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Create Doll Furniture for your American Girl Doll
You can expand playtime for your child and her doll by creating a doll-sized room. Perhaps her own bedroom, fancy closet, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. Many people would like the fun and satisfaction of building furniture or creating furniture accessories for their American Girl or other 18 inch doll. Making doll furniture could involve everyone in the family, from Dad in his workshop, mom in the sewing room, and you little girl "decorating" a room. There are many resources available to the you. I hope after you view these links, you will be inspired to explore more and create your own doll furniture and accessories. And for those of you that are not so "crafty", I've enclosed links at the end of my lens to some special shops selling doll furniture.
Dollhouse for an 18 inch Doll
Books - Building Doll Funiture
Here are two books for building doll furniture for your American Girl Doll (or other 18 inch doll). The books include layouts and detailed instructions. The reviews for these books indicate that they are for the experienced woodworker with a good work shop.
Here is the review for the above book (Making Furniture for American Girl Dolls and Other 18 Inch Dolls -3rd Edition) voted "most helpful" by Amazon buyers: I really like this book. Great patterns and easy to follow text for making high quality furniture that can be past on to future generations. If you do not have a well equipped shop, don't bother buying this book.
Be Inspired by Queen Mary's Dollhouse
Dream a little!! I love Queen Mary's Dollhouse. This book may offer inspiration to you as you build "living spaces" for your American Girl Doll. Queen Mary's Dolls' House is a doll's house built in the early 1920s, completed in 1924, for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. It showcased the very finest and most modern goods of the period. Later the dolls' house was put on display to raise funds for the Queen's charities. It was originally exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924-1925, and is now on display in Windsor Castle, at Windsor, Berkshire, England, as a tourist attraction, especially to people with an interest in miniature houses and furniture.
Queen Mary's Doll House
Video - Creating 18 inch Doll Furniture and Accessories - Video Instructions
I've included two You Tube videos to get you started. If these aren't exactly the instructions that you need, there are many more on You Tube.
Video - Bunk Beds for your Dolls
How to video.
Creating Furniture and Crafting Accessories
- Woodworking Doll Furniture Plans
This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY woodworking plans to build many types of doll baby cradles and related doll-sized furniture from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these
- eHow - How to Make 18 Inch Doll Furniture
Most popular fashion dolls for girls use 18-inch doll furniture. The furniture can also work for some types of small baby dolls. Making your own 18-inch doll furniture is an artistic and cost-effective activity. The small size makes the project quick
Shopping for Doll Furniture
You can shop at American Girl Stores and on Ebay for 18 inch doll furniture. But if you can't find your special item there, at a price you want to pay, look at these sites. And don't forget many woodworkers sell their handmade furniture on Etsy.
- Handmade Doll Furniture at Etsy
All types of handmade doll furniture for your 18 inch doll.
- Amish Handmade Doll Furniture
Our Amish Furniture is made in smaller-sized family-owned shops that are non-electric, but have power driven machinery. We visit many Amish friends and Amish Furniture and toy makers weekly socially and for business. All fitting of parts, finish sand
I want my doll to have her own:
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Want to create a wardrobe for your American Girl Doll?? Be sure to see my Lens - Sewing Patterns for American Girl Dolls - Great sources for patterns and few sewing tips. Link just above this "sticky note"..
Links to All Things CSBSEWS
- CSBSEWS Doll Clothes on Etsy
Shop for one-of-a-kind, quality clothing for your American Girl Doll by CSBSEWS Doll Clothes on Etsy.
- CSBSEWS on Facebook
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- CSBSEWS on Twitter
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- The Stitching Post
Visit my blog to see a gallery of CSBSEWS Designs.
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