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Monday, January 10, 2011

Paper Doll Houses & Furniture UPDATED!!!

***UPDATED-JAN 14 2011***
Free Printable Doll House Miniatures/Dollhouse Printies
Often referred to as "dollhouse printies" (or "printis"), these are download-able files to print and use in your dollhouse. Dollhouse miniature printables range from furniture to books to plants, and tons more. Some sites offer printables for free, some for a minor charge, some offer both freebies and pay downloads. I've tried to note which is which in the following list. Also, some of the sites that have free downloads restrict usage of the downloads for personal use. Please be kind and check the policies of each site. There are other dollhouse resources mixed in here also, various tutorials etc...
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  • Jim's Dollhouse Pages - Free printable projects in 1-inch, 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch scales.
  • A Victorian Birdcage by Sue Heaser - How to make a 1/12 birdcage out of polymer clay.
  • Abigail's Fantasy - Hand sculpted dolls by IGMA Fellow Dorothy Haw. Featuring a gallery of projects and dolls.
  • Acanthus Miniatures - Featuring florals, plants, ponds, water gardens, gardening accessories and teddy bears by a South African artisan.
  • Adventures in Victorian Dollhouse Restoration - A 30 year old in Seattle renovates the Dura-Craft Queen Anne dollhouse she built with Mom almost 20 years ago.
  • Alice's Dollhouse Page - Tips and techniques for building the Tennyson dollhouse kit.
  • Andrea Fabrega Miniature Ceramics - Porcelain pottery by Andrea Fabrega. Includes show schedule, recent samples, artist bio and contact information.
  • Bill Lankford's Miniatures - Class schedule and photos for 1" and 1/2" scale structures including a cantina, castle, thatch roofed cottage, and tree house.
  • Butterfly Dreams - DIY projects and printables, plus photos of dollhouses and roomboxes.
  • Casting for Purls - Resources for knitting in miniature in 1/12th scale, including where to purchase supplies, instructions, and some basic patterns.
  • Chinese Cuisine in Miniatures - Chinese foods and street vendor scene, handcrafted by Bertha Wong.
  • Custom Dolls, Houses, & Miniatures - Features selected pieces by various artists, with links to their websites and ebay pages. Items include dolls, 1/144 scale dollhouses, fairies, animals, food, and furniture.
  • Deb's Miniatures Dollhouses - Galleries of personal collection of dollhouses, dressed beds, miniatures and dolls. Tutorials and blogs by Deb Roberts, editor-in-chief of the Greenleaf Gazette.
  • Dollhouse Miniature Printables - Free printable 1" scale projects.
  • Elinekes Design - Photo gallery including an antique shop, garage, conservatory, leather boutique, barn, hat and lingerie boutique, Christmas conservatory and Santa Claus house.
  • Free Projects from Cotton Ridge Designs - Includes how to make tea and molasses cookies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a cake baking table, and potted spiral topiary trees.
  • Gladiolus Miniature Paper Flowers - Illustrated instructions for making paper Gladiolus flowers.
  • Harvington Guides - Pipe Cleaner Teddies - Illustrated how-to project to make fuzzy teddy bears for dollhouses.
  • Hobby House - Electifying Your Dollhouse Kit - How to wire dollhouses with copper tape. Includes illustrations.
  • Jan in Crete - A personal site featuring miniature houses in various scales and lacemaking.
  • Jan's Dollhouse - Tour a custom built dollhouse, tips, tricks and projects.
  • Jenn's Miniature Worlds - Personal collection including an Art Deco room, Colonial tavern, romantic bedroom, and a Cotswold cottage, by romance author Jennifer Ashley.
  • Kara Lee's Minis - Photos of houses, miniatures and classes.
  • Keith Walker - Miniaturist and Dolls House Maker - Some tips and photos of various projects.
  • Kevins Miniatures - How to make your own dollhouse bricks, and other tips and photos.
  • Kim's Home Page - Personal site includes miniature tips archives, how-to projects, collection photos, book and magazine reviews, and a section of handcrafted items for sale.
