View Full Version : Official Mini-House-a-Thon Thread II!

11-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Welcome to the Mini House-a-thon! We love houses, so let's make mini-houses this weekend! Yup, it's a MINI-HAT! You knew I'm all about the hat, right? We'll be making houses in inchie, twinchie, and moo sizes. If you want to make a Hurricane Sandy house (an inchie, twinchie, or moo without a roof :( - feel free to post and trade those as well.)

Your greedy hostess is Jean, who will be around afternoons-late night EST. A co-host for mornings would be appreciated!

New to Inchie or Moo Houses?
Rogue Gal generously offers us this info from Tammybeck's and her own inchie house swaps. Mondo thanks, RG!
Inchie House:
*The base of each is one inchie (1x1)
*For the roof, use an inchie, cut in half on the diagonal
* Overlap the inchie behind the roof until the top corners of the inchie almost touch the diagonal edges of the roof (a gluestick works fine for adhering). I found it helpful to glue my roof to the inchie first, and then decorate so the design doesn't get covered in the overlap.
* Final height is about 1 and 1/2 inch from base to top of roof.

Moo houses use inchie house rooftops (an inchie cut on the diag)

Twinchie houses would be a twinchie with a roof from a twinchie cut on the diagonal.

Inchie houses have a base 1x1 inch, or 2.5 cm square.
Moo houses have a base that is 1x2.75 inches or 2.5x7 cm. Thank you, Artistically, for the metric measures!
Twinchie houses have a base 2x2 inches, or 5 cm square.

We begin at 12:00 a.m. Friday (middle-of-the-night, Thursday - TONIGHT!!) and end at midnight, Sunday evening.

We make - houses! Inchie houses, moos...no one will fuss if you want to make a house-shaped ATC or a house twinchie. We love our houses!

House shaped atcs...you are on your own, but if you have a method, let me know and I'll put it in this post for all.

PLEASE post your beauties for the inspiration and admiration of all! Please post in this thread, but do update your posts as to the availability of your houses. You can also post in your gallery or the athon gallery (provide a link if you are not posting to the thread).

Check in often, chit-chat as desired, lurk, trade if you like...we're not picky!

See a house you like? PM the creator and arrange trades off-thread.

HOW WE POST TO THE THREAD (with thanks to Donnacr, from whose inchie thread I have shamelessly copied):

From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu which has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you "Address (URL)"Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5 below
Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox and Mac Safari (most versions)
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
5) Remember that images from the gallery are small, medium or large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

Have fun!

11-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Waaaah, can't wait! :D But it's only four hours for me, and then it's midnight! :jiggy:

11-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Thanks jean!!!!! I will help out as much as I can............:D:D

11-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Be checking from time to time.

Rogue Gal
11-08-2012, 06:35 PM
I'll try to play - I love little houses (with roofs and without!)

11-09-2012, 02:17 AM
Unsure as to whether I can play, but I'll be hanging around to see all your fabulous art!

11-09-2012, 06:47 AM
I want to play sooooo bad - but have just finished HSC marking for the evening - off to bed and back to it in 11 hours

11-09-2012, 10:18 AM
Here is some Misc. for trade......Now I have to see if someone is going to play with me.............


11-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Beautiful houses Monarch! I want to play. I stopped in here for a short distraction. I have to get work done and school my children first, then I am totally making houses. See you later. :)

11-09-2012, 12:58 PM
I had to finish some stuff for a craft show next weekend, but now I'm making houses! Whoohoo! Carol, those are adorable!!!

11-09-2012, 01:35 PM
The word AThon SCARES me...I looove them, but during my first one my cat became paralized..In a later one I was notified my my son had died and when doing the Halloween one I shattered my knee cap and I am in a long leg metal cast in excruciating pain and possibly will have surgery next week. I am afraid if I play a bomb or planet will fall from the sky and crash on my head!! I did try... It took me 5 hours to make 4 moos. These are a RAK for Monarch..she is such a special person and inspires me so much...If she can do it, By golly..I can too...

