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« Reply #1370 on: July 12, 2012 08:47:16 AM »

The Alice house turned out fabulous! 

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« Reply #1371 on: July 16, 2012 12:49:53 AM »

Micro--holy cow! I admire what you go through to create your tiny things!  Sorry, but those are NOT sexy glasses! Cheesy

ha!  I should take a picture when I'm wearing both the magnifying visor and my reading glasses, I'm sure that one would change your mind about the sexxxxxxxiness.  Grin

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« Reply #1372 on: July 19, 2012 06:05:11 AM »

I have a completely random, non-decorating question about the house kit pictured on the first page of the post, so I'm hoping that someone who has assembled it can help me.

I teach 6th grade science and one of the projects we did this year was for the students to design a method to try to earthquake-proof house. Well, 1 week, 1000 glue sticks and  what felt like a half ton of cardboard later, we had a bunch of houses, but only one or two groups actually tried any earthquake-proofing. We tested the structures on a shake table, and I put some cardstock furniture pieces inside (they got points depending on how much of the furniture stayed up).

This year, I really want them to focus on the earthquake-proof methods, so I'd like to have a ready-made house that we can use to test out their methods. I can see the outer dimensions on the package label, but I'm wondering about the height of each floor. I'm really looking for a house with 2 floors and an attic, but I'm guessing that if the kits are made by the same company then the height between each floor will be the same.

So, if anyone can tell me what the floor to ceiling height is, I'd appreciate it! If it's around the same size, I may be spending a little bit of my summer working on a house! Thanks for any help!

Ooh! Use a cob model! It's incredibly quake resistant! The best, actually. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJk_AFY4sgE

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« Reply #1373 on: July 19, 2012 01:22:02 PM »

I just started a new topic on miniature supplies organization.  Because I need some serious help.  I don't think the discussion boards see much action so I thought I would post a link here, since we seem to have collected every miniaturist on craftster:


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« Reply #1374 on: July 25, 2012 07:02:04 AM »

Ooh! Use a cob model! It's incredibly quake resistant! The best, actually. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJk_AFY4sgE

Thanks for that link! It does look pretty sturdy! And, less expensive, too Smiley I might be able to make a couple of models to use in our tests. I don't think mine will be as cute as the one in the video (loved the windows and the roof!), but I'm sure my students won't mind!

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« Reply #1375 on: July 29, 2012 11:50:49 AM »

I'm so glad that you all are still here! I just dug my doll house back out of the closet and can't wait to actually get started!
« Reply #1376 on: July 29, 2012 12:33:08 PM »

I'm still here too. I've started on the little Victorian puzzle house and have been taking pictures as I go. I don't think I'm allowed to post any though til I've made a certain number of posts here Smiley  So hi! *post number clicks up 1*
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« Reply #1377 on: August 03, 2012 07:09:53 AM »

Im still here as well...I got my 1st (creatology version of the Tennyson?) dry fitted but havent started the final fitting till I figure out what my exterior is gonna look like! I just can decide...... Undecided

then I have another creatology one that is like the one Knickertwist used for the "Squirrels End" tavern. I think that one might wind up "Shell Cottage" from HP.....

And of course I just couldnt resist hitting "bid" on a BIGGER version of who knows what dollhouse....(gonna be WAYYY bigger!) so it is just still in box in birdroom for now...

and last but not least the computer.....still needs dismantled and coverted.....

(Thank goodness DH is to hot to fuss about throwing these away!)
as far as throw away puters? I got 4! shushhhh dont let him realize!  Wink Grin

Anybody willing to let me bounce ideas on exterior for 1st one off of them? Its theme is the "Queen of Hearts" house......Huh??
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« Reply #1378 on: August 03, 2012 07:39:38 AM »

Oh my goodness, I had no idea that little puzzle kit was virtually identical to a 'real' dollhouse! I had to google and look Smiley  That's the one I'm working on too, but I'm going to try and make the outside look kinda like the cover of a leatherbound book. I hope. The image is in my head and I'm hoping it translates to the real as well as I'm picturing!

So what do you have in mind for the Queen of Hearts? Are you going for the one from Alice in Wonderland or the one from the poem (The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer's day;), or something else entirely?
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« Reply #1379 on: August 03, 2012 07:53:24 AM »

No, I was picturing a Queen of hearts waiting for one of her suitors either the Kings of clubs or King of  spades to return...interior is going to consist of virtually everything heart shaped and roses pinks and reds..but the outside?

I have seen several different examples over at the "greenleaf miature community" site..one had the paint crackled, one had it done with brick and black roof....and one had a lighter brick but with stone? wrapping arond the edges  and windows and doors....

I need to see if I can copy those pics either over to here or somewhere so it is clearer what Im picturing...It is SOOO hard to choose! LOL

I want it to look like she is waiting for her lost love(s)? to come back...and maybe show the competing between them for her by both the things they did to her home and her gifts...hmmm I do know the roof will have dried rose heads off of real roses DH bought for me and I saved and dried....
 UGHHH let me try to bring a few photos over....hahahahaha
(Im terrible at deciding things)
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