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About HollyhockCottage

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Two
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
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  • Real Name Christine

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  1. Intro from FL

    Hi and congratulations on your new career. I also was an RN (Mental Health for 38 years) and decided to start dolls housing as I approached 50. 
  2. What tools do you use?

    I use a handsaw to cut large pieces of ply and mdf. Make sure it’s sharp and the teeth aren’t too big. If I need an angle I plane it after cutting. 
  3. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    No, I think Popsicle sticks describes what you are using. Sorry I sidetracked.   I used the remnants of an old piece of plywood furniture which had been covering a hole in the fence when we bought our house 20 years ago and the layers of ply, which I cut into strips, were about the same thickness as a Popsicle stick. As everyone has said you need to put weight on them as they dry - I think I used PVA glue and left the weight on for a couple of days. This was about 8 or more years ago and they are still sitting nicely (mostly)  Have you finished yours yet? 
  4. Painted the thatch!

    It's really effective and the best example I've seen (others I've seen show the joins) 
  5. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    Popsicle sounds like sunshine and holidays and sitting on a wall swinging your legs and childhood innocence while enjoying a sweet treat. It’s a lovely word. 
  6. repairs done to some of my favourite bits

    thank you 
  7. The Reading Room

    Its all so well planned and beautifully put together  
  8. Fireplace

    This is a beautiful hearth  
  9. repairs done to some of my favourite bits

    From the album Hollyhock Cottage

    Broken wooden legs, chewed metal and clawed books - repaired almost back to new - well there has been a war on.  I love making pieces from scratch but some kits are too amazing to live without   McQueenie revolving bookcase kit and my own books. Phoenix gramophone and records kit and my own gramophone stand and Chrysnbon wine glass. 
  10. What's everyone working on?

    I’ve put a couple up but it needs some repair (the work crew is also the demolition crew ) and a good clean - this house has genuine dust, grime and cobwebs! 
  11. What's everyone working on?

    I like different coloured timbers together. 
  12. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    I’m Australian and don’t think we have popsicles at all although our ice blocks and paddle pops use the same sticks I believe. 
  13. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    Everyone has already said what I would about weight but I had to comment - ‘popsicle’ is so cute! That’s one of the things I love about international forums. We all speak ‘English’ so differently. 
  14. the work crew. Always eager to help

    alas, the chimneys have been well chewed. 
  15. My work crew