Our Selection of Some of the
Finest Books Currently Available
for the Dollhouse Enthusiast




Americana in 1/12 Scale  by Mary Lou Santovec & Joann Orgreenc
The Dolls' House Wedding Book  by Sue Johnson
Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls  by Angie Scarr
1/12 Scale Character Figures for the Dolls' House  by James Carrington
Miniature Embroidery for the Tudor & Stuart Dolls' House  by Pamela Warner
Celtic, Medieval and Tudor Wall Hangings in 1/12 Needlepoint  by Sandra Whitehead
More Miniature Oriental Rugs & Carpets  by Meik & Ian McNaughton
Easy to Make Dolls' House Accessories  by Andrea Barham


Americana in 1/12 Scale
by Mary Lou Santovec & Joann Orgreenc

160 pages (in color)
8 1/4" x 10 7/8" Sofback
Price: $19.95

cover of "americana in 1/12 scale" by mary lou santovec & joann orgreenc      Celebrate the spirit of America in miniature! Whether you discovered them as a child with your first dolls' house or came to appreciate this art form as an adult, you'll be delighted by this diverse collection of 50 exquisite 1/12-scale projects. From pre-colonial to contemporary, traditional to funky, sublime to outrageous-there is a project for every palate. Where else would you find a beanbag chair and a rural rug beater, a Pueblo storyteller and a bowling bag, or an Old West bedroll and an aluminum Christmas tree all in one volume? Each section includes historical and cultural background, detailed diagrams and guidelines on materials, equipment and techniques. An assortment of petite projects as exciting and eclectic as the nation that inspired it!

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The Dolls' House Wedding Book
by Sue Johnson

192 pages (in color)
9.7" x 7.2" Sofback
Price: $19.95

Cover of "The Dolls' House Wedding Book" by Sue Johnson      The latest craze among dollhouse hobbyists is a special event theme—and what could be more special than a miniature bridal salon? These complete plans for making a lavish, high-ceilinged, three-story estate come with illustrated instructions for finishing it down to the tiniest detail. Furnishings for each room unite interior design with wedding decor. An outdoor garden features an arbor, fountains, trellises, and floral arrangements. A dozen bridal gown styles offer themed designs such as Cinderella, Royal Ascot, Swan Lake, and Hollywood Panache. Accessories include veils and tiaras, petticoats and corsetry, purses and parasols—even miniature invitations, rings, gifts, table settings, and, yes, dollhouse confetti!

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Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls
by Angie Scarr

144 pages (in color)
8 1/4" x 10 7/8" Sofback
Price: $17.95

Cover of "Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls" by Angie Scarr      Food tends to be a neglected area in the miniature world, probably because it is usually unrealistic. Miniatures artist Scarr makes wonderfully realistic food from polymer clay (which should be kept away from small children). Her book is full of step-by-step projects for bakery goods, meats, fruits, and vegetables, all photographed in great detail. These pieces are intended for a miniature market stall project with awning and crates and can also be used in dollhouse kitchens and pantries. This useful book is certain to please in public library crafts collections.

     Reviewer in South Africa: "If you are into miniatures and polymer clay in particular, you HAVE to get this book! Angie sets such a high standard that your work becomes a work of art - admired by everyone! She starts with the bakery and deli stall (tarts, breakds, cakes, salami, pork pies and cheeses) to meat stalls (bacom, chops, poultry, beef...sausages) to fruit and veges (from potatoes to cucumbers with transluscent seeds to grapes), the fish stall and market display items. I have made the oranges and found them amazing - with pith divisions etc.
     Don't think you have to be a "pro" to do the projects either - with patience they are easily attainable. A MUST - you wont be sorry!"

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1/12 Scale Character Figures for the Dolls' House
by James Carrington

160 color pages
70 color, 171 b&w illustrations
8 1/4" X 10 3/4" Paperback
Price: $19.95

Cover of "1/12 Scale Character Figures for the Dolls' House" by James Carrington      Armed with a master modeler's astonishingly lifelike creations and professional-quality techniques, you'll soon people your dolls' house with the most delightful, eccentric, and realistic characters ever. Everything you need to know is right here, from using polymer clay and making a mold to assessing shape and proportions and sculpting details. "The author's lively, witty text is supported by supert photography and line drawings that delight and inform..."--Doll Castle News.

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Miniature Embroidery for the Tudor & Stuart Dolls' House
by Pamela Warner

176 pages (all in color)
8 1/4" x 10 7/8" Paperback
Price: $19.95

Cover of "Miniature Embroidery for the Tudor & Stuart Dolls' House" by Pamela Warner      Miniature embroideries from the Tudor age--all richly patterned and historically correct--are a brilliant touch in period dolls' houses. From sumptuous bed hangings and elaborate screens to imaginative, skillfully produced chair covers, footstools, and cushions, the variety will amaze and inspire. Canvaswork, stumpwork, crewelwork, and blackwork are just some of the techniques employed, and instructions cover design transfers, bonding, coloring, and finishing. Among the splendid pieces: Oxburgh Bed Hangings, originally stitched by Queen Mary of Scots, with panels featuring dozens of animal, floral, fruit, and other motifs; a glittering Gold Trellis Bedcover and Pillow; a Landscape Carpet (from an original in the Victoria and Albert Museum), and decorative mirror frames, pincushions, and a Millefleurs screen.

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Celtic, Medieval and Tudor Wall Hangings in 1/12 Needlepoint
by Sandra Whitehead

128 pages
30 color, 54 b&w illustrations
8 1/4" x 10 7/8" Paperback
Price: $17.95

Cover of "Celtic, Medieval and Tudor Wall Hangings in 1/12 Needlepoint" by Sandra Whitehead      "...original designs based on historic motifs...charted in full color, with... additional black-and-white charts....excellent addition to collections."--Library Journal. "....Sandra includes tips for those readers who are interested in making her projects in even smaller dimensions. Each section...describes historical and cultural inspiration for her designs."--Dollhouse Miniatures.
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More Miniature Oriental Rugs & Carpets
by Meik & Ian McNaughton

96 pages (all in color)
7 1/4" x 10" Sofback
Price: $12.95

Cover of "More Miniature Oriental Rugs & Carpets" by Meik & Ian McNaughton      They're as breathtaking as their costly, full-size counterparts, and as authentic in design--only these magnificent miniature Oriental rugs and carpets fit into your dollhouse and you can have the pleasure of making them yourself. 24 superbly detailed patterns in 1/12 scale take their inspiration from Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and Central Asia; a full-color stitching chart, a materials list, and a photograph of the finished item accompany each one. A Ladik Prayer Rug, from the 19th century, displays the tulip design so characteristic of that style. The long and colorful Kuba runner fits wonderfully in a hallway or passage. With its simple stepped-cross pattern, an Armenian rug confirms its Christian origins. An exceptional collection for every dolls' house enthusiast!

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Easy to Make Dolls' House Accessories
by Andrea Barham

176 pages (all in color).
8 1/4" x 10 7/8", paperback
Price: $19.95

Cover of "Easy to Make Dolls' House Accessories" by Andrea Barham      Over 80 projects show how to furnish a dolls' house with custom creations. Styles include Georgian, Victorian, and Art Deco, and materials often can be found at home among collectibles and throwaway odds and ends. Making items with which to furnish a lovely dolls' house is the ideal gift for any little girl or hobbyist.

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