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Old 09-11-2016, 02:42 AM   #11
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Those "stones" are EGG CARTONS? That is so cool, rr! Yes, please, share photos of your work.

About the eggs: my Mom had a 7" square wire basket similar to this one

but with straight-up sides. I have it now and use it to hold napkins. However, Mom was able to easily get two dozen eggs into it, and that's how it sat in our fridge until we bought more eggs. If you had a basket like that, you could...put all your eggs in one basket! running and hiding...
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:48 AM   #12
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Those "stones" are EGG CARTONS? That is so cool, rr! Yes, please, share photos of your work.

About the eggs: my Mom had a 7" square wire basket similar to this one

but with straight-up sides. I have it now and use it to hold napkins. However, Mom was able to easily get two dozen eggs into it, and that's how it sat in our fridge until we bought more eggs. If you had a basket like that, you could...put all your eggs in one basket! running and hiding...
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:40 AM   #13
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The reason eggs are sold in cartons is to prevent breakage during transport. It has nothing to do with the pointy end.
Yeah. The eggs I buy seem to be mostly pointy end up, but not for any particular reason.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:50 PM   #14
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Wait....wait....that's not my work in those pictures! Yes, those stones are made from egg cartons, but I didn't do them. I think those pictures are from how-to sites. Anyway, I'm going to try to replicate those results on my staircase.

Here are a couple pictures of what I've done. This is a room box I made for a friend:



With some furniture in it:







I didn't finish it completely so my friend could go into a miniatures shop and sort of tailor it to her own tastes.


This is a rose shop I did - I call it The Rose Shop because I'm currently trying to find things with roses on them to put in it:



A view of the ceiling - the top is covered with a plastic window.




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Old 09-11-2016, 07:01 PM   #15
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This what I'm currently working on at home, although work is going slow - this is the house kit as it was meant to be built:




This is what it looked like after I got done with it - the house is all white now because it's been primed since I took these pictures:




It's a side opening house now, so here is the front of it:


I'm putting a basement in the house:





And this is the cottage I need the stone for - I'm going to make it a French country cottage. This is a stock picture off the box


Mine has gotten this far - I primed and will electrify and decorate the first two floors before I put the roof on:



I have a couple of links to some blogs where the people have just beautiful houses built that you wouldn't believe aren't real. PM me if you'd like those links.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #16
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Nice! I really like your "Rose Shop". Do you hand-make any of the interior items like the quilt or book, or do you buy that?
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:42 PM   #17
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Oh wow. That is amazing. How small are the rooms/houses?


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Old 09-11-2016, 11:12 PM   #18
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You are an artist. Do you make real money from this or is it a passion and making money is a by-product from time to time?
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:22 AM   #19
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My poor house probably feels like it is abandoned. It's sitting on the porch waiting for me to finish putting on the the roof shingles and add the gingerbread trim, put the bay window in place, final coat of paint and attach it to a board so I can landscape. I really need to finish it, though I'll have to put it somewhere without kitty access as one of the cats likes to crawl into it and she also likes to play with small things so if it's not protected she'll be in it and the furnishings/decorations/etc will be all over the house and in the pugs bellies.

Charlie, the most popular scale for dollhouse minis is 1:12, meaning 1 inch to 12 inches (1 foot), though there are a couple of other popular scales of 1:24 and 1:48.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:26 AM   #20
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Rodentraiser, beautiful work! Are you on the Greenleaf forum or CDHM?
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