|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!|
|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!|
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!"
|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.|
|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.|
|"...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.|
|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!|
|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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