11-09-2012, 01:41 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_House_Athon_1_2_3_4_.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=333701) RAK houses for Monarch!

11-09-2012, 02:00 PM
oh my gosh, Nancy!!!! my heart goes out to you, little girl. I send you smoochies.

I've not got a really good attendence record for athons lately, funny too, cause I just love them.
but I'm gonna try to play, cause I love them houses..: ) got a special journal for my lil' houses and it needs more!
maybe some Christmas houses?

11-09-2012, 03:15 PM
nancy - your houses are so cute!!!! and thanks so much!!!! You didn't have to do that............ I would be afraid to play too.........All the happenings are awful!!!!!!! How old was your son.................... I lost mine last year when he was 33................and it is so heart breaking.........

I sure hope the rest of you that can, will play..........

11-09-2012, 03:24 PM
I will be playing later today.It's nearly 6.30 am here in Australia - I will be able to make some either tonight or definitely tomorrow - have fun everyone

11-09-2012, 03:28 PM
I hope to see you and sooo glad you are back!!!!!!! Nice to see your art again!!!!!!

11-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Oh, Nancy....hugs and prayers for comfort and recovery your way! I finished the last batch of charms for the show and now am adding jump rings and cords...then....houses! I think I will make ornies for my Christmas tree....

11-09-2012, 05:57 PM
I'm getting my art clothes on and making some ornament twinchie houses!

11-09-2012, 06:42 PM
i really want to play but i have a swap and some special requests from the last 3 athons to finish up before i can play. wish me luck and a cooperative muse...and family!

11-09-2012, 08:13 PM
Luck and muse to you! DSS had a box of candy with Hello Kitty on it, so I scavenged the box to make a Hello Kitty house for the tree. Hope to have a bunch of houses to upload tomorrow! :jiggy:

11-09-2012, 10:13 PM
Okay here are my first Twinchies:

Monarch has first pick of 2.

11-09-2012, 11:26 PM
So cute grrrdjules! Hope I can play tomorrow night!

11-10-2012, 01:00 AM
I didn't forget this started Friday....I just forgot today was Friday. :) I hope to get some playtime this weekend. :)

11-10-2012, 02:28 AM
love those, Jules!!

11-10-2012, 02:34 AM
some dinner - and then some creating

11-10-2012, 06:43 AM
Here are my first two - more to come

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_promise_-_Moo.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_passion_-_Moo.jpegtraded

11-10-2012, 06:55 AM
Lovely houses! <3

I couldn't start yesterday - worked on MMH inchies and a PAT ATC instead.
Will make houses today, though! :)

11-10-2012, 10:05 AM
What wonderful little houses everyone!

11-10-2012, 10:41 AM
I am lurking!!!

11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
I have to go to a meeting but here is 1 more for trade.....................

I wish we had more players............

11-10-2012, 11:56 AM
I'm playing! ;)

Have already finished two Christmas themed twinchie houses and am working on two more, and tonight is reserved for the a-thon! :D

So, people, anyone else up for some mini-house fun? Come on, you know you want to! *points finger at silent lurkers and random passers-by* :biglaugh:

I'll be back after shopping for groceries! *waves*

11-10-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm just getting to my table now.... Those houses are great,y'all!

Here are my three, with more to come... Re: trading. I'm happy to trade, just know it'll take me a while to get 'em out.
So special
Ornament (sparkle ink, didn't scan)
All is calm

11-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Great art. I have been lurking, but I have been tempted to join. I just finished the mailings from the last three marathons.

I have a question. Are the inchies traded as a group, or how? What about the twinchies?

11-10-2012, 03:11 PM
Sharlene: You can trade them however you wish to; just talk to the person you want to trade with. It's probably not so very sensible to trade one single inchie, but it's totally up to you and the person at the other end of the trade. :wubclub:

11-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks, prayer at night.

