Julie Warren – A Successful Author And Miniaturist!

In the series of dollhouse and miniature books, I would bet that you have heard about Julie Warren before? If you haven’t, it is about time you do! (I don’t mean to be rude haha).

Let’s dive straight into the topic!

Who Is Julie Warren Then Lizzy? 🙂

Well, I will tell you right away with a little biography:

In the year 2000, Ms. Warren got a dollhouse for her birthday, and ever since then she got ‘the miniature bug’. Her interests are mostly to be found in dollhouse miniature furniture, which she started to specialize in.

She started turning her hobby into a business on Etsy in 2015, called ” Little Bits & Pieces by Julie “. I will have a closer look at what she sells in her store further on in this blog post.

In the same year, she also published one of my favorite dollhouse books on furniture tutorials called “Step by Step Dolls House Furniture Projects”, on a scale of 1:12.

Further down the road, she released 4 more dollhouse books on different topics. And I will also discuss these in this blog post!

But First, You Might Want To Take A Look At This!

Because I think it is worth looking at, and that is Julie’s Youtube channel!

On it, she talks about all the books that she wrote, but also lots of free DIY tutorials making miniature furniture, like:

  • a 1/12th Scale Stepped Storage Unit Tutorial (NEW)
  • a 1/12th Scale Craft Room Storage Cupboard
  • a 1/12th Scale Craft Room Desk
  • How to Crochet a Round Cushion
  • a 1/12th Scale Dolls House Display Unit
  • a 1/12th Scale Chair
  • a 1/12th Scale Double Bed Tutorial 
  • and so much others, there is a lot!

Make sure to subscribe to her channel to support her and give a thumbs up for her videos!


Julie Warrens’ Etsy Shop.

So as I mentioned before, Julie also has an Etsy shop, some more details:

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Craft tools and supplies for the dollhouse hobby, and her own self-made miniatures.

Some more info about this shop.

It is a long list of things that she sells since 2014, and that is over 25.000 items so far!

  • Hardware miniatures, meaning things like: hinghes with nails, door handles, knobs, etc.
  • 1:12 scale mini furniture
  • tools to help you craft your miniatures, like: a micro clamp set, rulers, tweezers, a miniature precision hand drill, etc.
  • Dolls house crockery: thea sets, terracotta pots, silver platters, etc..
  • different kinds of miniatures, like even a luxury chess set and a pair of globe book ends
  • all kinds of crafting wood and strips
  • dollhouse components, such as round-based wooden spindles and carved fireplaces
  • wall and floor – paper
  • acecate and mirror sheets
  • miniature carpets and rugs
  • miniature foods and drinks
  • metal miniatures
  • mini crochet supplies
  • and finally paints and brushes

Overall Rank.

Julie gets 5 stars, what else? 🙂

5 star reviews

Her store gets 5 stars because:

  • Buyers are raving, this means that it gets a lot of 5 star-reviews in the past 7 days, and this is since 2014!
  • excepts returns and exchages
  • Julie Waren means quality items!
  • can make personalised customized items
  • quick shipping


The Fantastic Dollhouse Miniature Books From Julie Warren!

Let me give you an oversight of the 4 books:

Book number 1. Making Dolls’ House Miniatures in 1/12th Scale


Some more information:

This paperback book has over 900 colored pictures describing 50 easy-to-follow step-by-step miniature projects.

A list of all tools and materials needed to complete all the projects is included. There is lots of information on all types of wood and advice is given for cutting and shaping wood and creating decorative moldings.

Includes projects for the laundry room, the kitchen, the attic, the garden, and more!

Overall Rank.

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Amazon.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Most buyers of this book are very happy with it/it’s very popular
  • fantastic tutorials, step by step
  • projects that are easy to craft

The Bad.

  • there is 1 lady of the thousands claiming that the font of the book is to small


Book number 2: Creating Dolls’ House Kitchens in 1/12th Scale


Some more information:

This is also a paperback book, this time on creating dollhouse kitchens, on a scale of 1:12. In this book, Julie works with contemporary base and wall units in 3 different styles ( cottage, farmhouse, and modern ).

These can be joined together to create a fully fitted, custom-built kitchen for your dollhouse.

To complete the look on each kitchen style, 15 other projects have been included as well. All the materials that you need to craft these are listed in the book.

Overall Rank.

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Amazon.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • This book gets a majority of 5 star reviews
  • Includes a great supply list to have in your toolbox
  • easy to follow directions with pictures for each item
  • there is contact-info in the books, so you can always ask questions at Julie

The Bad.

  • The same person as in the first book says that the print is very small and not suitable for people with bad vision


Book number 3: Step by Step Dolls’ House Furniture Projects in 1/12th Scale


Some more information:

Well, you guessed it: another paperback book added to the wonderfull collection of Julie Warren ;-).

This one is all about showing you 27 easy to follow step by step projects on how to create realistic miniature furniture for your dollhouse on a scale of 1:12.

As always, a list of needed tools and materials is included in the book.

This book also includes tips for drilling wood and creating grooves, plus making your own doors and drawer knobs and plenty of other hints and tricks.

Overall Rank.

4 stars and a half

Where to get this item.

On Amazon.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • This book has clear and wonderful pictures
  • Fantastic instructions, the info is logical and linear
  • step by step and easy to follow
  • high quality production

The Bad.

  • the print is to small
  •  some of the measurements given don’t fit in the final product


Book number 4: Making Dolls’ House Furniture in 1/12th Scale


Some more information:

The fourth paperback book of Julie Warren is more like part 2 of making dollhouse furniture, again on a scale of 1:12.

This time, it includes 30 easy to follow, step by step projects showing you how to create realistic dollhouse furniture. And again, a list of all the tools and materials that you need to craft these projects, is included.

Overall Rank.

5 star reviews

Where to get this item.

On Amazon.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • excellent instructions
  • instructions are in millimeters but also in inches
  • beautiful pictures
  • easy to follow step by step

The Bad.

  • there are no negative reviews for this book


My Final Conclusion.

I hope that I could informe you enough on this fantastic professional miniaturist called Julie Warren and more specificly all her amazing crafting books!

If you have any questions on this topic or if you would just like to chat with me, than please leave a message below or join me on my social media or Facebook group.

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

4 thoughts on “Julie Warren – A Successful Author And Miniaturist!”

  1. I’ve been almost crazy about miniatures since I was a kid. As an adult, I hardly had the opportunity to meet him. Watching Julie Warren’s Etsy shop this time brought back memories of my childhood. It made me feel like I was traveling into the past. Thank you for the article that is like a time machine!

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  2. Very informative article, I absolutely enjoy miniature articals, such as dollhouses I, my self have dabbled in miniatures.

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