First of all, I sincerely apologize for not welcoming and thanking all of you who have become followers of my blog. It is very encouraging to think I have something on my blog that may in some small way contribute to the world of miniatures. I have visited all of your sites and will be adding the links soon...(that is if Blogger doesn't decide to delete more of my stuff.) Thanks again.
I did get asked a question about using sandpaper as shingles and if it was a dust collector. The answer is a definite.. yes! But there are several things I do to minimise that problem. First, use the finest grit sandpaper you can. In this case, I had 320 grit but honestly don't know if it comes any finer. Second, I dust off the roofs, porches, dormers and other exterior parts at least twice a month (honestly) using a very soft bristled paint brush. This to me is funwork, not housework. It also allows me to check for any paint touch-ups or repairs I need to do. The insides of my dollhouses I do less often. The last thing I do, is cover the houses with saran wrap if we are to be gone for any length of time...like this fall when we will be gone for 2 months. Every little bit helps.
The poll on my sidebar is now closed and the results are about what I expected. I go with the majority about half the time, depending on my project. I had no special reason for asking this question, just curious. I will be listing a new poll in the next few weeks.
I did very little minis today because I spent most of the morning trying to figure out why Blogger is messing up my blog. Somehow I lost "Blogs I Follow" list so will have to re-enter it all. This afternoon, I will be taking some pictures, and re-taking others. I am not a photographer. Some of the pictures I have seen on other blogs are a lot better than mine and show all the details. Hopefully, I'll get better. If I have time tonight, I will try to introduce you to my second dollhouse that I call "Home of the Wizard, Nicholas"
Til next time!