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In response to: Morris

Sharee Sayers [Visitor]

He’s gorgeous.

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 22:48

In response to: Morris

Barbara [Visitor]

He’s lovely! Sheila is so right - doesn’t “Mr. Morris and The Brownstone” sound like a fun tale?

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 22:18

In response to: Morris

Chris M. [Visitor]

Morris is adorable! What does Jasper think?

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 20:18

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Sheila [Visitor]

Awe what a sweetie petitie. He looks so solemn. Eating is a very important job.

Mr. Morris looks like the Brownstone would be just his style.

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 11:02

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Nana [Visitor]

What a cuty!

Same here… I had so many plans for this week like quiltdrawing, but none of it is done.

Nana

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 09:40

In response to: Morris

Debora [Visitor]

He’s so cute and serious about those seeds! :)

 Permalink 07/28/16 @ 09:00

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Julia [Visitor]

Hi! I love your blog! I read a blog from the first page. I admire your skill and craftsmanship! Thank you!

 Permalink 07/26/16 @ 10:14

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

brae [Member]

&#59;D Thanks, everyone!

 Permalink 07/23/16 @ 09:53

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

Awesome tip, but a store counter, huh? What are you up to miss Brae Oktober!?!? I am intrigued!!!

 Permalink 07/22/16 @ 17:06

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Barbara [Visitor]

The attention to detail that goes into every build of yours is impressive. Any individual piece could stand on its own very nicely. Thank you for sharing the “how to".

 Permalink 07/22/16 @ 14:07

In response to: Woodline Products Victorian House kit

brae [Member]

Hi, Cindy!

How great! Thanks for popping in to comment. :>>

This is a one of these days kit…I do hope to build it someday. :yes:

 Permalink 07/22/16 @ 07:36

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

elizabeth s [Visitor]

It looks very good.

 Permalink 07/21/16 @ 12:26

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

marisa [Visitor]

very clever, now it looks like a real mini piece of wood. thanks for sharing

Hugs
Marisa :)

 Permalink 07/20/16 @ 12:33

In response to: The Haunted Heritage - Vintage farmhouse bathroom

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I see I hadn’t provided the link to the tub painting post, so I’ve added that above. :yes:

 Permalink 07/20/16 @ 07:50

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Chris M. [Visitor]

That’s very impressive. Thanks for sharing your technique.

 Permalink 07/17/16 @ 22:15

In response to: The Haunted Heritage - Vintage farmhouse bathroom

Chris Toledo [Visitor]

Love love love this! I am about to purchase the same bathroom kit and was wondering if you could elaborate how you acheived the old copper tub look? Again, amazing work!

 Permalink 07/17/16 @ 21:29

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Kat [Visitor]

It looks amazing!

I’ve hidden grain before with a watered down coat of wood filler on the large grain pieces. It takes the stain well but can distract from the grain and if you go with a dark stain then it’s a dream.

 Permalink 07/17/16 @ 11:33

In response to: Staining and painting unfinished furnishings

Debora [Visitor]

Great job! It looks awesome! :D

 Permalink 07/17/16 @ 09:19

In response to: Sam

Polly Macleod [Visitor]

I love your Toucan, he is so sweet and looks very happy with his new home.

 Permalink 07/14/16 @ 14:47

In response to: Sam

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Your Toucan is Incredibly lifelike, and he looks as though he’s adjusted quite well to his new home. :)

 Permalink 07/13/16 @ 19:19

In response to: Woodline Products Victorian House kit

cynthia davidson [Visitor]

FYI, I am Cindy Jenkins and my dad was the builder of these dollhouses. (Note signature on drawing.) You did get a great buy as they were over $100 in the 70’s. I’ve packed hundreds, if not a thousand of these, and if I remember correctly, the pinholes were already in some of the foundation. It was just a character of the wood we used.
Best of luck with your house, if you haven’t traded the kit.
I am still a dollhouse fan, and also need a special place for mine!

 Permalink 07/12/16 @ 15:53

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Linda Ford [Visitor]

So…no posts lately? Figured kitty would help you along a bit.
so excited about your project.

 Permalink 07/10/16 @ 21:17

In response to: Little Milo

Andrea [Visitor]

Dear Brae,
I’m so sorry for you. It’s always so hard to loose a dear furry friend.
Best wishes and may many happy memories be with you
Andrea

 Permalink 07/09/16 @ 04:19

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Jeannette T [Visitor]

The tree looks great! I admire your miniature skills, but I also admire your photography very much. The second photo is amazing!!

 Permalink 07/01/16 @ 17:44

In response to: Sam

Morgen [Visitor]

Oh, he’s adorable! She’s incredibly talented. Congratulations on your new addition!

