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Working on the Brimbles

I know, I have been quite here on my blog. It's because I have started back working on a fabulous house. I am doing the Brimbles Mercantile kit by Greenleaf Dollhouses for a customer of mine. It's not much to look at right now but, here are some shots so you all can see it. I love the wallpaper colors. I love just about every shade of blue!!! The shade in the wallpapers the customer gave me just looks wonderful. I'll upload more shots later. These are down stairs shots: This is the u

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The roof 1st coat of Paint

I added the first coat of paint on the roof. It's watered down Burnt Umber. I use a very wet brush when I add the burnt umber to the house. This took 1.5 hours. Yeap I will NOT paperclay the Garfield (that's what I say now right <_< ) It's really Starting to take shape!! :whistle:

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The Pierce Staircase

Staircase #2 Staircase Front & Right Bottom Side. This is the two pieces put together in there slots. Henry had a hard time doing this but he finally got it together Staircase #3 This is with the left bottom side added. Staircase #4 The first Landing slot is installed. Henry is looking at the back side because that is the next part to do Staircase #5 The Back side has been glued into place and the tape is helping to hold it together. If a person is buildi

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The Pierce Kitchen & Dinning Room Wall

Kitchen & Dinning Room Wall I added the Kitchen and dinning room wall and the front wall today. I am waiting for the hardwood floor to come in. Once it does, I will install the floors, then move forward Front & Dinning & Kitchen Wall

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The Pierce Floors & Walls

I finally got the first shipment of things ordered. This one had the floors. I installed, stained and then I made Henry Sand them. I stained them again because the fumes were too strong for Henry. After that, I put 2 light coats of Varnish on them. I also stained the staircase. For the dinning room entryway & living room I used 3 floor sheets from housework. That's right 3 sheets. The 3rd shet I used only a small part but it did take a lot of sheets. That's Right, Henry Picked out and out

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The Attic Room

The floors are added and Stained & Varnished. I have now added stone to the attic room. My customer wants the attic to have a Castle feel to it: This is the fireplace and tower room. Henry is in the process of cleaning up his mess. He has his tools everywhere

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Table

This is a picture of the item I made for my secret pal

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Soldering Electrical Wire together

Supplies you need are: Extra Wire (you can buy here) Light Fixture or outlet Rosin Soldering Flux (You can buy it at radio shack click here) Soldering Wire ( Radio Shack click here ) Soldering Iron (radio shack click here ) First You need to remove the Plugs from the end of the light fixture or outlet you wish to extend and straighten the wires like this: Cut the wire (From your extra wire roll) to a length you need so you can attach it to the end of your fixture and strip

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Second Floor added

The tape is holding everything together while the glue dries. I added ceiling paper so that this room would look upclass Now the next 2 walls need to be put on. The pipcture shows these walls added. Of course there will be trim but that always goes on last :wub: The kitchen is pretty much almost finished (missing the back wall but I can't do that until I start the 3rd floor). I used wood at the bottom of the walls because I think it makes the walls look even taller Laura pi

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Primerose Cottage

I wanted do something different to the Primerose Cottage again so I wanted to add more light to the upstairs so I added a dormer window. I also wanted to add more hight to the ceilig so I took some foam core and added 3 inches right where the slots to the floor begins. After thinking on this, I decided to use Gatorboard because I was worried that the clay would warp the foam core: I also wanted to add a fireplace on the inside and I wanted a chimney so I used the foam core and cut it to l

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Porch Roof & stones

I added the porch roof to the outside of the house. It was simple to do. I used Quick Grip glue because of the Fast hold. Henry here, also started the masonry on the outside of the house and the main tower. I am thinking I should use the upgraded windows for this house and those will be installed after all the bricks and stones are finished. I also made the roof to the tower pointed. The clay is drying on this side while I do the other side.

