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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
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name holly
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  1. Spanish tile staircase

    OK, lose the kitchen and eat out.
  2. Spanish tile staircase

    Or, like the enablers we are, we could keep encouraging Lita to build a hacienda next!  Lita, keep the hubs and lose the dining room.
  3. My McKinley Restoration (and modification)

    Oops, I thought you made the knives.
  4. Furniture builds

    Great carcase!  
  5. My McKinley Restoration (and modification)

    OMG, you are off to such a good job.  I hope, though, that you will put these and the rest of your photos into an album in the gallery; you will run out of bandwidth to post photos directly in your posts, but once they are in the gallery you can link to them or you can directly copy and paste them into your posts to illustrate what you're doing.  I'd love you to do tutorials on your working windows and on that butcher block table & knives.
  6. Spanish tile staircase

    I would put a staircase like that in a hacienda.
  7. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Only the artist(?) knows for sure...
  8. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    You are too kind, but it's not something I'm into, either.  We have a lot of members in your neck of the woods, though.
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It would make a great Key West style guest house with dining room behind that huge window.
  10. wallpaper and wood moldings

    Welcome home, Jo.  I am not the Holly who submitted this:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=browse&category=29
  11. Hello from New Joiner

    Welcome to the little family, Donna.  Martha/ MLyle built a Garfield and had gone back to wire hers using round wire, which can easily be placed behind baseboards and run up either the corners or front edges of walls just behind finishing trim. You will find building a monster big dollhouse like the Garfield less frightening if you invest in a few rolls of masking tape or blue painters' tape and dry fit things before committing to glue.  Not only will dry fitting help you by letting you fine-tune the fit of tabs and slots as you go, but you will be able to see the areas (such as stairwells) that will need to be decorated before walls go up or stairs go in, making it impossible to get your hands in there later.  Also, to see what you will want either to prime or stain first.  I find that the house often begins to speak to me and tell me its story and what it wants during the dry fit (if not before).  Finally, you can sometimes find how to noodle a facet of the construction that wasn't clear from just reading the instructions.
  12. Spanish tile staircase

    I'm with Kathie; those tiles are even more striking looking if you leave the treads alone.  You have enough posts to make albums in the gallery.
  13. New member in Florida

    Welcome to the little family, Lita.  Which two Victorians are waiting for you?  When you have made five posts you can share pictures with us of your work in the gallery.
  14. Been out of touch lately

    Welcome home, Amy.  Real life can throw us some lulus!
  15. Father figure

    Happy Fathers' Day to all our members who are building for their children and grandchildren; you guys are the best!