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« Reply #1120 on: February 04, 2012 01:20:09 AM »

Icekibby, everything's so cute! You really scored with the thrift store grab bag. I also really love that crystal ball--I wouldn't have thought to make one with the bead caps--it looks really nice!

Right now with my dollhouse I'm stuck on trying to decide if I should attach the siding (really just card stock) before or after I've assembled the house. If I did it before, it would look nicer, but if I did it after, it would be more sturdy. Plus I'm getting impatient and want to see it together, now that I've put the wallpaper in! Ah, decisions....
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« Reply #1121 on: February 04, 2012 01:53:03 AM »

The grab bags we got had lots of chairs and accessories in Barbie size and roughly 1:12 as well, so we really did score on that find. We also watch for dolly things with loose accessories inside, then take the bits and bobs to the register and ask how much for those separately. Usually they don't care. My house is going to be quite eclectic!
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« Reply #1122 on: February 04, 2012 09:53:43 AM »

Nice photos icekibby!  I'm a fan of the texture and mosaic mirror.
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« Reply #1123 on: February 04, 2012 04:33:25 PM »

I finally bought my house from Michaels. I had a $5 dollar off coupon so it only cost $3.24. However, I probably won't start working on it any time soon, as I have too many other things to do.
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« Reply #1124 on: February 05, 2012 10:09:00 AM »

Have you all seen this amazing mini bookcase necklace?: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402251.0
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« Reply #1125 on: February 06, 2012 09:16:30 AM »

The mosaic mirror is a good idea!  Did you also make the vanity in the kids' room?

Such cuteness...you will have fun providing for your new "family" ! Cheesy

The bookcase necklace is cute...I was trying to think of more furniture to put into my house..thanks for the link!
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« Reply #1126 on: February 06, 2012 10:06:09 AM »

Thank you! The mosaic mirror is my proof that packratting is a good instinct. lol

I painted the vanity in the kids' room. It came as plain wood, so I put the mirror on and painted it. I might do it over again until I'm completely happy with it. I have little cat cutouts I might use on the kids' furniture.
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« Reply #1127 on: February 06, 2012 05:57:48 PM »

I was feeling neglectful of my crafting, so I took the last few nights off of working on the big house to work on my wee one Smiley

I now realize the most difficult part of wee house making is trying to get good pictures Smiley
I've never worked with clay or paperclay before so I ended up redoing most of of small items night #2, but it went much faster the second time through - and they are much sturdier Smiley  Live and Learn.

I was able to get the wood floor completed using the veneer tip that I saw on an earlier post and began working on my kitchen.  



This is supposed to be a gnome house - I am making it "pioneer-ish", the gnomes fab stuff out of found farm objects.



The utility table I picked up at my local dollar store and gave it a paint job, other items made out of paperclay.  Carrot slices and a mushroom being prepped for dinner (human sized, not gnome sized), little oven mitts ready and waiting Smiley  I made all the cookware (hopefully) solid enough to be played with, if my house turns out decent looking I intend to give it to my niece for Christmas next year (and then get to making my other nieces and nephews one).



Tree branch spiral staircase (I realized afterwards that the scale is a bit small but I liked it and didn't want to tear it apart.... tall gnomes will have to stoop a bit going upstairs Smiley



And after I got bored with the inside, I have started doing some outside work to change it up a bit.  I will be using egg cartons for the stonework and am still going to see if I can make a tin roof out of soup cans ... wish me luck !!





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« Reply #1128 on: February 06, 2012 06:35:38 PM »

Oh, that is awesome. Love the detail.
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« Reply #1129 on: February 07, 2012 04:25:25 AM »

Your house looks great! What did you make the staircase out of? Oh, and how do you plan on making a tin roof out of soup cans? My #1 choice for my wee house is a tin roof and I haven't figured out how I am going to do that. I was thinking of a faux paint job but really don't think I could make it look real enough. Never thought of cans! I'm excited to find out what ideas you have about the roof Cheesy
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