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    I bought the Garfield!! I am still working on the Fairfield though just adding a wall in the attic and making a window a door on the second floor patio space. The tower I have made open at one end so the mini folks can walk straight in. plodding on but I am moving forward with it. Tried the pretty windows in a couple of spots tonight and they looked good. It is funny really I work on it till I am frustrated with it then tell myself that is it, enough is enough..then an hour later I walk past it and it whispers to me," come on Jeannine one more go!!!" I don't know who is more determined , me, or this little house. Anyway clearly it will get it finished but not as it's original design. I cancelled the very expensive kitchen that was or order as it had not been shipped yet so it is open house now on this one. Maybe it could become a storybook house, the Goldilocks and the 3 bears maybe, The trouble is in that story the 3 bears beds where all in one room..maybe not then. Cinderella..no all people. I can't think, I will have to go online and choose..maybe a fairy house, or better still a Cottingley fairy house, there is enough room in there for that and Cottingley was very close to my UK home ,then it w0uld have people and fairies..a possible maybe..but I am so open to ideas here What to do with my Fairfield?
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    I was wondering if anyone is planning to attend the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures this October? I think I have my husband convinced to go for a weekend getaway. http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/
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    That's cool, I looked at the video clip you had posted with your lighted pumpkins, that looks so neat.
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    Very cute! I love the roof too, looks great.
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    Awww thanks so much Sam! I am just a kid who likes colorful things! The more going on the better! lol Stay tuned I am hatching ideas for my 3rd half scale!
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    So cute! The colour scheme is fantastic. Your Fairfield is lovely too.. I love all the wallpapers & flooring with different complimentary patterns you use in your houses. You have a real eye for colour and pattern and the results are spectacular!
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    I cruised through your Fairfield pictures while I was on your blog. I remember them, because I remember that you used a lot of Avon furniture, and it worked really well. It is a very sweet house.
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    Adorable! I love how you did the roof. Very creative.
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    Great job Roxy! I loved looking at all the details.
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    Yay! Now you have to get that pump organ kit. I do think it will be easier to furnish the Garfield the way you want it. There is so much more available in 1:12 scale, and a lot more variation in price points. Don't really have any ideas on the Fairfield, but I have a feeling that house is going to tell you what it wants to be. It's already been doing a lot of talking.
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    Great job!! I love the quilt theme, and all the quilt details throughout the house. Those little one-inch Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls on the bed are wonderful! Are you going to provide a tutorial on how you made them? I do believe I recognize that stove. ;-) Half-inch is hard to photograph, but you have done a very nice job. We got to see all the little details.
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    Hi everyone! For years my daughter heard me say that one of these days I would have a dollhouse. This past Christmas she gave me a kit for Victoria's Farmhouse. Oh my goodness! I never expected so many parts! I wasn't able to start on it until March, but last week I finished building it! I am now working on the inside. I am having so much fun! Little did I know I would learn so many other hobbies. Polymer clay, paper crafting and am amazed I actually used a miter box! I am currently looking for patterns for building kitchen cabinets in 12:1 scale. I can build a "box" but how to measure so that shelves fit. Ok, in all honesty, besides knowing how to use a ruler, saws and glue, I have no idea how to build them. Any suggestions?
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    I used the paper punch & wood dowels to make the spools of ribbon...... { for the packages that need to be sent out}
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    Oh, I didn't even notice it before, yes that will work. Thank you.
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    Oh my. That is a rough vacation! Glad everyone ended up okay though. Mom and I are headed to Nebraska State Day this weekend, so I've been working on my swap items. It's an attic theme this year so I decided to go for something that wouldn't really fit in other projects. I made elephant foot umbrella stands and walking sticks. They were a little more work than I first thought they'd be (somehow my swap items always end up that way! ) but I like how they turned out, especially the later ones. My 5-year-old is begging for one of her own. Tomorrow I'm headed to the Kansas State Fair to demonstrate miniatures for 5 hours. I'm taking supplies to make wind chimes, petunias, and also enough wood to figure out how to miniaturise my mother-in-law's awesome barnwood shelves in both 1:12 and 1:48 scales. I'll also have handouts of little books they can make in 1:12 & 1:48 scales and my 1:576 house with instructions. Hopefully there will be some interest.
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    wow, thank you so much for sharing!
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    Here's a Rose Marie by The House that Jack Built: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tag/d/melissa-and-doug-dollhouse/6303902756.html
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    That was the very first furniture kit I ever made up. I stained the wood blond maple and used two of the hubs' old wide polyester neckties in dark brown to upholster the sofa & rocker.
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    This is my take on the Cozy Nook project from Nebraska State Day 2016.
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    This is my take on the Cozy Nook project from Nebraska State Day 2016.
