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Craftsman bungalow vignette – finished!

With the porch finished, all I had left to do on the bungalow were a few pieces of trim. But first, as I often do as a project nears completion (see here and here), I went down a rabbit hole of destruction that took a little work to climb back out of. It all started… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow vignette – finishing the porch

Back in June, I started the porch on the Craftsman bungalow vignette. Then I realized I should finish the interior windows and paneling before attaching the porch, while I could still easily put the vignette face-down on the table. Here’s where I left off. I positioned the porch so there would be the same amount… Keep reading »

Cross-stitched ginkgo rug and Craftsman chairs from a kit

Today I learned that the Japanese tree with the fan-shaped leaves is spelled ginkgo, not ginko. Who knew?! I cross-stitched a ginkgo rug to go in the Craftsman bungalow vignette. The rug is approximately 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, stitched over one on 36(?) count fabric. The question mark is because I thought that was… Keep reading »

Stained glass windows with Gallery Glass and a Sakura Glaze pen

I decided to add stained glass to the two small windows in the Craftsman bungalow. The last time I made stained glass windows, for the Victorianna, they were printed out on a transparency sheet that I then painted over with Gallery Glass paint. Even with the Gallery Glass adding a wavy glass effect, these still… Keep reading »

Firescreen mystery solved!

I guess I didn’t do good job of sleuthing before my last post, because the firescreen mystery has already been solved thanks to a few reader tips and Google. Here’s one in the background of a photo of a Ginger Wyatt vase from eBay (from Pinterest): Interesting coincidence, but it doesn’t prove that Ginger Wyatt… Keep reading »

The mysterious firescreen

Just now I was clicking through old Ron Rhodes auctions on Live Auctioneers, because why not, and I came across this familiar-looking firescreen… If you read my post about creating a stained glass cabinet for the Craftsman bungalow vignette, it’ll look familiar to you too! The title of this lot was Kummerow & Wyatt Dollhouse… Keep reading »

A 1:12 Mansard Victorian, and new (to me) Bauder-Pine furniture

When I was working on my big post about Bauder Pine, I chatted with a woman named Ginger who said she had the same Mansard Victorian house as me, but hers is 1:12 scale. She told me Frank Moroz, who was Pat Bauder’s partner at Bauder-Pine, built it for her in the seventies. She had… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow – right window paneling & stained glass cabinet

I can’t remember where or when I got this Mission-style thingie. I’m not even sure what it is… probably a 1:12 firescreen? But I’ve had it for a while, and when I started working on the Craftsman bungalow vignette I pulled it out thinking I could do something with it. Update July 15, 2022: I… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow – paneling around the left window

Now that the windows and door are glued in along the front wall of the bungalow, I can add paneling. (If you need to get caught up, this post shows how I created the paneling for the side walls.) Because the paneling on this wall is broken up by the window and door trim, I… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow – starting the porch

The Craftsman bungalow vignette came with a 7″ x 3″ x 3/4″ block of wood to use as the porch. It also came with precut railing pieces, which I lay between the posts to see how they’re supposed to be spaced. Centering the porch on the door would look like this. This kit is a… Keep reading »

The haunted house of my youth

Check out this house that’s on the market in the neighborhood where I grew up. This house is next door to one of my best friend’s houses, but I don’t remember it. When I showed her the listing she said, “Oh yeah, the haunted house!” which sounded familiar, but I still can’t picture this house… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow window trim

The windows and door I’m using for my 1:24 scale Craftsman bungalow vignette are Real Good Toys components that I bought off eBay. I’ve never seen these available for sale individually, but they match the components in the (now discontinued) East Side Townhouse as well as the Queen Anne (which is only available in 1:12… Keep reading »

Half scale checkerboard with checkers in a cigar box

The theme for this year’s half scale swap through the Half Scale Minis Group was Antiques, and my contribution was a checker board with checkers in a cigar box. As usual, I put these together over the holidays and took pictures then, but I didn’t write anything down, so let’s see how much I can… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow porch roof

Moving right along on the Craftsman bungalow, the triangular front of the porch roof doesn’t fit snugly under the roof pieces. I could resolve this by adjusting the left side of the roof (which isn’t glued in yet) to meet the angle of the triangle, but then the roof pieces wouldn’t meet up at the… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow vignette — roof & shingles

Last week I posted about wallpaper and wainscot in the Craftsman bungalow. I’ve been working on the roof and shingles in parallel. The last thing I did before putting the bungalow aside for a year was to glue on the roof. At the time, it looked like this. And this is what I’m working toward.… Keep reading »

Craftsman bungalow vignette — wallpaper and paneling

More than a year ago (ouch!), I put the Craftsman bungalow vignette aside because I didn’t have the right wallpaper. When I left off, I had sided and painted the exterior. And I made a nice hardwood floor inside. I also glued on the roof, but I’ll save that for a later post. Before gluing… Keep reading »

Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall kit (part 4)

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I was mostly happy with how the Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall turned out, but there were three things I wanted to fix: add more doorknobs so each cabinet door has one, straighten the hinge on the bottom left small door, and add bricks to… Keep reading »

Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall kit (part 3)

With the fireplace part of the Federal fireplace wall kit mostly done, I hinged the doors. I’d been putting this off for a while since hinges are intimidating (not to mention twelve of them!), and the hinges that came wit this kit were extra daunting since the hinges themselves had to be assembled. The kit… Keep reading »

Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall kit (part 2)

Continuing with the very complicated Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall kit, once the front facade and the back structure were completed, I moved on to the fireplace. The first step was to assemble three pieces to make the back of the fireplace. These pieces had mitered edges to meet up at an angle. The kit… Keep reading »

Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall kit (part 1)

Last month I posted about the Bauder Pine Mansard Victorian, which I’m planning to furnish with lots of Cassidy Creations kits. Right after that, I got to work on the Cassidy Creations Federal fireplace wall, and I’ve been working on it ever since. This is a complicated kit, and probably one I should have worked… Keep reading »

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