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« Reply #1470 on: October 22, 2012 07:19:54 PM »

Nice to meet you Ravens Snow and welcome! I don't think it's ever too late for this particular project, people seem to start and complete projects and start new ones all the time! I'm beginning to suspect this mini thing might be addictive, and possibly contagious....

I'm so sorry about the fire, that must have been devastating Sad I'm glad you've decided to start again, your two projects sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see your pictures!
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« Reply #1471 on: October 23, 2012 06:33:45 AM »

This week I'm focusing on the bedroom, and I got a little bit done over the last couple of nights. I decided that my little bed needed a little quilt, celestial themed of course.

I used liquid starch to get it to drape correctly over the bed. I also made a little pillow.

Originally I had envisioned the bed being messed up, but I couldn't get the fabric to drape correctly that way. I like it looking neatly made, too, though.

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I'm just getting back into miniatures as my post says but to get my bedding to lay exactly where I wanted, whether perfectly or messed I put a layer or two of Aluminum Foil sandwiched between the top and back of the quilt. I use the cheapest brand or Dollar Store, as it's thinner and doesn't add unwanted bulk. Most of the time I've ended up using 2 layers. That way you can press it into whatever shape your looking for and it stays. I also use it under a table cloth which usually has a mind of it's own and wants to stand out at the corners.
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« Reply #1472 on: October 23, 2012 06:55:04 AM »

What a clever idea!  I am sure your experience will be a great help to all of us!  I love learning new tips and tricks since I am new to this wonderful craft of creating a fantasy house!  It is hard for me to stay focused and keep my interest level up when I get frustrated because I don't know where to start or what to do!

Thanks Ravens Snow--I hope you will share your crafts and give us more ideas! Cheesy
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« Reply #1473 on: October 23, 2012 03:40:52 PM »

Thanks for the warm welcome Madra and alwaysinmyroom.

I have a question regarding adhesive's/glue.

It's been many years since I constructed my first house and adhesive's and glues have certainly changed a great deal and have came along way for crafter's and woodworker's.

I think basically the only choice for dollhouse construction was wood glue.

I was wondering what everyone's choice was regarding this...is one better over the other. I love woodglue, reminds me of many hours spent with my father in his workshoppe. But...it takes so long to dry and clapping is truly a pain and takes so much time that could be spend doing more fun things.

I'd love "veteren" house creator's input.

Thanks in advance...
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« Reply #1474 on: October 23, 2012 07:10:08 PM »

I used Aleene's Tacky Glue for everything in my wee house - it was super strong and didn't take too much time to dry or for things to hold in place.
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« Reply #1475 on: October 23, 2012 07:22:05 PM »

I love the Aleene's Tacky too. I was told once that wood working glue is the best because it is meant for wood and won't warp over time but I haven't had any issues with the Aleene's AND it dries fairly quickly.
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« Reply #1476 on: October 24, 2012 09:15:15 AM »

Thanks for the information ladies.

On my way to the craft store so I'll pick up a bottle while there. I've used Aleene's for other projects but wasn't sure about using it on the dollhouse.
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« Reply #1477 on: October 24, 2012 07:37:08 PM »

I liked the wood glue I used in my wee house.  It seems a bit stronger and less flexible when dry than the Tacky Glue.  I used blue tape to hold things together while the glue dried.  I did have a few issues with the wood glue dripping after I left it alone, but so far, everything is holding together.

I do use the tacky glue for almost everything paper -- the flexible when dry is the key thing there.
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« Reply #1478 on: October 25, 2012 07:49:09 AM »

About to start on my next house!
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« Reply #1479 on: October 25, 2012 07:54:15 AM »

What's the theme this time??
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