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Ravenswing last won the day on September 15 2013

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About Ravenswing

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    New Jersey
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    I'm an avid reader, I firmly believe that you're never too old to learn something new. I love movies, particularly the old black and white gangster films from the 40's and the early 50's, and to that end, I have an extensive movie collection. My favorite current day film is the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which ties in with my love of reading - I'm a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan.

    I write fan fiction in that genre, and perform beta work for other writers. I fell in love with doll house miniatures when I was about 11 years of age, staring through the window of an old second hand store at a tiny, perfectly fashioned miniature - I've been hooked ever since.

    My taste in music is quite eclectic, and runs the gambit of everything between opera, heavy metal, old motown, hard rock and the blues. Some of my favorites are, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, The Temptations, Tavares, Dave Koz, Earl Klug, Bonnie Raitt, and the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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  1. Well Hidey-Ho neighbors! It's been a long time since I've been on site to post, eight months to be exact, but I've been battling with ongoing illness and I'm just getting back to a point were my mini's are calling to me again. Although I have not been on site, I have tried to keep up with your various projects through the "notification" process and status updates and can't wait to take a closer look at everything you've been doing. I still have a little way to go yet, and at least 2 surgeries on my hands, but I'm keeping the faith that all will be well in the end and that I'll have the
  2. Hey All! Just got back from my extended Christmas vacation with family in Atlanta and I'm dying to see what everyone is up to. Been gone since the day after my birthday so I've missed quite a bit and have a lot of catching up to do. Chomping at the bit to read through the pages and see what you've all been doing. Definitely glad to be home in my own bed and back at my craft table. I'm sure my mini's missed me cause I know I missed them. Promised them I'd bring them some new companions from HBS since I was right there, but uncooperative relatives being what they are I never got to the st
  3. (Sigh) If I buy the materials will you build me a real house?
  4. Thanks, at this point whatever little Hobbit she choses to pose in this house will be eating better than I am!
  5. The Hobbit House Blog: This will be the start of my blog for the Hobbit House build. This house is a last minute request for a Christmas present, and I’ve had to put both my Bronte build and the rehab on my Fairfield on the back burner to get this done in time for the holidays. I’m starting out with these supplies, I’m sure there will be more as I go along but here’s what I had to buy to get started: 6 - pieces of 3MM Birch Plywood ⅛x12x24 1 - quart of Dap Dry Dex Spackling 1 - quart of Minwax English Chestnut 233 wood stain 1 - 18 pc. Carbon hole saw set 2- 1 inch round windows a
  6. Isn't that cute? I've had my eye on it for a while, but didn't have a use for it, so surprisingly (for me) I passed it up. But now that the Hobbit's have stuck their furry little feet into the mix I couldn't say no. I'm begining to realize that for me building mini's is more about the accessories than the house. There must be a closet decorator in me somewhere
  7. Ravenswing


    Love it! What technique did you use on the walls?
  8. Well done! Especially in 1/2 scale, you'll have to share how you did it.
  9. Why is it that whenever you had no intention of shopping, all the nice goodies fall into your lap? these landed right above my knees and I couldn't resist. Darn that Bobo he always has such neat little kitchen stuff and he knows I can't say no. I'm fully working on the Hobbit House, but the little commode is just perfect for the Bronte build. And as usual I had to bring in more supplies for that Hobbit pantry. Hobbits are some hungry little boogers.
  10. Ravenswing

    Closeup on stove.

    Love all the detail. Wonderful house!
  11. Wow the flingers just went all out this year, just one fabulous house after another. Love it!
  12. Love it, especially the window in the floor, fabulous idea!
  13. Spent over two hours today drilling holes in wood for my Hobbit House and found out that it's not nearly as easy as it looks. The drill bit was longer than I needed, so I had to prop my wood up on two other wooden boards to make sure I wouldn't drill through my RL table. Finally got it done but it's definitely making me rethink additional windows....yeah I know, I'm gonna break down and do them all, but it will definitely be early in the day when I'm fresh and perky! Oh, and my new ham came yesterday.
  14. Here's some help for those fiddly bows: http://miniatures.about.com/od/techniques/ss/miniribbonbow.htm
  15. Wow isn"t that weird. Those devices must convert to the closest font type in their memory. Weird huh? Well I'll be sure to keep that in mind when I post and make it large so everyone can read...pink or fushia huh? Now that is strange. Technology...go figure LOL
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