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182               What Shall We Do Now?
Bookshelves and books.
piece of cardboard larger than itself, and round the edge of that you place a strip of whatever coloured paper you want for the frame. The picture cord, a piece of cotton, can be fastened on the back with stamp paper. More elaborate frames are cut out of cardboard and bound round with coloured silk and covered with gold paint. The picture is then stuck into it.
The simplest bookshelves are those that hang from a nail on the wall. They are made by cutting two or three strips of card­board of the size of the shelves and boring holes at the corners of
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each. These are then threaded one by one on four lengths of silk or fine string, knots being tied to keep the shelves the right distance apart, as in the drawing. Care has to be taken to get the knots exactly even, or the shelf will be crooked.
Books can be made by sewing together a number of tiny sheets of paper, with a coloured cover and a real or invented title. Sometimes these books contain real stories.
A dolls' house ought to be as complete as possible, and though this will take a long time it is absorbingly interesting work from start to finish. It should be the ambition of the mistress of a dolls' house to have it as well furnished as the house of a grown-up person, and if she looks round the rooms in her own
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