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Yvette Stanley is now a member of Building New Worlds
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Annie Johnson replied to Kevin Reddy's discussion This Ain't No Way to Run a Railroad! (The Haunted Rails line) in the group Department 56 Halloween
" Thought I would post the two new pieces:  #4042419 - Toxic Waste Car (introduced May 2014) #4042420 - Testin' the Toxins (introduced May 2014)"
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Annie Johnson replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"WOW!!!  You did a fantastic job and I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations."
Monday
Weihnachtswelt commented on Weihnachtswelt's blog post New WIP vignette project - coast-line
"The coming weekend I will hold the next workshop. I think after that, there will be a bit more progress to be seen. At least the part on the right of the finished cliffs and behind the docks will be molded.I still have a problem with the edge where…"
Monday
Annie Johnson commented on Weihnachtswelt's blog post New WIP vignette project - coast-line
"This is amazing!!!  I can't wait to see the finished project."
Monday
Weihnachtswelt commented on Weihnachtswelt's blog post New WIP vignette project - coast-line
"I'd better start from the beginning..I started with sheets of styrofoam and PU foam on  styrofoam- and cardboard columns to build the layers. The stairway from level 4 to 5 was added with plaster stairs (exclusively designed items…"
Monday
Debbie G commented on Weihnachtswelt's blog post New WIP vignette project - coast-line
"oh my gosh I can't wait to see what's next!!!"
Sunday
Weihnachtswelt posted a blog post

New WIP vignette project - coast-line

I have been lazy lately with adding new posts here. I apologize. Currently I am building a new vignette with a maritime theme. Reason was that I got a first sample of the new LEMAX "Holly Bay Lighthouse"  from the Plymouth Corner series . I  will use this WIP as a demonstration object during our landscaping workshops. That's why parts of  the vignette look (almost) finished, while the rest is just in…See More
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Landscape Tips and tricks

Need help with something about landscaping or want to know how to do something that might not be working for you? Maybe you are new to villaging and need to know how to get started. Find out with us here. Group Leader-TanyaSee More
Sunday
Lynne replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"Very Nice! You did a wonderful job!"
Saturday
Michiganvillager posted a discussion

Canterbury Village tent sale

Hear ye, hear ye!I've heard from a little bird that the D56 store at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion is having a tent sale July 26th and 27th. The D56 store is now located  in a smaller building adjacent to the north entrance to the old Christmas store. It's a great space, with windows!Come out and satisfy your D56 fix and say hi!See More
Saturday
James replied to James's discussion Any Luville 2014 news? in the group Luville - The Dutch brand
"I still can't find the 2014 Luville catalog online anywhere.  Edelman did not respond to my email.  Felina World said that they would have it at the end of June but nothing yet.  Anyone know where it might be hiding? James "
Friday
Synthinator replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"My goal is to hopefully begin selling the CreepyVille collection once I get more pieces made. If all goes well I would seriously consider doing Christmas pieces."
Jul 17
lauren given commented on Lynne's blog post Buying village pieces on Ebay...
"Yes, I agree.  Even if you do find a reasonable price the shipping puts the price over the top.  Better deals at garage sales and Craigs list."
Jul 17
lauren given posted a discussion

Spooky Town

My Michaels will be putting out Spooky Town the 25th of this month.  My pre-order from EHobby is on it's way.  Halloween in July, I love it (-:  Busy working on some egg carton cobblestone sheets.  The Halloween Festival I have started is slowing taking over all the village real estate.  Designing a 'bake sale' something you can sink your teeth into, need ideas for 'proceeds go to---------'See More
Jul 17
lauren given replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"Love it! Move over Lemax, there is a new game in town!  Bat Express and death certificate photo ideas are perfect.  I just may have to steal some of these ideas.  Love the hand made stuff. "
Jul 17
Barb P replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"Really love the details. Excellent job. Wish you did Christmas as well."
Jul 16
Randy's Place replied to Synthinator's discussion Postmortem Post Office
"Very well done. Its so much fun creating your pieces from scratch. You are more in control of what you want to see in village pieces and it makes them unique. Keep up the great work and hope to see more designs."
Jul 16

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Started by Synthinator in Halloween Villages. Last reply by Annie Johnson on Monday. 6 Replies

First off I would like to say hello again! Been a long while since I was here. For those who don't know I have been very busy creating my own Halloween village line called "CreepyVille" It is all scratch built made with just a diagram and my…Continue

Canterbury Village tent sale

Started by Michiganvillager in Department 56 on Saturday. 0 Replies

Hear ye, hear ye!I've heard from a little bird that the D56 store at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion is having a tent sale July 26th and 27th. The D56 store is now located  in a smaller building adjacent to the north entrance to the old Christmas…Continue

