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  1. I thought I would try making my own furnishings for my dollhouse. So far this is what I have. I still have to add hardware to the cabinets and other little things. Next I'm going to try a table and chairs and light fixture to go above my island. I never thought I would be making my own furnishings. LOL
    10 points
  2. Etsy issued me a full refund on the shadowcliff dollhouse today. So I have my money back. Thank you everyone for your emotional support. It was appreciated. I will be more careful in future about checking seller feedback and length of time the shop has been open. But all is well that ends well...
    8 points
  3. Around 35 years ago, "Santa Claus" brought my ~10 year old daughter a Hofco Southern Dynasty dollhouse. Of course, a box of parts for a 10 year old would probably not be as welcomed as a fabricated house -- if only partially. The house was constructed over several (!!) evenings after work at a neighbor's house, to be delivered in time for Christmas. The exterior was essentially completed except for the siding on the peak of the gable. Well, the siding was applied but it was UPSIDE down. There wasn't enough siding material to remove and replace, and at that time no Internet existed to sear
    8 points
  4. I ended up going with paper egg cartons for the bricks, wall joint compound for the mortar, a wash of stain (wood stain) to add some age and take the edge off of the bright white mortar, and acrylic craft paint to shade things. I sealed it all with matte Modge Podge. This is my final result - the fireplace for the Aster cottage I’m building.
    7 points
  5. This is my first doll house/miniature and I’m pretty pleased how it’s turned out so far. I still have some fine tuning on the outside and need to start the wood floors.
    6 points
  6. I’ve been building miniature scenes and rearranging my minis so I can find things better. This week, I’m making flowers for my next dollhouse. I built this one in March. I’m sure y’all can tell which Greenleaf Kit this one is from
    6 points
  7. I tackled my first dollhouse during lockdown. And, honestly, if there were mistakes to be made, I made them. In an array of flowered wallpaper, how did I not see the tiniest of tiny birds flying upside down?? I’m pleased with how the orchid turned out. I wanted a bit more room so I added a sunroom to the model. I stole a little trim from other places to make it fit with the overall feel.
    5 points
  8. Congratulations to Brae Oktober (Otterine) for an Honorable Mention in the HBS 2020 Creatin' Contest.
    5 points
  9. Hi Melissa, Wainscoting is a general term for any type of paneling that covers a lower portion of a wall. Beadboard, board & batten and scribe sheathing are all types of paneling for interiors and used for wainscoting. Board & batten and scribe sheathing are also used for exterior house finishes as well. - Board and batten is thin pieces of wood spaced vertically. Sometimes additional pieces are placed horizontally to create a grid effect. - Beadboard is when two thin grooves are cut into wood to create a decorative beading. - Scribe sheathing is very similar to
    5 points
  10. The kitchen is the only thing worth showing so far
    5 points
  11. I have 3 finished in the house, 2 in the workroom, 3 purchased half built to rehab in closets, and I have no idea how many are under the beds in the spare room, but I have noticed they are peeking out from under the bed skirt trying to escape due to overcrowding....LOL
    5 points
  12. My family seems to think they KNOW how many kits I have.......Buwahahah. But do they really know?
    5 points
  13. I was having a wonderful time using the wood filler to fill in all the cracks (or in my case GAPS). It's so much like finger painting. Then came SANDING. If I had known how much I hate sanding I'd have taken up fly fishing instead of dollhouses. I think there is a conspiracy regarding brads and nails. I'm convinced the makers deliberately put in crooked ones in every package just so they can laugh at me trying to nail them in. Water based and water soluble only mean if one teeny drop of moisture touches what you're working on, it will dissolve, disintegrate, curl up and die. Wat
    5 points
  14. Home & Family on Hallmark channel had a craft segment today where they created miniature vignettes in lanterns. More exposure for the hobby!
