Continued from: Sopwith Camel – Spanning the Frames In my last update of the building of this balsa wood model airplane, I had just attached the tissue to the frames … Continue Reading Sopwith Camel – Unforeseen Challenges
Last fall on one of the days when my in-town granddaughter was off from school, I was at their house watching her while her mom and dad worked. When she … Continue Reading Miniature Backyard Fun
Continued from: Sopwith Camel – Building the Frames I recalled from my model airplane building years ago that covering the frames with silkspan (essentially tissue paper) was another fun step. … Continue Reading Sopwith Camel – Spanning the Frames
After having built a doll house for each of my two granddaughters and one for my sister’s grandchildren, my miniature home construction clientele went in a different direction—building a doll … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister – 1st Phase
The whoosh that I had heard while driving was the tonneau cover taking flight off the truck bed. I had noticed the headwinds and crosswinds had increased significantly as we … Continue Reading Doll House Delivery – Success!
If you followed my multi-part blog series on building a dollhouse for my sister’s grandchildren, you know it didn’t just end with getting the house built—there was also a long-distance … Continue Reading Doll House Delivery – Unexpected Challenges
For the top floor, my sister had decided that one room would be an art room and the other would be a bathroom (no outhouse for this classy farmhouse). To … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 4th Phase
My idea turned out very nicely for this one room. But what about the other floors? For the other first floor room, what would become the kitchen, my sister decided … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 3rd Phase
In our last doll house update, I know I left you “floored” wondering what my wonderful idea was for flooring this doll house. Well as is often the case, the … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 2nd Phase
It has been a while since I first wrote about the doll house my sister and I are building for her grandchildren. In that time, we have made significant progress … Continue Reading Doll House for My Sister’s Grandchildren – 1st Phase
I recently wrote about our October SibSab trip to Montreat, NC but one thing I did not mention is on the way there, my sister asked me out of the … Continue Reading An Unexpected Pleasure!
With the doll house topped out and all structural pieces installed, there remained three major steps to complete the house: installation of the windows, shingling the roof, and applying all … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
With the third floor, I again planned to deviate from the instructions so that I could install the carpeting and baseboards prior to attaching the roof which also served as … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Topping Out
Once this first section of the walls was glued to the foundation, the next several steps in the instructions involved adding the two side walls and the ceiling/2nd floor. However, … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I had not even finished my first granddaughter’s doll house before I became antsy to build a second one. Since this first doll house was for my in-town granddaughter, I … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
As I was finishing each of the two doll houses last year that I built for my two granddaughters, one aspect I did not think too much about was on … Continue Reading Granddaughter’s Doll House – Final Detail