  • Kim's MiniMoments - Personal site with photos of a dressed Bespag bed and a large dollhouse under construction.
  • Klara's Miniatures - Personal pages featuring handcrafted roomboxes, dolls and a Dutch-style dollhouse with tile roof. Includes some projects with instructions written in Dutch, but with helpful illustrations.
  • La Mariposa Bakery Journal - Documentation of the conversion of a Buttercup dollhouse kit into a traditional Spanish style building. Includes the design process, photos and a glossary.
  • Laura's World of Miniatures - Step by step photographs and descriptions of students building a Rik Pierce thatched roofed Tudor cottage.
  • Let's Sculpt! - Sculpting a polymer clay faery with IGMA Artisan Lyn Trenary. Illustrated instructions.
  • MINIque MINIatures - Selfmade dollshouses, roomboxes and miniatures. Pictures of projects, including lighthouse, kitchen, toy-room, sewing-room. Also diy-projects, printables and items for sale.
  • Marianne B - How to make miniature crocheted wreaths, plus a photo gallery of other crocheted miniatures.
  • Martie's Minis - A collection of projects with instructions on how to make various miniature items, including a corn popper push toy.
  • Melanie's Love of Miniatures and More - Projects, hints and ideas. Form for submitting projects.
  • Melba's Miniatures - Gallery of various scenes and buildings.
  • Millinery In Miniature Tutorial - Thorough and illustrated step-by-step tutorial in miniature hat making by artisan Cynthia Howe.
  • Mini Art by Barb Lotto - Featuring food and meals of various sorts.
  • Mini Mansion - Pictures and instructions for handmade dolls houses, garden sheds and workshops, plus list of miniature shops, artists, museums and fairs in Germany.
  • Mini Works Projects - How to make a wicker baby basinett, a pot belly heater, a snow sled, a duck or rabbit rocker seat, polymer clay vegetables, and a diaper bag.
  • Mini-Mum - Featuring roomboxes, embroideries, cross stitch rugs, quilts and accessories; plus how to instructions for English Paper Piecing, rug fringing, and quilt draping.
  • MiniMe Printies - Printable CD, DVD and magazine covers, plus quilts.
  • - In several languages, featuring Tin Tin roomboxes; methods and tips; discussion forum; show, store, museum and book info.
  • Miniature Pansies from Affordable Punches - Illustrated instructions for making pansies out of paper.
  • Miniature-Illusions - Personal site featuring a collector's dollhouses and miniatures.
  • Mishelly's Zoo - How to projects for unusual items, including a bug zapper, toilet plunger, toy jack in the box, photo album, bathroom scale, and suitcase; plus photos of dollhouse collection.
  • Mission Style Bedroom Furniture - Illustrated instructions for making a Mission style bedroom furniture set.
  • Mold Making - Article about making your own molds for miniatures. Various materials are discussed.
  • My Dollhouse Page - Ideas & Projects - Printable seed packets, scrap books, wrapping paper, gift bags, lanterns, hat boxes, books, cards and shoe boxes.
  • My Dollhouses - Artist Grazhina displays the doll houses she has designed and created. Includes close-ups of some special dollhouse pieces and floorcloths, together with some tutorials.
  • My Dolls House - Describes the process of building two dollhouses.
  • My Miniatures - Personal site with photos of dollhouses, roomboxes, needlepoint and knit items.
  • My Miniatures - Connie Sauve's miniature collection of projects, scenes and dollhouses.
  • My Small Obsession - Focused on creating resources for miniaturists, from collectors to artists. Projects, tutorials, directory, photos and articles.
  • Nancy's World - Personal site showing interiors and exteriors of dollhouses including the Glencroft, the San Franciscan, and the Aster Cottage.
  • Natalie Gayle Miniatures - Offering some free projects to download as well as showing personal projects and dollshouses by a young miniaturist.
  • Nuts'n'Bits - Showing precise machined metal and plastic miniatures in 1/12 scale and smaller.
  • One Lucky Bug - Personal site featuring character dolls, including a man in a Zoot suit and Redwall characters, plus several dollhouses.
