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A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby

A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby Author : Jean Nisbett
Release : 2005
Publisher : Capstone
ISBN : 9781861084866
File Size : 39.91 MB
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"The perfect guide to select your first project. Includes instructions for a dolls' house, the interiors, furnishings, fixtures and even miniature gardens."--"Dollmaking.

A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby

A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby Author : Jean Nisbett
Release : 2005
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861084866
File Size : 58.26 MB
Format : PDF
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Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion--making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a dolls’ house that will enchant a child--and actually stand up to play. Equipment and materials, finishes, decoration, decorative detail, gardens and renovation all receive in-depth coverage, while checklists set out a logical order for work.

Oil Paintings from the Landscape

Oil Paintings from the Landscape Author : Rachel Shirley
Release : 2004
Publisher : Rachel Shirley
ISBN : 9781861083678
File Size : 65.4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
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Now withe large images for tablets. Generously illustrated explanations and step-by-step demonstrations enable budding oil painters to improve and develop their skills and unique style. The many facets of the landscape, including water, skies, shadows, trees, and buildings are covered, with discussions on capturing even the most subtle variations in light and weather. Work with versatile techniques such as impasto, glazing, loose brushwork, wet-into-wet, and more to achieve stunning effects and different moods. Make the most of photographs and enjoy painting in the open air. An overview of materials and their basic usage will be especially helpful to the true novice.

Dolls' House Shops, Cafés & Restaurants

Dolls' House Shops, Cafés & Restaurants Author : Jean Nisbett
Release : 2006-03
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN : 9781861084552
File Size : 79.58 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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In this ... guide to ... shops, cafés and restaurants, [the author] concentrates on design and decoration and, with [numerous] photographs and clear instructions, provides examples of realistic and stunning effects in period and modern settings."--Back cover.

The Big Book of the Dolls' House

The Big Book of the Dolls' House Author : Jean Nisbett
Release : 2005
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN : 9781861084859
File Size : 35.5 MB
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Veteran dolls' house maker, expert on all things miniature, and prolific author Jean Nisbett presents a comprehensive volume that brings all the elements of her previous work together. The result: a complete guide to the making and furnishing of all kinds of dolls' houses, large and small, from the leading writer in the field. Incorporating practical advice, expert tips, and inspiring profiles of top artisans, it covers both the standard 1/12th scale and the increasingly popular 1/24th. And there's an incredible range of styles, from fabulous palaces and elegant mansions to country cottages and Shaker homes. Breathtaking photos display imaginative decorations, period rooms and room boxes, holiday settings, outdoor scenes, and charming collections of diminutive china and other trinkets.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crafts With Kids

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crafts With Kids Author : Georgene Lockwood
Release : 1988-06-01
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 1101198621
File Size : 75.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
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Hundreds of budget-friendly projects include edible homemade goodies, holiday decorations, toys, musical instruments, and gifts made from wood, metal, glass, leather, clay, and found objects.

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Author : Janit Calvo
Release : 2017-06-14
Publisher : Timber Press
ISBN : 1604697016
File Size : 66.13 MB
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A not-so-mini trend The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by playful themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens—it’s a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine. Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. For a Japanese garden, you will learn how to create a miniature sand garden. For a Halloween garden, you'll learn how to make a flying ghost and zombie. And for a space garden, you'll learn how to make a tiny space ship and alien. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.

101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd Edition

101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd Edition Author : Priscilla Huff
Release : 2009-11-04
Publisher : Currency
ISBN : 030756925X
File Size : 39.80 MB
Format : PDF
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Can I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Which home business is best for me? Where can I find expert advice on launching my own business? How much will it cost to get started? For nearly two decades, bestselling author and home-based business guru Priscilla Y. Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing her family life. In fact, this book, now in its third edition, is proof of her success. Her valuable advice on what works—and what doesn't—is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this book shows you how to: ·Choose the perfect home-based business from 101 of the best: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and high tech, mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and many others ·Take the first steps to starting any business ·Find and use valuable resources, including local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books, Web sites, and other publications ·And much, much more! You'll also find inspiring stories from businesswomen who have achieved success and financial reward. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.

Dolls' House Inspirations

Dolls' House Inspirations Author : Jean Nisbett
Release : 2007
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861085092
File Size : 26.76 MB
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Modern miniaturists are ready to tackle a wider and more challenging range of projects than ever before. Whether you are a collector who wants a fully furnished doll's house, a miniaturist who wants a ready-made house to decorate, or a hobbyist who wants to make a house from a kit, you'll find a huge variety of exciting projects and ideas here?from Tudor designs, to a Georgian mansion; from a French farmhouse, to a 17th century Dutch home. Outdoors enthusiasts are not forgotten either, with whole sections on gardens, and garden buildings, such as an orangery and a summerhouse. Illustrated throughout with lavish color photography, this beautifully realized source of inspiration is sure to provide many hours of pleasure.

Dolls' House Accessories, Fixtures and Fittings

Dolls' House Accessories, Fixtures and Fittings Author : Andrea Barham
Release : 1998
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861081032
File Size : 57.38 MB
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“Dollhouse furnishings ranging from architectural features...to metal working for miniature furniture and kitchen accessories to art objects....All 32 projects outline the creation of professional quality furniture and accessories with the use of basic skills.”—Doll Castle News. “Decorate your dollhouse in a unique style without spending a lot of money.”—Doll World.

