Dolls and Dollhouses
Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials
Paperback ISBN: 1616896078
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.
Fantastic Fairies And Their Friends
Paperback ISBN: 1861084625
The Fairy Empress has lovely wings, is soft, flexible, and easily costumed. Her companion, the Grass Sprite, has a curly tail, and a comfy pumpkin to hide in. They’re just two of the toy fairy characters and magical accessories Julie Sharp shows how to make, with her own original method of joining and wrapping pompoms and pipe cleaners. All the projects in this entire fairy world are sturdy enough to play with and beautiful enough to display on a bedroom dresser or hall table. The materials are inexpensive, the directions are easy to follow, and the results are enchanting.
Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-Inch Dolls
Complete Instructions and Full-Size Patterns for 35 Clothing and Accessory Items
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0873493753
What doll lover wouldn't want to outfit their doll in today's most fashionable clothes? From a cozy fleece vest to an elegant party dress, you'll find patterns and instructions to make 16 fun, modern outfits for the ever popular 18-inch doll such as American Girls, Creative Friends, the Springfield Collection, and others. You'd spend over $100 to buy these patterns individually, and you wouldn't get the helpful instructions Joan has written to guide you in creating all the outfits and accessories shown in the photos. - BONUS: Instructions for making 11 accessory items - Full-size tissue pattern sheets for more than 30 garments - Complete step-by-step instructions with hundreds of helpful illustrations
Within the Fairy Castle
Colleen Moore's Doll House at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Hardcover ISBN: 0821225197
This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original "flapper," the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries "real tears"; travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others; move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glass slippers, and more; and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom.
"MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO. 4to.