  • Pop's Dollhouse - Replica of an 1880's mid-western Victorian type home made in 1' to 1' scale. It's wired with electricity and filled with Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Queen Anne replica furniture that Pop made.
  • Riverview Amusement Park by Ed Fruh - Ed Fruh has created models of Riverview Amusement Park in Chicago which closed in the 1960's. The models of the rides were created using H.O. scale. Individuals interested in Chicago history, amusement parks, miniatures or other model construction will be interested in this site.
  • Sal's Site - Personal collection photos including: a factory, a Victorian mansion, a French country manor, a Tudor village, Lady Jane glass pieces and Hogwart's Castle.
  • Shirl's Miniature World - Personal site showing dollhouse, vignette, shop, bear and doll collection.
  • Silly Sisters Miniatures - Handcrafted dollhouse miniatures. Free tutorial on how to make a feather duster.
  • Small Houses - Scale 1 to 12 - Featuring photo tours of dollhouses designed and built by a husband for his wife and daughter. Some construction process information is included.
  • St Hilary's Miniature Church - St. Hilary's is a 1/12 scale church with fimo and porcelain dolls who form both the congregation, clergy and Sunday School. Together they celebrate the Christian year.
  • Stello's Mini Stuff - Dollhouse miniatures made, received and bought by Stello. Lots of photos, regular updates in the Mini Diary, and some DIY projects.
  • Steve & Annie - Hobbies including handcrafted Tudor furniture, dollhouse and needlework.
  • Sue Heaser's Ornamental Trees 1 - Instructions to make Italian style ornamental potted fruit trees.
  • Swallowhill Miniatures - Offering dolls, clothing patterns and accessories. Plus how-to tutorials for making Silk Ribbon Rosebuds, Tiny Buttons, Ribbon Bows, Stockings and Slippers, Assemble a 1/12th Doll Kit, Painting Porcelain Pieces and Using Fimo and Flumo in molds.
  • The Fisher-Price Townhouse - Printable files to cut out and fold to decorate dollhouses.
  • The Miniature World by Yuki - Personal site of a miniature hobbyist in Japan showing western and Japanese style miniatures, vignettes, roomboxes and buildings.
  • The Wooden Dolls House Blog - Wooden dolls houses including posts, articles, videos, and products.
  • Tiny Minds - How to make plants, turned pottery, and molds; plus offers items for sale.
  • Wanna In El Paso - Featuring many projects and their stories, plus how-to's for Michael's Crafts Store hutch makeovers.
  • Whiskers on Kittens - Jane Lambert's personal projects in needlepoint, ceramics, and quarter scale. Includes a how-to make a vintage style tole tray.
  • Wicker Pet Basket - Illustrated instructions for making a wicker pet bed.
  • Zooplies Miniature Haven - Tutorials and printables in 1/12, 1/6, and 1/4 scales.
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  • Susan's Mini Talk - A personal blog with pictures and dollhouse stories with links. [RSS]
Dollhouse Printies
Often referred to as "dollhouse printies" (or "printis"), these are downloadable files to print and use in your dollhouse. Dollhouse miniature printables range from furniture to books to plants, and tons more.

Some sites offer printables for free, some for a minor charge, some offer both freebies and pay downloads. I've tried to note which is which in the following list. Also, some of the sites that have free downloads restrict usage of the downloads for personal use. Please be kind and check the policies of each site.

* Jean Day Minis
Hatbox, books, wallpaper -- all lovely!
SCALE: 1/12, 1/144
COST: Free for personal use

* Owned By My Cats
Cat foods, pictures, books, and more -- all cat related!
SCALE: 1/12
COST: Free

* Paper Minis
Toys, books, household items, seasonal, and a great selection of tutorials on using paper minis.
SCALE: 1/12
COST: Small fee (for personal use only), free monthly samples to members

Digital Dollhouse Activities
Click these links to find free dollhouse "printables" -- miniaturized
paper goodies like books, calendars, photos, and so on -- to print out,
trim, and decorate as necessary.