find her mojo

    Hi!  Queenslander here. I often find a smaller project gets me going. Like making a piece of kit furniture or repainting/upholstering some ugly red velvet & mahogany thing. Nothing like giving a mini a new life to get the juices flowing. @Myangela & @otterine have some albums here that have inspired me. Maybe go for a bit of a browse... be warned, you can fall down a rabbit hole of inspiring albums here quite easily.   Also, where are you located in Oz.. the Sydney miniature show is coming up at the beginning of May and there is one in Melbourne in, I think July??... @shannonc60 can you confirm? Also Amea is having convention this year in Brisbane in October. You do need to be a member to attend but they are holding some great workshops if you are local and interested in attending.  
  11. Trunks.jpeg

    .... uh oh... Dad joke alert! 
  12. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A Newberry kit https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233198718594 read description as the had made a tiny start on it before giving up.
  13. Need help finding these items

    Here’s some bumpers in brass, maybe you could paint them if they are the wrong shade? http://www.superior-dollhouse-miniatures.com/miscellaneous-accessories/11546-plain-brass-bumpers-8pcs.html and here is some more trim http://www.superior-dollhouse-miniatures.com/miscellaneous-accessories/11523-brass-trunk-hardware.html
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    Thanks Carrie..  
  15. Trunks.jpeg

    Thanks Deborah. I really love this room too. And yes, my local show was an Aladdin's Cave of goodies this year.