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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. From the album: San Franciscan Interior

    her kitchen has many of her favorite things, her espresso maker for her Cuban coffee in the morning, my Mom loved Milanos, and while they probably weren't around in 1922 in real life, since this isn't I decided she could have Milanos. Cuban Coffee is on the top shelf, along with her Mortar and Pestle. My Mom would grind all of her spices daily in that thing...she should've been a pharmacist! She loved Bananas with her breakfast and a little scoop of Papaya didn't hurt ether. Cuban seasonings and spices sit atop the stove .... waiting for the magic to begin.
    10 points
  3. From the album: San Franciscan Interior

    I made a huge faux pas, I made the loo the largest of the room in the San Franciscan....before proceeding I decided to switch the master with the bathroom....it required re-flooring the bathroom, removing the tile walls and wallpapering. The drapes which I made and stitched every little ring to the drapes and then hung them on the rod I made....to say I way annoyed was an understatement. In the end it was worth every sore fingertip...the master bedroom is elegant and airy yet welcoming. The Bespaq settee sits in front of the windows so the mistress can put on her shoes or read a chapter or t
    9 points
  4. From the album: San Franciscan Interior

    My father had a traditional Cuban breakfast of Pan Tostado, Cafe con Leche and reading this newspaper every day that I can remember. Thank you to Brae @otterine for the link to be able to get an actual miniature copy of LaOpinion for this scene.
    8 points
  5. From the album: Glencroft

    The upper left room is going to be a study, and I'm working on furniture for it.
    7 points
  6. From the album: Mini Needlework

    Here's my Kashkuli Gabbeh rug next to the picture I adapted it from. The original rug is 5 feet x 8 feet, while my adaptation is about 4 13/16 inches x 7 3/8 inches. You can read about the process of charting the rug here. I posted the chart for this rug, as well as for a smaller square version, for free download on my blog (for personal use only).

    © Emily Morganti 2020

    7 points
  7. My husband's Christmas surprise to me is a FRIENDS dollhouse! It's actually more like a very big roombox, with Monica's apartment on one side and Central Perk on the other side. It's unfinished, because he knew I'd want to do as much of it myself as possible, but he did paint the walls in Monica's apartment the perfect shade of purple. I will post pictures of it soon, but I couldn't wait to share my good news with all of you. Please post any suggestions or links that you think would be good as I start working on my latest project.
    7 points
  8. 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
  9. So I have to update you all on the latest. Last night we were putting the Christmas decoration boxes back into the attic. We started cleaning out some items to donate and trash unused items. He found the Granville hiding in the corner of the attic. "Where did the big assembled dollhouse come from?" Me - "What? Oh, that one. I have had that for a long time. It's just been sitting there in the corner waiting on me to rehab it." Him - "Hmmm, I don't remember bringing it up here." Of course none of it was a lie. I drove around for 3 months with it in the back of my vehicle, bef
    7 points
  10. From the album: Mini Paintings

    My latest mini painting .. this one is going to live at @Qubanqtee’s house.

    © @Samusa

    6 points
  11. From the album: San Franciscan Interior

    jammed with accessories and furnishing that have been purchased and made along the 3 year journey to complete this house. Set around the 1920's and reflective of what I think my Mom's home would look like if her life had been just a little different.
    6 points
  12. 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
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  14. 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
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  16. 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
  17. So, Monday morning started like all the others. I started writing down things I had to do this week because it was gonna be a busy week full of appointments. Around 11 am I got a email from a friend from the Greenleaf forum. Emily told me that one of my houses that I sold years ago was on Craigslist in Wisconsin. At first, I pictured it to be one of my earlier houses before I was using paper clay. I pictured it to maybe one from when I first started out because I sold a few of those here in Wisconsin and Illinois. I clicked the link and was surprised because it was the McKinley dollhouse kit
    5 points
  18. 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
  19. From the album: Mini Needlework

    I charted this rug based on a photo I found online - you can read about the process here. It's stitched over one on 40-count evenweave, for a finished size of approximately 4 13/16" x 7 3/8". It's shown here in a half scale room but could also work as a smaller rug in a 1:12 setting. I posted the chart for this rug, as well as for a smaller square version, for free download on my blog (for personal use only).

