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  1. I've been admiring the Greenleaf dollhouses online for years, but had never been able to justify the expense, until this spring, when the world got cancelled. I live in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and for the first couple months of lockdown, you literally couldn't go outside without your face freezing within a minute or two, so I decided I needed a project, and bought the Magnolia. Now I'm hooked! I'll admit I rushed out of excitement and I'm not thrilled with the colour, and I'm just not happy with how it turned out, so I'm giving it to my daughter to play with. I've ordered the Buttercup
  2. Hi, I'm Laura. I bought the Coventry Cotrage about ten years ago, started building and then... stopped. But, I've picked it back up again recently now that I have some space and I'm really enjoying it. I just put in my first bit of wall paper! I'm looking forward to learning all of the things.
  3. Hello I'm Jill from Osage Beach, Missouri, originally from Omaha, Nebraska. I have been looking at these dollhouses for more than ten years. I originally wanted the Garfield, but it is so big. Maybe I'll do it as my next house? So I saw the Lily, love it, but it is also so big. I decided to make my first house a half scale and I just fell in LOVE with the Fairfield. I am a perfectionist by nature and I hope it doesn’t drive me crazy trying to get it right. I love the “Don’t panic!” in the warm-up syllabus. So I am just going to take my time and enjoy it as intended. I look forwar
  4. Hi I'm Rachael from TX. I have wanted a dollhouse my entire life. I am a DIY kind of gal so thought I should start with a kit. What better time than in a quarantine to start a new project? I will definitely be using this sight for much needed research. Thanks so much!
  5. Hello everyone I'm Cindy.. Happy (belated) Mother's Day to all the beautiful Mom's. Today I opened my 1st "Greenleaf (Orchid) Dollhouse Kit". I broke 2 windows already, but only because I was so excited. LoL..cough-cough.. :P I wasn't sure if I should use wood-filler or glue? I went with the "Gorilla-Glue" which seemed to workout just fine.. Crosses-fingers & holds-breath! I started a video too, so when the dollhouse is done we can watch it together. :) Ok, tty'all real soon. Cindy a.k.a. MayFlower86
  6. So, I am on day two of my Glencroft build. The second floor went in with much finagling, but now I am dealing with the left side of my house. I've read about some of the problems other people have had with this side. I decided to walk away and start fresh tomorrow. So far it's been fun♡ Jeri
  7. Hi. everyone! I'm a newbie in doll house construction I had problems with making furniture, so my husband bought me a doweling jighttps://pickadvisor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Woodstock-D4116-Doweling-Jig-review-300x300.jpg (don't know how to attach the image properly) He's sure I can use it, as it's helpful in his workshop Has anyone any experience using it? If not, maybe you like the idea
  8. Hi I live in Yorkshire in the UK. I'm hoping to do some basic refurbishment on my old Lundby dollshouse (1960s vintage). After that I want to build a Cotswold thatched cottage, based on one in a series of books by Miss Read. I was wondering if there were any really good basic beginner books please? I love sewing and knitting and one of the things I'm really looking forward to is making miniature textiles for both houses, given the era I think my Lundby needs a crochet afgan throw! I'm hoping to make rugs (started a French knot kit), patchwork quilts, cushions etc f
  9. Good morning, not sure I am putting this in the right place or the right way but here goes. I got addicted to minis eons ago drooling over pictures in a Miles Kimball catalog. My dad finally built me a little shadow box thinking that would cure me not! That was followed by a Pepperwood Farm. I have 4 'completed' (nothing is ever really finished is it?) and several Greenleaf kits that will be bashed one day into a village.
  10. Hi everyone, I have just started my very first dollhouse for my two daughters. It is the Fairfield Dollhouse 1/2 size. I'm so excited that I want to rush in and I know I need to be more patient! A question I have is that I have read people use hot guns to glue the wooden pieces together but others use Aleene's tacky glue. Which one is better? It seems I'm making a bit of a mess with the glue gun... so I'm wondering if tacky glue is smoother and easier to manage? Thanks for your advice! Libby
  11. Just wanted to introduce myself here! When I was 10, I got a Willowcrest Kit for Christmas. My dad was supposed to help me put it together... It is still in the box almost 30 years later. I’m looking forward to putting it together with my daughters. We’re going for a subtly haunted look.
