Early Tutorials from the Create Committee

The Create Committee thought you might enjoy this blast from the past as we share some of our earliest miniature projects! Maybe they'll inspire you to do something similar now-a-days!

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first projects

Preble McDaniel put together this tutorial for a 1/12 scale ironing board around 1994.  It could be used today and adapted for smaller scales. Click here for the tutorial!   

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first projects

Cat Wingler shares:  

Here is one of my favorite classes. I taught this so long ago that I don't even remember when it was but it was a lot of fun. Once you start making these, you can't quit, you need one set in every color. They're addictive.

Click here for instructions.

Click here for the patterns.

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Carolyn Eiche shares:

I did this as a make it and take it in the early to mid 90's at The Greenburg Great Train, Toy and Doll shows that used to be around. They were looking for quick projects for people to do at the show as an added attraction. Greenburgs used to travel the East Coast and Midwest and other places in the country for many years holding shows and doing train displays. Vendors sold all kinds of model train items, vintage toys, and miniatures for many years.

Click here for Carolyn's tutorial.

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Way back in 1995, Terry Unnold taught her first class at a local miniature shop.  They made Cinnamon Buns.  Click here for her instructions. 

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Janet Smith shares: 

This was the first roundtable kit that I ever sold. I put it up for sale through Quarter Connection and was absolutely thrilled that I sold more than 10 of them (I think it was 19 total). This was in 2009, and I loved being in the miniature business for the next several years. For every kit I sold, I had the instructions that went out to the customer as well as my own instructions about how I made the parts for the kit. Thought you'd like to see both. 

Click here for the kit instructions. 

Click here for Janet's own instructions.

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Debbie Young shares her first ever Roundtable kit for a Kleenex Box 
taught in 1979 at a Region N-2 Houseparty.