Dolls' House Furniture

Dolls' House Furniture Author : Freida Gray
Release : 2002
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861082589
File Size : 55.54 MB
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With a little imagination, ingenuity, and these colorfully illustrated projects, anyone can learn to make personalized furniture to decorate a dolls' house! Start with basic pieces that require little more than a craft set; as confidence and skills increase, move on to more demanding work involving cabinet construction and miniature power tools. At every stage, there's an inventory of the necessary tools, equipment, and materials, plus same-size drawings, cutting lists, and color photographs of the completed furnishings. Try easy upholstered furniture; balsa tables, benches, and birdhouses; and imitation basketwork, including a laundry bin. Among the beautiful and small-sized items: a simple winged chair; picnic table; elegant double bed; wardrobe, tall kitchen dresser, and a range of magnificent Portuguese painted pieces. They're works of art!

DIY Dollhouse

DIY Dollhouse Author : Alexia Henrion
Release : 2017-10-10
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN : 9781616896072
File Size : 66.57 MB
Format : PDF
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D.I.Y. Dollhouse is a lavishly illustrated guide for budding architects, builders, and designers, showing then how to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouse, with an incredible eye for detail. The simple instructions cover everything children (and parents) need to get started, from making rooms out of crate boxes and pieces of scrap fabric to crafting countless furniture and household items using recycled materials, such as empty plastic containers and bottles, bottle caps, cardboard boxes, plastic trays, drinking straws, and more. Learn how to transform these easy-to find household items into a sofa, bunk bed, desk chair, fridge, stove, bucket and mop, or even a hot tub for the rooftop garden, and come up with ideas of your own. The photographs of the finished interiors provide plenty of inspiration, and the project is sure to keep crafty children busy for days on end.

Making 1/12 Scale Wicker Furniture for the Dolls' House

Making 1/12 Scale Wicker Furniture for the Dolls' House Author : Sheila Smith
Release : 2003
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861082848
File Size : 79.13 MB
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Miniaturist Sheila Smith shares her unique weaving and plaiting techniques for making beautifully executed, authentic-looking wicker furniture for the dolls house. There are over 25 diverse projects tailored to suit all abilities, from the beginner to the experienced miniaturist and complement every room in the dolls house and. Supported by colour photographs, detailed illustrations and templates.

American Patchwork Designs in Needlepoint

American Patchwork Designs in Needlepoint Author : Melanie Tacon
Release : 1998
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861080882
File Size : 64.59 MB
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"...beautifully put together, featuring easy-to-stitch projects outstanding in both color and form....Tacon...includes 43 designs, many for small pieces like pin cushions, glasses cases, needlecases, sachets, and greeting card insets....these projects could be adapted to other textile crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry weaving, and tapestry crochet. Recommended for public libraries."--Library Journal. "In one of the more innovative needlework books lately, Tacon creates new looks with American patchwork patterns, using color, more geometric shapes, and unusual combinations..."--Booklist.

David Charlesworth's Furniture-making Techniques

David Charlesworth's Furniture-making Techniques Author : David Charlesworth
Release : 1999
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861081254
File Size : 25.80 MB
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“With its emphasis on the author's personal philosophy and approach...this book aims to appeal to all levels of woodworkers. [The] author generously relates tales of his own mistakes and mishaps, while providing encouragement; his furniture is quite beautiful and superbly made.”—Fine Woodworking.

Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners

Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners Author : Kevin Jan Bonner
Release : 1994
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN :
File Size : 73.83 MB
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This comprehensive book answers every question on the subject of restoring furniture. How to fix a wobbly chair or a scratched table top; how to identify and repair finishes and veneers; how to stain wood or remove white ring marks; how to French polish or apply a wax finish. The book guides the reader from the very first steps, so no experience is necessary, and every process is taken step-by-step. The author explains how, by using the minimum of tools and at very little cost, you can restore any piece of wooden furniture from the most shambolic to the almost perfect. Along the way, it exposes many mysteries and explodes many myths about restoration.

Bird Boxes and Feeders for the Garden

Bird Boxes and Feeders for the Garden Author : Dave Mackenzie
Release : 1998-04
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 28.99 MB
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Here are 21 projects showing how to make practical bird boxes and feeders using inexpensive and readily available timbers. Each of the projects will actively encourage birds and wildlife to visit your garden. Projects include: nesting box and feeders, a bat box, a hedgehog shelter and much more.

Creating Contrast with Dark Plants

Creating Contrast with Dark Plants Author : Freya Martin
Release : 2000
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN :
File Size : 49.68 MB
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Enter the plant world's heart of darkness--and discover it's beautiful, filled with luscious, deep tones to enrich any garden's color scheme. "Dark plants" are those with black, or nearly black, flowers and foliage. Unusual and marvelous, often tinged with purple or red, they can take the breath away; just look at the delicate, velvety "chocolate cosmos" (named for its delicious aroma), for example. Choose from an amazing array of annuals, biennials, and tender perennials; bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers; hardy perennials; and even trees, shrubs, and grasses, all in an alphabetical directory with descriptions and growing information. Six easy-to-implement design schemes take you through the seasons, and from sun-loving to shade plants. A Selection of the Garden Book Club.

Making Miniature Gardens

Making Miniature Gardens Author : Freida Gray
Release : 1999
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861080585
File Size : 78.63 MB
Format : PDF
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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.

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls Author : Angie Scarr
Release : 2001
Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN : 9781861082152
File Size : 62.22 MB
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A master modeler reveals the tricks of molding marvelously realistic fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, breads, pastries, and cakes—plus display stands and boxes. “Full of step-by-step projects for bakery goods, meats, fruits, and vegetables, all photographed in great detail....This useful book is certain to please in public library crafts collections.”—Library Journal.