    5 points
  15. I've been admiring the Greenleaf dollhouses online for years, but had never been able to justify the expense, until this spring, when the world got cancelled. I live in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and for the first couple months of lockdown, you literally couldn't go outside without your face freezing within a minute or two, so I decided I needed a project, and bought the Magnolia. Now I'm hooked! I'll admit I rushed out of excitement and I'm not thrilled with the colour, and I'm just not happy with how it turned out, so I'm giving it to my daughter to play with. I've ordered the Buttercup
    5 points
  16. Not a question about the Beacon Hill but this seems as good a place as any to put this. Scrolling around pretty decorating ideas on the Internet, I perused a multi-million-dollar apartment in Paris. Thought you all might like to see what these millionaires had prominently displayed in their foyer!!!
    5 points
  17. Next time someone questions you for making dollhouses, refer them to this story.....I love this lady! I agree with her about having people in her houses. https://news.wttw.com/2019/07/31/lifelong-dollhouse-maker-dreams-creating-museum
    5 points
  18. Some of us are builders, some of us are decorators, some of us are collectors, and some of us carry bits of all of those genes on our miniature DNA helix.
    5 points
  19. Welcome back everyone! I also started a check-in thread in the Chat forum... maybe redundant with this one, but I'm just so glad to be back. I've been doing a final push on my Victorianna, which has been *this close* to being finished for a number of years. Last week I finished the egg carton brick foundation and this week I finished the shingles. Now I just have a few trim pieces to do (need to order some stuff online...)
    5 points
  20. But she is tiny. My newest granddaughter born 3-3-2020. Vivian Skye, 6 pounds 13 ounces
    5 points
  21. After lurking in the forums here for help and inspiration, we have finally finished our first dollhouse just in time for Fall. Not a true bash, but we did add a greenhouse/solarium to one side off the kitchen. Our Siamese cat Moo Moo likes to hang out in there. More pictures will follow.
    4 points
  22. This list has 2 new items from yesterday...Please add yours ... 1. You are a miniaturist if your mini metal tree is magnetically pulled to your reading glasses. From my hubbby: 2. You are a spouse of a miniaturist if you found a mini leaf inside your sock.
    4 points
  23. You are a miniaturist if you buy something strictly for the packaging to use in making minis.
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. 17 ....there are 17 ...so? lol
    4 points
  26. Hi Amanda, When you are comparing apples to apples....I think it is a matter of taste. With all dollhouses, the end result depends on how much care and time you are willing to spend on the house assembly. There are pros and cons to each type. There are tab and slot dollhouses made of Luanne plywood.... Light weight Doll houses made of MDF.... very heavy Dollhouses made of birch plywood....not as heavy as MDF. I enjoy tab and slot dollhouses....I like to build, sand and paint. They require more prep work up front, but I think they have the best charm and architect
    4 points
  27. This evening I was really tired and all I wanted to do was relax in bed and stream a movie, when the TV remote quit working, so I went back downstairs to get fresh batteries. When I popped the old ones out of the remote, one of the little swirly wires fell out and I couldn't get it to stay back in. The batteries can't work the remote without the little swirly wires. I discovered that TV doesn't even have a power button. What to do? Then it struck me. Lead tape! I went up to my workroom, snipped off a piece of lead golfer's tape, stuck it into the gap of my remote, slid in the fresh batteries
    4 points
  28. https://www.hgtv.com/shows/find-good-cheer-in-abundance-in-hgtv-2020-holiday-lineup Somehow I suspect that HGTV's idea of "the country's most talented miniaturists" will be different than ours, but this should be interesting to watch.
    4 points
  29. I think watch you all react the the show will be more entertaining than the show itself!
    4 points
  30. In a Mardi Gras room box, I added a window to the French quarter. It was really quite effective, if I do say so myself! The battery light was from Walmart, on of those that operate by touch. Easy enough to lift the top of the box, touch the light, and voila!
    4 points
  31. I'm going to take a break from my half inch scale cottage row. Maybe I'll work on something else for a while. Anyway, here are pictures as it stands now. I glued the last roof panel into place this morning, but I still need to experiment with whatever I'm going to use for shingling. More work to be done, like adding architectural details to the front and enhancing timbers and bricks, etc., but I just don't feel like doing it right now. If you want to read and see pictures from inspiration photo to now just check My One Inch World.
