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  1. From the album: Glencroft

    The upper left room is going to be a study, and I'm working on furniture for it.
    7 points
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  3. 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
  4. From the album: Mini Food Creations over the years

    I just love how the “cream cheese frosting” came out.
    4 points
  5. From the album: Storybook to Finnish Cottage

    Love this wallpaper I downloaded from Etsy from Cobble Hill MIniatures! It goes perfectly with the desk that good friend Meghan of Dollhouse Smithery (on Etsy) made especially for this build. Love it - I'm so lucky to have such a talented friend! I 3D printed the little house on top but have yet to paint it.
    4 points
  6. 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
  7. From the album: Mini Food Creations over the years

    I really enjoy KFC biscuits so making them in the Mini version save me on buying new clothes
    3 points
  8. From the album: Mini Food Creations over the years

    This is the very first item I sold years ago. One of my favorite breads “cornbread”.
    3 points
  9. From the album: Porcelain bisque dolls and miniatures in 1/12 scale

    Some flowers I made to flank the French doors in the green room
    3 points
  10. I think watch you all react the the show will be more entertaining than the show itself!
    3 points
  11. 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
    3 points
  12. 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!
    3 points
  13. Has anyone seen "The Miniaturist" on PBS? It is based on a novel by Jessie Burton, the story is set during the 17th century Dutch Golden Age, where a young girl marries a rich merchant who bequeaths her a beautiful dollhouse. Without giving much away, it is a fascinating story full of intrigue, involving the dollhouse, the elusive miniaturist, and the dollhouse owner. The production brought on Mulvany & Rogers to make the 17th dollhouse replica. If you have not seen it, it is a good watch on a lazy afternoon.
    3 points
  14. From the album: Storybook to Finnish Cottage

    I've made all the lighting for the house myself - some with 3d printed components I have printed.
    3 points
  15. 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
  16. Yesterday I started working on this little Christmas tree. I added the string of garland and put on a few nail-art stickers that look like ornaments. I need to get many more ornaments and a star for the top.
    3 points
  17. From the album: Storybook to Finnish Cottage

    Tynne and her cat are looking at the different options I've given for lighting. I have 2D printed the light shade. Tynne is standing in her kitchen space.
    3 points
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  19. Just to close out this thread, the castle is in its new home with Michael. We're excited to see the project moving forward again! Thanks, Michael!
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  23. My bride of 48+ years and I live in western North Carolina after I retired from a major computer company nearly 19 years ago. I was a computer and network security consultant for a major computer company (after 12 years in the military) with a Master's degree in EE and she ( aka she-who-must-be-obeyed) was (is) a housewife "kept in the manner to which she is accustomed". Neither of us had any interest in dollhouses until 3 months ago when she wanted an adobe dollhouse. We lived in NM for 22 years and that's where we left our hearts and where we visit via Amtrak every year and a half or so. We'
    3 points
  24. Good questions, Laura! Paint now, wire later? You may want to make templates for walls and ceilings from light poster board. Paint or wallpaper them and attach to the wall with double sided tape or sticky dots, poster putty, etc. When you are ready to wire, they can be removed. Glue the ceiling trim and baseboards to ceiling or floor, not to the wall template. That way there is a nice slot to slide the panel into for a nice, finished look. There are many battery operated lights and more and more are coming available. Their only drawback is the need to manually operate them one by on
    2 points
  25. Hi everyone! I got a used Willowcrest that I would like to rehab to be at least somewhat sturdy and playable -- on a budget of course. It looks like whoever built it used hot glue everywhere, so that ought to make disassembly a little easier. I've started removing the shingles and some flooring. I don't think I like the chimney -- it doesn't connect to any of the fireplaces and I'm not sure how I would make it so. I'm also interested in the bash I've read about where the upper staircase faces the other way so it's playable. That would disrupt the winding path from the lower staircase but I don
    2 points
  26. From the album: The Dollhouse Inc #1600 series Victorian

