Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting, waiting...

E-mailed Brinca Dada a second time but still no word about replacement pieces for the Bennett. This is probably a really busy time of year for them so I'll give it until the new year before contacting them again. I'm not super thrilled with this level of customer service but I am all for giving multiple chances. I did do some Googling, however, and found out that there have been others who experienced a significant time lag in receiving their replacement pieces for the Emerson.

I tried to glue one of the broken pieces with wood glue but the broken part is so heavy that it fell off. I've gone out to get a very strong glue to try again but I'm nervous because this is the main piece for Side A of the Bennett. The break goes right through several screw holes and I'm not convinced that it'll be able to support this side of the house. Also, the paint has chipped away along the break and it's super visible even when glued together.

Anyway, I have faith that I will receive my replacement pieces and will eventually have a complete and perfect Bennett! I went to Victoria a few weeks ago and visited my favorite miniatures store - Victoria Miniland. Alex, the owner, is a lovely, helpful man, and he sold me some shiny little minis that I have set up in the living room on Side B of the Bennett. Just having a few pieces of furniture in the rooms makes me so excited for the whole house! I can't wait to keep working on it. I shall post pictures when I get back to my other computer.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My new bundle of joy has arrived!

My Bennett by Brinca Dada arrived last Thursday, all shiny and new. I wanted to start on it Friday morning but couldn't find a Philips screwdriver anywhere in the house. Finally got around to it on Sunday only to discover that the main structural piece for Side A was broken. Still waiting to hear back from Brinca Dada about a replacement. In the meantime, I built Side B. It took about 45 minutes, and most of that was spent trying to peel the protective sheet off of the windows. That stuff is stuck on good. But it looks awesome and I can't wait to have the whole house built. Still haven't decided how I'm going to furnish and decorate but I'm thinking along the lines of something Blair Waldorf-inspired...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dusting off the old blog...

My last post was a couple years ago now and I'm sad to say that my Garfield has sat largely untouched. We moved a few months ago and I finally set up my dollhouse room. I finished assembling the base and two outer walls, as well as the two staircases. I feel like I need to get some of the painting done before I start assembling the next floor, which means I've spent the past month just staring at the house and not actually working on it.

It doesn't help that I've fallen in love with the new Bennett House from Brinca Dada and am starting to look more seriously at the modern dollhouse world. I love how clean and open the modern dollhouses are and I wish I had known about their existence years ago when I first started purchasing dollhouses and miniatures. I still have plans for my Garfield that will incorporate quite a bit of modernity, however, so I am completely set on continuing with it.

In the meantime, here is a picture of my new love.