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  1. To my eye, these shingles look like the ones that come with the Orchid: https://shop.greenleafdollhouses.com/miniature-fishscale-style-shingles/ The laser cut speed shingles (which all seem to be out of stock right now) are a little different than the ones that come with the Orchid, but they're still thinner than the Houseworks shingles. The cut lines on the laser shingles are sharper, no jagged edges. Hope that helps!
  2. The instructions often say to glue the windows on first, but the general consensus is to glue them on last (or at least near the end). Painting and finishing the inside is much easier without the windows in place. I tend to use the instructions as a guideline. If something doesn't make sense or I can think of a better way to do it, I do it my way! Do read the instructions but don't be afraid to deviate from them if you want to. The More Minis blog has good posts and pictures of the McKinley that might help you: https://moreminis.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-mckinley-dollhouse-blog.html
  3. I used to always use matte sealer but a few years ago I switched to UV protectant since I was having trouble with printies fading: https://www.michaels.com/krylon-uv-resistant-clear-gloss/10173870.html?r=g&cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Craft+%26+Hobbies_N_Smart_BOPIS_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-9972406265_adg-99939223639_ad-433378147590_pla-981059439317_dev-c_ext-_prd-10173870&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2pnwg9Gy7gIVUB-tBh08kQTPEAQYAiABEgLxvPD_BwE That one is glossy, which might be good for tiles. It also comes in matte. I don't know for sure that this would
  4. Most dollhouses come with step by step instructions. Maybe they're missing from your kit? Tell us what dollhouse you're building and we'll try to help!
  5. I love the ouija board! You are probably out of space for attachments (photos that are added directly to posts). Each member only gets a limited amount of space for those and it fills up fast. If you make a gallery you'll be able to post more pictures. To add images to a gallery: Go to the Gallery: https://forum.greenleafdollhouses.com/gallery/ Click "Add Images" and a box will come up that says "Choose Category" Select "Members Gallery" from the list Then you'll have an option to select an existing album or start a new one. Tap "add images" and this should o
  6. Yeah, I thought about it, but Covid stay at home orders make that difficult right now. Also tbh I don't know if I'd want to pay what a real quilter would deserve to be paid. I *think* I can do it myself, I'm just nervous since I haven't before. (I was equally nervous about finishing the afghan I made for the same friend's first baby, and that turned out okay!) It just occurred to me that fusible batting might be a solution to the tying issue. Apparently you can get batting that's fusible on both sides, so I'd just have to iron the quilt after adding the batting & backing, and both sid
  7. I just hope it doesn't also set the blue stamped design that's supposed to wash out!
  8. Thanks for the suggestion, Carrie. Should I wash it first? Thank you. The basic concept makes sense but I don't want the ties to be visible on top of the cross stitched design. I also don't want to quilt around the whole design because it seems like I could easily mess up the whole quilt! (I do have a sewing machine, though.) I wonder if I can do the ties so they only go through the back layer of the quilt, and aren't visible on the front? I will remove the binding after washing, good call Holly. I saw a suggestion online to rinse the blanket in a water/vinegar solution before was
  9. I just finished a stamped cross stitch baby blanket for my friend whose baby was born in December. I haven't taken a photo of it yet, but it's this one: https://www.amazon.com/Bucilla-Stamped-43-Inch-45359-Engelbreit/dp/B001VE1AI0 This is my first time doing stamped cross stitch (I've done a lot of counted cross stitch) and I'm nervous about finishing it. It came as two pieces of fabric that are already quilted together, but because my stitching carried through to the back I need to add something to the back of it. I've never done this before and I'm not confident in my sewing skills.
  10. Years ago Joann Swanson posted a great tutorial for making mini bottles out of a specific type of Christmas light: https://joannswansondiyminiatures.blogspot.com/2013/01/creating-bottles-from-holiday-tree.html (Joann's tutorial doesn't mention it, but Christmas light bottles are closer to half scale than 1:12 scale.) I have been searching for those lights ever since but could never find ones that looked like the ones in the tutorial. The picture on the box would look like a bottle but then the lights inside the box had a ball at the tip instead of the long skinny neck. Every year I o
  11. fov


    I love this!
  12. Matt, your emails might have gone into their spam folder? But after two messages I would give up. How frustrating.
  13. I hate painting trim with a passion! This doesn't work for the trim that comes with a Greenleaf house, but when I'm making own trim out of basswood or casing strips, I like to paint the big piece and then cut into smaller pieces after it's painted. It feels like less of a chore to paint one big piece than lots of small pieces.
  14. 1:48 is O scale and there are a lot of landscaping items available for train layouts. Take a look at Woodland Scenics brand. You can also find good tutorials for train landscaping on Google and YouTube.
  15. @Felthenwill certainly be able to make a case and get her money back. Either it will never ship, or whatever does ship won't be as described. It's just frustrating that you have to wait when you already know what the outcome will be. https://www.etsy.com/legal/policy/cases-for-buyers/243306189901 Please keep us posted on what happens!
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