File Size: 3224 KB
Print Length: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 5, 2014)
Publication Date: May 5, 2014
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Best Sellers Rank: #687,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #85 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toymaking #248 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Miniatures #533 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Toymaking
This book gives clear instructions and diagrams for building beds for the dollhouse. The several beds shown are double-size, there are no single beds. The beds and headboards are built from 1/4" plywood. Easy instructions are given for upholstering the headboards and making the mattress, pillows and cases, fitted (!) sheet, top sheet and comforter. I have built several beds using these instructions and have been very pleased at the results. There are also instructions for smaller items: a folding screen, bathrobe, etc. I found this book to be very useful and well-written.
Most of the content of this book is common sense. If you care enough to search out a book about building miniatures, you've probably already given it enough thought to figure out that you can cut a robe shape out of terrycloth and sew it together for the bathroom, or use sandwich bags for shower curtains. I was very excited waiting for this book to arrive, but wound up returning it.The ideas aren't BAD, but they're not worth paying for. Vaunted as being written by an individual famed for museum displays in miniature, I expected more details than the rather crude interpretations in the book. Certainly one loses detail in working with 1/12 scale, but even the photos of the samples in the book show poorly chosen, out of scale trim. (The eyelet on the edge of the towels is a prime example.)Surprisingly, the old children's book "Boxed-In Doll Houses" [...] is a better source for innovative ideas. Certainly you would not want to actually USE a stryrofoam cup for a chair, but given the idea, you could use said cup as a base for forming a polymer clay or woven reed one. All the projects made with cardboard boxes could easily be converted into wooden ones with minimal woodworking skill. See if your library has it, or consider picking up a used copy.
I recently purchased this book and it gave excellent instructions for Curtains, towels, Bed Covers and pillows and some furniture as well. Its definitely worth the money!!:)
This book would be good for someone just starting out in the miniature "world." Most experienced collectors figured these things out as a child. Great book for a child! Or, if you're just starting out, you need this to get very basic information.
This is one of the best books I have purchased as a beginning miniaturist ever. It covers the "nuts to bolts" on how to create just about everything in the bedroom and bath...my only regret...I haven't found a book for the other rooms! I would recommend this book to anyone from the beginner to the pro's.
If you're looking for something to guide you through the basic steps of sewing a bedspread, mini quilt, 1:12 scale pillows, etc., this book will be a great help. If you are one who is very much into seeing color photos of the finished projects, you may be disappointed. This book definitely lacked in the picture department. There were so few pictures and I think instructional books ought to illustrate the steps of each project, not just the overall finished piece. Anyway, I would rate this one as good, but I can't say great. Also, it's a bit dated for my taste. You can sort of tell it's an older book just by looking at the cover. It would be nice if this book was re-published in a revised edition.
This book will also be helpful in making furniture for my dollhouse. I have not used it as yet, but I am sure it will be used for ideas.
Not happy with this book. Mostly common sense things, nothing new. Pictures in black and white. Sorry I ordered it.
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