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Mid-life madness

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  1. Hi @Sable. I was happy to see your post. You have been quiet lately. The Fantasy island house is lovely.
  2. I live in LV and the only place I know of is Hobby Lobby.
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    Lantern kitchen

    That is so neat!
  4. Unless you are living in Timbuktu, I would say it is an error. Did you choose 2nd day air, or something like that? It was $15.00 for me, I did a mock order, and I live on the other side of the country from Greenleaf.
  5. Your directions must be from an old kit. They no longer recommend hot glue. It won't hold together for very long. Definitely use wood glue. The glue needs to be used on raw wood, but stain won't stain over glue.....So now you are in a bit of a pickle! . I like this brand of Titebond https://www.amazon.com/Titebond-3703-Cross-Linking-Polyvinyl-Acetate/dp/B001DT5IPO/ref=asc_df_B001DT5IPO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198097826602&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7976206525150166761&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030810&hvtargid=pla-319034446209&psc=1 If just depends on how neatly you can stain or how neatly you can glue....Personally I would build first then stain. Just try not to ooze or drip too much glue glue.
  6. Could be an awesome deal if you live in Oregon. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dura-Craft-San-Franciscan-Partially-Assembled-Dollhouse/233505818684?hash=item365e08083c:g:LUYAAOSwKP5eGqI6
  7. I saw them in real life this weekend at the IMoMA show. They are a hard plastic, not rubber. I don't get the price?
  8. I recommend https://cr2s.com/ Carl has some tutorials on his site. He is very knowledgeable. You can email him or try calling him too.
  9. She is stunning Karin. I love all of roses on her bodice. I hope there is a bidding war on her!
  10. I took a class from Barbara Sabia last year.https://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbaraSabiaMinis?ref=pr2018_faveshops The hardest part for me was cutting the lead tape to 1/32 of an inch. Tape the acetate window over the pattern you want use. After cutting several lead stripes, stick the lead to the window following the pattern. Apply leading to both sides. Then use the paints to fill in the squares, on both sides. http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=gallery&module=gallery&controller=view&id=137728
  11. Wow, that is some house, I mean mansion. If it was rehabbed, it would be a magnificent!
  12. I love the note! It looks like she did play nicely with it too. The brand is Afton classics, like the instructions read. There is another model on eBay right now named Rosehill. I am assuming they are no longer in business. They look like great kits. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Afton-Classics-Rosehill-Dollhouse-Kit-4008/184173654442?hash=item2ae19af1aa:g:X2QAAOSwPihd0FiH
  13. Wow, send us a link for the Styrofoam bricks. I always thought it was paper only. The paper egg carton can be made from other similar material like fast food cup holders, packing material etc... Also, cork makes some lovely bricks as well.
  14. Maybe do a paper mock up to see which color or colors appeal to you.
  15. There are few sellers on eBay who acquire estates from miniaturists. The miniature Cottage in Nashville also sells things from estates. Your local N.A.M.E Chapter might be able to point you somewhere. https://miniatures.org/
  16. Your bricks look great. That was a very ambitious task. Congratulations.
  17. First off, let me just say, miniature electrical installation is not for wimps!!!! Secondly, do not use the tiny nails to make connections like the instructions tell you to! Use the eyelets instead. Thirdly, there is more than one way to electrify a dollhouse, and I do it a little differently each time. This is a good video to watch....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaswR0TcQRE&t=1344s
  18. Unfortunately this isn't a hobby where you get back what you put into it monetarily. Just make your house for your enjoyment. It is a large house and should take you some time to complete it. If the funds aren't there in the future, you can scratch your mini itch with small projects like room boxes or vignettes.
  19. I am not an expert by any means, but I don't see it selling anytime soon. Unless a wealthy person falls madly in love. Are you selling it?
  20. Who remembers Leeward"s? https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-VINTAGE-1975-FARM-HOUSE-DOLL-HOUSE-LEEWARDS-CREATIVE-CRAFTS-CNTR-27X26X13-5/254509242342?hash=item3b41eed7e6:g:awYAAOSwqqRdrmX7
  21. This is a diamond in the pricey ruff. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Huge-Beautiful-victorian-dollhouse-Hand-Built-local-Pickup-Only/133331771998?hash=item1f0b31625e:g:l3YAAOSwqwxeQ7bl
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