All About Doll Houses Book, Barbara L. Farlie, How-To Make Scale Miniature Furniture, Houses, 1970s

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All About Doll Houses is your handy step-by-step how-to guidebook for making scale dollhouse miniature furniture, decor, and more! This book by Barbara L. Farlie and Charlotte L. Clarke is full of lots of genius tips on how to make delightful models with convincing details and proportions like the real thing!

The center of the book contains some color photos of some of the projects in the book, all true to scale, one inch to the foot; the rest of the book contains black and white schematics and tips for making everything from upholstered furniture to tiny dishes and oriental rugs. A must-have for anyone wanting to dabble in this hobby!

This softcover book has 233 pages with a full index. Copyright 1975.

There is a bit of mild foxing in the front of the book, scuffs on the covers and dings on the corners, and an "ex libris" label from the previous owner, but otherwise, this is in excellent condition!

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