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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. Scratch built contemporary DH

    I LOVE the framing for the kitchen's glass and that stonework totally blows me away (I started to say it rocks, but that's a very bad pun).
  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Well, that's Bill Lankford for you.
  3. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    That Old Westbury Hall house ain't shabby, either.
  4. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    The wide craft sticks are tongue depressor size; just using the term "craft sticks" is too general, IMO.
  5. Daily Exercise Journal

    A pair of hand weights 3 pounds/ 1.36 kilos in conjunction with an overall stretching routine will burn calories and fat.  I used to use a book called Body Sculpting that I don't see anywhere online; my copy fell apart and eventually got lost.  Between my a-fib and meds I have almost no energy these days.  Just remember that muscle mass will weigh more than fat, but the smaller weights won't bulk you up.
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I'm 77 and still waiting for my hair to turn gray.
  7. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    Popsicle is a brand name for frozen fruit juice on a stick; my mother used to let me get one whenever the ice cream truck made it to our neighborhood, although not if I was wearing any "good" or school clothes, since the red flavors and the grape flavors stains wouldn't wash out of them.  The sticks used are the size and shape of the thinner craft sticks.
  8. Newbie in Ohio

    Welcome to the little family, Denise.  Read over the instructions, read them again holding the schematics sheet in your other hand so you can see where the parts referred to in the instructions are, put the instructions beside the box and take each plywood sheet and compare it to the schematic picture for it as you put the plywood sheets into numerical order (go over the number on the plywood sheet with a Sharpie pen).  Put the transparency sheet with the window and door inserts between the pages of the Warm-Up sheet to protect them and lay the plywood sheets, the schematics, the instructions and the Warm-Up sheet back in the box and go eat a piece of chocolate or sip an adult beverage of your choice and relax.  When you feel better, arm yourself with a craft knife or utility knife with lots of new, sharp blades, a roll of masking or painter's tape, a good carpenter's wood glue and a clear-drying tacky glue (for the transparent inserts), some sandpaper, and prepare to have fun.  Some time along the way the house may begin to talk to you and tell you its back story and what it wants and how it wants to look; you are not losing your mind.
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    You & my younger DIL!  She didn't want to be brunette, like her sister, so forever she has colored her hair and sees herself as a light blonde, whereas the color I see is a light steel gray.
  10. Floor advice needed - hardwood and tile

    I cut iron-on wood veneer into scale floor boards and spot wee beads of wood glue along the back as I lay them into place.  When I go back and iron them the floor lies nice & flat.  I usually use paper or paint chips cut into squares for floor tiles, painting the floor a grout color first.  Nothing sticks to waxed paper (at least I haven't found whatever does), and I use it between whatever I've glued and whatever I've laid or clamped on top until the glue dries.
  11. Greenleaf Lily instructions and schematic drawings

    Dawn, please use the site's personal messaging to contact Merry; NEVER EVER post personal contact info.  You can message Merry by hovering your cursor over her username or avatar and the drop down box will have an envelope icon at the bottom left next to "Message".
  12. Winchester

    Your stairs are very elegant looking.
  13. What's everyone working on?

    Some of the wizard shops I've been in (well, crystals, etc.) have been painted some colors close to fuschia...
  14. What's everyone working on?

    Miranda, honey, it's YOUR house and YOUR taste, and it's perfectly OK to do what YOU want.
  15. What's everyone working on?

    Why can't the family have decided to replace dark old floors with beautiful, lighter new ones?  And do the beams have to be dark, or could you cover them with the lighter strips?