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My name is Mariana I collect and make miniatures (sweets and treats for non-scale dolls) along with 1/6 scale and non-scale dolls from Japan (Azone, obitsu, Nendoroid). I’ve been working with the diy dollhouses from China for about 4/5 years now. Last year I made the real good toys gazebo, and now I am currently working on the Aster Cottage as my first 1/12 scale house. I apologize now because I am an extremely visual person and coming from the diy dollhouses where everything has pictures with an instruction step the wall of text instructions is quite intimidating honestly. 

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Hi Mariana :) Lots of pictures in the Gallery to admire and I'm sure some to help you build your Aster. Ask away if something doesn't make sense, we'll all help :) 

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2 hours ago, FurMama said:

Hi Mariana! Welcome! More Minis Blogspot has step by step pics of various houses including the Aster. Perhaps that will help.

https://moreminis.blogspot.com/

Oh wow that’s EXACTLY what I needed I’m a true visual kinesthetic and have the absolute worst time attempting to decipher text instructions!! Thank you so much!

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7 hours ago, havanaholly said:

Welcome to the little family, Mariana.  Text instructions is how I got started dry-fitting every build I do.

Doing the dry fit as we speak! Definitely not something I’m used to doing but it helps for sure!

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5 hours ago, Muriel said:

Hi Mariana :) Lots of pictures in the Gallery to admire and I'm sure some to help you build your Aster. Ask away if something doesn't make sense, we'll all help :) 

Thank you so much! I looked through the gallery and saw other projects! Now just gotta work out all the kinks!

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Greetings everyone from Clearwater FL!  I so appreciate all of your blogs and tips!  I've done 3 houses and wanting to start the Aster Cottage.  I'm disappointed in the quality of the white sheets.  I can't read any of the parts descriptions and am very apprehensive to begin if I can't identify what's what.  Does anyone have left over white sheets?

I don't know if I should do this one.

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