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The New Dolls' House Do-It-Yourself Book in 1/12 and 1/16 Scale

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First published as "The Dolls' House DIY Book", this is a revised edition containing comprehensive advice and step-by-step instructions for dolls' houses as varied as a Tudor cottage, a Victorian town-house and a modern house, with fixtures and fittings, furniture and accessories. There are chapters on making dolls, making cupboard houses, renovating old dolls'-houses and miniature gardening, as well as tips on making the most of dolls'-house kits and a review of the commercial materials, supplies and miniatures available. No specialist knowledge or tools are necessary, and there are projects for both the beginner and the experienced miniaturist. From Library Journal. In this is update of their decade-old title ( LJ 4/15/83), the authors have applied current technology and materials to the craft--e.g., they descibe a clever technique to create bedspreads, rugs, and matching wallpaper using laser printers. While the previous book focused on 116 scale, in this volume all plans and patterns include the more popular 112 scale. The first seven chapters describe how to plan, build, decorate, and furnish the house, while the remaining sections contain specific projects, including gardens and dolls. Dimensions are in inches, but, unfortunately, sources are British. Still, the many original tips and tricks, and the suitability of most furniture projects for beginners, make this a good introduction to a popular hobby. - Patricia B. Brown, Navistar Corp. Lib., Melrose Park, Ill. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.