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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:26 am 
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OK, just brought it down from the attic and will take pix. When I found this house it did not have a base, so the base you see in the pix is not original. But, when I put them together they looked just right (to me anyway). This is hands down one of my favorite houses.

Pix to follow...


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:24 pm 
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WOW!! THANKS SO MUCH BARB!!! Those are awesome pics of a super house!!! I can't wait to attemp to build this one.
I have two questions, is the green balcony platform a piece of wood that the fence sits on, it looks pretty thick!

Also do the beads glued onto the house have holes in the center, like little glass seed beads?

Thanks again, now I have two houses to build!!


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barb...

thanks for posting...another house to build, too...i had seen pix of similar houses...but thought they were larger...but little is good...

howard...


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:32 pm 
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The green balcony platform, on which the two pillars rest, a-p-p-e-a-r-s to be made of cardboard. If you look at the pix, especially the back of the house, you'll see a water line stain. This house got pretty wet at some point, so it may be that the cardboard platform looks "thick" because it got good and wet one time and is somewhat swollen.

The beads do have have a tiny hole in the middle. I did not have luck finding these beads at the local craft store.... got the right color but they were much thicker than these are. I always torture myself trying to find the exact same thing... maybe you have a better source for these.

Love to see pix of the house when you are done.


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Thanks again Barb! I think the beads look very similar to what the Native Americans use on some of their loom work and lazy stiching. I have attempted some bead work in the past and you can get beads so small its hard to get a needle through them. Here is a link to one of the suppliers I use to use.

http://www.crazycrow.com/glass-seed-beads


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I worked on a new Pattern for the house last night after the kid went to bed. The over hang is too long on the front and needs trimmed down, but it turned out ok I think. I will make it a pdf when I'm done if anybody wants it.

I also did up a pattern for the blue house that I will make a pdf of eventually too.

Hope everybody is having a great day!
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Great start, Brian!


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