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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 23, 2012 09:18:37 AM
Hahaha! I love all these 'junk collecting' stories...makes me feel not so alone :>   I have a wonderful hubby who works in a cigar shop and he often brings me home little treasures. "I dunno what you could do with this, but it looks like it could be a something". Gotta love him! xxx

@Ashgrim How did you make the little photo on the bookshelf?
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 19, 2012 12:36:49 PM
Oh Knickertwist, the transformation of this house is just amazing! You are an absolute inspiration Smiley  Can't wait to see the whole thing!
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 14, 2012 04:02:06 PM
Gruesome ideas! hehe   What about a holiday home for the Addam's Family?
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 13, 2012 04:21:06 PM
Ooooh...more pictures, I love it!  Your alien magic/Voldemort remark made me laugh Knickertwist Smiley  Is that egg carton stone on the second floor?

@Ashgrim  Love the books Smiley  Is that the Fantasy puzzle house you're working on? What's the ceiling height in those rooms? It looks a fair bit smaller than the Victorian. I have one stashed away, determined NOT to start a new project til I clear away at least a few of the ones on the go now. But seeing yours has started some ideas percolating. Darn it!
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 07, 2012 07:03:38 AM
Heh... I know what you mean. Once I took the pics and I uploaded them I thought, yeah...my house looks SO amateurish compared to all the others. But details help so much! I had a roll of off white ropey/ribbony trim from the dollar store and I glued it around the bottoms of the walls (til I ran out!) like baseboards. Looks cute!

Other spots that need camouflage are the top of the front walls where those toothy bits are where you're supposed to add all those other wee bits of wood? Yeah....that SO didn't work with the added thickness of vinyl. Even after I carved the wood down, Nothing was lining up properly, then the attic floor wouldn't line up with IT'S tabs/slots and I was getting frustrated! And I have this huge gap between where the side wall meets the bay window section. All the dry fits never led me to notice THAT problem...grrr! Not sure if I'll try and fit in a narrow strip of vinyl to hide it, or just ignore it!

In other news, I was at my local Dollarama and found a bunch of those little wooden puzzle kits, similar to the ones at Michaels.

The one that excited me most was this one! Can you speak?? It's a wooden dollhouse for your dollhouse! More of a playscale dollhouse, but since that's what I'm working on for a Christmas gift, I was downright giddy! And only $1.25 cdn!  Once I popped it together I realised it's a bit weird, it's not REALLY a dollhouse per se, no openings or floors, and it's the same on both sides. But, I figure with some mods and scraps of wood from other projects, it could easily be made into a Barbie doll sized dollhouse. Cheesy

16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 05, 2012 08:25:11 PM
The theme is a little Borrower taking up residence in a dollhouse. I want it to be a little steampunky, but I also want to be able to use found items as well as minis Smiley  I've got the main part glued now and thinking about what I want to do with the roof. I'm not keen on those big tabs poking through and considering cutting them down and relying on glue?  Also, the glue I've used on everything, including the vinyl is Aleene's.

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: September 04, 2012 06:36:03 PM
After being totally sidetracked by a new project, I've gotten back to the wee house. I'm using black vinyl to simulate leather, hoping it'll make the exterior of the house reminiscent of a leather bound book. So far so good! I haven't attempted assembly yet, but all the main walls have been 'leathered' and the window frames installed. Initially I was annoyed with myself for having painted the frames and the window cross pieces the same copper colour, but now that it's coming together...I like it.

18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: August 18, 2012 08:49:17 PM
It looks a little like fairy camo gear (or what I picture that would look like, more to the point).
Anybody else want to share pictures of progress or end results?

Ok, now THERE'S an image....an army of wee fairies in camo  Cheesy   I don't have pics yet, but I do have curtains up so progress is being made.  Thanks to Wulf for advice on natural materials...also, you can never have too many crafty canucks on board  Cheesy
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: August 15, 2012 04:43:54 PM
I love the closeup of the bark finish, it really truly looks awesome! I don't think you're spamming, I think this project was started sometime last year so the bulk of the participants have completed their projects, and we're the second wave  Grin  Also digging the Canadian coinage Smiley 

Open question about using twigs and other plant material in these mini crafts. Do you need to treat them first to make sure you're not bringing in any mini wildlife? And how do you seal something like the mossy roof that Knickertwist uses...would the spray sealers work to keep it from crumbling over time?

I'll get busy with my house again soon. I'm just being stumped by window treatments. I kinda wanted to install them before I reassemble and permanently glue the house together. I have some pretty lace trim, but not 100% happy with it. I'm gonna check out the local thrift store on Saturday and see if I can find something I like better.
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: August 15, 2012 06:34:19 AM
There are loads of pics attached to this Flickr link-  http://www.flickr.com/photos/torisaur/sets/72157622504884698/with/3929762961/

I just found this Pinterest page this morning, some 1:12 items and some twiggy furniture if you scroll down- http://pinterest.com/sabinekleij/fairy-house/

ETA  I love the fantasy house...what did you do to the exterior walls? It looks like tree bark!
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