Sam McKechnie's new craft book invites readers to lose themselves in the incredible world of Miss Violet. Whether they have a doll's house, some shelf space or an unwanted shoebox, Sam has created 25 makes that are perfect for any miniature residence. In addition to the makes there will be a pop-out paper Miss Violet doll (and outfits to dress her in) at the back of the book. Readers will also find a shoebox house project and a chapter of scraps (to photocopy or download) so that every room in their house can be embellished with fabulous paper furnishings – from cooking pots and carriage clocks to picture frames and paper pansies. Chapters include: Introducing Miss Violet – Meet the star of the show. Includes a wealth of ideas for clothing and accessories for readers to make themselves. Moving in – learn how to select a home (traditional doll’s house, shoebox, cupboard or shelf), make a shoebox house, and create a name plaque. Kitchen – makes include clay food, embroidered tablecloth and bobbin table and stools.. Parlour – makes include a chandelier, fireplace and Christmas tree. Bedroom and bath – makes include pressed flower wallpaper, playing card bath mat and a fairytale mattress. Garden – makes include a pond, instant flower garden and clothes line. Miss Violet’s Doll's House includes everything needed to imagine and create a miniature world.
This sumptuous book offers an overview of the history of dolls' houses and their furniture based on the celebrated collections of the V & A Museum of Childhood. From early art cabinets and 'baby' houses that recorded the extravagant lifestyle of aristocratic owners and German houses intended as teaching aids for young girls, to the dolls' houses of today, Pasierbska tells the fascinating story of the dolls' house. Presented as a walk through the rooms of the houses and illustrated with close up details that show the craftsmanship and care of their makers and owners, this is an essential book for any dolls' house enthusiast.