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  2. I love rainy weather, but it's completely killing any chance of tv reception in my rural area. So instead of stitching by the tv, I've been planning new projects, reading old issues of miniature collector (gosh, I wish I had more issues!) and just generally firing up the inspiration center in the brain. Windowshopping supplies online, too. Oh, and whittling away at a stack of newspaper puzzles in the afternoon. Anyone have old issues of Miniature Collector they'd be willing to part with?
  3. Thanks to all soldiers who have lived, died, and fought for our country and the cause of freedom. Your service made and still makes it possible for all of us to enjoy the freedoms we sometimes take for granted, and to live the best life we can.
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  5. I use a combination of hot glue and Aleene's tacky glue (hot glue in a few spots to hold it instantly and a bead of tacky glue so that it has a better hold over time), then hold them in place with blue tape and mini spring clamps, depending on which part of the roof I'm on.
  6. Or put her in a muumuu and him a tee shirt and put them in the Travel Trailer!
  7. Micro Mark also sells that Third Hand goody. I fold a small piece of waxed paper and pour a small puddle of glue onto that, then use my toothpick to apply the glue. I use Tite Bond for wood to wood, clear drying Elmer's white all-purpose glue for clear acetate window inserts and upholstery, and E6000 for everything else. I'm presently using my magnetic gluing jig to make new pin-hinged doors and casement windows for my Lily/ Tuscan Villa.
  8. Glad it worked out! Those directions sometimes look like hieroglyphics lol
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  10. Hi havanaholly, I'm in the Bradenton area, but do go to Orlando once in a while. Thanks!
  11. I had a hard time following a lot of the directions as things just don't make a lot of sense to me without pictures so I'm sympathetic. I've been looking at that house but haven't built it. I hope it comes together for you two. Welcome!
  12. I found mine online by googling: http://www.corona-concepts.com/instructions/laurel.PDF
  13. I agree, but put a some wax paper on after the floor dries and then a heavy book overnight.
  14. Drill a hole in the ceiling so the wires from the light will poke up through it. Run the tape wire along the floor near the hole. Attach wires to tape using eyelets. Floor treatment will cover the wiring. This is one place where leaving the stock plugs attached will be a problem. The only way I can think to do it with plugs intact is to drill a hole and pull wires through as above (plug will have to be removed), run wires across room to nearest wall, cut wires to size, reattach plug, and use pound-in outlet. The outlet and plug can be hidden behind furniture, curtain, etc. I would lean toward the first option. There are less parts to wiggle loose and cause trouble later. I have not used the wall switches, so I cannot comment on that.
  15. When I glue mini upholstery I lay the piece on a bit of waxed paper, lay a small piece of scrap wood or chip board on top and clamp it with small clamps until dry.
  16. Renee, the front-opening dollhouse "doors" are the front walls, so you would want them to match their corresponding rooms when the house is closed up. As for guoins, you can cut them from paper mache packaging/ egg cartons or make sheets of paper mache, or use paper clay, or use strips of masking tape or painters' tape and spackling compound or joint compound.
  17. I’ve bought jewelry from there twice and had good experiences both times.
  18. Suzanne, I have requested that your email address be removed from your post. You do NOT ever want to post personal information where spammers and scammers and all other sorts of nasties can harvest it; we have a personal messaging feature that shows up as a little envelope icon when you hover your cursor over a member's username.
  19. Welcome to the little family, Amanda. After working in 1:24 scale, 1:12 will seem huge.
  20. It's me again. Does anyone have the instructions for the Bellingham Farmhouse? The ones I have were from Nana's Minis page and are rather blurry and difficult to read (at least for these aging eyes). So wondering if anyone has a clearer version they could copy and scan to me - or is the blurry print just the nature of the beast? thanks!
  21. Oh dear, Carrie! I surely do NOT want to be the cause of an injury! I will wait it out for a bit longer....got plenty to do in the meantime.
  22. Hello LiliPutian!! Glad you found us! I do mostly rehabs for clients and just started a new project - - obviously another hastily built house for a child's birthday or Christmas. I was expecting to simply do a renovation, but the entire thing was put together with hot glue , so now I have taken it completely apart for a re-build! Anyway- glad you are here and you will find LOTS of great ideas and folks to answer your questions. Have fun!
  23. Fantastic ideas one and all! Thanks! I will be doing a lot of experimenting in the next few weeks. The Squirrel House (the eBay fixer-upper I’m also working on) is wavering between becoming a Tudor Townhouse or a North Oxford Gothic, so I should be pretty proficient at this when I’m done.
  24. How about here: https://shop.greenleafdollhouses.com/gloucester-dollhouse-kit/
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