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31  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 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?
32  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 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*
33  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: July 01, 2012 06:16:44 PM
Thanks for the advice... I came across a bag of plastic furniture at the Dollar Store a few days ago and bought it because there were two armchairs that mostly fit the bill for thrones for the castle throne room. Except they look like the shiny pink cheap plastic chairs that they are. So I was hoping with some paint and maybe some glued on embellishments I could turn them into thrones fit for peggy King and Queen. But yeah, they WILL get played with so maybe I better rethink it.
34  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: July 01, 2012 09:27:55 AM
Thanks for the welcome ladies Smiley   I'm more than WILLING to jump in right now, but I don't dare til the castle is done and the resulting mess tidied away. My husband is oh so patient with my craft attacks and I don't want to push it. The castle still needs the stained glass windows to be painted and installed and the flooring to be completed. Plus a few accessories glued to the walls. The intention of this project was to have something that was fun to create, that I enjoy looking at, yet is safe and sturdy enough to be played with by my grandkids, aged 3, 5 and 7. They helped paint the peg people Smiley  

Question for you.... is it possible to paint Dollar Store plastic doll furniture with acrylic paints? I was thinking if maybe I sanded the pieces, painted and sealed...would that work or would it just peel?

@bunny1kenobi I painted on some sort of opaque and rather thick plastic from a fabric store. I don't know what it's called, a friend of mine uses it for the bases of her crocheted doll beds and she gives me the scraps Smiley
35  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: July 01, 2012 08:02:50 AM
Good morning Smiley  This is my first post...I joined the site after stumbling across this thread after a google search of Creatology Puzzle Houses. After a week of reading through 136 pages of posts I have decided you guys are the most awesome and creative group of people I've ever encountered in one place and I can't wait to see more of your work! Thanks to you all I have an overflowing file of links, a new Pinterest board devoted to minis and a head full of new ideas and potential projects. Dammit! I've got two of the puzzle houses on standby, the one with the verandah and the wee victorian. The fantasy one kinda intimidates me so that's a pass. I think. Maybe. 

Anyway, I bought the verandah house with the intent of making it into a Christmas themed Santa's workshop. I'm torn with which way I want to go with it though after a foraging trip to Michael's the other day and seeing some of the scrapbooking papers. There was a really lush red velvet paper that I can totally see covering the walls. But there was also a lovely sparkly selection of blues and silvers that made me think snowflakes and icicles.

The Victorian is earmarked for a spookier sort of theme. Not necessarily Halloween, but I envision it darker, maybe steampunky mixed with a Borrower's type occupant. Perhaps an abandoned dollhouse in the attic discovered by some intrepid Borrower explorer who takes up residence. At any rate I'm excited to get started!

But I'm being very firm with myself, no opening those new houses until I finish my castle. I picked up the castle shell from Michael's back in April and have been having a blast making a really bizarre jumble of themes, but keeping in mind it WILL be played with by small children. I posted pics to my Pinterest of my progress if anyone's interested in that. Don't know how to post pics here yet. http://pinterest.com/marion1mb/castle-geekery/

I hope this thread continues for a while... I know I'm a year late, but you have all inspired me to no end Smiley  Thanks!
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