It's time for the welcoming speech again ;), here we go.

A warm welcome to:

Anama at http://anamavesi.blogspot.com/. I love her room 'Waiting for 12', she won a prize with it and that's no suprise to me!

Janice at http://onbeingaminimum.blogspot.com/. She's fairly new to blogging, but already has a very pretty house to show on her blog. I really like how she writes about her cats and kids too, so sweet!

Monica at http://miniaturasmodelando.blogspot.com/. I'm super impressed with the chairs and cars she's made, wow, such craftmanship!

fantasyli li welcome too! Do you have a blog? Because I can't find one.

Carol at http://true2scale.blogspot.com/. Beautiful miniatures and great (photoshop) tutorials. Can it get any better?

Debbie Lee at http://thelittlesaintsnursery.blogspot.com/. Precious little babies and bears, so lovely!

and Kriana (?) at http://miniaturaskriana.blogspot.com/. She makes her own beautiful witch houses and also a lot of different miniatures to decorate them. Really like your diversity!

Have a nice day! I will continue to work on a birdcage for a type of swap. If it's finished I'll show you. I'm also designing the floors on the second level of my house. So lots of work, but little to show ;)

groetjes Evelien

to hinge or not to hinge

Very poetic not? ;)
The front door of my house was almost installed, when I saw I missed 2 hinges to finish it.
A quick look at some webshops made me realize that hinges are pretty expensive.

I already had a try at making my own hinges a while ago (I gave up then), but the costs made me try it again.

So far I've tried pins with thick paper, plastic sheets and an empty beer can (thank you boyfriend ;) ).
The easiest way is thick paper with clear tape to make it more solid. I only have to try if I can paint it with metal paint and if the hinges work properly when installed.
I'll let you know!

The roofpanels have been sawn and the roofbeams painted. Tomorrow I will try to cut the space for the dormers.
I also have to figure out how I want the floors upstairs. O boy...so many choices to make!
groetjes and have a nice day! Evelien