Dollhouse Miniatures Books 2020-21

New Dollhouse & Miniatures Books for 2020-2021

(I'll add more as I find new entries.)


Dolls, Houses and Projects

Create 12  Simply Super Miniature HousesLucy Foxworth Creator at Paper Glitter Glue website specializing in paper/cardboard houses. Digital download book with over 100 photos.

Mini Doll Secrets, Dana Burton - If you've never seen Dana's beautiful dolls, you're in for a treat! All kinds of tips in a 24-page ebook tutorial to dressing your own miniature doll. $15, download. She also has a 16-page tutorial download, Piece-Cutting Lace, $15. 

Ribbonwood Cottage's White ChristmasDebbie Booth - Short booklet of simple projects and ideas ($9.99, 30 pages.)

Variatie in Vintage, Jacomine Mink - Directions for eight shops and assorted furnishings. See other books here.

 Miniature Food

Building a Pizza Parlor Diorama, Project Playbook Vol. 2, themousemarket - Cute idea. Make pizzas, cups, soda and ice, wood and handmade tile counter, pizza rounds and more. 51 pages, PDF digital download. $19.

How to Sculpt Miniature Summer Foods from Polymer Clay,Dollhouse Chef Series, themousemarket - Make dozens of summer foods from corn dogs to melon slices and more. 95 pages, digital download on Etsy. $39.95. She also has a full series of various digital books for making different foods.


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics, Bruce Goldfarb, curator of the Nutshell Studies -  (New biography) The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deaths follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics...Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity.  Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes, and made it her life's work. 
    Best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouses that appear charming—until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies—splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs—clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today.

Life in Miniature: A History of Dolls' Houses, (Hardcover, releases Jan 2, 2021) Nicola Lisle - History from the 16th century, dollhouse manufacturers and more. 

Tiny and Mini Books

Mini Zoltar - Figure in 4" high container of the famous fortune teller. Speaks, has light-up crystal ball. Hard to tell if it's a figure or a picture. Comes with 16 fortune cards.

Teeny-Tiny Tinsel Tree - 4" silver tree comes with  - yes! - a winding rotating color wheel, plus beads and a 32-page Christmas countdown guide. Look in the suggestions for other even odder pairings.  (Running Press has a whole category of mini books and other items!)

William Shakespeare: Famous Loving Words (Tiny Book), Darcy Reed - Small hardcover book of quotes. (1.3" x 1.7", 192 pages.) There's a bunch of these, so fun for a novelty.

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