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  2. It's a cute little house, Carrie, but the style just doesn't grab me.
  3. Glad it worked out! Those directions sometimes look like hieroglyphics lol
  4. Mary, exchange your personal contact info with Susie via personal messaging; never post anything personal on an open forum like this.
  5. OMG. You lovely people. I *do* have page 19, and thanks to Susie's post I looked at it again and I realized that little arrow imprinted on the wood by the arrow wasn't about the window, as I had assumed, but about orientation. (Which...why did I think that? WHO KNOWS!!) I flipped it around and voila! I have the right piece. I think it was your mention of magic! I know why it confused me--orienting it correctly for the build makes the wood grain run diagonally, and for some reason I assumed it would run up and down. Thanks to both Susie and Holly for chiming in and helping me get it right (before I did something irreparable and drastic!). Off to paint the gable! ;)
  6. Somebody please buy this! I think The House That Jack Built, dollhouses are made of some of the best quality wood. I have two , both bought locally (not this model). This has been relisted already. The shipping must not be correct, but check out the low starting bid. They don't come up on eBay at such a great price. I am saving these houses for my someday grandchildren...they make beautiful long-lasting heirlooms IMO https://www.ebay.com/itm/Melissa-Doug-The-house-that-jack-built-Walton/363003217968#shpCntId
  7. on page 19 of the instructions if you have them is the layout of the Main Gable front and it is a strange shape but somehow magically comes out when you put the pieces together ....if you dont have page 19 I'm happy to send it over
  8. Yesterday
  9. Unfortunately, no. There is a 5 page parts list with diagrams, dimensions, and cross sections, which is wonderfully helpful, but nothing showing the full sheets of die-cut parts. The box had never been opened when I bought it two years ago, so I don't think it went missing, either. And if I cut the gable piece down to size the little window will be in the wrong spot, so now I'm thinking I may have to glue it back in and cut. Maybe once the rest of the walls are up so I can make sure it fits.
  10. Mary, if you have instructions with your kit, the schematics aren't part of the instructions? They were with the instruction booklet that came with my SF555.
  11. Hi havanaholly, I'm in the Bradenton area, but do go to Orlando once in a while. Thanks!
  12. I have continued to work on this, bit by bit (got most of my house reorganized during quarantine and have all kinds of spaces for crafting ). But I'm running into a question. The wall of the large gable, the one with the hexagonal window, is far bigger and a different shape on one side than what's in the directions, where there's a line drawing with a couple measurements. I was about to go through with just doing it as it was and seeing if I needed to alter it once I started putting the walls up. (I mean, if you've built this kit, the 550 in particular, you might know that a complete dry fit at the outset is next to impossible, so I have to figure it out as I build.) But I'm at the point where I need to at least paint it I don't have a schematic layout of the wood sheets in the kit, so I can't tell if this is actually 2 parts that were next to each other but didn't get the die cut "lines" pressed into them, but that's my suspicion--even though I went through at one point and labeled the parts and didn't notice anything missing. Looking through some of the older threads here I came across one with a photo of someone working with the same part and it looked like the drawing in the instructions, rather than the part I punched out of the sheet. So I think I'll go ahead and cut it down...unless anyone here has run into the same problem and has insight that might help? I'll give it a little time--I'm still working on building and finishing the interior of the tower and the bay, so I can keep busy for a day or so before I have to decide. But I don't have a whole lot more time than that. There is a 4yo who has been denied the end of her 4K year in school and all her friends, and I'm trying to make it up to her at least a little by pushing this project to the front of my queue. Last week she and her brother helped me paint the base green and glue flowers onto it. We've planned which character gets which room (though they will all visit each other and share, of course, because even the sassiest princesses are good at sharing). I'm trying to find as many little projects for her to help with as I can, but I don't think she will have much useful advice about this weirdo misshapen part! ;)
  13. Derek Rowbottom's Making Tudor Dolls' Houses and Making Period Dolls' House Furniture.
  14. I won an auction on ebay for a vintage Glencroft still in an unopened box. Better still, I got it for about half the present price, including shipping. While researching the Craftsman and Arts & Crafts styles for my current project, I was impressed by how much they were influenced by the Tudor and medieval styles and started getting the itch to do a house in an historically accurate style of the Elizabethan period. Having taught English literature and theatre, I think it would be fun to decorate with details inspired by and approximating as closely as possible the house where Shakespeare was born. So that is what I have waiting in the wings. I am already researching and planning it. . . .
  15. Thats a Lawbre, yeah, repaint and wallpaper.
  16. I like this for $150: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solid-Wood-Dollhouse-with-Dolls-Fully-Furnished-Working-Windows-Doors-EUC/202976779853? I'd envision a paint job and some re-wallpapering, but the bones are nice.
  17. A Cassidy Creations dresser kit.
  18. Another kit from Petworth Miniatures.
  19. I made the cabinet from bits of scrap wood. The books are from Little Things of Interest on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/595885996/124-scale-21-dusty-old-books-miniature?ref=hp_top_in_taxo-1-1&pro=1
  20. Jess1991

    My miniature potatoes

    Thank you all so much ! I was very happy with the results I just hope I can do other types food x
  21. Great idea using smaller scale minis for toys!
  22. Not glued yet - just a test-fit to see how it looks. the arched piece will be raised up closer to the ceiling to fit in one more shelf.
  23. Not the best photo, but the furniture here is kits from Petworth, SDK and Melissa's Miniwereld. The bookcase and ottoman I made myself from wood scraps. The narrative in my head has the Mr. finding the chair in a little shop and falling in love with how comfy it is, but of course his wife absolutely hates it. She wouldn't allow it in her beautiful parlor, so up to the attic it goes. Now the tower room is the Mr.'s little reading nook where he can smoke his pipe, have some brandy and listen to his phonograph without being disturbed by his wife, daughter and crazy sister-in-law. Now I need to figure out how to make a tiny 1:24 pipe!
  24. Welcome! My family is from SE Ohio but I live in AR now.
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