Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications (October 12, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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It is a lovely book but I want to caution you that there are no patterns for the furniture. The furniture is bought ready made from Walnut Hollow and the directions are for decorating it. At least one of the items is not available in the Walnut Hollow catalog that just came out. There are directions for making foamcore backgrounds. If you already have the clothing books you may not want this one also unless you need instructions for tablecloths, bedspreads and such. Cute ideas though.
It says "Home Decor"... It says "Full-Size patterns for fashions and accessories.." I was so excited because I wanted all the ideas of how to make the furniture shown on the cover-- thought the furniture was an accessory pattern. Well, there are no furniture patterns in this book... It's just pictures of "bought" furniture arranged in rooms and painted and/or decorated in different ways. It has a pattern for a rug, for a cushion, etc. and clothes patterns... I'm going to give it away or something.
I was terribly disappointed with this book. It looked like it had plans for building furniture for 18-inch dolls, but doesn't. It suggests where you can buy the furniture, but that company no longer produces furniture. When I contacted the author, Joan Hinds, she said she was disappointed, too, that they no longer make the furniture. Book, therefore, is useless to me.
The ideas presented are cute, and the clothing is scaled right; however, $22 for a book with no furniture patterns. (You are directed to buy the basic pieces from Walnut Hollow Crafts which NO LONGER sells the furniture.) Very disappointing.
The book has some patterns but all of the Furniture from Walnut hollow is discontinued. I have other book from this author with similar patterns. Her patterns are excellent and this book would be too if you could get the supplies. I am soooo disappointed.
I bought this book in hopes to find some simple ideas to make easy furniture for my daughters to play with their dolls with. I love it! The patterns are easy to follow, and the variety of room settings makes for hours of fun. I only wish we had more space so I could make more of them!
What a fantastic book for those hard to make beddings and decor! She even tells you exactly where you can purchase the unfinished furniture. The patterns are excellent and easy to understand and follow. Finally, there is a book that shows how to dress up the decor and accessories!
I made several things from this book. It's a little outdated style-wise, but that's easy enough to change with your fabric and notions. I also used the sleeping bag as a guide on sizing to come up with a more complex design.
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