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More Making Books by Hand: Exploring Miniature Books, Alternative Structures, and Found Objects
Peter Thomas, Donna Thomas
1592530745
November 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This must-have book for newcomers to the popular art of bookmaking teaches all the basics and features easy and interesting projects that allow self-expression and experimentation. More experienced bookmakers and paper enthusiasts will also note that it offers a wealth of practical tips and techniques in one handy resource. All the basic bookmaking techniques include lots of specialized tips. Simple book structures, miniature books, and a wide variety of projects that highlight themes such as travel, music, even wearable books?a book necklace and earrings?provide creative variations on traditional ideas. The authors share innovative, unique, and previously unpublished binding structures that incorporate scrolls, flaps, folders, and more. In addition, some book projects are made from unusual materials or found...


How to Make Clay Characters
Maureen Carlson
0891347216
Mar 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Polymer clay figures used as characters in cartoon films are familiar to us. Because the clay is so easily worked, it is not difficult to make one's own figures to use in doll houses or other miniature settings. Carlson's manual includes general information on supplies and techniques as well as step-by-step projects for a variety of representative figures from a wide range of age groups. The color illustrations showing work in progress as well as finished figures are excellent, and the often humorous clothed characters are portrayed doing many activities.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
For close to a decade now, crafters of many ages have been enjoying the fruits of polymer clays (aka Fimo, Sculpey, and by other brand names) as easy-to-fashion...


Making Doll's House Miniatures with Polymer Clay
Sue Heaser
0304355704
December 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
“Here’s the definitive guide to manufacturers, tools, safety, and crafting. See how to intermix colored clays to obtain an even wider range of hues, and the different types of paints and varnishes...for adornment. Techniques for softening the clay, balling and rolling it, working with a knife, and sanding will assure good results.”—Doll Castle News.


Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls
Angie Scarr
1861082150
December 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
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. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
A master modeler reveals the tricks of molding marvelously realistic fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, breads, pastries, and...


Dollhouse Decor: Creating Soft Furnishings in 1/12 Scale
Nick Forder, Esther Forder
0823012999
October 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This book of needlework (soft furnishings) for dollhouses by the editors of International Dolls' House News contains projects similar to those in Pamela Warner's Miniature Embroidery for the Victorian Doll's House but has a broader scope, covering British styles from 1845 to the present. Projects for curtains, rugs, and accessories include descriptions of period furnishings, charts, patterns, and photos of the finished items in a dollhouse setting. These are cleverly designed needlework miniatures that add an authentic touch to period rooms and would be collectible in their own right by needlework enthusiasts. Highly recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Wargaming
Neil Thomas
0750938161
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Wargaming is concerned with simulating historical conflicts through the medium of miniature figures fighting battles over three dimensional terrain, their movement and combat being regulated by rules which create historically accurate battles. Since the 1950s, the hobby has grown exponentially and now enjoys a widespread following across the world. Although the rise in computerized wargaming has transformed some aspects of the hobby, the traditional table-based wargame continues to go from strength to strength. Neil Thomas, a seasoned wargamer himself, offers practical advice on how to collect and paint wargames armies, together with all the information and rules needed to fight wargames over a huge historical timespan. He offers simple, playable and realistic rules for a variety of historical periods, from ancient...


Dollhouse Furnishings for the Bedroom and Bath: Complete Instructions for Sewing and Making 44 Miniature Projects
Shep Stadtman
048624590X
May 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
Complete guide to miniature woodworking, sewing, plus step-by-step instructions for 44 elegant dollhouse projects—quilts, pillows, towels, bedroom, ensembles, more.


