Minggu, 13 Juni 2010


Is something that must in every home. Its existence is to make your home more complete and beautiful. Furniture much sought after by people, many cities in Indonesia that is famous for the special characteristics with the characteristics of Jepara furniturenya like carvings.
Furniture made from primary materials are wood-quality goods has its own value for the interested persons. It feels less than complete if in an unoccupied house goods because the goods are made of furniture has become a mandatory whole hog in a home.

Dollhouse funny

Everyone who sees it will agree with the color that was so interesting and unique little decorations add beauty Dollhouse doll is inspired from the kingdom in ancient times with the impression of a classic but so attractive that brings us as if living at that time.
Disebuah life so grand palace along with the prince who was so handsome and we are like a queen who was so loved by the people live happily in the palace with all the luxuries provided of course that there dipikiran us when we enter our Dollhouse nature.

Rabu, 28 April 2010

Embellishing Furniture Projects

Craft clay, which typically sells for about $1 or less per ounce, can be fashioned into furniture parts and then baked in the oven for about 15 minutes to harden. After making furniture, add embellishments such as knobs for drawers. Make drawer pulls from a variety of materials, such as painted dry beans or seeds, pins or needles with decorative heads or jewelry beads. Gold sticker stars, strategically cut, make suitable gold hinges for cardboard cupboards. Glue fringed trim around the base of a fabric couch to add the final touch. Use clear, heavy packaging plastic as see-through windows in china hutches or other cabinets with glass. For china closets with mirror backing, use aluminum foil as the mirror.

Recycled Furniture

Look around for recyclable material, suitable for making miniature furniture. Empty matchboxes make ideal drawers. Cut out a large rectangular piece of the heavy, clear packaging plastic to make the top of a glass-top table. Fashion a small cardboard box into furniture, such as a dresser or table. Look through magazines for pictures of furniture, and then imagine how you might replicate the piece, using cardboard. Make wrought iron-like doll chairs by artfully cutting and curling aluminum soda cans, using the bottom of the can as the chair's seat, and shaping the cut sections to form chair legs and a backrest. While this is a classic craft project, often called tin can doll furniture, it is not suitable to use as a child's toy, due to the sharp edges.

Furniture Projects

Craft books, such as Vivienne Boulton's "The Dollhouse Decorator," include pages of patterns to trace and apply to cardboard or wood. After cutting out the pieces, assemble according to the instructions in the book to make miniature furniture, such as a dressing table, dresser or wingback chair. Instead of using patterns from a book, a number of websites offer free patterns, referred to as printables, to print out from your computer onto heavy paper. Many of these don't just print the outline pattern, but apply design and color to the paper. It's like printing out miniature furniture.

Miniature Dollhouse Furniture

One of the biggest joys in the life of a young girl is a great doll house. She will play with the house for hours on end and will cherish the moments she spends fixing the house and decorating it. One of the ways that she can make the house even more special is to help in the making of the furniture for the house. Some of the easiest and most fun furniture to make is bean bags. They are easy to make and can be a great project for a parent and child to do together.

One of the first thing that you have to decide for your bean bag furniture is what do you want to want to decorate all rooms with the same style or do you want to give each room its own flare. I like to give each room its own expression and it gives you a chance to be very creative with your bean bags. You can choose to make a formal room, a fun room and you can even take rooms and decorate them in special colors and different hues or variations of the colors.

What kind of material is going to be used to make the furniture? You can be really creative with this. The bean bags will not have to be very large and they will not have to be make out of the most extremely study material. You will have to use a good material that can take some wear but the only one that will be “sitting” on the furniture will be the dolls. You can use old clothing that no longer fits your child to make the furniture; this is a good way to preserve some favorite pieces. I like to use material with large shapes. You can cut out the shapes and make the furniture that way. You can also use nice frilly material to decorate the bags after they are constructed. Mix the materials together so that you can turn the bags over and have a different chair or they can be used in different rooms at different times.

You have to decide what you are going to use as the filling for the furniture. I know that they are called bean bags but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are filled with “beans”, although beans can certainly be used. You can use things such as rice, lentils, or other hard seed items. You can also get artificial beans at your local craft or everything store. You can also use a variety of fillings for the different bags; this will give your furniture different textures.

Once you decide on your materials and you filling you can make your bags. To sew the bags together you will have to place two pieces of material with the outside facing toward each other. You need to make a seam, leaving approximately an inch or an inch and a half so that you can turn the bag inside out and fill it with your chosen filling, after the bags are filled then the opening can be closed. The bags can be decorated any way that your little one decides. They may be just beautiful without any added extras. The thing to remember is to let your little one help make all of the decisions with the bags. This will be a great project and make great memories for you and your little one.

Standard Scales

The baby houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the toy dollhouses of the nineteenth and early twentieth century rarely had uniform scales, even for the features or contents of any one individual house. Although a number of manufacturers made lines of miniature toy furniture in the Nineteenth Century, these products were not to a strict scale.

Children's play dollhouses from most of the 20th and 21st centuries are 1:18 or two third inch scale (where 1 foot is represented by 2/3 of an inch). Common brands include Lundby (Sweden), Renwal, Plasco, Marx, Petite Princess, and T. Cohn (all American) and Caroline's Home, Barton, Dol-Toi and Triang (English). A few brands use 1:16 or 3/4"-scale.

The most common standard for adult collectors is 1:12 scale, also called 1" or one inch scale (where 1 foot is represented by 1 inch.) Among adult collectors there are also smaller scales which are much more common in the United States than in Britain. 1:24 or half inch scale (1 foot is 1/2") was popular in Marx dollhouses in the 1950s but only became widely available in collectible houses after 2002, about the same time that even smaller scales became more popular, like 1:48 or quarter inch scale (1 foot is 1/4") and 1:144 or "dollhouse for a dollhouse" scale.

In Germany during the middle part of the 20th century 1:10 scale became popular based on the metric system. Dollhouses coming out of Germany today remain closer in scale to 1:10 than 1:12.

The largest common size for dollhouses is Playscale or 1:6 which is proportionate for Barbie, Ken, Blythe and other dolls 11-12 inches tall.