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  1. I changed the thread title to 1:12. Many years ago I wrote a tutorial for Miniature Collector about scanning real book covers to make mini books. It's here (posted with permission) if you want to read it: https://www.emilymorganti.com/samples/miniaturizingprints.pdf I also have a tutorial here: https://www.emilymorganti.com/blog/?p=13302 These are modern books but you could use the same method for old books. There are a lot of printies online for old-looking book covers. These tutorials use paper for the pages, but you can also use blocks of wood with the edges painted white or gold.
  2. To answer your Easy Cutter question, I used it to cut some mother-of-pearl mosaic tiles (life sized) that I used as floor tile in my Victorianna. It worked but was very difficult and I didn't have much control over the cuts. I'd expect mica to be easier to cut, so the Easy Cutter might work with those, but if they're brittle you might have issues with them breaking and leaving jagged edges. Another option would be to score several times with a sharp utility knife and then break along the score line. You can cut them a little bigger than you need and then sand down the edge.
  3. Very nice! I think you made the right call on the brick sheet, it works well with the style of house.
  4. Hi Jackie, welcome to the forum! I love the Victorianna. I recently finished bashing two of them together into one big house. They turn up on eBay from time to time. If you haven't already, I suggest setting up a saved search there so you get an alert when one is listed.
  5. @Minis On The Edge built this house and took some good pictures, maybe her blog posts will help you. Part 1: https://minisontheedge.blogspot.com/2011/06/magnolia-dollhouse-kit-build-blog-days.html Part 2: https://minisontheedge.blogspot.com/2011/06/magnolia-dollhouse-build-blog-days-5-9.html Part 3: https://minisontheedge.blogspot.com/2011/06/april-9th-2007-posted-by-minis-on-edge.html I just saw Carolyn's response... I know some people like to paint and decorate before assembly, but I prefer to put the shell together first and then do the painting and wallpaper. Painting feels like less work to me when the house is assembled, and when you wallpaper the assembled shell you can wrap paper around the corners to hide seams where two walls meet. But definitely paint all your trim separately and then apply it. Don't be afraid to stray from the instructions if you can think of an easier way to do something!
  6. I recently ended up on the Plaid website looking for something and they have a notice that says they're not accepting orders due to covid and everything is marked as "out of stock." They make a lot of the craft paints.
  7. Something I don't like about those book boxes is that they're hard to display. If you turn it sideways to display with the cover open, so you can see the scene, it doesn't look like a book anymore, and if you display it on a shelf with other books then you can't easily open the cover to see inside. The book nooks are cool since you view them through where the spine would be - I like how they can be on a bookcase like a regular book but give an illusion of depth.
  8. I made a roombox out of a book box from Pier 1. It's nowhere near as cute as these book nooks though!
  9. Hi Kathleen, welcome to the forum! The Willowcrest is a beautiful house. I suggest you check out the More Minis Blog: https://moreminis.blogspot.com/ She's built two Willowcrests and has informative posts with photos. They might help you figure out what you're missing. Also if you post in the Greenleaf-specific forum with some pictures of your house, others who built it might be able to help you: https://forum.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/27-greenleaf-dollhouses/
  10. I'm looking for a cross stitch pattern to stitch for a friend's new baby and stumbled across this: https://www.123stitch.com/item/Joan-Elliott-Designs-Victorian-Dollhouse-Cross-Stitch-Pattern/JE058 I think that house is based on the McKinley! It has an extra "layer" of rooms at the front, but remove that and you have the same layout, the same roof line, same placement of the stairs, even the same lattice!
  11. I just came across this, the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in the UK is holding an online showcase this weekend: http://www.dollshousefestival.com/index.php?page=online-showcase~Pathway-of-crumbs~mainvideo So much eye candy!
  12. Half scale pull apart dollhouse designed by Jackie Dieber: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HALF-1-2-1-24-scale-miniature-PULL-APART-electrified-DOLLHOUSE-doll-house/143659521416?hash=item2172c65588:g:TOYAAOSwlNxfEbDp This house is named the Gull Bay. I have never seen one besides my own (and the smaller Millie August house it's based on). Needs work, but it's such a cute house.
  13. Looks like a real house! It looks like you stained the bottom piece of the door frame rather than painting it? That's such a good idea, it blends right in with the floor. I never thought to do that.
  14. I love this! Great job dressing up the shelf.
  15. Holly, those hats are cute! I think I've seen gears like that at Michaels.
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