When I started pursuing this hobby, I kept coming across the words “dollhouse scale. They were usually written as ratios like 1:24, 1:12, and so on. I had no idea what they were (except that they were ratios) or why they mattered. Everything miniature is small. That’s all I need to know.
Today, I learned how to use a miter box. Then, I learned how to hack using a miter box.
I finally had a chance to repaint the window pieces. Short version: I am very happy I did it. Long version: during the process, I wasn’t so sure.
I used balsa wood for a lot of elementary school projects. But, as it turns out, I have a lot to learn about how to cut balsa wood.
I thought I had this sandpaper thing figured out. Turns out, I don’t. Sandpaper grit is a science in and of itself.
I decided to take a break from building to do more planning. Building a dollhouse from scratch takes thoughtful planning.You can’t just wing this stuff.
I shoulda stuck with my original plan and stained the window trim instead of painted it. I made so many newbie mistakes finishing off that window (PS, it’s still technically not done). But, I’m not mad. Well, I’m annoyed, but not mad. I learned a lot (which I love). So, next time, I won’t make […]
My adventures in how to batch dye dollhouse shingles happened the first time I tried to batch dye dollhouse shingles.
After I dry fit the window frame, I had to paint the parts. This is what happened when I panted small wood trim pieces.
In my attempt to assembly and dry fit the window trim, I learned that best practices are “best” for a reason.