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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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W hen I was a little girl I furnished my doll's house with chestnut furniture. If you are a little girl, you can do the same. If you are a boy, you can make the furniture for your sister.
You want nice big flattish conkers, long pins, and some wool. Now, are you ready?
Make a stool first. How easy! Just a flat conker, with three pins stuck underneath—but it stands quite well! We don't need the wool for that, unless you like to twist wool round each leg to make them look nice.
Now for a chair. We will have another flat conker, and stick in four pins for legs, and three at the back. Now the wool comes in. Wind it in and out of the three pins to make a pretty back to the chair.
Now we will make a " wicker " chair. Put in the pins as before, but wind the wool round the four legs as well. That makes a very fine " wicker " chair indeed. You will have to twist the wool round each leg as well as passing it round the four of them, or it will slip up and down too much.
Can you make an arm-chair? Think it out yourself! You just want shorter pins for the arms, don't you? See what nice ones you can make.
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