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  1. https://ebay.com/usr/valzv323 www.mercari.com/u/479415817 www.valzminiextras.weebly.com
  2. Hey everyone - I was fortunate to be selected to share my love of Mini's with our local magazine! They featured my Duracraft San Franciscan 555 on the cover! I hope it brings more to this amazing hobby and past time! Here's a link to the Magazine. Enjoy! https://view.publitas.com/now-magazines/north-ellis-county-now-april-2022/page/1
  3. Hi everyone, I am happy to join this community of all things miniature. A little about myself: I have a very creative mind. Ever since I was a kid, I collected toys and simulated battles or adventure stories. I think that miniatures helped me escape from reality and I was able to create my own world. However, growing up, I lost touch of this passion of mine. I hope to rediscover this passion by exploring other people's creative worlds. First 2 questions: Where do you usually buy your miniatures and what do you look for ?
  4. Hello, everyone. I have always wanted a dollhouse and dabbled here and there over the years. Now that I'm retired, I've thrown myself into the hobby with a vengeance! I have a beautiful farmhouse built for me by Kelloggs and a Victoria's Farmhouse I bought second-hand. I've been learning so much and find myself engrossed in a project for hours! I've learned a lot from this forum about painting the dollhouse, what glues to use for different projects and types of wood for dollhouse furniture. I'm so grateful for everyone's generous support and suggestions! This forum is a godsend!
  5. Hello everybody I was suggested to register to your forum by a kind lady. So here I am! I 'm a 49 (nearly 50 !)years old proud mum of 3 beautiful daughters (aged now of 20, 18 and 14 !) . I always love miniatures since I'm a child and when I was a student to become a physiotherapist I started to craft by myself furnitures for my pleasure, then roomboxes. I discover that it was a real hobby when I went to London and visited a dedicated shop and shows. In France it is not very popular as in England or America. Until internet arrives, it was very hard to find supplies to work with. But now!!! I build my first and only dollhouse when my first daughter came into this world in 1998, it was the dollhouse provided by Del Prado. I followed all instructions and finished it, and of course when finished I knew that it was possible to make it very personnal. So I started to recustomize it, but at the same time I started to go to fairs, meet miniatures friends (not popular in France but forums help to make friends! so did I !) and learn new technics then in 2009 I had a live class with Dana Burton (from Miniatureart and Minidollslist) and started to walk in the dolls world. And I don't want to leave it !!! I started to make my own dolls but unsatisfied by the blank kits -mostly men are not at my taste- I started to sculpt them. And what a joy to finish a project that matches what you had in mind! At the same time I attended live classes, shows and workshops. I also made a few tutorials for American Miniaturists and had a few reports showcasing my work. Now I'm exhibiting my work for the 2nd time I will be attending The Miniature Show in april in Schaumburg. I feel excited!! I'm even featured in the DHM61 and AM 180 for the show! I feel so proud!
  6. Good Morning! I just wanted to share a link to the Shapeways shop I opened over the weekend. I have 3D printed Kitchen Miniature Sets available currently with more products coming soon! The sets are available in 1:12 and 1:24 scale and include a Stockpot w/lid, Skillet, Small Saucepan, Baking dish, Loaf pan, Pie plate, Mixing bowl, Rolling pin, Pitcher, Tea kettle w/lid and a Small mug. They are made of a sturdy nylon plastic and can be painted easily with just about any type of craft or model paint. I'm happy to answer any questions you have and would love to hear what you think!
  7. We have several on the forum from Washington State so I thought I would let you know there is a new real-life brick-and-mortar miniature store in Edmonds! It's called CJN Miniatures, and is located at: 9675 Firdale Ave; Edmonds 98020. Easy to get to from the ferry dock (for those of us on the Peninsula). I don't know if she sells online, but here's the website - CJN Miniatures I got to stop in yesterday and she has a huge inventory, and also takes things on consignment.
  8. We can't wait to tell everyone the AWESOME news!! The former Stockton Miniature Show has had to change locations due to the hall closing.. We have moved to the Lodi Wine Country and this will be our best show EVER! 7th Annual Miniatures in the Wine Country Formerly the Stockton Miniature Show 2 Shows at Once!! There are so many tables that there will be 2 shows at 2 locations to accommodate all the miniatures. There will be more miniatures than you ever could imagine! PLUS, over 40 room boxes and dollhouses!! The 2 locations are less than 2 miles apart just off Hwy 99 1ST show-hours 9am-3pm Location: Lodi Moose Lodge 3824 Woodbridge Road E. Acampo, Ca. 95220 2nd show-hours 11am-7pm Location: Elks Lodge 19071 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Woodbridge, Ca. 95258 $7.00 at the door - children 12 and under FREE Fee includes both shows For more information and to pre-register as a vendor e-mail Leslie Flint - miniatureswaterfront@aol.com Debbie Heard - fjdebbie@aol.com www.miniaturesonthewaterfront.com Bring your “Real Estate” and sell it on Real Estate Row for only $20.00 (Free to vendors)
  9. I have about 203 back issues of Nutshell News from 1981-1995. Some issues may be missing from some years. I have them listed on eBay and Webstore under Dataphx. Some are not showing because they need to be relisted, but I have reached my eBay limit and need to wait for other things to expire. Plus I have numerous other miniature magazines that include Miniature Gazette, Dollhouse Miniature, Dolls House also for sale and each from random years. Please feel free to contact me for more information. I have images of all of them.
  10. From the album: Grapeview Bed & Breakfast

    Installed most of the windows last night.

