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Topic: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-Forever!  (Read 453315 times)
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« Reply #1500 on: November 07, 2012 12:50:44 PM »

Your project was wonderful, Madra!  So many of us admired it!

I have used the clear plastic lids from deli salads to paint on using glass paints...not the milky white kind, but the thin clear kind...I never thought to use them for mini house windows!!  Thanks for the idea and tips!
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« Reply #1501 on: November 07, 2012 02:52:05 PM »

I've been looking for a long-term project to fiddle with between classes.  I've always wanted a dollhouse and since I never got one and now I'm a grown up and can have what I want Wink  I decided to dive in.  I am planning a final project for my college class on knitting and knitwear design and also working on NaNoWriMo that both have a steampunk/Victorian theme, so that's where my design is headed.  I bought one called "Dollhouse"  Cheesy  It has a Victorian feel to it already and reminded me of the Painted Ladies of San Francisco.  Currently, I'm trying to get an idea what I want to do before I put it together.  Also, I really want to use my new dining room table and chairs for it but they don't get sanded and painted until this weekend.  So I'm right now reading this entire thread and looking at tutorials for techniques and miniatures.  I also figure it will help me with my desire to make light bulb terrariums/cityscapes/fairy houses.  I am LOVING what I'm seeing, there are some seriously amazing things happening and I'm only up to page 10!
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« Reply #1502 on: November 08, 2012 07:47:16 AM »

Aww, thanks, Madra!
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« Reply #1503 on: November 08, 2012 09:53:24 AM »

I'm delighted (by that I mean deliriously excited) to let y'all know that I entered a little haunted house in the Halloween Decor challenge!  And I wanted to share it with my fellow wee house fans!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=416627.msg4926468#msg4926468

I've never made a wee house before (although it has long been a passionate goal), and this one is exterior only.  But I'm nevertheless ridiculously excited to have completed this and to be able to add it to my Halloween goodies every year now!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1504 on: November 09, 2012 06:58:08 AM »

@bunny1kenobi, your house is awesome! I really love the glowing eyes and silhouettes-- super creepy! And the "Children Welcome" sign is nice and creepy, too. Well done!
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« Reply #1505 on: November 09, 2012 08:56:52 AM »

The work on my latest house seems to be moving quite slowly.... but it's getting there. Right now I'm just trying to finish up making the little things for inside and am almost ready to place them. Here's some fresh exterior shots....







I trekked to Toronto last weekend and went into a miniature shop there. There were LOADS of great things but one of the staff (I think it might have been one of the owners) was pretty damned rude. They had a house there for $20 and told me that it was pretty shoddy... they preferred the more expensive kits. I insisted that I was just messing around and that I was sure the less costly house would be just fine for my purposes Wink Honestly, I think jumping into a huge expensive kit is the absolute wrong thing to do. If you spend $20, get frustrated and abandon your project... no worries. A much better senario than spending $75, $100, $200 and getting halfway done. Anyway, I won't be shopping there again. I hate shops that treat you like crap because they don't think you have any idea what your talking about.
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« Reply #1506 on: November 09, 2012 09:36:44 AM »

Ashgrim, thank you for the kind words!

I hate shops that treat you like crap because they don't think you have any idea what your talking about.

I had to laugh when I read that... Oh, if only they knew who they were talking to! haahhaa!! Cheesy
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« Reply #1507 on: November 09, 2012 10:30:12 AM »

The work on my latest house seems to be moving quite slowly.... but it's getting there.

I dream of moving at your "slow" pace someday...does that mean I am moving backwards??

I hate shops that treat you like crap because they don't think you have any idea what your talking about.

I don't know if it was that, or if it was more your hesitation at spending vast sums of money.  I have found that latter is often the driving factor.
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« Reply #1508 on: November 10, 2012 04:28:40 PM »

OK so we are not all well to do. I would have called her out on the spot. I'm older and dont have time to put up with crappy customer service.
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« Reply #1509 on: November 14, 2012 02:04:29 PM »

craftylittlemonkey, I've seen people use that for making mercury glass jars or aged looking mirrors. The trick is to to spray the glass object with vinegar water while the mirror paint is still wet and then gently wiping it off. It looks pretty darn cool! I wouldn't have thought of doing a miniature mirror with it.
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