One of the more prolific British writers on the subject of dollhouses, outside and in, Nisbett encapsulates her considerable knowledge into a small book designed for rank beginners. Part 1 surveys the choices available, from working within a budget to selecting houses, shops, and garden settings; charts guide hobbyists to the appropriate materials for authentic period interiors and exteriors. Part 2 delves into the details; more project oriented, it includes practical how-to information, such as fashioning fireplaces and Aga cookers. All instructions are accompanied by at least one color photograph; the list of materials may occasionally need some translation, since the author tends to use British brand names and generic terms. A good aid for those considering a new hobby. Barbara Jacobs
“The perfect guide to select your first project. Includes instructions for a dolls’ house, the interiors, furnishings, fixtures and even miniature gardens.”—DOLLMAKING.