Archives for: "August 2019"

Ivy Hollow - screen door, part 7

by brae  

Continuing work on the screen door.  My base wall with siding gives me a wall 3/8" thick, so I need to pad the interior wall further. Being that this is an angled wall, it's not as simple as it would have been on a straight wall. I have some ideas on… more »

Sneak peek on the door

by brae  

I worked hard on the doors all weekend but was too bushed at the end of the day to make a blog post. That's in the works, but here is a sneak peek on the door hardware. Lots of swearing involved getting this door stop made and installed. :D more »

Blog issues

by brae  

I had to do a blog upgrade last night to fix errors, and now the comments are not working. I hope to have things back to normal soon...fingers crossed. more »

Ivy Hollow - screen door, part 6

by brae  

Continuing work on the screen door. As I've mentioned before, I write detailed measurements on my blog so I don't have to keep a written log somewhere else. Feel free to ignore the fractions. :D I needed to build a new door frame to hold both the… more »

Ivy Hollow - door hardware

by brae  

While touring the Wade House Stagecoach Hotel in Greenbush, Wisconsin, I took some photos of door hardware that rather appealed to me - a simple door knob and keyhole. On the other side, there's an inset lock box with the opposite door knob and keyhole.… more »

Carriage Days and Galloway House

by brae  

I spent part of my birthday weekend in Wisconsin. When previously touring the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, we were told about the carriage days event in August, which coincided with my birthday weekend. The event was interesting - the drivers compete… more »

Ivy Hollow - gable addition and window

by brae  

After making a base for the bump out on the gable, I put the building in dry fit to see if the depth was enough. I added a slab of 1/8" inch thick plywood over the base. I popped the gable window in place while adding the siding on the adjacent edge of… more »

Ivy Hollow - screen door, part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the screen door. I sprayed the screen on both sides with the Rust-Oleum Self-Etching Primer as tested last time. The coverage wasn't quite as uniform over a larger patch of the material, but it's pretty great. It looks like a dusty… more »

Ivy Hollow - potbelly stove, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the potbelly stove. I left the glue and ice cubes to dry for roughly a day and a half. The glue turned out not clear/not white, which was just fine. There were a couple of bare spots, so I glued in a couple of ice cubes with super… more »

Sue Bakker - Birds on a Branch, 11 hours

by brae  

First major update on the Birds on a Branch rug. :] This is 11 hours of stitching time so far. more »

Mail Wagon - part 7

by brae  

Continuing work on the Mail Wagon. With the replacement wheel parts received, I was able to assemble all four wheels. I decided to use the "scrap" wheels that were cut between the thin true parts. The scrap wheels are more substantial for a mail wagon… more »

Ivy Hollow - potbelly stove, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the potbelly stove. This is the reference photo for the finish I'm after (under the dust). :D Even the sanding and flat black spray paint didn't take away all of the sheen and smoothness of the plastic stove, so I stippled on a base… more »

Ten Years?!!

by brae  

Ten years ago this month, I began blogging about dollhouse miniatures. Who knew that a simple fever would turn into a full blown illness?! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I started with my childhood dollhouse - a lighted Lisa of Denmark/Lundby house. Mom had asked if… more »

Intermission - but back to work soon

by brae  

As Sheila points out, they are both actually in my chair...but one good yank of the blanket, and the chair is free for me.  haaaaaaaa! I had a short road trip vacation and am now back at it. More mini updates soon.... more »