    © CheckMouseMiniatures

  11. CheckMouse

    Side Porch

    From the album: Granddaughter's Dollhouse

    There is room on the side porch for a table and chair, which I have included for her.

    © CheckMouse Miniatues

  12. CheckMouse

    All Finished!

    From the album: Granddaughter's Dollhouse

    I've left off some of the extra trim - I'm expecting this house to get some rough handling.

    © CheckMouse Miniatures

  13. Hello from Oregon! I'm a new member and have no idea what I'm doing. This looks like a great place to share and laugh! I own the newest Dollhouse and Miniature shop in the Northwest. I would love to talk to artisians who would possibly consign in my shop. I'm not looking to get rich, I'll be happy to pay the rent. I want to share and have fun! What a wonderful passion we share! I am in this adorable little town, 26 antique shops and almost all are walking distance from each other. Quant little places to grab a snack or even sample wine. I am in the Historic District. Right on Main street in a huge old 2 story house with original hardwood floors throughout. Come and play, visit, meet other miniaturist and have FUN! This is a dream I have had that goes back about 25 years, my grandma and I would sit and plan for hours of what we wanted and what we would do. Some how it's happened. Grandma is here in my heart, guiding me all the way. I moved in here using every penny I could scrounge up, even selling tons of miniatures and collectibles online. Please plan a stop by and share in my dream come true and best of all...I get to live in my "Dollhouse"! mini hugs to all! Wendy Heirlooms...Dollhouse Miniatures & More Aurora Oregon 425-209-9196 exactly 1/2 way between Portland and Salem.
  14. Hi All, Travelling all the way to Germany next week for work. I have one free day while I'm there and would like to hit a mini shop or two if anyone knows of any in Stuttgart or Frankfurt? I know it's a long shot, but there really aren't any shops where I live in Australia so I have to take any opportunity as it arises!
  15. From the album: DIY Miniatures

    Today I knew I was goi to be crafting miniatures. I love days like this. I can sit in my PJs, drink coffe, watch my silly reality shows and do what I love. I am a serious Fiestaware lover. I have been collecting fiestaware for 25+ years. When I first saw some mini fiestaware items at miniatures.com my heart skipped a beat. Since I made food I figured I would try some plates, and platters. Well I kind of got carried away. I recommend this to everyone. It's pretty easy to make your own collection of unique dinnerware. I love the colors. I just need some more platters, bowls, and a cake plate, maybe a pitcher too
  16. From the album: Granddaughter's Dollhouse

    Coming in on the home stretch. This was taken the night before she had to leave to go back home to Nebraska. She chose the theme of a little snack shop for the house - to be named Savannah's Snacks. She traveled back plane so I will have to ship the house to her after I add the final finishing touches. (It's MDF - going to cost a pretty penny! )

    © checkmouse miniatures

  17. From the album: Granddaughter's Dollhouse

    She likes sparkles! I brought out 3 books of scrapbooking paper - "Grandma! You're killing me!" She finally decided on a sparkle-circled pattern for the attic ceiling. We did a lot of spray paint and papering on this project as there was not a lot of time, and her attention span was pretty short.

    © checkmouse miniatures

  18. From the album: DIY Miniatures

    Honestly........this has to be the most frustrating miniature light I've ever made. Waiting for the Epoxy to dry so I can repaint. And after all this, I'm almost positive this is too large for my Sugarplum Dollhouse. Ugh.......so mad. I have to start over for correct sizing. Maybe next time I can figure out how to electrify
  19. From the album: Sugarplum Dollhouse

    this is for anyone who is building the Sugarplum Dollhouse. I scaled down the interior furniture. You can see the sizing of the bed. It is smaller than 1:12 but larger than 1:24.
  20. MLI Designs

    DIY Bed

    From the album: DIY Miniatures

    It's not going to be the most beautiful bed but it will work. At a later date I will make myself a really nice iron bed. This is more for spacing to see how the room will lay out with the bed in there and for sizing. im making a quick mattress, also for sizing. I'm not so much about the mattress. I'm all about the bedding. for the quick mattress, I measure for size and cut three layers of foam board and glued them together. I took a tip from a tutorial posted on these forums too. I used three layers of very thin batting (I actually cut it out of a old tree skirt). I measured of the batting and cut them to size. The top third layer was long enough to wrap over sides. I then grabbed a new light weight thermal (old Yogawear stock) and cut that to size for covering. Did a few pi tuck stitches too. Believe me, this is quick and not really exact. I had finished the headboard grill last night and finished gluing this morning.
  21. @MikeUK finally remembered what I wanted to ask you. I'm sure there are others here who could answer this too. if you were going to replicate this chair stool, how would you do it? I want this style for my kitchen. I'm waiting for a solder tool I order but that won't be here for awhile
  22. So I am in awe of all the splendid work on this site. I look at some of your homes and it makes me want to build a large dollhouse but I really don't have anywhere to display or store large projects. For those of you who build many houses, do you have space dedicated to displaying them or do you build and sell them? If you do sell them, are you sad to see them go? Building is a labor of love.
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