French Toy Shop Candy Box
I'm very excited to introduce my latest dollmaker's kit, a 12" high x 9-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" deep toy shop which opens up to reveal a candy box. I was asked by Loretta Nardone to convert this wonderful project from a candy shop to a toy shop for her to teach at the 2022 United Federation of Doll Clubs in St. Louis, MO in August. Now after the convention I am offering a variation to the workshop here. I first saw this delightful candy box produced as a "Confiserie" candy shop in Theriault's 2004 catalog "Bon Bons for the Bonnet Ladies of Tiffin". They note it was originally produced in 1885 in Paris, France. The original stands 17" and I have reduced the size of mine to fit an 8" fashion doll. My kit features 5 included die cut pieces of foam core board. They are the top back, counter, the right and left shelf fronts and the center arched piece over the doll alcove. These come pre covered in the shown paper. I now include additional foam core board sufficient for you to cut the remaining 16 pieces plus all the paper to cover it. Here is a list of all that is included in this project.
The following is included in this project:
- A complete supply list and instructions plus 7 pages of cardstock toys to cut and assemble.
- 3 different gold foil Dresden embossed borders to cover all edges of the foam core board toy store and some of the toys you make.
- Black prepunched boarders to glue around front image on base.
- Precut black circle for shop logo clown image plus Dresden gold foil stars to decorate the image as shown.
- 105 photos showing how to construct all toy shop structure parts and all cardstock toys.
- 28 - 12" doll pattern instructional photos plus 15 pattern pieces to make proprietor outfit for an 8" fashion doll.
- All paper shown to cover the entire toy shop sides, base, etc. with a complete cutting layout guide.
- Complete measurements for all other parts/sides to cut from included black foam core board and black chipboard with complete instructions.
Items you will need to provide to complete this project as shown:
- A doll 7-1/2" to 8" high.
- Any 3 dimensional non paper miniature toys you would like to include. I show some of my toy Erzgebirge wooden toys and other.
- Fabric to make up the pattern for the doll's outfit.
- Scissors and glue to cut and assemble cardstock toys.
- A box cutter to cut out the foam board pieces not already precut for you.
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