    © Emily Morganti 2020

    5 points
  20. From the album: San Franciscan Interior

    the living room came together beautifully. all lighting is battery operated. the sofa is modified from an 1 inch Minis kit to be smaller since the footprint of this house has such tight narrow spaces. the table in from t of the sofa and the rabbit on the hearth are by Jennifer Kennedy .... the piano was a lucky find at the San Diego show last year. unfinished and with the bench, I washed it with diluted white paint - I may add some gold aging to the carved flowers.
    5 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. But she is tiny. My newest granddaughter born 3-3-2020. Vivian Skye, 6 pounds 13 ounces
    5 points
  24. I can’t believe I found this fab dolls house on TradeMe (NZ type of EBay) for $45! It has lighting already wired and that’s a manual lift/elevator at the back. Good bones to renovate and six rooms plus 3 ‘landings.’ Oh the fun I’ll have with this project I think the wooden floors will stay but that thick cork flooring might have to go. I’d love to hear your ideas for a collection of rooms - part of one house or six (plus 3) stand alone rooms? And what do you think about either the absence of or adding internal doors?
    5 points
  25. It's going to be alright now, Sarah, pat-pat . yummy food prepared in Sarah's new kitchen Sarah bashing the Spam because it's easier to prepare with an unfinished kitchen - yay no more Spam Sarah's construction zone going away! Happy Sarah! chef Sarah talking about Sarah's lovely new kitchen
    5 points
  26. I've waited for two weeks for an estate sale that pictured a bunch of magazine binders but didn't show the contents. Can you imagine my excitement to find they were all filled with mint condition magazines? You'll find me on the sofa for the next 8 weeks.
    5 points
  27. From the album: First Dollhouse DC San Franciscan SF557

    probably time to take the decorations down and keep building ... if you look closely you can see that the deer heads nose lights up Rudolph style
    5 points
  28. From the album: Cinderella room box

    Almost done with the shabby Cinderella side. Might need a little more dirtying up.
    5 points
  29. 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
  30. 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!!!
    4 points
  31. From the album: Porcelain bisque dolls and miniatures in 1/12 scale

    Ok I spent an entire day stripping this cart down and re staining it to get rid of the mahogany finish.

    © Blue Moon Doll Studio

    4 points
  32. 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
  33. I bought the lamp but added a led chip light to it.
    4 points
  34. From the album: folk art room box

    Just finished making the floorboards and placed the items I've made or picked out so far.
    4 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Hopefully more instruction photos to follow. What brand is this?
    4 points
  38. Yep! Thanks for the love everyone. Been well under the radar the last couple of months with no abatement in the future, but do have new stuff coming up sooooon.... I hope....
    4 points
  39. From the album: Ivy Hollow - Rural Free Delivery Post Office

    It was a lot of work, but I will definitely make another screen door in the future.

    © brae oktober

    4 points
  40. I have 2 Phicen dolls. They are fun and the defiantly look as thought they have seen the plastic surgeon. I changed the hair it was really easy to do on one doll. I also repaint the lips only. The measure 5.5" flat footed I just measured mine. Clothes a little hard to get on because of the silicone skin. Just dust with a little powder. Shoes that are cheap and work for them are the Kelly tennis shoes and boots .
    4 points
  41. Scored a fun find today at a thrift store. A mini Christmas tree with decorations. It was too big to go inside the house but some of the ornaments were perfect after I deconstructed it for other uses. There were 3 houses, a Santa, a snowman, and a Victorian couple to be used as table-top ornaments. Also a string of lights that will go on the eaves of the lower porch. The tree itself can stay outside the house. And all that for one buck!!! Yippee!
    4 points
  42. From the album: Ivy Hollow - Rural Free Delivery Post Office

    Rural Free Delivery has come to the village of Ivy Hollow! Mr. McCants and his trusty equine companion Jebediah will make sure your mail arrives at your home safely and in a timely manner. Register your address at the local post office today! ------ RFD - Rural Free Delivery - transformed the landscape of rural towns by removing the arduous chore of traveling long miles to the post office as well as providing greater access to goods and services. Mail order increased purchasing options for individuals and fueled business. Mail carriers were responsible for providing their own wagons and

    © brae oktober

    4 points
  43. So in the end I have painted the entire roof with DecoArt Americana acrylics. I am happy with it. Nearly finished then I will paint the house yellow.
    4 points
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