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Currently building the Emerson Row! Also blogs on:Willowcrest and White Orchid!

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Exterior Painting of the Emerson Row

Well it has really been awhile since I updated my blog. And since I have been working on my E.R. again the past week I thought I should post some pictures and write a few things. As you can see from the pics I have changed the color from a light green to "sunflower yellow" I am MUCH happier with this color and I think it compliments the house well. There is still one side of the E.R. that I need to put siding on, but I am going to be doing a

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Ms. Mini

Siding and Stone work

Wow its been awhile since I updated my blog!! I honestly took about a 3 week break from my E.R. when I was working on my heart arbor entry. But over the past 2 weeks I have added sidding and just did my first bit of stone work with paper clay! The siding was SOOO easy to do with the Emerson Row, besides all the windows in the frotn I had to cut around This is my 2nd house I have added siding to, the first was my willowcrest. The entry was kind of a pai

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1-30-07 My Emerson Row

Well tonight was the first time Ive actually worked on my Emerson Row in a week. And it was very happy to get some attention! Last night Caleb and I were looking at it, and talking about what can be added to the house. The houses name is now called "The White Dove" the arch window above the entry doorway will be a staineglass window with a dove with an olive branch in its mouth. I will be adding a staircase that leads from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. and then (here comes the good part) I'm g

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Up goes the roof! (Emerson Row)

Wow I actually got some work done tonight! I started out wallpapering the 2 3rd floor arches. The pink is for the bathroom and the darker gray is for the attic (i think thats what its gonna be). After the wallpaper was dry I glued them on and started to attach the roof. i figured it would be easier to glue if the house was laying down. So I layed it down with the exterior facing up. and just fit the roof together. I used blue tape to keep them tight while

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The Beginnings of side paneling (Emerson Row)

Well I did some more work on the ER yesterday, but not a whole lot. I started doing the side paneling on the bottom of the front side. I havent gotten my hbs order yet, so i used my left overs from my willowcrest silly me didnt think ahead when i glued on the front panels.. the bottom part that hangs past them (not sure what this is called) was glued to the side of the wall!! so i couldnt put a straight piece of side panel through so i had to use 2 pieces instead, bummer. Here are some pics of

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Lots of Glue (Emerson Row)

The house is using ALOT of glue. but thats ok because its a very strudy house. I havent had a single problem yet. "Knock on wood" Ive pretty much been following the instructions the entire way, and they are SO easy to follow. there are even hand drawn pictures of what you are supposed to be doing. cant beat that! So I started out adding a little bit more glue to the sides of the 3rd floor bottom. Then I started to attach the 3 pieces of each bay window... Before I glue

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Ms. Mini

The finishing touches to the White Orchid

Welp Ive been seriously busy this morning! I had to make up for no mini building this past week! I worked on my Emerson row too, but I wanted to post about my White orchid first! So basically the exterior is finished now. I glued all the windows and attached them... Added all the trim. And I finished up the ivy on the roof! I bought my ivy from michaels, it came in a big box with nothing but ivy leaves. I was going to cover the entire roof but i think that would have be

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"The Shell" (Emerson Row)

So tonight I got most of the shell put together. I swear i keep saying this over and over but this house has been a dream to put together so far! I started out gluing the left side of the house down, i layed it down on its side and put some books on it to dry for about 10 mins. after that I attached the right side of the house and did the same thing. Next I attached the 2nd floor! then i realized i made a mistake. i glued the hall walls upside down

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First Steps of the Emerson Row!

Well I started working on my Emerson Row this weekend :wub: I didnt get to take step by step pics because i let my mom borrow my camera over the weekend. but i did just take a few pics of what ive done so far... I started out taking each piece out and sorting them in labled zip lock baggies. Punching out the pieces was a dream, everything was in excellent coniditon. The only problem I had was punchign out the hall stair railing. I ended up having to do ALOT of mending to that piece.

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The front door (Willowcrest)

Today was a fun filled mini day! i got lots of new goodies! First off i went over to my moms tonight and she suprised me with a mini gift! She bought me a mini sushi set off ebay from hong kong! i love it! here is a pic of it inside my willowcrest kitchen Then when I got home I was happy to see that my HBS package arrived!!! I got my Chrysnbon Stove kit which will be going in the willowcrest kitchen. since the kitchen is so small i plan to

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Wow... the exterior is almost done (Willowcrest)

I honestly think I've lost my mind.. it seems like i will "finish" for the day.. then 30 mins later I go back to my work bench and start working more :wub: I did alot of work. This morning I started of staining the rest of the interior window frames and attached the windows the the house. Next I turned the house around and did some work on the 3rd floor. As I mentioned in another blog entry, I lost the piece that closes up the 2nd story stair. SO i had to make my own.. i thin

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"Simply Beautiful" (The Willowcrest)

Hello again Well I dont feel like typing much so this blog will mostly be pictures I did ALOT of touch up and detail work on the exterior tonight and last night. Last night I finished all the shingle staining. Today I attached trims and did painting. On monday my HBS order should be here. Then I can finally attach the front door. Im waiting on my 2 crystal door knobs and my mail slo and the building numberst. So hopefully monday night I will be able to complete the front of the ho