    4 points
  32. I work in IT and I'm WAY too entertained by the fact that I can now make it appear as though I am holding all of my work meetings/conference calls from within any room of my dollhouse that I choose thanks to a recent software upgrade.
    4 points
  33. An Easy Cutter!! https://www.amazon.com/Muzata-Multi-Angle-adjustable-Concealer-LC01/dp/B07JD5BJMG/ref=asc_df_B07JD5BJMG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309735728871&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14826910734580167872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030810&hvtargid=pla-637211225505&psc=1 You can miter moldings, and they are great when you need a quick cut.
    4 points
  34. I am giddy over the miniature iris I just finished making from a kit. (Now to make the other 5!) So fun and satisfying when something turns out better than you expect! I've said it before, and I'll say it again - miniatures = the best hobby!!!
    4 points
  35. My wife has never had a dollhouse and asked me to build her one. I agreed and she bought a kit. It was much more complicated than I expected, but I have been enjoying the work and the amount of detail required. I have also learned a lot in the process and made several mistakes. I have been working on it here and there for over a year and finally decided to get it done. I made a final push to complete the project and have gotten very close. Unfortunately, the front door of the house did not have a doorknob or any kind of latch and for some reason it would not stay in the closed position on its
    4 points
  36. I bought the lamp but added a led chip light to it.
    4 points
  37. I stopped updating this thread long ago, but I'm happy to report that after 5+ years the back-to-back Victorianna bash is complete! I have been blogging about this build all along and have posted around 1,800 photos altogether! You can see those posts here: https://www.emilymorganti.com/blog/?tag=greenleaf-victorianna (they're in reverse order, so go all the way to page 5 and start at the bottom if you want to see the early stuff). I'm planning to put together a gallery and will also do a recap post on my blog with links to the most important posts to make it easi
    4 points
  38. I'll definitely keep posting about the progress. Once we have the OK to upload photos to the Gallery section, I will start an album of the step-by-step process. Meanwhile, here is a shot of the fireplace I made:
    4 points
  39. I bought this to treat myself while I'm sheltering in place. It's a half scale attic roombox in a trunk. You can unlatch the trunk and open it to access behind the roof (where there are lights) and the wall behind the open door. I plan to change the wallpaper. I've seen one like this on eBay a few times before and I think it was made by Bauder Pine, but I haven't found a signature on mine. Maybe it was from a class. If anyone recognizes it let me know! More pics on the auction page: https://www.ebay.com/itm/miniature-dollhouse-HALF-1-2-1-24-scale-lighted-ATTIC-ROOMBOX-TRUNK-room-box-
    4 points
  40. Went to the doctor today for a checkup. Great news! I've lost another 10 lbs. I'm so happy. I've now lost 30 lbs in the past 4-5 months, and I'm at my lowest weight in years. Must keep making improvements!
    4 points
  41. There was no way I'd have had room for real mini attic stairs in the Washington 2.0 farmhouse, so I faked an attic door in the second floor ceiling:
    3 points
  42. Here is the Twitter thread, you can see better pics and the video of the garage door. Their son is the one who posted it Scott T Miller Twitter
    3 points
  43. I like this shade a little better I used sheet copper for the supports
    3 points
  44. OMG! This is gorgeous! I'll have to go back and read through all the posts! Do you have tutorials for anything? I assume you built the fridge and most everything in here? Beautiful job!
    3 points
  45. I found dollhouse miniature mugs with names on them at a store in Atlanta but they were just selling what was left since the manufacturer stopped making them and none of the names were what we needed. So I ordered some blank ones from Thailand and used my decals to make my own. I might put a Southwestern picture on the back but we love them as they are. Using Hayes Clear Water-slide Decal Paper and word-processing software, I just printed them on inkjet printer, sprayed with matte acrylic 3 times, cut them out and put them on the mugs. I only used a small corner of the sheet of paper so I can
    3 points
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