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  1. Hello All, Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved playing with dollhouses, playhouses and puppet theaters. The surreal time we are all living in with this pandemic has made me reflect and look back at the fond memories and nostalgia for a simpler time of endless hours of fun playtime. Even though I haven't built a wooden dollhouse kit since I was 12-years-old, I have always been the crafty DIYer type of person that enjoys to do projects, so doing an advanced house wouldn't overwhelm me nor using an x-acto knife scare me. Recently, I purchased a wonderful turn-of-the-centu
  2. Has anyone seen "The Miniaturist" on PBS? It is based on a novel by Jessie Burton, the story is set during the 17th century Dutch Golden Age, where a young girl marries a rich merchant who bequeaths her a beautiful dollhouse. Without giving much away, it is a fascinating story full of intrigue, involving the dollhouse, the elusive miniaturist, and the dollhouse owner. The production brought on Mulvany & Rogers to make the 17th dollhouse replica. If you have not seen it, it is a good watch on a lazy afternoon.
  3. I bought the Garfield with most already build. There’s some doors & steps missing. I’ll figure it out just wanting to see better pictures if anyone has done it to see! Thank you!
  4. Hello! I'm currently working on my first dollhouse. I bought this already assembled and have noticed there are hinges in the corners of most of the rooms (photos attached) some of which stick out quite bit. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to hide these as I don't want them to show under my wallpapers. (it seems as if they were used to pull the corners of the dollhouse walls together) Thanks!
  5. Hi, I am currently working on my first dollhouse. It is an Alison Jr. I am hoping to handpaint and illustrate my own wallpaper and am not sure where to start. What paper is recommended? Also wondering if a seal, specific glue is required. I was hoping to make individual entire wall sized paintings (probably with watercolour paint) that will mount to the walls as wallpaper (and won't fade over time).
  6. I have built a bunch of mini homes but I think the last one I did was over 4 years ago. I really want to get back into it, I have tons of kits that I have great ideas for but I am feeling a little panic. I just have not done this in so long I feel like I am going to screw it up somehow. Starting with a Buttercup cottage for a 4 year old relative. Looking for some good tips and maybe a few words of encouragement! Thanks! Jen in NJ
  7. 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 ?
  8. sara_lee

    Floor plan

    From the album: Sara's Willowcrest!

    First floor: Entry area, dining room, music room Second floor: Bathroom, bedroom, hallway/staircase area Third floor: Kitchen
  9. This is a modern Farmhouse style Kitchen Sink ready for your dollhouse or diorama. Made of white PLA. Measures 69mm long x 43mm wide x 21mm deep Print Time: 1hrs - 30min Filament Used: 12.58 Meters All of my items are created on a 3D Flashforge Creator Pro Printer. They are printed at 200 microns resolution which is very detailed. This item is sold unpainted. This item is designed for 1/12 scale. MADE IN THE USA Can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/674192481/112-scale-farmhouse-kitchen-sink-single?ref=shop_home_active_14&
  10. Someone suggested newbies start a thread about their build and ask questions so that everything would be in one place for them as they work on their projects. Sounds like a great idea so here is mine. I am building the orchid with the intent it be a tea room or tea room and gifts shop. The exterior will be painted in a true Victorian color scheme of rose tones, cream/white, and gray. I wanted to paint my own Victorian house in this palette but the Victorian next door to me is painted orange, yellow and brown. Color clash with my pinks. I opted for greens, beige, cream with a deep red burgundy
  11. Hello friends! I have recently acquired a large Shoenhut dollhouse with hard wiring. Since the wires are bare or frayed, I have decided to rewire this house for safety reasons. I have never hard wired a dollhouse, but have used tape wire in the ones I do own. Does anyone have any tips to get me started or point me in the right direction? Thank you, Laurie
  12. Lips

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    From the album: Miniatures "Things" I've made

