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Yay!  Now you have to get that pump organ kit.  :note:  I do think it will be easier to furnish the Garfield the way you want it.  There is so much more available in 1:12 scale, and a lot more variation in price points.

Don't really have any ideas on the Fairfield, but I have a feeling that house is going to tell you what it wants to be.  It's already been doing a lot of talking.  :)

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The Fairfield is definitely a Chatty Cathy, and will tell you what all it wants, including inhabitants.  I always thought the Sugarplum would make a terrific Three Bears house.

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Hooray, I am glad you got the Garfield.  I think you will be able to do everything you want with that house.  I am looking forward to watching your journey with it.  I want a Garfield some day. I am a little worried about the size so I will see what you think.

 

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That little Fairfield never shuts up!! When I was a little Fairfield my mother told me I never shut up either so maybe there is some truth to what goes around comes around.

Deborah, it was definitely the organ that did it, it just tipped the balance in Garfields favor.

I don't know how I am going to do all these houses I work so slow I will have to live to be 100. Note to me, don't buy anymore!!

OOh and I just remembered some thing I said in a post recently. I said  I had a Beacon Hill, one of the trio I got off Craigs list a few weeks ago...wrong... yesterday I was putting something in my "under the sofa stash" and it is a Willowcrest along with the Chantilly and the Westville , sorry I didn't mean to fib.

I picked up one of the trio for my Red Riding Hood project at the border today, the Glencroft, it was sent separate to the Aster and the Sugarplum..I have got to stop or get a third sofa!! Thank goodness I didn't pick up the Arthur that was a freebie on Craigs list, offered to me but I had second thoughts about that one. I also picked up the siding for the Fairfield, (thank you Deborah) and some lovely trims from another link I think Deborah gave me, thank you again.

Deborah I was looking at your Fairfield again re the stairs today and took a closer look at your tower floor, I LOVE that Mariners compass floor, how did you do it. I Have a soft spot for that design , I pieced a quilt with  one a few years ago and it really tested me. Your floor  looks stunnng

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This is one of the Dollhouses I've been working on the past couple of weeks. Im ready to work on the roof now and I'm thinking of creating a thatched roof look for this one instead of roof tiles.  I hadn't completed a house in almost 3 years so I'm excited to be almost finished with the clay work on this one :)  This is a 1" scale lasercut buttercup I was given when I did the table with Lisa from Greenleaf at the Aztec show in 2009  I wish they sold them in laser cut for 1" scale but they only made a few for that show only  

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Oh Tracy, I just love your clay work! 

As for my project progress.......dang it!! I messed up one of the attic lights and now I have to remove the wallpaper and re-do the fixture! :pullhair:

Well, I have company coming tonite and a family reunion on Saturday. Looks like this house isn't going to get finished this week after all. blargh.

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2 minutes ago, jbnmini said:

Oh Tracy, I just love your clay work! 

As for my project progress.......dang it!! I messed up one of the attic lights and now I have to remove the wallpaper and re-do the fixture! :pullhair:

Well, I have company coming tonite and a family reunion on Saturday. Looks like this house isn't going to get finished this week after all. blargh.

Thank you Jackie :) boy do I understand having the desire to work or finish a project but other things get in the way. I wasn't going to add any electricity to this one because my last project, I cut the wire in the attic accidentally and I was mostly finished with the house. I totally understand your frustration. I wasn't going to even add electricity this time but decided to add the outside coach light which led me to adding outlets throughout the house now :eek:  Enjoy the family reunion!! 

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Took a break from packing today and played with polymer clay.   I made a scary octopus.   Lol

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Do you have pictures Lawanda? I'm imagining in my head a scary steampunked octopus lol

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I had a bunch of scraps clay left from the grandkids.   So I'm just playing.  Hate to throw away anything that is still useable. 

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Awww! I like your octopus!! I love the colors you used too. Like a nice shimmer to it

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That's a shinny mica powder.   Haven't tried it until today.  I spend WAY to much time on YouTube 

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Lawanda, your little octopus has so much personality!