Spooky Town

Started by lauren given in Lemax Villages Jul 17. 0 Replies

My Michaels will be putting out Spooky Town the 25th of this month.  My pre-order from EHobby is on it's way.  Halloween in July, I love it (-:  Busy working on some egg carton cobblestone sheets.  The Halloween Festival I have started is slowing…Continue

BNW Facelift

Started by Randy's Place in Welcome to Building New Worlds...... Last reply by LoisAnn Jul 12. 2 Replies

I hope you are enjoying the new facelift for our site. This is a prelude to what our new site will look like. A new and streamlined banner, an i-pad look with a glass module background and a lighter brighter elegant look. This is a 2.0 version. Our…Continue

Tags: BNW, Ning, Programers, version, 3.0

Uncle Milton's Moon In My Room

Started by Randy's Place in Welcome to Building New Worlds..... Jul 6. 0 Replies

I just got my moon and cant believe how realistic this thing is. There are a few members here that have this moon in their displays that really bring it to life like.…Continue

Tags: Display, Mars, Christmas, Halloween, Walmart

It's Always Christmas Toy Store

Started by Randy's Place in Welcome to Building New Worlds...... Last reply by Randy's Place Jun 25. 6 Replies

I get this magazine called Frontgate for home decor and found this wonderful animated toy store. It's a doll house size Christmas toy store that has a working carousel and plays 25 Christmas songs. Check out the video at…Continue

Tags: Frontgate, Video, Song, House, Doll

Smokey The Dragon

Started by Randy's Place in Welcome to Building New Worlds...... Last reply by Lynne Jun 22. 1 Reply

I may have posted this before, but it's worth posting again. Saw this at Walmarts. It's a incense burner Dragon. Thought this would be great for a mid evil display…Continue

Tags: incense, Burner, Walmart, Reposting, Dragon

Playmobil Releases Carnival rides

Started by John Balazy in Village Resources. Last reply by SantaClaus Jun 21. 3 Replies

I used some Playmobil Toys or parts in my village so when I was at Toys R Us and saw that Playmobil has done a Carnival series I was beyond excited..... They have a Ferris Wheel, Break Dance , Wave Swinger, and rocking boat Swings, plus some games…Continue

Disney World Monorail garden village......

Started by Lynne in Lemax Villages. Last reply by John Balazy Jun 16. 6 Replies

We have been working on this for several years now. We bought most of the pieces on Ebay...I  had to wait for fair prices on them. My husband always wanted a garden railroad, but since we both like Disney World, we did Disney instead. Our first…Continue

Blast from the Past

Started by Randy's Place in Department 56. Last reply by Randy's Place Jun 3. 7 Replies

For our local Michigander members who have not been on BNW Facebook i have been updating information about our new location at Canterbury Village of our Department 56 room. We will be moving to the old clock store. We should be moved in and in…Continue

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New WIP vignette project - coast-line

Posted by Weihnachtswelt on July 20, 2014 at 12:54pm — 4 Comments

Buying village pieces on Ebay...

Posted by Lynne on July 12, 2014 at 6:56am — 5 Comments

Church Window Redo

Posted by LoisAnn on June 14, 2014 at 4:41pm — 8 Comments

Adhesive help needed

Posted by LoisAnn on June 3, 2014 at 9:58am — 5 Comments

The good old days

Posted by grainsdesable on May 5, 2014 at 1:16pm — 4 Comments

Spring obsession

Posted by Villageidiot on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Replacing windows

Posted by LoisAnn on April 21, 2014 at 11:11am — 13 Comments

Gehenna Ghetto (Part 3)

Posted by Jason Piele on April 6, 2014 at 10:14am — 9 Comments

Halloween pre orders

Posted by lauren given on April 4, 2014 at 2:21pm — 6 Comments

Easter

Posted by lauren given on April 4, 2014 at 2:14pm

Gehenna Ghetto (Part 2)

Posted by Jason Piele on March 10, 2014 at 1:12am — 14 Comments

Changing village lights to LED

Posted by LoisAnn on February 19, 2014 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

Village Inspirations

Posted by Randy's Place on February 16, 2014 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

Spooky Town "Black Mountain Coal Mine"

Posted by Randy's Place on February 8, 2014 at 3:31pm — 7 Comments

Gehenna Ghetto - Work in Progress (Part 1)

Posted by Jason Piele on February 1, 2014 at 1:04am — 8 Comments

No more village

Posted by Daniel Johnson on January 20, 2014 at 4:02am — 7 Comments

Christmas Village 2013

Posted by Barb P on December 31, 2013 at 1:17pm — 11 Comments

Showcase promotional village

Posted by Weihnachtswelt on December 1, 2013 at 12:03pm — 9 Comments

Making Wire Trees

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