    Making things out of paper is my favorite thing to do. I use the old outdated Microsoft Paint to create the graphics and XnView for printing them out. I replicated the box for my Mc Kinley dollhouse kit down to the last detail, shown in the top picture. The other boxes came from my imagination. All the boxes come with instructions and wooden pieces as shown in the lower picture.
  13. This is a modern elegant toilet ready for your dollhouse or diorama. Made of white PLA. (Safe for children). I can print this any color. Just ask. Can be displayed 3 ways. seat-lid up, seat-lid down, lid up-seat down. Seat and lid come seperate. Measures 1 3/4" wide x 2 3/4" tall x 2" deep Print Time: 1hrs - 18min Filament Used: 10.18 Meters All of my items are created on a 3D Flashforge Creator Pro Printer. They are printed at 200 microns resolution which is very detailed. This item is designed for 1/12 scale. MADE IN THE USA
  14. This is a modern Farmhouse style Kitchen Sink ready for your dollhouse or diorama. Made of white PLA.Measures 69mm long x 43mm wide x 21mm deepPrint Time: 1hrs - 34minFilament Used: 13.58 MetersAll of my items are created on a 3D Flashforge Creator Pro Printer. They are printed at 200 microns resolution which is very detailed.This item is sold unpainted. This item is designed for 1/12 scale.MADE IN THE USA Can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/672286645/112-scale-farmhouse-kitchen-sink-double?ref=shop_home_active_6
  15. This is a beautiful modern elegant bathtub ready for your dollhouse or diorama. Made of white PLA. Measures 5" long x 1 5/8" tall x 2 3/8" deep Print Time: 2hrs - 18min Filament Used: 14.58 Meters All of my items are created on a 3D Flashforge Creator Pro Printer. They are printed at 200 microns resolution which is very detailed. This item is sold unpainted. This item is designed for 1/12 scale. MADE IN THE USA Can be found at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/609904240/112-scale-modern-dollhouse-bathtub?ref=shop_home_active_14&
  16. My name is Cyndi - a late thirties, Momma of two, English teacher, living in West Virginia, USA. I have recently begun my first build - a Franklin classic Victorian farmhouse made by Whitney in 1983. I have a love of toys, a good foundation in basic power tools, and a live-in Mother who reminded me that my favorite thing to do as a child was set up my Barbie or My Little Pony's houses and then not actually play with the dolls. As my children continue to grow up (despite my attempts at keeping them little - ha!), I decided to repurpose a large outbuilding into a studio. Long before children
  17. Hello everyone! I’m new here. My Greenleaf Beacon Hill kit finally came in today! I’m a bit nervous as this is my first dollhouse build. Can anyone share some tips on what helped you? I heard the instructions are kind of difficult and hard to understand. I’ve been watching the YouTube videos and I can’t find one that is like a step by step. I already know some of the changes I’m going to make or other builders suggestions that I’m going to use. I’ve got most of the starter supplies: the glues, the clamps, painters tape, the ultimate cutter from hobby lobby, stains and some mini screwdrivers an
  18. CheckMouse Miniatures is having their FIRST Black Friday Sale. Good through November 30th, 2018 Coupon Code BF2018. CheckMouse Minis
  19. I bought this villa! I've been looking at these kits for awhile and decided to get one! https://www.ebay.com/itm/253586790267 I hope it's not too hard I know the directions are in chinese... Someone on the site has a paris shop I think it was. They are such cute kits. amanda
  20. After rehoming all my dollhouses (including Pennethorne Manor I - remember MiniMadWoman?) and being out of minis for awhile, I have once again caught the mini bug! I brought up all my miniatures from their tomb in the basement the other day and took inventory. O how I missed my precious pieces! I am going to build a Beacon Hill from the dollhouse kit (which is due to arrive today) with a few modifications. I am adding a basement, extending the kitchen (which will be a dining room) and the bathroom, and adding a conservatory and possibly extending the boudoir. With help from dear h
  21. Just in time for Christmas in July, I have finished building and decorating the Greenleaf Orchid as Santa's Gingerbread House. Mrs. Claus, Santa and his brother Krampus live in this house with the elves where they make toys, check the naughty and nice list, sip tea and eat cake. The house includes a study, workshop, family room and bedroom. Started building last December, now 8 months later, I was helped in making design decisions by my 4 year old daughter, who loves to play with "Gingy". We've been cranking up the music box which plays "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and eating spice drops wh
  22. I received a partially-constructed dollhouse along with some other things from a craigslist ad. If anyone wants it they're welcome to it but they'd have to come pick it up. I live in Carson City, Nevada so I realize the chances are slim but thought I'd offer it here first. It appears to be this one plus there is an extra unattached room too.
  23. Hello everyone, My name is Erin and I received the Arthur dollhouse kit when I was 11 and assembled it with my mother. That was 25 years ago! I’ve recently been inspired to get back into miniatures and I’ve decided to renovate my old dollhouse. A lot of things have changed in twenty-five years, especially all the resources now at hand thanks to the internet. I’m really looking forward to my “new” hobby and I’m already having a great time looking at other’s photos and getting ideas.
  24. Greenleaf Dollhouses have a sale on their site now! Go to shop.greenleafdollhouses.com and enter coupon code HOP2IT to save 15%
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