    I thought I would try out some Paperclay details for the tower exterior. The band along the bottom is a plaster moulding I bought from someone online. It will get some stucco and some ageing yet. I also removed the over-sized upper trim. Many of the inspiration photos I have show very little trim....kinda just looks like the "witch's hat" is simply plopped down on top of the tower.
    2 points
  27. Hello All, Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved playing with dollhouses, playhouses and puppet theaters. The surreal time we are all living in with this pandemic has made me reflect and look back at the fond memories and nostalgia for a simpler time of endless hours of fun playtime. Even though I haven't built a wooden dollhouse kit since I was 12-years-old, I have always been the crafty DIYer type of person that enjoys to do projects, so doing an advanced house wouldn't overwhelm me nor using an x-acto knife scare me. Recently, I purchased a wonderful turn-of-the-centu
    2 points
  28. From a Google search looking for contestants of the show, I stumbled upon this newspaper article about their hometown participant in the show. Enjoyed the article very much so thought I would share the link to the newspaper article. I hope the link works: Going big time with her miniature skills | South Whidbey Record
    2 points
  29. She's going to come out beautiful when finished.
    2 points
  30. FINALLY got 2nd floor in. It took almost 2 days and some doing. My chandelier is missing it's globes still.
    2 points
  31. I had bought three inexpensive 1/12 scale pottery pieces from a Chinese seller on Aliexpress for a few dollars. My wife decided she could make them Native American with a little work. This was the first. The second is finished and the third will soon be.
    2 points
  32. From what I've seen of the quick-glimpse ads promoting the show, I'm glad we didn't make the cut. The limited time to complete complex elements is definitely not in my wheelhouse or NJ's. Slow and deliberate is more our style! It looks as if the challenges all related to traditional Christmas/holiday décor. Haven't seen any sign of open plan or shiplap. I'm looking forward to stealing ideas gathering inspiration for future builds.
    2 points
  33. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your encouraging comment!!!! Having some age and pain issues so keeping my building (4 now to complete) is in need of a lot of ENCOURAGEMENT.
    2 points
  34. Are you going to re-wallpaper every room? You don't need to disassemble any walls if you are going to rewire. Trouble shooting an existing system is a pain in the rear end. Go ahead and plug it in. It won't burst into flames, if there are broken connections some lights won't work or it may not even turn on. Stay with the house and check to see if any of the wires are getting warm etc. Then be sure to unplug it when you are done. Have you watched this video yet?
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  36. Congratultions Michael! I do hope you will start a gallery of the castle progress (have to make 5 posts first but you have 3 right here). I don't do FB. The pics might have to be resized. I use http://www.resize-photos.com/
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  38. From the album: New Glencroft

    I have been struggling with how to tackle the ceilings in this build, i didn't want stucco because i remember it being an issue when it came to the beam installation. Finally I ended up digging out the pyrography set and sketched in some boards and threw a coat of stain over it. I think this will work!
    2 points
  39. I know it'll be a tray of cookies someone places in her hands but I think maybe secretly she'd like a martini - she has a slightly mischievous look about her.
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  42. From the album: Glencroft

    I found silk brocade material and gold braid on Etsy, and sewed a coverlet for the bed. For my first attempt at something like this, I'm pleased with how it turned out.
    2 points
  43. From the album: Glencroft

    I had so much fun with the exterior details of this house! My quarantine project.
    2 points
  44. LOL! Probably the miniaturists with the biggest personalities....and we know the majority of us are introverts! (no offense) Anyhow, I can't wait to watch!
    2 points
  45. Hi, I have been making models for over 40 years, including models of houses, but recently I inherited a 1/12th scale antique shop that my father made. Thought I would share the rebuild after the cleaning. Note everything was made by Roy Louis Taylor Here is a page with the youtube video of the rebuild Best regards, Nigel
    2 points
  46. Ladies, as the former president of a local dollhouse club, I can tell you about the numerous calls I’ve gotten from surviving spouses who’ve had to deal with their wive’s miniature obsessions. They are completely clueless as to how to “get rid of” the endless amounts of inventory collected over the years. They have no idea as to the actual value of the items and no way or time to figure it all out. I explain to them there is EBay, garage sales, estate sales (50% fee) or they can purchase a table at our annual show and try to sell it there. Unfortunately, they can’t be bothered and most of it e
    2 points
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