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BOOKS AND MUSIC I RECOMMEND:

DOLLS

Making & Dressing Doll's House Dolls in 1/12 Scale

by Sue Atkinson, Venus Dodge
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I haven't seen this book yet, but it looks good from the description. It is a paperback - 192 pages. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


Fantastic Figures: Ideas & Techniques Using The New Clays

by Susanna Oroyan
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Arts and Crafts Editor's Recommended Book
In Anatomy of a Doll master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan gave us a definitive work on cloth dollmaking. In Fantastic Figures she concentrates on unique dolls made from polymer and paper clays, especially those that combine sculpted clay with cloth bodies. Emphasizing innovation rather than imitation, she provides lengthy and detailed information on the clays themselves; on sculpting the head, hands, feet, and legs; on finishing medium and painting methods; and on constructing the body, clothes, hair, accessories, and even display stands and tableau settings. The appendix discusses doll clubs and organizations and offers advice from other doll experts. Numerous line drawings and diagrams supplement the text, but the best feature is the set of exquisite color photographs of dolls made by 60 professional doll artists, some of whose creations are almost frightening in their startling realism. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


How to Make Perfect Dollhouse Figures

by Kitty Mackey
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This is a small paperback but it is packed with useful information for those wanting to try their hand at making fimo dolls. The dolls pictured are quite cute and may inspire your hidden artistic talents to emerge. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


COSTUMES

Sewing Victorian Doll Clothes: Authentic Costumes from Museum Collections

by Michelle Hamilton
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This book has patterns for larger dolls, but the information can be used for making authentic miniature costumes. Hardback. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


The Doll's Dressmaker: The Complete Pattern Book

by Venus A. Dodge
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This book has patterns for much larger dolls, but the information can be used for making very cute miniature costumes for children. It is a paperback - 192 pages. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915

by Katherine Strand Holkeboer
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A History of Costume

by Karl Kohler, Carl Kohler, Emma Von Schardt (Editor)
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Hat Making for Dolls 1855-1916

by Hobby Press Hobby
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I haven't seen this book yet, but it may be useful to the miniature hat maker. It is a small paperback book from Hobby House Press. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


Racinet's Full Color Pictorial History of Western Costume

by Auguste Racinet
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This book is a good reference book for costume ideas. Many of the costumes are from Europe as well as America. Paperback - 92 pages. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


How to Make Historic American Costumes

by Mary Evans, William-Alan Landes, Elizabeth Brooks
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I haven't seen this book yet, but it would most likely be a big help for costume making. It is a paperback. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


HOOKED RUGS

The Complete Book of Rug Hooking

by Joan Moshimer
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This is a wonderful book for learning to make your own hooked rugs (full size). It is packed with information and has many great photos of antique and modern hooked rugs. I highly recommend it. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).


American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot

by Joel Kopp, Kate Kopp
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If you are researching antique hooked rugs, this is the book for you. It is loaded with full color photos of antique rugs. It fully discusses the history of rug hooking. This is very good book which I have in my own collection. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).

MOODY BLUES MUSIC

Strange Times

by The Moody Blues
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It figures that the Moody Blues' dignified brand of pop rock would age well. The group's second studio album of the 1990s--its first in eight years--reveals a veteran foursome still capable of delivering sophisticated goods in a satisfying manner. The 57-minute package, the first self-produced recording the group has released since this current lineup formed in the mid-60s, takes a yearning, cautiously optimistic view of our modern state of being and adorns it with a pleasant sheen of mature energy. The sound ranges from politely symphonic to playfully Beatle-esque. Strange Times, in fact, offers a few nods to the Moody Blues' storied history, even including a spoken-word coda by Graham Edge la Days of Future Past. (The poetic content is a bit baffling, though.) Justin Hayward is in fine voice, and the album's uptempo pieces ("Foolish Love," "The One," "English Sunset") rate as highlights Though a touch too sweet in places, Strange Times is an engaging listen for long-time fans. --Terry Wood
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The View From The Hill

by Justin Hayward
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This is a wonderful CD from the lead singer of the Moody Blues. This solo album rivals some of his best work with the 'Moodies'. "Broken Dream" is a masterpiece! I highly recommend this album. Click on the album cover to hear 5 song samples. Give it a listen ... you won't be disappointed. Buy it (by clicking on the cover) at a 19% discount from Amazon.com. List price:$15.97. You pay $12.99. (Prices subject to change - please check the price listed at Amazon.com for the exact price at time of purchase).