Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: David & Charles (August 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Excellent book for all ages of dollhouse lovers. Dolls' House Details offers an interesting view of what can be made for your dollhouse using everyday items. The instructions and photos are excellent and easy to follow. The items required are very easily attainable and probably already in your home. This is a great book for children as they begin to furnish their dollhouse as well as collectors who are still interested in imagination and taking the ordinary and making it into a miniature masterpiece. Highly recommend as part of your library for all dollhouse/miniature lovers.
This book is packed with the most amazing craft projects, Kath Dalmeny's attention to detail simply breathtaking. I have her next book and if you want to make your own dolls house furniture, rather than buy it in a store these are the books for you.The stuff may be a bit European looking to American eyes but that simply adds to the charm. Is she English? I guess so with cricket bats and the like maybe she can get over here and produce an American version with mini bleachers and baseball bats!To the reviewer from Chicago, if you can do better then I look forward to YOUR book!My recommendation is buy the book, get inspired and try your hand.
Yet another excellent volume to add to your Miniature Library. This book also by Kath Dalmeny, is perfect for those wanting to make their own accessories instead of the commercial items available. Lots of very useful templates to take the guesswork out of those boxes, crates, labels etc. Ideal for those who like constructing things!
While this may be a good place to start if you are new to the dollhouse hobby, on the whole I was dissapointed with this book. The instructions are simple, and easy enough to follow, and there are neat little pictures to photocopy, but the projects themselves are not as high quality as those from many of my other dollhouse books. Great for those who are dabbling with the hobby, but for more experienced mini fans, I would give this one a miss.
I took this book out of the local library because I am in search of projects to build in a larger scale (about 1:3.5) and wanted to get ideas from the dollhouse hobby. It is so lovely to see the photos of all the different completed items put together in a scene, it gives one lots of good ideas and inspirations. Many of the designs are made simply so that they can be copied exactly by the amateur, or expanded upon by the expert. Doll house making is such a varied art, and there is room for many styles. "The Artist's Workshop" chapter is also rather amusing, and "The Illustrator's Studio" is cute. Those and the Conservatory are the ones I personally would most be looking to emulate.I think there must be some petty gossip and whatnot going on in this miniaturist hobby. There are some exceedingly immature reviews that have been posted below and I hope that gets around to removing them. What do these persons want, some kind of textbook to copy exactly so that everyone's work will look alike? Such a lack of professionalism only makes the hobby at large look bad to the rest of the world. This is a fine book and I would love to see any of these things "live" at a show.
I have purchased many more than several books on how to make things in 1:12 scale. Those books had some good information but they really weren't what I wanted, which was a book that explained how to take life sized objects and get them down to the proper proportions. I'm a true beginner using this scale so I needed help. THIS book is exactly what I've been looking for. Each of the projects have patterns and, most importantly, the formula for reducing one foot to one inch. Or how to make a pattern that is NOT in 1:12 scale, actually down to that without muss or fuss. I LOVE this book. I have no doubt that it will be my 'go to bible' as I work more and more in miniature scale. If you are newly into miniatures, OR, have a need for ideas, this is the book for you. I am thrilled to have found it.
I am in my 30s & I've recently been able to (finally) house a large dollhouse that my grandfather had built for me (it is actually a replica of a beautiful old house I lived in as a kid). A lot of the furniture that was with it was either broken, missing, or just not up to par. I'm an art major & love making things, so I've been eager to make a lot of the little details for the dollhouse on my own - but didn't have as many ideas as I would've hoped. This book has EVERYTHING! If you like making little things or need some realistic-looking details to a dollhouse, this is your book! (If you are looking to make the furniture only, be aware that this book does not have a whole lot when it comes to actual mini-furniture, appliances, etc.!) But besides that, it tells you how to make everything from tiny flowers to parkay floors - and had more than enough ideas to keep me busy for a long, long time. I am so glad I found this book!
This book really zeroes in on the details in each room! the projects are pretty easy and small, so they're fairly gratifying for the beginning miniaturist. I love this book because it helps me finish out my rooms and 'clutters' them up with personality and makes them look more authentic!
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