  12. Hello and help!! Lol, not lol...I'm completely overwhelmed!! I inherited about 500 different miniature items...no houses or rooms, hardly any furniture, lots of handmade really cool stuff, different scales...I don't know what to do or where to start. I began cataloguing about a year ago, and was so overwhelmed with the quantity and variety that I tapped out. I have tried to figure out what my Mom's plans were , but we dont see what she did. Help, ideas, advice, guidance needed and appreciated. I have some REALLY interesting items, with amazing detail and can only imagine what she had
  13. Hi! I'm Sofia (24, from Washington State) and for my birthday today my mom got me my first dollhouse (a Greenleaf Corona Orchird). When I was younger, I loved playing with dollhouses, and now I'm really excited to try and build (and decorate!) my own! I would love any advice from veterans on how to make detailed and realistic houses! I'm so glad to have found a communitty dedicated to this endeavor! -MiniatureSofia
  14. Hi from Murrieta, California. I just received my “Lily” dollhouse for Christmas. I have absolutely no experience, but in the meantime am quite excited. I have tried watching some YouTube videos, hoping for ideas. But they all just seem to skim through things. I read on the directions how you should work one sheet at a time and not pop pieces out until you get to that sheet. And then see a video with all pieces out and spread around. I would appreciate any tips you can share, especially if you have worked on the Lily! Thank you Karen
  15. Hey everyone! I am new to dollhouses and miniatures (and this site). I have already posted in the welcome/introductory forum, but I know I will have a bunch of questions, so I thought I would start my own thread here. I have been reading and researching non-stop about the Fairfield, and how everyone has done it. I have read so many blogs, and forums, and looked at pictures until my eyes felt like they were going to bleed. I think what overwhelms me so much is how everyone is just like, "there are so many ways to do it, just do whatever you want!". That is not how I operate lol. I like to know
  16. Hello, fellow forum members - My first exposure to Greenleaf was the Harrison that my mother built for her grandchildren in the early 80s. It was well loved by our families and most of the neighbor children. The dollhouse traveled a bit and was given first to my niece and then my eldest daughter, whose five year old daughter is attached to it at the hip. When my newest grand daughter was born last year her mother said, "Great! Now it's OUR turn for the dollhouse!" To forestall the inevitable battle (ever tried to pry a five year old from her favorite toy on the planet?) I decided to m
  17. Hello, I am fairly new to minis, but have always had an affinity for interior design. My husband & I have flipped/restored a few homes, so working on a tiny version has been a nice little adventure. I have an antique dollhouse my grandpa built my mother that I have been WAY too terrified to touch, but just recently found a Newburg for $3 at a thrift shop. I figured for less than I spend on my coffee I wouldn't be too upset if the whole thing was a wash. It's been fine so far. Lots of prep work & research into building some miniature items to fit the space better. I
  18. I am a total newbie working on a Beacon Hill.. i am a slow worker but loving every minute. I’m planning to turn it into a Haunted House with a Harry Potter inspired style. I know it is ambitious, but I am attempting to customize the staircase because I simply despise the cookie cutter look of the trim that comes with the kit. I’m sure I will have lots of questions as I progress.. any advice/support is greatly appreciated! I am obsessing over everyone else’s beautiful creations and hoping my skills are up to par one day ❤️
  19. Hi, I'm Melanie. I was given this massive dollhouse from a friend, and I'm so pumped to start working on it. I have two little girls and I'm hoping to have it up and running in a few years (right now they are 2 and 2 mos). Evidently the dollhouse is my friends' great grandmothers and was brought over from Europe. It has water damage, missing pieces, warped roof, lead paint probably, but I'm still super pumped to do what I can and make it functioning (but not a masterpiece) for my kids. Would love to show everyone, but I guess I need to do 5 posts before I can ask for advice?
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