ICYMI – Our second book, the Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop book is the only book dedicated to teaching more than a few of the skills and techniques that we’ve found useful for this new hobby. Published in 2017, all of the projects teach a skill or a technique that you can apply to other projects – full sized and in miniature. The step by step photos and instructions are easy to follow. The sheer variety of the projects are guaranteed to keep you creative for a long time.
Here are just some of the fine reviews on the new Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop Book that we’ve seen around the interwebs!
I’m absolutely loving this latest book! So well-crafted in every way, beautifully written, wonderful photographs, and often times readily available materials. Really brilliant! I also just really got a chance to go through your kit too of the Mini patio mix, really well put together my friend.
All the best,
I just love your book! You write so well! The book really flows and you know just when to add a bit of humor. I often had a smile on my face as I read. 🙂 The photos are gorgeous and the book feels so comfortable in my hands. It will always be a treasure!
Give Steve our best and thanks again for sharing your beautiful book!
Barb and Rick
Thanks, your book arrived late yesterday afternoon. It is a very good looking piece of work, excellent Janit.
THANK YOU!! I love it! – and the dedication –
Your book looks great – now I’m going to sit down and have a good look, page by page. At first glance, it’s just like someone like me needs – detailed instructions. Boy, what a lot of detail!
HOLY CHRISTMAS CRACKERS.
Your book is fabulous.
Thorough. Charming. Endearing. Da Bomb Diggidy!
Can’t wait to see it sweep the world.
Feedback from Amazon:
From PSusan: If you are a fan of fairy gardens or miniature garden pots then this is the book for you. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop (Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World) by Janit Calvo has a wealth of ideas with clear instructions on how to make it happen. The introduction is especially nice if you are new to this kind of gardening. The explanation and close-up photos of the tools used is extremely useful. For each individual project a detailed list of needed materials is given, making this a wonderful DIY resources.
The book is organized by theme with several that do not look too complicated. Others use tile work that increases the complexity. Two of my favorites are the Zen Sand Garden and the Wardian Case. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is great especially for the whimsical child that stays within us as adults. The publisher through Net Galley provided a copy.
From dogdaysdog: Ahhhh – exactly what I needed to get my inspiration back! Calvo did a great job with the pics and gives great ideas for what one can create in a fun miniature garden. Guess what everyone on my Christmas list is getting this year! So fun to make and personalize to each individual. Get the book and get inspired!
From Dee: Janit has written a fun additional DIY book for the miniature gardener. The photos are very clear and appealing. The list of needed tools and supplies is very thorough. The chapters are themed and easy to follow and give plenty of information to complete the ideas presented. I only wish it had more.
From SBA: Both of Janit Calvo’s books are essential for learning the basics of miniature gardening, and advanced techniques. Janit’s ideas are truly unique and fun to apply to my miniature gardens.
Okay, in all honesty there was one 2-star review but she thought it was a book about making fairy houses and fairy furniture. Not sure how that happened but that’s what makes horse races, right? :o)
If you’re looking for more to do with this hobby, here is a huge website full of all things miniature gardening that I’ve been building for the last few years. The Miniature Garden Society – there is nothing like it nor is anyone else doing anything about this hobby! Click in to see if it’s a good fit here.
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