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  1. eeeewe ugh. My boys stuck to pebbles, bottlecaps and micro cars.
  2. I wish my husband would remember to empty his pockets. It's usually only tissues, but the mess those wet tissues cause!
  3. 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. Thanks! I'll try that too! I was just standing around in the kitchen waiting for something and took one of the Jordan Marsh recipe muffins out of a ziploc bag and broke off a pinch to pop in my mouth. it actually got better over the last couple days, sitting in the bag! It was moister than when originally baked, no wonder it was such a popular bakery muffin!
  5. Yes, I think that sounds good too, Holly. I'll have to make a note of that. I got a big surprise today, I'd ordered a couple bags of White Lily self rising flour from Walmart, because a couple recipes I wanted to try specified the stuff. This morning I saw my shipment was at Fed Ex's Connecticut location, so I figured they wouldn't come today after all, but lo and behold! They wound up on my porch shortly after noon! An end table I ordered from Wayfair also arrived several days early by the same Fed Ex truck. What shall I try my hand at tomorrow? Biscuits? I haven't much cared for most bi
  6. I haven't felt like doing any miniature work lately. I started taking pictures and measuring some miniatures to list on ebay, but with the mail delivery so screwed up, I think maybe I better wait a while before I try to sell anything. I've read that a lot of ebay sellers' packages arrive really late or not at all. In the last couple months we've had 2 bills, a letter and a check that never arrived. DH finally asked our son about online bill pay though our bank. Since my just under 2 year old laptop crashed & died suddenly in December, I've been updating my recipe files - again. I was
  7. When I was 5 we moved into a new house, where I found an old childrens' book from the 40's with all sorts of stories and illustrations. My favorite picture was of a chicken coop house. When the book had fallen into tatters from age, I salvaged that picture and framed it. A few weeks ago I got the idea of making a display to put in my empty fireplace based on the chicken coop. I changed the chicken coop into a house, and it's about 1:24 scale, but it's not a dollhouse. The first picture shows it in my fireplace surrounded by painted pinecones and posterboard evergreens. I took the second pict
  8. Most of the online dollhouse forums I've belonged to over the years have gone for various reasons, but I've noticed that a lot of new people have gotten into the hobby since they've had to stay at home. I think the reason that posts on this site have slowed down so much is because earlier in the year they closed down to update the site to make it run better. It took longer than they planned because of glitches they ran into, I guess, plus the whole covid thing probably impacted it too. Anyway, it was offline for at least a couple of months, and when we regulars started drifting back, many othe
  9. We've always had just a small dinner for 3, but this year DH went kind of nutty because of covid. A couple of months ago he started splurging on steaks bought online. Then he started buying other frozen foods online. Then he decided we needed a new upright freezer because finding things in the small chest freezer was a pain in the neck. As a result of his frozen food buying binging I have to do very little cooking this Thanksgiving whoopie! We're having turkey en croute, baked stuffed potatoes, cheese chive rolls (actually biscuits), and I ordered an Italian rum cake from a local bakery (w
  10. Traditional roofing in that part of England was Horsham stone, but in the painting I liked the roof looked more like large oak shingles. I read that by the mid 1800's there were very few oak shingled houses left, but I didn't like the look of Horsham stone in the photos I'd seen. Recently, however, I found a few pictures of Horsham slate, so maybe I'll go with that. I may change my mind a few times before I actually start putting on the roofing.
  11. 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.
  12. Most of my reading is done on a kindle because I can adjust the brightness and font to be comfortable for my eyes. Here are some of my favorite authors, all in the mystery genre. Quite a few of their books are available through Kindle Unlimited, or for just a few dollars or as little as 99 cents of even free. I like to read, read over 60 books since the dreaded covid started. George Bellairs - started writing Inspector Littlejohn books in the 30's, starting with constable Littlejohn. Bill Crider - wrote the sheriff Dan Rhodes novels set in rural Texas, lots of warm humor. Moray
  13. Work on this house continuing slowly. I've more or less finished 2 of the cottages, except for adding roofs. Last night I made a fireplace for the 3rd cottage and today I'm working on the stairs. Here's a picture of the interior of the 2 cottages as they were yesterday afternoon. The chimney is just sitting there so I don't forget it has to go there. If you'd like to see the whole building process just visit My One Inch World.
  14. I scratch build, but since I've always been interested in how people lived through history, I tend to build houses or rooms in historic eras. I have files of information about historic periods that I'll probably never get around to using, but I find myself always collecting more. I'm working on a model of an actual historic building right now, but I'm putting my own spin on it.
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