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  1. I have been a paper crafter for over a decade and have stacks and stacks of paper/card stock. I mean tons but most of the patterns are too large or the stack is too small. I have found most good dollhouse papers are heavy. Hobby lobby dollhouse papers are very thin and need to be clear coated before use. Some internet sellers print their papers on inkjet machines so read up before you buy.
  2. Where does one go to find the true value of older dollhouses? How do you know how collectible it is or how much items should go for made by well known artisans? Is there any literature, website with this kind of info?
  3. Well, when I couldn't figure out and decide on wiring so I put the house away and just made miniatures for my house and etsy. I was overwhelmed about what I didn't know and continued to read up. Then I recently visited a dollhouse museum and started on assembly of my house. The exterior walls are up and primed with exterior window casings and sills attached. Making my own staircase and changing interior walls.
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    garage sale finds

    What a great find!
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    Paper minis

    Those masks are too darn cute!
  6. Great idea and way better than using hot glue as the instructions say to do. I am working on the same house and have chosen to add batten boards like Stickyfingers did with hers. It reminds me of Cape May!
  7. I am also a paper crafter and have an older cricut machine. The newer versions do even more!!! Yes they can do everything in the above posts. These tools can cut tiny bags, hat boxes, shirt boxes, veggie boxes, Tiny banners, letters for signage, chipboard trim and shingles. If used properly they do cut clean and precise. They cut thin chipboard such as a cereal box easily as well as vinyl. The self adhesive vinyl works well when cutting small letters to place on plain metal buckets etc. If you design your own furniture, you can cut your patterns from chipboard with these machines too. That inc
  8. Love the way they turned out!!!!!
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    Love those slippers! Such wonderful detail!
  10. That's a very pretty bed! This is so much fun when people post these questions. It's like phone a friend on whatever game show that is. The posts on the Camille just wouldn't work in that house. I am working with the same house right now. Love what you chose and thanks for showing me another great craftsmen.
  11. Has anyone ordered any of the wallpaper assortments from Miniatures.com? Have any feedback on the quality of their papers in general? The prices are great for those assortments. 18 sheets for $10. Starting miniatures from scratch is pricey so I really like their assortment price tag.
  12. I agree, it's perfect for the house. This style furniture really takes me back!
  13. I just watched the video about GG and I think it's so cool! Can't wait to hear about the trip!
  14. Yes, there are a number of beetles lumped into the wood worm category and the holes are made after the larvae hatch and as they tunnel there way out. Funny the piece of furniture I have with the damage is a British piece. Anyway, with all that damage I wouldn't try and keep it. That's a hefty infestation and yes it could have happened at any time.
  15. I like the muted jar of flowers best. Understated elegance for an elegant bath. What size cloth is your cross stitch? That towel is so wonderful!!!
  16. Hey Giselle, I posted info on my etsy here in the thread for shops and such. If you ever do a mini wc relating to English tea time or a Italianate renaissance revival garden scene, I would love to know. Good luck around the forum!
  17. As I make mini items for myself, I am also making extra to put in my new Etsy Shop if anyone is interested. Just click the miniature section.
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    Wow, I hope my first house turns out this great!
  19. Love it! I have that house but haven't done anything with it. I planned on making a mini scrapbook for the inside. I saw the idea on the web. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
  20. Yes. This might help explain. http://susanshouses.blogspot.com/2016/07/mindolton-manor-and-lynnfield-furniture_7.html?m=1
  21. You have wood worms. I would also check any other wood in the vicinity of where this kit was stored. The wood can be treated with pesticides but I don't think it is worth it. Vinegar won't phase them nor will freezing. They overwinter in wood quite easily. If there are still egg casings left they will just hatch out later. I had an antique that had been treated and assured there wouldn't be a problem and years later they were boring in the furniture again! Hope this helps.
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