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Hello Everyone,

I received "The Fairfield" for a belated 50th birthday present. My brother thought I needed a new hobby so that I don't start opening up my house to stray cats. :)

So far, I have spent a small fortune on supplies, tools, etc., but I finally started the house and have the foundation finished. I just want to thank all of you for the tips and tricks that I have found on this site. I believe I would be lost as to what to do, if I had not come across this site and a few others that have helped to welcome me into this tiny world.

Thanks

Sue

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Welcome to the forum!

The costs may add up over time, but all hobbies cost something. Parenthood has curtailed my previous passion- motorcycle road trips, and spending income on sporting events, beer, or other things wouldn't be nearly as productive or stimulating as building houses.

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Jeremy, I have temporarily posted my email in my profile under "website url", you will need to remove spaces & parentheses. Your GPS will not get you to oour house, because it will route you through a subdivision that has fenced off the end of their road that connects with our road, and I will need to send you a better routing.

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LOL, now that I think of it...it is cheaper then my son and therapy! I can see that it can become addicting and may require therapy to curtail the spending! :)

My brother does some incredible room boxes and sells furniture etc. on ebay...I think this is his ploy to get me to become a regular customer...

Check out his Flicker account...if only I had a tenth of his talent.

http://www.flickr.co...s/50655402@N03/

Have a wonderful weekend,

Sue

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I have always said my crafting is my therapy. Mostly mini's but I knit in RL size as well as mini. And a lil scrapbooking and every other craft here and there. Especially if I can make it mini :) At any rate, this IS therapy and I agree with Karin, it's cheaper! I have given this as my excuse for decades now. From what I understand, it's a LOT cheaper. That being said.........WELCOME SUSAN TO A WORLD WHERE THE CRAZIER THE BETTER! Who needs therapy? It only ruins the fun :)

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LOL, now that I think of it...it is cheaper then my son and therapy! I can see that it can become addicting and may require therapy to curtail the spending! :)/>

My brother does some incredible room boxes and sells furniture etc. on ebay...I think this is his ploy to get me to become a regular customer...

Check out his Flicker account...if only I had a tenth of his talent.

http://www.flickr.co...s/50655402@N03/

Have a wonderful weekend,

Sue

Susan, I'm familiar with your brother's work and its beautiful! He is also my favorite eBay seller! Don't be intimidated. Ask for lessons from him!

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I too am a brand new dollhouse hobbiest!! And I too chose the Fairfield for my first house. I agree on the "spending a small fortune" but I plan on making many houses so they will all come in handy. I have found lots of great websites for furniture and other things. When I first got my house, I did not realize what the scales meant. I have found it difficult to find much for the 1/2 inch scale. I will definately look at a 1 inch scale dollhouse for my second build. Let me know if you want a list of the websites I am using. Have fun, I know I am !!!!!!!!!

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Melissa, the furniture sets I bought from HBS for my Fairfields was MUCH smaller than the 1:24 kits and scratch builds I made, especially with the dolls, and I wound up making all the rest of the furniture. I have several books of 1:12 furniture patterns that I scaled down to 1:24 to build.

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for the comments regarding my brother’s work. He is truly an artist and I am very proud of him. He lives in Oregon and I am in California, so I think a visit to see some of his techniques will be planned soon. :)

I have made some progress on the Fairfield with the foundation primed and the Chimney sub-assembly completed. Thank goodness for the tip about dry building! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m finding that the instructions are far from clear, but I did manage to put the darn thing together.

Have a great week,

Sue

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