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Jeannie, I just want to say you are amazing with all your knowledge and you explain things very simple. Thanks for sharing things that you've done. I'm thinking Karin has a good teacher.

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6 hours ago, KathieB said:

Sounds like a complicated project, Barb. Have fun with it!

With a simple jig you can make all your legs look the same, that wouldn't happen if I just started carving lol, and once you have it made you can reuse it as much as you want.  I would rather do it on my dremel router, the big router table is too big for such a tiny item, and it is outside in the cold and weights about 300 lbs so it is not moving!

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large.IMG_1027.JPG.fcd888132b16969c341bbBeen working on the counter for the Steampunk build. Working Now on placements of the steampot parts along with placements of pipes etc. Also need to varnish the parts I have been cutting out and sanded so that it gets a similar sjeen all over. 

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Just found out that my vacation request was approved! FOUR WEEKS away from work!!!!!Already started making a list of things to do, but hope to get a lot of mini work done in that time. The real house needs...a lot...but I can work on things while repairmen are here. FOUR. WEEKS. 

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3 minutes ago, Keifer said:

I can’t believe your work lets you take 4 weeks in a row :eek:

On Wednesday I start Five weeks vacation.. :bleh: But then I live in Australia... We all get heaps of vacation time here. :D 

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7 hours ago, Samusa said:

On Wednesday I start Five weeks vacation

Trying not to be too envious.  I have been with present employer for 17 years, and still only get four weeks a year, and even then I don't think I could take it all at once.  (Still better than my last job, where my employer thought paid holidays and vacation were a communist plot, and kept trying to figure out ways to stop us from taking them.  I was an exempt employee, so not entitled to overtime pay.)  You are so lucky!  Hope you enjoy every minute!

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Not one of my favorite club projects. The kit’s card stock was too flimsy and is having a difficult time holding up the fabric weight and keeping its intended shape. This will be exhibited at our Show (maybe). However, I made all of the contents, including the crib. 

Edit: I can’t stand the ribbon along the edge—that’s a redo.

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The timing worked out perfectly, so I don't think they'd let me be off that much at one time under other circumstances. I saw the chance and took it!!

Sable, I like the modern nursery!

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Of course, I love those toys, especially the wee elephant pull toy!

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15 hours ago, Debsrand56 said:

Trying not to be too envious.  I have been with present employer for 17 years, and still only get four weeks a year, and even then I don't think I could take it all at once.  (Still better than my last job, where my employer thought paid holidays and vacation were a communist plot, and kept trying to figure out ways to stop us from taking them.  I was an exempt employee, so not entitled to overtime pay.)  You are so lucky!  Hope you enjoy every minute!

Lol, at your last employer, I had one like that when I worked in LA. Having worked around the world I'm well aware how lucky I am and appreciate it everyday :) 

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My sister just started as the Director of the oldest YMCA in England and she automatically gets 4 weeks. 

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I'm working on my first rehab . It's the kitchen in the Fairy/Dragon keep it was so ugly I pulled everything out cleared the wall paper and started over . It just didn't work . The Pierce is a tough dollhouse for a kitchen if it wasn't a fairy house I think I would cut it open to the dinning room but I think that's a little to modern.  This is my very first really tough day building a house it seems like every step forward is a step back I'm waiting for everything to dry and can't make a decision. So I mad my list of items I need to get tomorrow since I'm out and about and am now watching Monk on TV. 

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I finished up one of the Robin Betterley NAME houses I bought last week. It says it's a dollhouse for 1/2" scale, so I guess that would make it 1/288. So I'm thinking the other tiny house I did that I thought was 1/288, was actually 1/1000. I kinda remember that now.

While I was building it, Lawson came downstairs so I went in the other room to show him. I had on my apron, and I handed him this little one inch white square, and he said at first he thought he was supposed to eat it!!

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3 hours ago, NellBell said:

I'm working on my first rehab . It's the kitchen in the Fairy/Dragon keep it was so ugly I pulled everything out cleared the wall paper and started over . It just didn't work . The Pierce is a tough dollhouse for a kitchen if it wasn't a fairy house I think I would cut it open to the dinning room but I think that's a little to modern.  This is my very first really tough day building a house it seems like every step forward is a step back I'm waiting for everything to dry and can't make a decision. So I mad my list of items I need to get tomorrow since I'm out and about and am now watching Monk on TV. 

These are the days that really test your metal... We've all been there.. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and regroup. Watching Monk sounds like a good way to do that. :D don't get discouraged, you will find a work around. 

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Nell, what Samantha said! And I totally understand! The Yellow house rehab has been the most difficult dollhouse ever, and frankly, one of the most difficult craft/hobby/DIY things I've ever done. Ripping out all of the old, dirty, warped and ruined was super easy compared to EVERY THING else. Every step of this has been a new challenge, a new problem. And I'll make a tiny bit of progress and see the next step coming and freak out all over.

Take your time. Don't overthink it. It doesn't have to be perfect. It won't be perfect. Enjoy learning something new. Keep going until it's done.

  

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I made the tiny 1:288 Tudor today. It's clamped and drying on its base, but I'll post pictures in a bit.

These little houses are so dang cute!

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I started making my first piece of real furniture, it a living room type of chair.  If you’ve seen my current build you’re saying...you’ve made furniture.  Yes I’ve made lots of cabinets but those are basically boxes.  This chair has curves and is a bit more delicate. The progress so far I’m very excited about. 

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41 minutes ago, Keifer said:

The progress so far I’m very excited about.

We need pictures so we can ooh and ahh over it!

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