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House is looking great Tracy, happy to see you creating. I love the thatched roof idea. I saw a beautiful peacock fireplace screen the other day and thought of you, every time I see peacocks in mini I think oh Tracy would love that lol 

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Tracy that stone on your house is stunning

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Hello all! Hope this finds you all happy or at least favorably managing life's big and little challenges! I've been lurking, cheering for the successes and praying for the troubles of our wonderful little community. Seasonal depression is already rearing it's ugly head here in the Northwest, so I did what I always do to cheer me up: Bought a new dollhouse kit! This time, something small and maybe, with a little will power, complete-able - The Storybook Cottage. I saw some really cute wallpaper and that's all it took to start full speed dreaming, planning and buying. That makes three in progress, two waiting for me to get inspired again and finish them off, and god knows how many other unopened kits getting more and more p*$$ed that their turn in the queue just got pushed back again. Oh well, that's the life of a mini addict, and if not for the dreams of projects yet to do, I may never get out of bed, lol!

Love to you all, and prayers we all keep on keepin' on!

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My husband had to make a quick trip up to Washington state and said it rained the entire time. I hear ya about winter blues...autumn is all too short in the mountains and there is already snow up on the peaks. 

What are your plans for the Storybook? 

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11 hours ago, WyckedWood said:

House is looking great Tracy, happy to see you creating. I love the thatched roof idea. I saw a beautiful peacock fireplace screen the other day and thought of you, every time I see peacocks in mini I think oh Tracy would love that lol 

Thank You Karin!! Giggles... there are peacocks in this cottage too! I thought I'd be finished with this by now. Unfortunately, I have a head cold that has traveled to my chest.... Grrrrr... I wanna mini now! I've book marked your flower tutorials too so I can add them to the tutorial section here on the forum! Gosh, your flowers are Beautiful!! 

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11 hours ago, Jeannine said:

Tracy that stone on your house is stunning

Thank you Jeannine! :) It felt good to be at it again!

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7 hours ago, Its_a_sm_world_after_all said:

Hello all! Hope this finds you all happy or at least favorably managing life's big and little challenges! I've been lurking, cheering for the successes and praying for the troubles of our wonderful little community. Seasonal depression is already rearing it's ugly head here in the Northwest, so I did what I always do to cheer me up: Bought a new dollhouse kit! This time, something small and maybe, with a little will power, complete-able - The Storybook Cottage. I saw some really cute wallpaper and that's all it took to start full speed dreaming, planning and buying. That makes three in progress, two waiting for me to get inspired again and finish them off, and god knows how many other unopened kits getting more and more p*$$ed that their turn in the queue just got pushed back again. Oh well, that's the life of a mini addict, and if not for the dreams of projects yet to do, I may never get out of bed, lol!

Love to you all, and prayers we all keep on keepin' on!

(((Hugs))) Jodi!  I hope the thought of a new project with new ideas helps chase away those seasonal blues for you!! Around February and March, I start feeling it too after so much winter here in the Midwest! I look forward to seeing your project. What kind of wallpaper inspired you? 

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Tracy, that's going to look amazing when the light hits it :) Thanks about the flowers, hope the tutorials are helpful to someone. Hope you get feeling better soon! Time for some homemade chicken noodle soup.

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5 hours ago, WyckedWood said:

My husband had to make a quick trip up to Washington state and said it rained the entire time. I hear ya about winter blues...autumn is all too short in the mountains and there is already snow up on the peaks. 

What are your plans for the Storybook? 

Yeah I heard from my relatives in MT that the early snowfall is the only thing slowing down the wildfires - the rain and clouds are disheartening, but snow would completely finish me!

I am really going to try to keep this one simple with only a couple little structural changes. I need to rediscover the "joy" of making most everything to fill it up. I need a win, and something bright and cheerful to look at! :O) I'm thinking it will be my little escape cottage, quaint and girllie. I hope!

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3 hours ago, Minis On The Edge said:

(((Hugs))) Jodi!  I hope the thought of a new project with new ideas helps chase away those seasonal blues for you!! Around February and March, I start feeling it too after so much winter here in the Midwest! I look forward to seeing your project. What kind of wallpaper inspired you? 

Thanks Tracy! Hugs really do help, and having such like minded compassionate people to reach out to is an amazing blessing!

I am going with a combo of these two papers - they weren't made to go with each other but in my mind they are meant to be, lol!

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