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  1. Hi! My name is Jenn and I am new to both this forum and building/furnishing dollhouses. I purchased the Greenleaf Sugarplum kit and started working on it last night. I have a couple of questions regarding pre-assembly, but will post that on a separate thread. :-)
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  2. Many years ago I wrote an article about this for Miniature Collector. Technology has improved but the basics are still the same, so maybe it will help you: https://www.emilymorganti.com/samples/miniaturizingprints.pdf Seashore is a free graphics program you can use on your Mac: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/seashore/id1448648921 As Elsbeth mentioned, the main thing to make sure of when you're printing images is that you want the resolution (also known as dpi, or dots per inch) to be 300 or higher. Images on a computer screen are only 72 dpi and when you print them they'll be
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  3. Actually, if you follow Linda's instructions, you can put any number in the "size" boxes, down to hundredths of an inch. So I can set a picture to, say, .38 inches by .25 inches. Another thing I forgot to mention: When I got a new computer, I let Windows use default printer drivers for my printer. Big mistake. Suddenly, my images just weren't as clear. I went onto the HP site (I have an HP printer) and downloaded the HP drivers specifically for my printer, and that made a world of difference, too.
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  4. Thanks for all the tips everyone. I will have to have a fiddle and see how I go. I should’ve mentioned I wanted to put multiple pictures on one sheet of paper. I may also have a crappy printer that doesn’t print clearly. My husband doesn’t think so but I can’t seem to get good clear pictures even in large size. Grazhina, thank you, I do have Paint on a laptop (where I don’t store any photos - we have everything Apple and the laptop is used only to operate the laser cutter). I had a short play last night and it has changed since I last used it. It’s clunky but will persevere.
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  5. For purposes of printing in Word, you can simply grab a corner of the picture with your mouse and drag to make it smaller. You want to do it on the diagonal (grab the lower right-hand corner and drag it upper left), to keep it from distorting the picture. A couple of things with the newer version of Word: I sometimes can't seem to drag to resize until I've selected, on the Picture Format bar, "Wrap Text," then "In Front of Text." The default is "In line with text," which can make moving and resizing a picture difficult. The other thing is, before you start playing around with your pictur
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  6. Ok. So I ordered a dozen quart storage jars, planning to fill them with ingredients for cookies, tape the recipe on the outside, tie with a bow, and voila! Christmas in a jar for friends and relatives. The supplier shipped them in two separate orders, although they were ordered at the same time. So one was supposed to arrive on Sunday, another on Monday. Sunday evening I got a notice that the package was delivered, handed to the recipient. Ha. That didn't happen. No sign of package. I wasn't even home. So on Monday, what seemed to be a repeat performance -- no package, despite the notice that
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  7. Where we lived in Havana was out in the countryside a mile in on a road that dead-ended at the back of our house and the bottom of the hill we sat atop. The looped road made a great walk and a few times we would find packages lying along the road that had clearly "fallen" from the delivery vehicle. We tried putting them in the mailbox with a "try again" note after being unable to find the addresses on them ourselves. I don't know if those people ever got their packages. I never got a package Tracy said she'd sent me, and the doll I sent Kathie got eaten and destroyed by postal sorting equi
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  8. We have issues with courier drivers here on occasion. Luckily where we live is very secure so when packages are left by the front door that's fine. The number of times a package which requires a signature on delivery has been signed by our 'front door' is astounding! I think I should market our front door - it's clearly very clever! I'm waiting on a little package from aliexpress and as I've been waiting for about 2 months now I got in touch with the seller. They came back to me stating that it's perfectly normal and I just need to be patient. They ended with 'so let us be patient toge
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  9. We hike and paddle kayaks, so get to see a lot of how the natural world functions just fine without human interference. I sometimes think the nastier bugs come into our houses just to exact vengeance.
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  10. I went back to the beginning photo. What a journey. This is Awesome! Did you design it yourself or were inspired by the photos? Very frank Lloyd Wright ish. Nice work!
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  11. First assemble the basic house without gluing anything; use masking or painters' tape. In addition to shaving down the tabs or enlarging the slots for a more exact fit, having the house together will show you what areas you will need to decorate before assembly or as you go and also show you whether you can work with the instructions in order or not. I don't work in order with the instructions, since I wait until after the interior and exterior decoration is finished before I install the windows and doors. I also cut my painters' tape into 1/4" strips and use them to mask off the edges wher
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