11-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Wonderful houses so far. I've got finish off some work then will be able to play tomorrow.

11-10-2012, 05:46 PM
Houses, Houses, Houses Everywhere! Wheeeeee! I think I'll join this party! :D

11-10-2012, 06:10 PM
Here are my next four Moo Houses - will try some inchie houses next

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_big_hair_-_Moo.jpegon holdhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_muse_-_Moo.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_paris_-_Moo.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238//medium/1_paint_-_Moo.jpegtraded

11-10-2012, 06:24 PM
jonquil, love your historical girls houses! <3

My first offerings: Christmas twinchie houses!
(I'll trade as one set, two sets, individually... whatever! :) I can turn them into dangly ornaments, too, if you want that! :wubclub:)

11-10-2012, 06:26 PM
saw this posted on Facebook and I cant help myself...gonna make my way into the art room this evening and get started!!

11-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Pretty houses, all! The worst part of making inchie houses is losing all the bits in the pile of papers, lol. I keep setting down my glue only to discover I can't find the part I just glued together! argh!

11-10-2012, 06:53 PM
I know about that Jean. I have things in plastic bags, trying to organize -to no avail. It's a lost cause.

11-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Managed to make one moo house tonight -


11-10-2012, 07:28 PM
Pretty Houses!!

Here are two holiday twinchie size houses ... I'll be making more, but do have plans to be gone for awhile to the holiday open house at our "craft warehouse" store. They do make and take demos, and drawings for discounts and prizes. :D It's always a fun time.


11-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Mmmm, lovely houses! <3

Jean, I just moved the things I need for the houses (and *only* them!) onto the dining table - no chance to lose anything if there are no stacks of paper! ;)

I made one more house tonight; a moo house, again Christmas themed. My mom bought some gorgeous Christmas design papers for me and they are so inspiring! :3

11-10-2012, 10:40 PM
Am making a series of six quirky fashion themed twinchies - here are the first two


11-11-2012, 12:14 AM
Ive got 8 moos,12 inchies and 6 twinchies going....just not finished. letting layers dry over night and then back to it tomorrow. night all.

11-11-2012, 12:29 AM
I'll have inchie houses to post tomorrow....They're finished, I think, unless I decide to add something to 'em, lol. The houses are looking great! I think I'll go to twinchies tomorrow....

11-11-2012, 02:43 AM
I actually have some moo houses in process... but am too tired to finish tonight.

Lovely houses, everyone!

11-11-2012, 04:20 AM
finally finished the final four fashion twinchies


11-11-2012, 06:48 AM
SOme more Moo Houses

11-11-2012, 07:03 AM
Have also made some Moos with a vintage nudes theme - they are in my gallery if you want to check them out

11-11-2012, 07:52 AM
Your art is wonderful jonquil.

11-11-2012, 08:18 AM
You guys are a true inspiration, wonderful art!! :)

11-11-2012, 10:36 AM
6 inchies-houses traded :


11-11-2012, 10:54 AM
My first 4 Inchie Houses

11-11-2012, 11:07 AM
All your guys houses/moos/inchies are soooo soo darn awesome!!!!!! I was going to make some more yesterday, but went to an informational meeting regarding the blood disease that I have and was sooooo depressed when I left. Nothing got done at alll when I got home ........I shouldn't have went and really nothing new was learned but I guess it was a reminder of what I have..........I feel alot better today...........See what I can do today........

11-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Oh Carol! Sending you hugs! :wubclub:

11-11-2012, 12:00 PM
I made a few twinchie and inchie houses. My daughter made some inchies and actually finished more than me. I tried remembering the sizes of moos last night too but felt too lazy to turn on my laptop and double check. I made a few (I thought) and they turned out to be "funky cows" as my daughter calls them. They are 1.5x2.5 and 1.5x3.5. Not moos. I'm not sure what they are, but they are cute. Lol. Live and learn. I'm trying to scan them now.

