Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: New Win Pub (February 1979)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,488,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #94 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Dollhouses
This book was my absolute FAVORITE craft book when I was little, because I could actually make a whole lot of the stuff inside by myself. Now I'm 22, and it's STILL my favorite doll book, because I can go through the same projects and change them to suit what I have in mind.The instructions in this book are very clear, clear enough that I could follow them when I was little, with a little help. There are instructions for a whole bunch of projects, including a dollhouse (one, two, or three stories!), three different kinds of doll-families (The simplest are the clothes-sewn-on family, which were my first project when I was 8. I still have them! There are also instructions for a family with changeable clothes and "real" embroidery-thread hair, as well as an absolutely adorable bear family) and a whole slew of furniture, clothing, accessories, food, and decorations.Those looking for a how-to for those super-elaborate/realistic dollhouses and dolls will want to find another book. The dolls included in this book are more soft and cartoony shaped, very friendly-feeling to small hands (I remember!). "Simple" seems to be the key word. Most items can be made without buying anything; just looking around the house. The dollhouse is made from a packing box, cut and folded in a particular way. The pictures in the book demonstrate how nicelooking the results can be, if one is careful. :)I cannot say enough nice things about this book.
I purchased this books years ago. I have not made anything using the book, but it has some neat ideas inside. I'm still working with temporary doll rooms and have not started making my own items. This book will be my first reference. Lots of simple easy projects that will cost little of nothing. Many of the supplies are already in your home.I'm getting ready to recommend this book to my online doll club.
This is an excellent book for children's dollhouses with ideas to inspire creativity in the dollhouse miniature, too. It is full of "easy-to-make inexpensive houses with furnishing and loveable doll families". It is an old book with old ideas from 1979, but can be easily adapted for modern use.Everything is scaled 1-1/2" to 1 foot. The book contains complete instructions for all kinds of houses, dolls, and furnishings with over 300 drawings and diagrams, pluw 24 color photos and 42 b&w photos. Make closets and appliances from milk cartons, flower pot from a bead, chairs from dixie cups, there are many ideas to create items for the children's dollhouse.This is a fun and useful book to keep on a shelf.
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