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Topic: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-Forever!  (Read 314356 times)
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« Reply #1190 on: February 04, 2012 04:33:25 PM »

I finally bought my house from Michaels. I had a $5 dollar off coupon so it only cost $3.24. However, I probably won't start working on it any time soon, as I have too many other things to do.

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« Reply #1191 on: February 05, 2012 10:09:00 AM »

Have you all seen this amazing mini bookcase necklace?: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402251.0
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« Reply #1192 on: February 06, 2012 09:16:30 AM »

The mosaic mirror is a good idea!  Did you also make the vanity in the kids' room?

Such cuteness...you will have fun providing for your new "family" ! Cheesy

The bookcase necklace is cute...I was trying to think of more furniture to put into my house..thanks for the link!

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« Reply #1193 on: February 06, 2012 10:06:09 AM »

Thank you! The mosaic mirror is my proof that packratting is a good instinct. lol

I painted the vanity in the kids' room. It came as plain wood, so I put the mirror on and painted it. I might do it over again until I'm completely happy with it. I have little cat cutouts I might use on the kids' furniture.

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« Reply #1194 on: February 06, 2012 05:57:48 PM »

I was feeling neglectful of my crafting, so I took the last few nights off of working on the big house to work on my wee one Smiley

I now realize the most difficult part of wee house making is trying to get good pictures Smiley
I've never worked with clay or paperclay before so I ended up redoing most of of small items night #2, but it went much faster the second time through - and they are much sturdier Smiley  Live and Learn.

I was able to get the wood floor completed using the veneer tip that I saw on an earlier post and began working on my kitchen.  

This is supposed to be a gnome house - I am making it "pioneer-ish", the gnomes fab stuff out of found farm objects.

The utility table I picked up at my local dollar store and gave it a paint job, other items made out of paperclay.  Carrot slices and a mushroom being prepped for dinner (human sized, not gnome sized), little oven mitts ready and waiting Smiley  I made all the cookware (hopefully) solid enough to be played with, if my house turns out decent looking I intend to give it to my niece for Christmas next year (and then get to making my other nieces and nephews one).

Tree branch spiral staircase (I realized afterwards that the scale is a bit small but I liked it and didn't want to tear it apart.... tall gnomes will have to stoop a bit going upstairs Smiley

And after I got bored with the inside, I have started doing some outside work to change it up a bit.  I will be using egg cartons for the stonework and am still going to see if I can make a tin roof out of soup cans ... wish me luck !!

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« Reply #1195 on: February 06, 2012 06:35:38 PM »

Oh, that is awesome. Love the detail.

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« Reply #1196 on: February 07, 2012 04:25:25 AM »

Your house looks great! What did you make the staircase out of? Oh, and how do you plan on making a tin roof out of soup cans? My #1 choice for my wee house is a tin roof and I haven't figured out how I am going to do that. I was thinking of a faux paint job but really don't think I could make it look real enough. Never thought of cans! I'm excited to find out what ideas you have about the roof Cheesy
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« Reply #1197 on: February 07, 2012 06:04:57 AM »

ThistleHill, love, love, love it! I adore the fireplace and cauldron, the little cast iron pans, but especially like the tiny oven mitt and potholder.


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« Reply #1198 on: February 07, 2012 10:08:58 AM »

I love the people sized food! And the little hooks for the pots and pans are so clever. Great job!

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« Reply #1199 on: February 07, 2012 10:42:17 AM »

Thanks guys.  Wink

Momof2 - the staircase was pretty easy actually, just made the "branch" trunk out of paperclay and painted it up, then snipped Popsicle sticks for the treads and hot glued them on ( after a failed superglue attempt).  I am certain the difficulty would increase 10 fold if I attempted to put a railing on them.

For the tin can roof, I am thinking I'll take off both ends- snip it into a long run, bang it flat and crimps the raw edges ( to prevent cut fingers of little ones) and rivet the sections together.  I am then going to raid the gun cabinet and use some gun oil bluing to give the roof a patina.  I use that stuff on alot actually Wink.  Again, my house is supposed to look like "found objects" so if it looks a little soup canny I am okay with that. But I do plan on using only cans with the ridges and run them from the peak to the gutter so it would mimic real roof tin and help with rain runoff Wink
If it works out- I will take some pics for show and tell hahaha
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