11-11-2012, 12:17 PM
These are our houses. Sorry I couldn't get better scans. I'm working off two laptops and both keep freezing.

11-11-2012, 12:17 PM
The first pics are mine and the second are Chloe's. Chloe is 10 so she trades under my username. :)

11-11-2012, 12:39 PM
2 more for trade..........................

11-11-2012, 01:26 PM
Here are my houses...today I'm working on twinchies, I think...or not..lol

In June
winter peace
snowed in

11-11-2012, 02:36 PM
2 more available........................

11-11-2012, 02:42 PM
Sorry ladies I've only managed one :( Will see if I can get another couple made tonight.

11-11-2012, 02:47 PM
oh yay! I managed to get two Christmas moo houses done!
now rest, then two more!
(lovely houses on thread, I wanna trade!)
Santa #1

11-11-2012, 03:50 PM
sorry bout' beating a dead horse, but once again I cannot upload to either athon gallery or my gallery. I've tried 5 times.
takes the wind out of my sails, but at least I can upload on thread.
(sometimes I can just upload with no problem, but its rare. :arghh:

ok, got that outa my system.

11-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Oh, that stinks, Suze! But we're glad to have your beauties here to enjoy! I have had nothing but phone call after phone call this afternoon. Not a twinchie even begun! I live in hope, though!

11-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Awesome stuff, people! <3

I just made one tiny moo house today, a companion for the one from last night; Christmas themed, again. *sigh* I'm on a Christmas trip! :D

These are available, and I'd love to trade! :wubclub:

11-11-2012, 07:08 PM
My scanner was out all day. My husband and I finally figured it out. It wasn't easy and in the middle of downloading a new application for it, our cable went out for about 2 hours. Back now!!

4 Moo houses. My first ever.

11-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Y'all,those are great!!!

11-11-2012, 07:51 PM
I FINALLY finished some! Inchies and Moo's are done....twinchies have to dry over night and will be done tomorrow.

edit: the owl moo(middle bottom) traded to jonquil
edit:moos with the fish and the red roof traded to monarch

11-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Goodness, it's turned out to be a busy weekend here ... wish I'd had more time for construction. I'm loving what everyone has posted!!

These are twinchie houses again. :)

11-11-2012, 10:03 PM
Sorry...I didn't get a twinchie done. Bad day, ugh. The houses are just so wonderful - every one of 'em are super!

11-11-2012, 11:56 PM
One more little group of twinchie homes ...


11-11-2012, 11:58 PM
I love all the houses, especially the Twinchies! I wanna do a Twinchie house ornament. Wanna, wanna, wanna! LOL!

I still haven't finished my moo houses, so they may stay moos. Perhaps I'll get them scanned soon! Or not. I'm fading fast. Think I'm catching the bug my son had last week. Dang it! I don't have time to be sick. :wideeyed:

11-12-2012, 01:09 AM
Those are adorable! I'll try to do some tomorrow. If anyone wants to upload to the thread, feel free!

11-12-2012, 03:42 AM
I missed this wonderful week-end. Such adorable inchies and moo's....well one can not get it all I suppose. Congratulations to you all!

11-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Me too, I didn't even see it was on. What a wonderful array of little houses. Am jealous.

11-12-2012, 10:19 AM
So I managed another 3 -

Joy - traded - I've had so many requests for this house if anyone is interested I will make more -they will be similar. Let me know.

Hope - available
Faith - available
Love - available

11-12-2012, 12:30 PM
I've loved seeing the eye candy. I'm just so busy working on Christmas stuff that I didn't get time to play. :(

11-12-2012, 12:48 PM
3 Moo Houses..................suze has first choice if she like them...................

If anyone likes any of my moo cards that I have available, I can add roofs and make them into houses if you want.........................

11-25-2012, 11:52 AM
lamely, I scanned these in over a week ago and walked away from the office. Walked in there yesterday to discover the forgotten twinchies still laying on the scanner. My mind has been MUSH lately!!!