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The Roof! (The Willowcrest)

Well tonight my Willowcrest was calling me.. So I gently put my WO aside and starting playing around with her.. seeing what I wanted to "work" on tonight :wub: SO I decided I needed to get my butt in gear with that roof! ive been avoiding it for too long! So I started out giving 2 coats of paint... Tomorrow I will add the brick work to the chimney and I will re paint the white trim.. After that I decided to start staining.!!! I spent abo

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The Trims and such... (White Orchid)

First off.. Happy New Year Everyone! I wish you all a wonderul successful year! So since this was a 3 day weekend i wanted to take the opportunity to work as much as I could on my White Orchid because I would really like to get back to work on my willowcrest. So I started on attached the porch railings, trims, and the rest of the roof... After that I turned the house around and glued down the upstairs hardwood floors. This didnt take much ti

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Ms. Mini

Day 3 and 4 Of the White Orchid

ok where did i leave off last time? well im not sure so I will just do a general update. The downstairs is completely wallpapered and the hard wood floors have been glued down. after I was done with that I glued the 2nd floor on and began wallpapering the upstairs. Tonight I started to work on the exterior some more. I started off gluing the porch base together and attached the railing, door frame ,etc.

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And now she has Wallpaper! (White Orchid)

Wow I got ALOT done tonight.. I am very pleased with my results So lets see.. Last night, I finished punching out all the pieces and put them in their labeled bags. Tonight... tonight i went to michaels and had myself a little shopping spree I bought some wallpaper, some glue, some spools of thread for decoration and a few other things. O ya i guess i should mention what the theme of this house is.. well before I do that let me introduce ...

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The beginnings of my White Orchid

Last night I just couldn't resist... I opened up my White Orchid box!! And let me tell you I am in LOVE with the material it is made of!! :wub: No mess, easy to punch out, this house is going to be a dream to build!! So I started out seperating all the pieces and putting them in labeled zip lock bags. Its very refreshing to work on a little house after taking all the pieces out on my willowcrest. So much easier to orgainze and start. I totally recomend th

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Shingling & Side paneling complete!!(Willowcrest)

Well I spent probably at least 5 hours total working on my willowcrest today. And I am So happy with its progress. I finished the roof shingles. they are DONE! Thank goodness too because they were driving me insaine! After that I side panled the back side of the house. Which was very simple because it was a very small area to panel! I did some sanding, and then on to the painting! Of course that didnt take to long either and sure enough when a few hour

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Ms. Mini

Shingles, Shingles, Shingles (Willowcrest)

Wow i have done ALOT to my house since my last blog. I dont even know where to start. Well I finished painting all the blue on the exterior of the house. And I have painted almost all the ext white trim. .. Next was I shingled the entire left side of the roof and the front left side of the roof... I used some wood filler to close up the gap on the left side roof in between the shingles. im hoping it turns out ok with it. Next up

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And then.. There was color! (Willowcrest)

Adding color to a dollhouse really makes a hudge difference on the whole “morale” of the project. During the middle of last week I painted the front exterior and did some trim painting… Having side paneling in my opinion really adds a completely different aspect and “feel” for the house itself and I am so glad to took the time to do it… It really has paid off now. I think one of my favorite features of this house is the Top Arch, wow is she a beauty! It just brings so

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Thoughts of my Willowcrest dancing around my head.

Let’s see… the topic today will be???? Side paneling! Yes I know again right? As you know this is the first house I have ever side paneled and you can definitely see the first area I started paneling is completely different from the rest! But that’s ok it looks ok I think. And its just one side of the house. I found the best way to do an even paneling is once a layer is glued down take a piece of panel and line it up where you want the text one to go. Then I would just trace a thin pencil line a

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Side paneling = pain in the butt! (Willowcrest)

Now that my beautiful new work station is built I have the building bug in full force!! I’ve done a lot of work since the last time I updated this blog. Since I’m at work I don’t have access to the pics right now, but if you take a peak at my gallery or even my web shots you can see them for now I am almost completely done with the side paneling of the house! This is the first time I’ve ever side paneled and let me tell you, it’s a pain in the butt!! But I am really pleased with the over all ap

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Ms. Mini

Here comes the 3rd floor! (Willowcrest)

Well I happy to stay that ive made it to the top floor! whoo hoo! well since I was having problems with the 3rd floor bottom being unlevel putting in the right, left, and front walls was very tricky. I ended up triming the bottom slots a little bit so they would fit better. then used ALOT of glue. took about 40 mins of holding certain pieces while they dried, then carefully fitting the next piece in. the 2 post on the side of t

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Fireplace Tutorial

Well I wanted to get a warm, kind of hispantic feel for my kitchen fireplace. I dont know why because this house is definitley not that style house, but thats what the house was "saying" to me, so I had to do it. lol I started staining and gluing together the small fireplace that came with the house. After that I went to Michaels and bought 2 bags of tile. The come with 25 pieces each and its only 2.99 per bag. Very inexpensive which I LOVE. I chose to go with a gray and faded purp

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