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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

JoannSwanson DIY Miniatures INDEX

I'm creating an INDEX of Joann Swanson's blog to catalog TECHNIQUES and PRINTIES that can be found on her website. Hopefully this will provide a quick reference to what is available instead of scrolling through every single one of her projects.

For those of you unfamiliar with her blog, Joann Swanson has been writing dollhouse miniature projects for dollhouse magazines forever it seems. Her projects can be found in the now defunct Nutshell News and Dollhouse Miniatures. She has now started creating projects and tutorials on her blog and available for FREE. It is a wonderful resource for beginners and pros alike. All projects are in 1:12 scale, but can easily be adapted to smaller scales.

This is only an INDEX. These are listed for the month in which they were created and correspond to her archives. For the actual instructions and printies, please go to http://www.joannswansondiyminiatures.blogspot.com/

NOVEMBER 2012 THANKSGIVING KITCHEN ISLAND
- Kitchen Work Table
- Fimo TURKEY, CELERY, ONION
- Cutting Board (rectangle or paddle shape)
- Fishing Bobber Bowl
- Foam Core Bread Cubes
- PRINTIES
   - APRON, POT HOLDERS, DISH TOWELS
   - SPICE JAR LABELS
   - CHICKEN BROTH CAN, OLD BAY SEASONING TIN
   - FAMILY RECIPE FOLDER W/RECIPES
   - KNIFE
- Kitchen Utensils
  - POTATO MASHER
  - SPATULA
  - ROLLING PIN
  - KNIFE
  - WHIP

OCTOBER 2012 WITCH'S KITCHEN
- CABINET/CUPBOARD
- WORK TABLE
- WITCH DOLL FROM SKELETON WITH WITCH HAT, DRESS & SHOES PATTERNS
- JARS FROM ACRYLIC RODS
- PRINTIES
  - POTIONS BOOK
  - WITCH'S BREW BOTTLE LABELS
  - VARIOUS WITHC BOOK COVERS

DISPLAY BOXES FROM PICTURE FRAMES

JUNE 2012 AMERICANA PEDDLER'S CART
- PICNIC TIN BASKET
- PULL TOYS (GIRAFFE, SHIP AHOY, CHICKEN)
- BUCKET OF FLAGS
- PRINTIES
  - FLAGS, VARIOUS NATIONS
  - UNCLE SAM HATS
  - PINWHEELS
  - AMERICANA BIRD HOUSES
  - FLAG BUNTING
  - RED, WHITE, BLUE STRIPE WALLPAPER

UMBRELLA WITH PUNCHED PAPER TULIPS
- PARASOL PATTERN

LION & LAMB PULL TOYS

KITES

SHAMROCK PLANT & VINTAGE ST PATTY DAY CARDS

VALENTINE GIRL'S DESK VIGNETTE
- GIRL'S DESK
- GLASS BOTTLE LAMP FILLED WITH NO HOLE BEADS
- PET BED PATTERN AND DIY WEAVING
- PRINTIES
   - CHAIR SEATS
   - LAMP SHADE PATTERN
   - SWITCH OUTLETS
   - FEBRUARY CALENDAR
   - SILHOUETTES
   - VALENTINE BOX
   - VINTAGE VALENTINE CARDS
   - GIFT BAG PATTERN
   - VALENTINE BOOK COVERS

JULTOMTENS (wooden santas) & SWEDISH XMAS TREE W/GINGERBREAD COOKIE ORNAMENTS

DOLLHOUSES FROM THE PAST (dollhouses from pages of America's magazines)
- MC CALL'S DOLLY DREAM DOLLHOUSE (DH)
- SEARS ROEBUCK
- BUILT-RITE
- DE LUXE DH FURNITURE
- AMERICAN HOME FURNITURE
- HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
- HOUSE & GARDEN
- HARPER BAZAAR
- HAPPI-TIME DH WITH RENWALL FURNITURE
- WOMAN'S WORLD COLONIAL DH
- NEELY HALL CRAFT PATTERNS
- RUTH SPEARS HOME CRAFT PATTERNS
- BOOKSHELF DOLLHOUSE/ROOMBOXES



JUNE 2011/POTTING BENCH

TECHNIQUES:
  • Flowers/plants: trailing plant, daisies, hydrangeas, pansies
  • 3-shelf plant rack
  • garden hat
  • garden clogs from push molds
  • potting bench & birdhouses
PRINTIES
  • Garden supply cans
  • Plant food bag
  • Garden gloves
  • White & red chicken planters
  • Brick wall
  • Stone flooring
  • Garden signs/sayings
  • Seed storage box
  • Seed packets
  • Garden stake signs
  • Pansy box

