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« Reply #1440 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


 
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« Reply #1441 on: September 07, 2012 10:37:35 AM »

I also hated those tabs...seemed they did not want to stay, stuck out, popped out, etc.  I agree--next house, I am cutting them off!

Love your finds, Madra! Especially the tiny house!
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« Reply #1442 on: September 07, 2012 11:53:00 PM »

I look at my wee house...and alas...its been months since I touched it ;-; sooo sad.
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« Reply #1443 on: September 09, 2012 10:14:16 AM »

I bought a really nice doll house kit in May or June, it's still sitting in the bag.  I hope to finish all my sewing projects and move onto the doll house before Christmas.
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« Reply #1444 on: September 10, 2012 07:35:35 AM »

I'm so glad to see that this thread is still going strong. It seems like forever since I touched my wee house, but I went to Michael's yesterday and got my inspiration back! Seeing all those Halloween decorations made me realize that Halloween is next month, and I really want to get mine done in time for Halloween.

I'm making time to work on it tonight! The house itself is mostly done, I just need to make all of the accessories.

Knickertwists, I followed your tutorial for making paperclay mushrooms and fairy houses the other night and am thrilled to have my own teeny houses now. I think at least one needs to be in my spooky wee house as well.  Cheesy I'm really loving working with the paperclay, too.

I also had a 50% off coupon so I just had to pick up another house kit. This time I got the gothic house, and I think it's going to be a Victorian steam punk house. It's good motivation to finish the first one so I can start on the next.   Grin
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« Reply #1445 on: September 10, 2012 09:55:18 AM »

Knickertwists, I followed your tutorial for making paperclay mushrooms and fairy houses the other night and am thrilled to have my own teeny houses now. I think at least one needs to be in my spooky wee house as well.  Cheesy I'm really loving working with the paperclay, too.

Yay! I love paperclay... I enjoy working with it more than polyclay. Can't wait to see those houses in your spooky house!
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« Reply #1446 on: September 10, 2012 02:14:23 PM »

Yay! I love paperclay... I enjoy working with it more than polyclay.

ditto that!  My only problem with paper clay is that I use it so infrequently, when I think of using it, it's gotten quite lumpy and yucko... while the 10 year old poly clay is still just fine and dandy. *sigh*

That said, one of my in-progress wee houses is covered in brick made from lumpy old paper clay (trust me, no matter how much moisture I added, this stuff was not losing its lumps) and I quite like the kind of dilapidated effect.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1447 on: September 12, 2012 01:35:07 PM »

Well, I'm about to start my 3rd house of this craft-a-long!

This one will be a bit of a cheat because I'm starting with this...





My mum saw this one at the side of the road waiting for the garbage truck and booted my dear old granny out to snatch it up before it was lost forever. The plan is to make it over as a Halloweeny house... in about 2 weeks. Eeek! I don't know if I can pull it off, but I sure as heck am going to give it a try Smiley
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« Reply #1448 on: September 12, 2012 02:12:54 PM »

That's awesome, Knickertwists! If anyone can pull it off, you can!

I started making some wee tiny books for the study in my house. I also added some moss to the roof since I lasted posted some pics. Have a look:



There are a couple of half-finished books on the desk. To the right is a little brain in a jar that a friend made for me. Smiley


Here's the desk as it will be placed in the house.


I also got the little bed halfway finished. It's a bit hard to see, but I painted it gold and glued a little purple mattress to it.


I hope to get several books mostly done tonight. Hooray for progress!

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« Reply #1449 on: September 12, 2012 04:07:09 PM »

Yay, more Knickertwist magic to witness!
Second hand dollhouses always trigger my imagination. Who played with it, what were they like, where are they now, why did they leave their dollhouse behind?
Good luck with the deadline, I can't wait to see what you do with this new wee house!
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