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Making Miniature Gardens

An exquisite 1/12th scale garden perfectly complements any dolls’ house. “Grow” your own from inexpensive and readily available materials. Choose from a variety of realistic miniature plants that range from quick and simple models to meticulously detailed reproductions. Full plans and instructions are provided for eight projects: Trellis Arch, Walled Garden, Patio Garden Pond and Rockery, Cottage Garden, Greenhouse Garden, Kitchen Garden, and Window Boxes.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman; First Edition edition (December 31, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1861080581

ISBN-13: 978-1861080585

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #458,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #98 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Miniatures #238 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Toymaking

A fantastic, helpful and well done book! Each item is carefully described and the directions are easy to follow. You won't believe how easy and inexpensive it is to make these gorgeous little creations. Inspiring! I have made several of the items portrayed in the book and I am amazed at how well they came out the very first time! I'm sure you will treasure this jewel as much as I do!

I recently ordered this book and was delighted when I opened it. I was a lot better than I thought it would be. It is color throughout, with specific detailed directions on how to create many specific types of flowers (begonia, several rose types, camellia, hollyhocks, poppy, geranium, delphinium, larkspur, nasturtium, petunia, iris, pansy, chrysanthemum, dahlia, carnation, & aster). All look quite realistic, except the pansy (too bad, its my favorite flower). It also describes how to put together many specific garden types, including a water effect. The water technique is quite a bit easier to do than some I've seen with model railroad techniques, but reasonably realistic. The book also details how to make several different garden furniture pieces, an added suprise I hadn't expected. Overall a great book with detailed color photos. Excellent!

Can be used by the new miniaturist as well as the experienced. Good color photos and easy instructions using items found easily. Full sized patterns for some plans. Patterns and plans for the whole garden from walls to tools to vegetables to a patio chair. A truly enjoyable read. Can't wait to try the specific flowers listed in the book.

This book is just perfect for the miniaturist who want to add something special to the outside of his creation or to do just a special showcase scene to be able to focus on plants and flowers. I have been creating miniatures for several decades and even I learned several new techniques and ways to do things reading this book. The instructions and photos are outstanding.

This what I would call a great "how to" guide." She really takes you step by step with materials and the actual process of creating the item. The only thing she doesn't address is when the fingers are too big to hold those tiny little parts. That may be more my issue than the author's. Wish more how to books were written like this one.

This a a wonderful book. It has lots of great projects that don't look "amateurish" but aren't too hard to do. I've made several of the projects- the garden bench, wheelbarrow, and several containers and flowers. I've combined the mini-garden with some real miniature plants that are increasingly available. Good way to combine my love of miniatures and gardening.

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