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Porch Foundation & Base

I started adding clay to the foundation and then decided to add the base. I don't know why but I am avoiding the start of the shingle process . I guess it is because I want to do square Butt Wood Shingles But then again, I like the Clay ones. Doing the foundation and base gave me more time to think about it. I added and applique to each side of the stairs and then one above where the circular trim pice fit in. I am not sure if I am going to keep it that color though: I also

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Pink & Shabby Custom Dollhouse Day #2

The Little girl inside of me must really want out because this project is actually flowing totally according to my plans. Last night I went to bed very late (or early depending on what you call 1 am). I had my music pumping and I was going with the flow. Sometimes, when I am thinking too hard about other things (real life things), my creative juices goes into overload. First, right before I went to bed last night, I started on this bed for the upstairs room. The rooms in this kit are very sm

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Pink & Shabby Custom Dollhouse Day #1

Today,I realized that I have not blogged since November. One of my goals is to keep up with blogging at least weekly. Today, I'll not only blog to let you know "I'm sill here" but, I'll give you a little tutorial that I hope you will enjoy, use and share your "Eye Candy" with me when you use it for your own project. As a child I had the typical pink bedroom that most girls my age had. When I grew up, I decided to keep my walls a neutral color in my bedroom because I LOVE to change the curtain

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Pierce Foundation Parts

This is the Pierce Dollhouse Created Especially for 8 Year Old Lena who LOVES the color Purple and Princesses. This Pierce is a loving gift from her parents. This Greenleaf House will become her dream place to be. 2-Piece Foundation Part These are the two foundation pieces to start with Henry will be helping me assemble this foundation later on Lena Foundation Parts 3 I started assembling the base starting with part number 3. I used tape and Quick Grip glue because i

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Our Trip to The Museum

My Family & I (Minus David) met with Teresa (Minimadwoman) her husband and her little sister and Beachpeach (Sharon) for a fun filled day! We were on a mission to see Coleen Moore's fairy castle at the Museum of Science and Industry. I have been to the museum so many times but I could not remember actually "Seeing & Appreciating" the Casstle (I must have seen it while I was NOT into miniatures). First we ate a Lunch and were on our way to view the Castle! We thought were were not gon

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My Matchbox Castle

I belong to another Forum and they held a "Matchbox" contest. The rules were you had to take a REAL matchbox and create a "Mini" out of it. I am so blown away by all of the entries I just had to share the link of pictures with you all. This was my entry: This is what I started with:

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More Walls 4 The Pierce

The Kitchen back wall is in. Henry just need to glue in the crown molding it the top. The Third floor is in This is the tower with one wall missing on each side. It's easier to furnish and see into it. but it's up to you to make the decision. I was thinking a wall torch should go in here. I am leaving this opened so that Lena, my customer, will be able to reach in here with her hands and see the full room This is the Pink flower vine wall paper and the iron glass globe hanging lig

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Lights, Curtains, Action!

You can see how the dining room is tuning out. Henry, called in sick so his father is here helping me today. We added the 1st floor lights and the dinning room curtains Well, After Henry got the call from his father, he decided to come to work and Henry is up and working full force tonight! First, he fed the wire from the Kitchen light to the second floor. He drew a line where he would like to cut so that he could create a Channel for the wire to go. This is for the kitchen light. He made

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Kitchen Tower roof

You may have noticed that the front tower roof is "Pointy" on my Pierce because I Altered it. To add to the uniformity, I altered the back tower roof to make it "pointy" also: I also started adding the paperclay to the roof:

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Gated Garden Fountain Scene

This scene has everything you need to make your miniature scene complete! This scene has a hand made pink climbing rose that is climbing up the side. There are hand sculpted & painted stone that has moss growing in the cracks to add that extra level of character. The "iron" gate has a verdigris aged finish. This scene also has a little blue bird taking in the beauty. There is also a purple flower tree growing along the other side of this scene. The Lion Head Fountain scene has water pouring

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Flower Border Class Steps 9 - 12

Keep doing this step until you are completed with covering the entire base. For those of you with bird baths (etc) please add sheet moss all around it and press firmly so that you will see the bottom of your bird bath or feeder or whatever you have there. Your Border should be looking like this one now. Now we want to start adding flowers to the back of the fence. Please take your Fern and cut it to the size you want it to be and add glue at the wire of it at the bottom. Th

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