Archives for: "April 2019"

Love letters from the future-past

by brae  

I bought these at the 3 Blind Mice show this weekend from David's Dollhouse with the intention of using them in the Ivy Hollow post office.  The vendor mentioned he thought they were dated to work with my rough 1908 timeframe, but they are actually… more »

3 Blind Mice Show and The Miniature Show - 2019

by brae  

We returned to the 3 Blind Mice show first thing this morning. All About Miniatures.  While these dragonflies don't have clear wings, but they will be lovely in random landscaping. And, who doesn't love Dr. Seuss. This is weighted, so much more… more »

Bishop Show and The Miniature Show - 2019

by brae  

Today was a long, great and expensive day....but we bought a lot of things.  The highest priced item wasn't really that expensive, so even though plenty of funds were invested, a lot of loot was brought home.  We spent the majority of the day at The… more »

3 Blind Mice Show - 2019

by brae  

My boyfriend and I headed to the 3 Blind Mice show for opening night.  I love this show -- always some awesome vintage minis to be found. All About Miniatures.  My boyfriend has fallen in love with the miniature world and found some great things along… more »

Mail Wagon in real life

by brae  

After discovering the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, I figured I would try to find the real deal within road trip distance.  As luck would have it, there's one at an old post office about 40 minutes south of me.  And, further to my good fortune, a… more »

Ivy Hollow - screen door, part 1

by brae  

Before I can build a new frame for my Houseworks door and screen door, I need to build said screen door.  I'll want the screen door to be fairly thin but stable enough for hinges.  I'm using the sandwich method I used on the Otter Cove modern door with… more »

Ivy Hollow - new walls

by brae  

I'm using the kit walls to make my new ones.  Why bother altering when I can cut new ones fresh?  It's a shame to waste the material when a few cuts and a few additions will make the shapes I need, and I have plenty of scraps without having to buy new… more »