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About havanaholly

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    Cousin Farfrom Normal, Queen of Spackle
  • Birthday 12/28/41

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  • Gender Female
  • Location AL
  • Interests cycling, hiking, kayaking, doll & mini making, needlearts

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
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  • Real Name holly
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  1. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Oh, my, that is one UGLY monstrosity!
  2. Curio cabinet, floor color

    I find the trick with foamcore is to paint BOTH sides, letting each side dry flat.
  3. What's everyone working on?

    You can use your Dremel sanding drum, but for most of those straight edges you might be just as happy using cheap emery boards from the Dollar store.
  4. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    Actually if it's an old house the floors could be brick, the walls stone or stucco with maybe one wall tile or partly tile and the ceiling plastered between the beams.
  5. Crysnbon

    Well done, Joanne!
  6. Curio cabinet, floor color

    That is a lot of pink!  On my monitor what I assume to be the yellow floor looks pinkish.
  7. Making Flowers & Leaves with paper punches.

    Jeannine, check out the glue and wire mini flowers; our own Shelly N makes exquisite flowers and describes how to do it here:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=blog&module=blogs&controller=view&id=51
  8. My husband is coming close to the end now

    Oh,  Jeannine, I am so sorry you have to endure this!  I can only send cyber hugs & condolences.  The tears are there, use them to wash away the negative feelings that will also come with having to go through all of this.
  9. Greetings!

    Welcome to the little family, Liz.  My first take-it-all-apart-and-totally-rebuild-it rehab was a Laurel:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&album=1103, although it took me a bit of searching on the Greenleaf store site to identify it, as the porch had never been built and the parts were not there (I have "before" & "after" pictures of Poor Pitiful Pearl).  The doors had been glued shut and the windows were put on with hot glue, so removing them destroyed them, and I got to make new doors and windows.  I made a porch with strip wood and foam core.
  10. Making Flowers & Leaves with paper punches.

    I printed caladiums and painted the back of the sheet, cut them out & glued them to wires:
  11. A house of your dreams

    Oh, I thought we were indulging fantasies!  I love every house I work on.
  12. Making Flowers & Leaves with paper punches.

    I have made several roses because they are ridiculously simple, using a regular circular hole punch for the petals.  You just lap the circles as you glue them around a length of wire and by the third row (if you're using tissue paper; second row if you use copier paper) you roll the top third of the petal outward.
  13. Crysnbon

    Joanne, if your hands shake, cut some small pieces of masking tape and tape your kit parts together until the glue has set.
  14. What's everyone working on?

    A wine room can also be used as a pantry. My maternal grandmother had a basement room she used for the things she canned.
  15. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    If the pieces are for an Italian house, I'd think you'd tile the walls and floor.