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Puppenstuebchen Easy Kit Review

I mentioned in my last post that I would do a review of one of the kits I bought at the Dallas Miniature show. I chose to do The Romantic Country Style Cabinet as it looked to be the least complicated of the three I purchased.
I also bought the buffet and the kitchen sink kits as well. When I first opened the kit and saw the components I felt a bit overwhelmed. (Normal reaction for me) The kits are made of laser cut Masonite/hardboard. Can I just say, I love the wood aroma from laser cut kits....that might be a bit of an over share, but hey it is the little things in life that make me kooky happy.



There some things you have to get used to when doing one of these kits. The directions are in German and English. They take a little bit to get used to, and have a few of those funny translation variations that are humorous. They have very good pictures, but not every picture has English translations.The kit comes with a piece of sand paper that you super glue to matching piece of hardboardT…
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Adventures in Dallas.....

I haven't posted in a month or so as my sweet husband underwent cardiac bypass surgery quite unexpectedly. In late May, he went in for a stent placement during a routine angiogram  and was told it was impossible to place the stent. He  was admitted to the hospital and informed leaving was out of the question as he probably was close to an arrest.  The blockages were so severe he probably would not have survived should he have arrested!! I was almost a widow.....Praise God, he had surgery the next day, and everything went off without a single hitch! Amen! He is already back at work and recovering nicely.

I had been planning a trip to the Dallas Miniature show with my mini-friend Colleen,.. It was a much needed getaway for me and I was so happy to attend. I took a stained glass window class with Barb Sabia and a Lady Slipper Orchid class with Karl Blindheim. Both classes were outstanding.




Then I got to  shop and shop. The lady from Miniature Luxuries was there with her gorgeous fa…

Paper Clay Bricks, Quick and Easy.

I thought I'd share a fast and easy way to make rustic bricks.        Ah, the mysteries of paper clay......I was very intimidated by all the lovely paper clay stone, bricks, and roofing I have seen.  I saw Rik Pierce at the Seattle mini show and thought about asking for his autograph.....I bought his book Techniques by Rik Piercelong before I attempted any paper clay work.

     I bought this kit, which really is just a shell, not a complete kit, off of eBay some time ago. I decided to use it for a project we were doing for the Mini-Doll list. The project is a virtual town named Rose Creek based in the late 1890's. You get to make up your own character, and his/her backstory.....My Character, Sage Brush Sally, lives in a home in need of some repair...Here is the link for the project's information. https://www.danaburton.com/rose-creek-frontier-town

     First, tear off a hunk of the clay and then put the rest back in the package. Try to keep the unused clay sealed, as…

April's Showers Bring May's Flowers......

I must say that I am waiting axiously for some beauty to blossom in the months ahead. I have been working on dolls and other miniatures, but I haven't been in the mood to post. My father passed away on April 18th. It was unexpected, but not a surprise.....He was 79 years old and had many of the common diseases that plague our society. I'm pretty sure he was born under a lucky star. He's the only person I know who got a cancer diagnosis with a 20 year survival rate. I know he loved me and my family and I am thankful to never have had any doubts about it. I am coping by not thinking about it too much.......

So, just when it was raining, I was given a lovely gift by none other than Deborah of  of  "The Half Of It".  She is such a kind person, and I am happy to call her my mini-friend. She sent me the perfect gifts to say thank you for something I sent her......She really did not have to reciprocate, but that is the kind of person she is. Thank you Deborah.




How did D…

The Grand Finale

I have to show you the finished dress shop first. I was going to try and explain my method of, or rather order of making it, but frankly I can't remember when I did what.....

I was making padded hangers, hat boxes, shoe boxes, jewelry stands and actually making the doll at the same time......I was busier than a one armed paper hanger, and I have the glue prints to prove it! At one point,  my phone wouldn't recognize my finger print. (I filed that away for future crimes I might commit) Who knew Aileen's tacky glue could be used to erase your finger prints??? As a result, I didn't take as many pictures of the process.

Here is my version of Candy. I tried to modify her a bit so she had that 1950's flair. I also added a satin peplum to her tulle dress.....Satin and tulle were quite the thing back then.....at least I think they were?

Here is the shop.......There is a lot going on in here. And, you can't even see my mod wallpaper that I agonized over.


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