CREATIVE MINDS ARE RARELY TIDY

TECHNIQUES
  • Sofa from foam core board
  • Coffee table (sheet wood & chess pieces for table legs)
  • Work basket & stand
  • Floor lamp
  • Wicker pet bed
  • End table from Tiny Turnings
  • Table lamp w/resin cottage base
  • TV tray
  • Storage box from restaurant jelly containers
  • Scrub brush
  • Bottles from Lite-Brite pegs
  • Dust pan
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Feather duster
PRINTIES
  • pillows
  • Magazines
  • Needlework in progress
  • Scrapbooks
  • Craft books
  • File folders box & file folders
  • DH furniture kit box
  • Craft paint bottles
  • Cleaning product cans
  • Apron
  • Table lamp shade pattern

EASTER PEDDLER'S CART
TECHNIQUES
  • Peddler's Cart
  • Canopy Pattern
  • Feather tree from chenille stems
  • Making tulips, calla lilies, forsythia, pussy willow
  • Easter basket from crepe paper
  • Chocolate easter rabbit from push molds
  • Pull toys (yellow chick, duck, rabbit)
  • Bunny-in-box
  • Chicks & rabbits from pom-poms
  • Easter egg tree from dried/preserved twigs
PRINTIES
  • Signs (Baskets & Bunnies, Tulips by the Bunch, Calla Lilies, Pussy Willow, Forsythia)
  • Vintage Easter post cards, cards
  • Calla lily petal & leaf pattern
  • Gift bag pattern
  • Easter gift bags
  • Easter glitter house
  • Boxed Easter cards
  • Bunny Tales storybook
  • Picket fence
  • Easter hat box
FEBRUARY 2011/ VALENTINE PARTY

TECHNIQUES
  • Red & white stripe chairs
  • Heart table
  • Rectangle side table
  • Candle-style side table
  • Tiered cake plate (3 tiers)
  • Cake, candies/cookies from push molds
  • Candy canes from Martha Stewart baker's twine
  • Glasses of punch from Lite-Brite pegs
  • Valentine balloons from scrapbook item
PRINTIES
  • Heart party hat
  • Vintage Valentine card
  • Valentine house plates, napkins, chair seat
  • Heart & bunny chair back
  • Valentine house caddy
JANUARY 2011/WINTER CHORES

TECHNIQUES
  • Sled
  • Trees from commercial dried foliage
  • Dog & squirrels from http://www.schleich-s.com/
  • Snow from DAP spackling compound
  • Dressing Fisher-Price Loving Family figure (shoes, gloves, hat, scarf, pants, sweater)
PRINTIES
  • Crate for wood logs
  • Mailbox
  • Garden magazine covers
  • rustic birdhouse
  • snow shovel
  • Wild Bird Seed bag
DECEMBER 2010/SUGAR-N-SPICE

TECHNIQUES
  • Kitchen worktable
  • Hutch cabinet
  • cooling rack from hardware cloth or scrap screen door wire mesh
  • Frosting piping bag
  • Bowls of frosting
  • Jars of sprinkles from colored sand
  • Candy canes
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Holly & gingerbread garland
  • Gingerbread cookies, paper cookie dough
PRINTIES
  • Gingerbread cookies (boy, man, tree, garland)
  • Baking accessories (Pillsbury flour bag, shortening bag, brown sugar bag, molasses label, spice tins, baking powder)
  • 1950s style wallpaper/flooring
  • Gingerbread house
NOVEMBER 2010/A BIT OF AUTUMN

TECHNIQUES
  • Fimo clay grapes, pumkins, gourds, apples
  • Scarecrow
  • Crows from Lemax Spooky Town
  • Garden mums from dried/preserved flowers
  • Rustic wheelbarrow
  • Bushel baskets
PRINTIES
  • Shaker style basket
  • Produce box/crate
  • Rustic birdhouse
  • Swan Farm signs
  • Garden gloves

OCTOBER 2010/THE CONSUMMATE BIBLIOPHILE

TECHNIQUES
  • skirted side table
  • aging a skeleton figure
PRINTIES
  • Oriental carpet
  • Tombstone bookends
  • Halloween books (covers & inside pages)