The Art of Feltmaking: Basic Techniques for Making Jewelry, Miniatures, Dolls, Buttons, Wearables, Puppets, Masks and Fine Art Pieces (Watson-Guptill Crafts)
Anne Einset Vickrey
0823002624
July 1997
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The essential materials of feltmaking are basic--wool, hot soapy water, a pair of scissors, and your hands--yet the results are anything but simple. This attractive book explains how to get started in the craft, then thoroughly explores making ropes, beads, and flat pieces of felt (the three basic feltmaking techniques). From there, the felt you create can become sculpted figures, flowers, butterflies, masks, vessels, puppets, buttons and other clothing embellishments, various wearables, and even a miniature scene with manipulatable figures. All of the techniques and projects are carefully explained in step-by-step detail and supported by clear color photos. Most of the items have a lovely folk-art quality, with vivid colors and handmade charm.


Making Miniature Chinese Rugs & Carpets
Carol Phillipson
1861082541
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Phillipson follows her earlier Cross-Stitch Designs from China with this collection of 251/12-scale patterns for miniature needlepoint done in tent stitch on 22-count canvas. The designs, including a Tree of Life carpet and a beautiful East Turkestan prayer rug, were inspired by Chinese rugs and carpets and will be of interest to needlework miniatures artisans and doll-house decorators. Each pattern includes a note on the origins of the design, a list of threads required, a full-page color photo of the finished piece, and a full-page color graph of the design. Also included is a thread conversion chart for Anchor, DMC, Madeira, Kreinik, and Appleton threads. Purchase for large public libraries, as demand for miniature crafts and doll-house decorating warrants. Copyright 2002 Reed Business...


Miniature Punchneedle Embroidery: Simple Techniques Beautiful Projects (That Patchwork Place)
Linda Repasky
1564776468
January 17, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the techniques in minutes and finish your first design in a few hours! Find everything you need to know about punchneedle embroidery in this comprehensive guidebook—from tools and supplies to finishing and framing. • Choose from 11 folk-art designs, such as a crow, a dog, and flowers • Get started right away with super-simple techniques and inexpensive embroidery floss • Tuck any of these charming little designs into your bag for a great take-along project

About the Author
Home: Amherst, Massachusetts Linda Repasky designs and publishes patterns through her compnay, Woolen Whimsies. She teaches punchneedle-embroidery techniques throughout New England.


Nellie Mini Doll: W/Making Of The Movie Book
American Girl Editors
1584859466
September 2004
Book and Toy
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Miniature Crochet
Roz Walters
1861082738
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 40 projects, with full color photographs, offer something for needleworkers of all levels; the basic introduction allows even complete novices to begin crocheting. Equip a miniature nursery with a tiny blanket and baby outfits. Fill your little closets and wardrobes with Victorian or modern clothes. Add special touches to your dolls’ house décor, from afghans to tablecloths, and even an elaborate hanging for a four-poster bed.


Elizabeth: Mini Doll
American Girl
159369072X
July 2005
Other Format
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Girls and Their Horses: True Tales from American Girls (AmericanGirl Library)
Staff of Pleasant Company Publications
1584850396
September 2000
Paperback
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Making 1/12 Scale Wicker Furniture for the Dolls' House
Sheila Smith
1861082843
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
It takes only a few pages to lay out the tools and weaving techniques, which primarily involve plaiting cotton around wire strands. Twenty-five breathtaking projects, shown in color photos, include a dining room table and chairs; bed and blanket box; bathroom shelf; kitchen storage baskets; and much more. From a baby’s cradle to a chaise longue, each item is a small masterpiece.


Edward Norgate
Jeffrey M. Muller
0300069138
Oct 1997
Hardcover
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Making Miniature Flowers With Polymer Clay
Barbara Quast
0891348212
August 1998
Paperback
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Flyers (Mini Kit)
Manufactured by Running Press
0762416173
February 2004
Other Format
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Book Description
Our popular Mini Kit(tm) format is perfect for this guide to making and flying small versions of the Supersonic Skyrider, Interceptor, Papering, Sabertooth, and many other ingenious species of paper airplanes. The 32-page illustrated book is full of step-by-step instructions.


Samantha Mini Doll W/Making Of The Movie Book
American Girl Editors
1584859458
September 2004
Book and Toy
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Love and Loss
Robin Jaffee Frank
0300087241
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Christopher Schoppa, Washington Post Book World
"A wonderful new book . . . a richly illustrated account of the monument's conception, . . . symbolism and . . . conservation."

