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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. What are you up to today? This week?

    When we're on the rod and the phone rings the passenger is the designated phone person, and if the caller wants to speak to the driver they are told to call back later (guesstimating what time we'll be making a stop).
  2. Need inspiration, what ya cooking tonight

    Aw, Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear that. We stuffed our faces with shrimp scampi.  IF I cook anything tonight, it'll b to heat up a can of turkey chili.
  3. Total newbie from Germany here

    I'm fairly simple minded; I use premixed wallpaper paste from the hardware store to hang wallcoverings, and carpenter's wood glue to assemble the wood kit parts, and clear-drying tacky glue to install the clear acetate door and window inserts.
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    And it comes with furniture?  Wowsers!
  5. What's everyone working on?

    Doesn't xylene pretty much melt plastic? Might not want to use it near dollhouse windows.
  6. Need inspiration, what ya cooking tonight

    The Pensacola Sons of Italy are having their Festa Italiana today, and they make a shrimp scampi Napoletano to die for!
  7. Mini power table saw etc

    Cut within your traced lines.  I go back with my flush cut saw and/ or utility knife to clean it up to the lines.
  8. Painting

    Be sure to pound down the lid so it's tight all the way around.  In addition o shaking the bejeezis out of the can, invert it from time to time to give the pigment a gravity assist to get it off the bottom of the can.
  9. The UP House - My first dollhouse

    It looks like you're off to a great start.  If the house really is 1:14 scale, you're going to have to scratch build most everything you put into it.  Check into some of Patricia King's books.
  10. Natasha Mini Decoupage?

    If she made the decals, I don't see what your problem is.
  11. What's everyone working on?

    Kelli, DH has made me a believer in Goo Gone.
  12. Total newbie from Germany here

    You can trace pieces off of the schematics sheet in the kit and make patterns to cut parts from card and paint them to look like wood. I once turned the bay window from the buttercup into a fireplace; no reason you can't do the same thing with the Orchid's bay.
  13. Mini power table saw etc

    I use my Dremel Trio to cut door & window openings.
  14. What's everyone working on?

    Patti, lookee what I found:  http://www.hometalk.com/20201488/miniature-dollhouse-leather-couch-tutorial
  15. Flocking and fiurring blank anaimals

    When I went to the Paizley Paws site it seemed like it was just down temporarily.