 Permalink 06/27/16 @ 01:30

In response to: Sam

Katie Doka [Visitor]

Thank You Brae! :)
Sam Toucan has found the perfect owner and home :)
I admire your gorgeous works and blog!

 Permalink 06/26/16 @ 11:29

In response to: Sam

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Don’t worry about natural setting for your precious visitor; perhaps he is someone’s pet who slipped out of the house. I have my 2 parrots, flamingo and dogs for Barbie…I just love HIM. I have actually held one of those precioius birds. you could have him sit in a cage or on a perch in your lovely contest house.

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 14:30

In response to: No and yes...

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Jasper didn’t give anything away…sweet kitty. I was thinking about Jasper last night.

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 14:27

In response to: Sam

brae [Member]

My environmental setting isn’t his habitat. :no: He’s sure to find a home, though. :>>

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:32

In response to: Sam

Jenny [Visitor]

Oh, my goodness! Love him. The things you find!!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:22

In response to: Sam

Sheila [Visitor]

Oh he’s adorable! For the new build? Or just because he’s too cute to resist?

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:21

In response to: Sam

brae [Member]

:)) Awesome!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:12

In response to: Sam

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Guinness used to run ads featuring various animals in the 1960s and there was often a poem to go with the animal/pose. The toucan was one of them and he featured heavily in ads (worth a Google) but in one there was a cartoon of a toucan beside two pints of Guinness. The poem went
‘If he can say as you can
Guinness is good for you,
How grand to be a toucan,
just think what toucan do’
Gettit?! Sorry, just couldn’t resist.
Sam is adorable.
Carol

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 13:07

In response to: Sam

Debora [Visitor]

Beautiful! I love him and he looks like he likes the tree!

 Permalink 06/25/16 @ 12:47

In response to: No and yes...

Erika [Visitor]

I love those beautiful jade coloured eyes.

 Permalink 06/24/16 @ 11:10

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

Raine Scott [Visitor]

Thanks so much for your reply. You are really gifted. I wonder what you will come up with next.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 20:23

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

I used stucco patch from Home Depot for the exterior surface and painted it with leftover Benjamin Moore White Chocolate.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 09:30

In response to: Walnut Bay Light - 2013 HBS Creatin' Contest entry

Raine Scott [Visitor]

First of all, your work is breathtaking beautiful. The patience and skill you have is unbelievable. I couldn’t even begin to fathom how one even attempts to create such a masterpiece. I’m in awe, looking at the art you create. I am surprised at the ingenuity of how you incorporate seemingly tiny insignificant objects into your creations and then how they go from a doll’s hair curler to become an interior lighthouse light. Really amazing. I have been working on a really little project myself, and what I mean by little, I mean really small in artistic talent. I love the texture on the outside of your lighthouse, may I ask, how did you accomplish this?

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 08:10

In response to: No and yes...

Sheila [Visitor]

Jasper wins the adorable male cat contest for the Chicago area.

 Permalink 06/23/16 @ 07:52

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Kat [Visitor]

Those eyes…..hypnotizing….feeling..very…sleepy…

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 19:48

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Claudia [Visitor]

Jasper is gorgeous! And a bit of a trickster!

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 16:04

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Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

What a sweetie! So good to see he is (not) enjoying his milk! :)

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 13:44

In response to: No and yes...

Debora [Visitor]

Hahahaha! Jasper is such a tease! :D

 Permalink 06/22/16 @ 12:51

In response to: Little Milo

Mariah [Visitor]

so sorry for the loss of your little companion :(

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 18:18

In response to: That's it! I'm leaving!

elizabeth s [Visitor]

What a tremendous difference you leaves have already made to the realism of the tree. Your spacing looks good and although it sounds tedious the results of your efforts are worth the work. Lookin Good!

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 04:15

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Irene [Visitor]

Excellent work Brae - what patience!

 Permalink 06/20/16 @ 02:46

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Cheverly L [Visitor]

Ah, the post I’ve been eagerly anticipating! This is so exciting, and will be your best tree yet. It already looks so lifelike… using the putty has made such wonderful bark. I completely agree with @weecutetreasures. Perfect description!

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 16:29

In response to: That's it! I'm leaving!

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

Yes, I’ve thought about painting buds, too! :yes: We’ll see how I do on time (and patience). :))

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 09:08

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cinderellamoments [Visitor]

Wow! It already looks so amazing! I remember doing my rose covered arbor. I thought I was getting close to the end only to realize I’d have to make oodles more. You have so much patience and talent. This will be a snap for you. You’re probably already done as I type this out. :)
Sorry about little Milo! What a cute little guy he was. :(
hugs♥,
Caroline

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 07:53

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Pat [Visitor]

OMG. In awe once again. Don’t you get hand cramps?

 Permalink 06/19/16 @ 07:22