There are no Useless Details

Details, Details, Details.

Lesson Learned: There are no useless details. When I started building the dollhouse, I knew I wanted to incorporate as many details as possible. When I’m working on a painting, or print or web material, I frequently find that I have to dial it back a bit when it comes to adding stuff to the…… Continue reading There are no Useless Details

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Truman and Ruthie’s Dollhouse

Handplanes are awesome

So I decided to build another dollhouse… A few years ago I built my first dollhouse for my daughter Norah, complete with handpainted stones, and a wooden shingled roof. I was proud of it then, but I knew there were a lot of ways it could have been better. Then, I built one for my…… Continue reading Truman and Ruthie’s Dollhouse

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Scale is Everything

Plan it Out

Lesson Learned: Scale is everything. Back when I built my second dollhouse, (for my niece, Cami) the thing I was most unhappy with was the scale of the doors and windows relative to the rest of the house. I knew nothing about dollhouse scales when I built Cami’s, so when I set out to build…… Continue reading Scale is Everything

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Font Infographic

I don’t know who designed the font menu in every application ever… but seriously folks. We can do better than that. Every time I need a new font, I try to quickly browse through the entire list of fonts on my PC, and it inevitably ends up taking at least an hour of flipping from…… Continue reading Font Infographic