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Khadi

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    This was the original Great Hall. It has been now converted into the Red Parlor, but my younger cat has taken up residence so it is furniture-free until I get the plastic sheeting installed.
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    This is the right wing of the manor house (Garfield). I am building an inverted Garfield for the left wing and a Beacon Hill for the center piece.
  3. From the album: English Manor House

    I found the manor houses stoves of Hampton Court very fascinating. The shelves in the back were given to me when I built my first dollhouse that I build as a child (The Arthur).
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    English Manor House

    This is only the beginning of what I hope to be a giant manor house and outbuildings. I looked mostly to the Tudor era but took some creative ideas from other eras. For some reason, not all of my captions and title saved so I added them in the comments.
  5. From the album: English Manor House

    This started as the original Great Hall but it is now a parlor. Unfortunately, it is an undecorated parlor thank to my youngest cat who has claimed the dollhouse as his playhouse. I have plastic sheeting that I haven't yet installed to keep my manor house residents and their belongings safe from the cat-monster.
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    The Manor House Ovens

    From the album: English Manor House

    This started as the original Great Hall but it is now a parlor. Unfortunately, it is an undecorated parlor thank to my youngest cat who has claimed the dollhouse as his playhouse. I have plastic sheeting that I haven't yet installed to keep my manor house residents and their belongings safe from the cat-monster.
  7. From the album: English Manor House

    I used pieces of wooden sewing hoop rings to make the curved pieces.
  8. From the album: English Manor House

    This was my first time building a fireplace to go with an insert. It's one my proudest dollhouse accomplishments.
  9. From the album: English Manor House

    This was my first total "bash". Almost a year later, still no shingles. Not my favorite part of dollhouse building, so someday it will get done.
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    Blue Parlor

    From the album: English Manor House

    This room has been both a parlor and a small family dining room. The portrait not visible in the frame on the side is Mary, Queen of Scots looking towards her rival, Queen Elizabeth, on the far wall.
  11. From the album: English Manor House

    This started as the original Great Hall but it is now a parlor. Unfortunately, it is an undecorated parlor thank to my youngest cat who has claimed the dollhouse as his playhouse. I have plastic sheeting that I haven't yet installed to keep my manor house residents and their belongings safe from the cat-monster.
  12. From the album: English Manor House

    This started as the original Great Hall but it is now a parlor. Unfortunately, it is an undecorated parlor thank to my youngest cat who has claimed the dollhouse as his playhouse. I have plastic sheeting that I haven't yet installed to keep my manor house residents and their belongings safe from the cat-monster.
  13. Welcome Jessica. Some other things I have found helpful is to label all of my wood sheets with a sharpie marker. They are numbered, but it makes it easier to see. I also label pieces lightly with pencil as I remove them from the sheets so that I know what they are. I'm not always the best at reading directions either, so like Holly, I do a lot of dry-fits and treat it like a puzzle. I also never throw away anything until I am done. That way I know won't throw any pieces away by accident. I've also found some some of the scrap pieces come in handy at times if I want to change something about the dollhouse. One final suggestion that I have in addition to Holly's list is get a cutting mat. It will save any accidental cuts on tables.
  14. Hi Amber, I am in the process of creating a huge English manor house made of several dollhouses so I do a lot of bashing. Greenleaf dollhouses are great for bashing because it is not too difficult to cut through the wood. I recommend getting a rotary tool like a Dremel with woodcutting blades and sanding accessories. It will save you a lot of headaches and broken utility and craft knife blades. I found this post from a few years back that I found helpful. http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/dollhouse_news/apr2007/Dollhose_Kit_Bashing.html Good luck and happy bashing.
  15. Thanks everyone. That's what I needed to hear.
  16. I have a question regarding Itsy Bitsy Mini's wallpaper. How realistic does it look in houses? I was wondering if the shininess of the photo paper they use for printing makes it look too unrealistic in dollhouses. Thanks.
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