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  1. From the album: Mini Food Creations over the years

    I just love how the “cream cheese frosting” came out.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. I think watch you all react the the show will be more entertaining than the show itself!
    3 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yep, the type of wood has a lot to do with why these kits are affordable! But don't be fooled into thinking they're cheap. People have done amazing things with Greenleaf's dollhouses. The thin wood makes these kits much easier to customize and get creative with than kits made out of heavier wood, which are harder to move around and require power tools. If you're interested in Greenleaf's houses, I hope you'll check out the galleries to see what some of the possibilities are. If you just came to badmouth the Greenleaf's products, though, you've come to the wrong place.
    2 points
  10. I kept yelling at the TV, “Use some Flex Seal!!!!”
    2 points
  11. From the album: The Dollhouse Inc #1600 series Victorian

    I thought the tower ceiling should have some beautiful artwork......meh. No one will see it anyway. LOL Just got a few clouds painted instead.
    2 points
  12. 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
  13. From the album: Porcelain bisque dolls and miniatures in 1/12 scale

    Some flowers I made for my green room. I love making flowers
    2 points
  14. 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
  15. Today I learned that putting in furniture, even old in need of repair furniture makes me want to keep the house for myself. Before this I didn't feel possessive. It's kind of like I moved in psychologically.
    2 points
  16. I created a false wall and attic stairs for my first McKinley. The stairs turn into a wall, but with the door partially open, it appears they continue on up to the attic. The inspiration came from a Nutshell News article from YEARS ago
    2 points
  17. Sneak peek: https://www.pix11.com/news/morning/james-monroe-iglehart-dishes-on-new-hgtv-series-biggest-little-christmas-showdown I cracked up when the news lady said "I learned a new word -- miniaturist! I didn't even know there was such a thing!" (I expected the word she learned to be "kitbashing" or some other lingo, not something as obvious as "miniaturist.") Are we really that invisible?!
    2 points
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  20. double hull painted AND I figured out how to compress my photos to kB size
    2 points
  21. She's going to come out beautiful when finished.
    2 points
  22. We learn by asking questions. People who don't ask lots of questions worry me.
    1 point
  23. Emily/ fov replied to your other post.
    1 point
  24. oh I am so jealous! Such a beautiful style of house! Welcome to the forum and as others have mentioned please please post photos of your progress! Dont get discouraged and ask questions! and don't forget not to glue anything until you've dry-fit it first....how exciting!
    1 point
  25. About to start my first attempt at building a kit. Starting with the basement kit of the Grosvenor Hall. Basement. Hope to get some pointers from others more experienced.
    1 point
  26. Welcome to the forum Susan! The Grosvenor Hall dollhouse kit is a beautiful Georgian style townhouse. When you get a chance post some pictures of your progress.
    1 point
  27. Hello everyone! You can call me Kay if you would like. I am a college student but I have been into this hobby since middle school. My mom just recently decided to also join the hobby so I made an account to hopefully learn some tips so me and my mom can build a house together. I've never done a house completely from scratch so it should be interesting. Anywho, just wanted to say hi, have a nice day!
    1 point
  28. From the album: The Dollhouse Inc #1600 series Victorian

    I used the Greenleaf Stucco Mix for the exterior of the tower. Needs some aging now.
    1 point
  29. Ouch! No self-respecting inhabitant of my mini world would accept that as anything but an example of poor workmanship. I hope he's pointing out the error.
    1 point
  30. I'll watch at least the first episode, to see who HGTV conned recruited to be on.
    1 point
  31. Kathie, Holly, and Carrie, you've been so encouraging~~~ I think you're all very right; smoke and mirrors! I will definitely be attempting this and I appreciate you all sharing your work and experiments for inspiration! I find the peak-a-boo faux stairs especially compelling (though I already chose the 'attic trapdoor' solution to those finicky stairs!). I would love to see more examples of how folks do this and other 'fool the eye' techniques. Can anyone recommend a thread on here about these sorts of tricks? Thanks again! ~E
    1 point
  32. My plans are to display it in my home. Every now and then I'll light it up and peek in the windows, open it up and change the decor for the seasons, and hopefully add a few more details when I come across something to suit.
    1 point
  33. What are your plans for this beautiful house?
    1 point
  34. Omg! We both deserve a trophy. I really struggled to upload pictures yesterday. I can't WAIT to see your boat when it's done!
    1 point
  35. 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!
    1 point
  36. Ok - I saved it as a PDF file but it’s too big to upload to the forum, even when compressed. Hopefully this link will work - please let me know if it does OR doesn’t work and if you’re able to save/print it. If there’s a problem I’ll figure out a way to get it to you! As for my miniature journey - I am both a collector and a crafter/builder. In the 1980’s I spent *all*of my childhood money on minis ... I lived in Los Angeles and had access to a lot of amazing mini stores and museums. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s I continued to purchase what grabbed my fancy (and what I could af
    1 point
  37. http://www.dollhouseworkshop.net/instructions/Artply/TENNYSON.pdf https://moreminis.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-tennyson-dollhouse-day-7.html Hope these links help. ~~Carrie~~
    1 point
  38. Hello All! I working in the attic this week, I decided to clean out more of the house kits that I know I will never get to build, and really have no sentimental attachment to them. Just message me for details if interested. I am only charging actual shipping, and if it comes out less than I have predicted, I will refund the difference. All kits have been stored laying flat. The kits will be listed on eBay on Friday July 31st. The Pierce Kit - Open Box. this is actually a full kit and half of another one. It would be great for someone who would like to bash/add on to the
    1 point
  39. I found the Allison which looks very similar. https://www.dollhouseworkshop.net/instructions/Artply/Allison.pdf
    1 point
  40. From the album: My First Dollhouse - Beacon Hill

    This one was done with the mini candles and mini flames. We used brass tubing for the arms (don't ask me how its all staying together!) This one was a doozie! 12 chords are going into the ceiling.... First and last Grand Chandelier for me, I do love it though!
    1 point
  41. From the album: My First Dollhouse - Beacon Hill

    The bathroom is simple. I did the wall paneling with... you guessed it. Popsicle sticks! (those things are cheap, y'all!) The floor is simply photo paper cut in half inch squares and sprayed with high gloss. I had rub a little off white glaze over it to resemble grout. "I know they're not straight honey, but its an old house!" (hubs is my biggest critic)
    1 point
  42. At christmas a cousin asked about my houses. My sister in law commented that should anything ever happen to me that she would just bring one of those rolling dumpsters to the house and just toss all that crap because it's just too much to sort through. I said it was a good thing she was not in my will. LOL!!!
    1 point
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