From Booklist
This thick book's other dimensions are approximately those of a next-larger-than-regular-size postcard. Yet most of its colorplates are full-scale reproductions, for the brilliantly lifelike paintings in them are tiny portraits painted in watercolor on thin ivory disks. During the hundred years before photography, they were all the rage among Americans who could afford their highly skilled creators' fees. Before that, they had evolved from medieval manuscript illuminations and enjoyed 400 years' popularity in Britain. Such famous American artists as Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, and the three...


No. 1 Price Guide to M.I. Hummel Figurines, Plates, More... (Mi Hummel Figurines, Plates, Miniatures & More Price Guide)
Robert L. Miller
0942620658
March 1, 2003
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Tabletop Machining: A Basic Approach to Making Small Parts on Miniature Machine Tools
Joe Martin
0966543300
July 1998
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The Home Shop Machinist Magazine, January 1999
When someone with Joe Martin's experience in the machine shop begins to draw upon his past and put it into print, one bit of wisdom tumbles out right on the heels of another. The book grew in just that way. What started out to be a substantial book became a monumental one, and it's clearly not limited in its scope to people who own and operate the tabletop-type machine tools such as the Sherline equipment. Machining is machining, and size is for the most part immaterial. This book is richly illustrated with drawings, diagrams and full color photography. Craig Libuse is responsible for that aspect of the book, and it has added immensely to its usefulness. While the book focuses mostly upon the Sherline lathe and mill in both drawings and photos, the setups and processes it illustrates are...


The White House in Miniature
Gail Buckland
0393036634
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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From Booklist
What does it take to spend more than three decades on a model of the White House? For the Zweifel family along with hundreds of volunteers, the expenditure of a half million hours was more than a patriotic mission. This book also tells the story of the maneuvering and perseverance necessary to obtain the permissions and money necessary to reproduce the inside and outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with absolute precision and fidelity. Color photographs of more than 30 well-known White House rooms, from the Oval Office to Lincoln's bedroom, capture the details of craftsmanship. The text explains not only the historical background of each room, but also the feats and talent required to build miniatures. Barbara Jacobs

From Kirkus Reviews
No doubt about it--this book, which...


Twenty Little Amish Quilts: With Full-Size Templates
Gwen Marston
0486275825
June 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Instructions, eye-catching patterns for 20 "quiltlets" that work up quickly and easily: Four Patch, Zig Zag, Baskets, Sunshine and Shadow, Triangles, Monkey Wrench, Diamond in a Square, Shoo Fly, Log Cabin, Evening Star and more. Sizes range from about 21" x 21" for the largest, to 15 1/2" x 18 1/2" for the smallest. Ideal as doll bedcovers or lovely wall hangings.


Peter Rabbit Paper Dolls in Full Color
Kathy Allert
0486242811
Feb 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
The Peter Rabbit who has charmed generations of children dresses up for 28 exciting new adventures, in this frolicsome wardrobe imaginatively rendered by noted graphic artist Kathy Allert. Children will delight as Peter becomes a policeman, archaeologist, football player, rock star, backpacker, magician, spacebunny—21 other characters. Includes doll and 28 full-color costumes.


Finishing Touches (Dolls House Do-It-Yourself)
Jane Harrop
0715317946
September 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Create a range of beautifully detailed accessories for dolls? houses of every period and style. From tables, chairs and shelves, to letter racks, mirrors and coat racks, everything you need to make your dolls? house a home is here. Over 30 detailed, step-by-step, illustrated projects show how to make a variety of decorative accessories. Further illustrated variation ideas allow you to adapt the style or period of the project, and mix-and-match your favorite projects to suit your dolls? house. An illustrated section on the basic materials and equipment used offers practical guidance, while the basic techniques, such as working with wood, using glues, and varnishing, are illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Easy-to-use templates and diagrams are provided where necessary, including color photocopying pages with a...

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