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    Just saw this Real life miniatures victorian parlor kit on Ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Realife-Miniatures-Wood-Furniture-Kit-Victorian-Parlor-202-New-Vintage-Craft-/263199560821?hash=item3d47ea9475:g:8IYAAOSwX7pZtePK
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    Moving Day is one week from today. Making great strides. One of my big challenges was getting Lloyd's 1950s board and cement blocks shelving out of the storage unit. There was about $400 worth of material, including 40 cement blocks, a half dozen 10 ft 1x12s, and a dozen 8 ft 1x12s. Finally put a notice on Craigslist yesterday, and by the end of the day they were gone and I was $50 richer, which is exactly the amount the moving company will charge to make an extra stop at the storage unit to pick up a steamer truck and two large boxes that I can't wrestle back to the condo. I was at the point where I figured I'd have to pay someone to take the construction materials. All that remains to be packed is the kitchen, bathroom, my bedroom, and computer desk. I bought paper plates & cups and plastic silverware, so the kitchen is the next target, since it's the biggest. Then I also have to figure out how to get the tv in the studio off the wall. I'm tired.
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    I haven't been able to work on my houses for a couple of weeks. Here is the story of the very bad, no good, horrible vacation of 2017. We had scheduled a week in a condo in Cocoa Beach (where we are planning on retiring some day), but Irma decided to show up that same week. We then changed our plans after we couldn't get a refund from the Florida condo, the guy just said let's wait and see. REALLY? So we agreed to move our week to May. Then I booked a cabin on the river in Estes Park, Colorado. This was a good plan B since i have always wanted to go there. We left on Saturday and spent two nights in Colorado Springs seeing the sights and hiking then on to Rocky Mountain National Park. We spent one night at the cabin (we couldn't get the cabin we wanted for the whole time so we had to stay in a different one for the first night, then were moving to our cabin). When I woke up the next morning to load the car I thought a drunk driver had sideswiped the passenger side of the car. The side mirror was hanging off and the door handle was gone. Then a guy came out of another cabin and said it looked like a bear had tried to get in our car. (Yes, we did leave a bag of Chex Mix in the door pocket). That made sense because I noticed paw prints. At that point I had to laugh, hubby not so much. Anyway, we made the best of it and spent one day hiking and enjoying the wildlife, we saw beautiful elk up close and personal. That evening I called my mother (who is 89) and the paramedics answered the phone. She had fallen and couldn't get up. I had to ask my daughter to take off work and take her to the hospital. We still had 3 days of vacation left but I booked a flight out of Denver the next day and my hubby drove home. My mother is doing well, she had a bad case of bronchitis and is still in the hospital but will be OK. So I guess I should have postponed the whole thing after I learned the Hurricane was coming. Hoping to get back to working on my houses soon but enjoying reading the forum while hospital sitting.
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    Yes please more tutorials for flowers! I'll be trying these out soon. Thanks Karin!
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    That is cute, now what about leaves?
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    This is my take on the Cozy Nook project from Nebraska State Day 2016.
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    This is my take on the Cozy Nook project from Nebraska State Day 2016.
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    Thanks Samantha, I take a sleeping tablet at night and the side effect is i makes me hungry I used to hate this but right now it is a good thing I sometimes make a sandwich or a fruit salad early in the day and when the tablets kick in I usually eat some of .Each day I cook a proper meal then look at it and put it in the bin I looked at all the houses you posted but I think the Garfield is closer to what I am looking for, I will ponder it for a little while. It doesn't make any sense to try to make a very special house of I can't get the furniture etc that I want and right now I could switch. I did eat tonight, I had a minister come for dinner and stayed 6 hours so I had to eat with her but I do feel very queasy. She was wonderful with me and felt very much better after she had visited.
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    If you could find one of these Victorian sofa's in green, that would work.. This one is a Sonia Messer and rare.. but I have seen the concord ones come up occasionally. I think Brae (otterine) has a green Victorian sofa in her mill.
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    I agree that a very soft, pale green would be good, or creamy, verging toward yellow. A cream brocade would be Victorian-ish. You definitely want dark wood with that wallpaper.
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    My mother had a "Victorian living room (in her modern house) she had a wingback chair upholstered in yellow brocade on the front and gold velvet on the back. With that wallpaper those colors would work. PS... I really loved that chair. Which is now sitting in storage. It turned out humidity in Missouri caused the dry wood from California to swell just enough to split the upholstery. ALL the antique furniture has to be re upholstered.
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    I found this cute enameled soap dish at Hobby Lobby. (The one on the right) $6.99 before sale discount. It also comes in blue, and a teal like green color. The scale might be a little big, but I thought I would share it. It is in the front of store with all the various displays. Look for the Laundry decor.
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    1930s? I'd go for the sage green for a sofa and golden yellow for armchairs.
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    Samantha, I di go back to it a bit last night and started gluing, I don't give up easily, struggling though .It could just be I am not really in the fright frame of mind, I am finding I cannot concentrate on much right now anyway which is to be expected I think. I thought I was prepared for Johns death and the first few days I seemed Ok but since then I have been gutted and am making myself do things to try to get past that. I am not eating or sleeping much and going out seems a big chore but it will pass. Maybe I should put me on my fridge list.
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    Screened porch project from Nebraska State Day 2015
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    Screened porch project from Nebraska State Day 2015
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    From the album: Nebraska State Day Projects

    Screened porch project from Nebraska State Day 2015
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