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3.Use a glue stick to spread a coat of glue to back of pages. Do not coat the end board pages found at either end of strip.

4.Press the pages back-to-back. Make sure that the edges line up and are as straight as possible. 7.Paint glue to the blank sides of the book cover’s edging panels. Fold over and press in place. Make sure that the diagonal seams match up well. Allow to dry.

LITTLE MISS MUFFET

8. Create the spine’s creases using the metal ruler as a guide. This ensures a professional looking book cover. 9.Remove the clips from the bundle of pages. Position the bundle inside the book cover so that you will know how to position it once the glue is on the blank side. Paint glue across the spine area and the end boards.

6.Carefully fold the book cover’s four edges at the fold lines. The diagonal edges should line up perfectly. 10.Position the spine and end boards and press in place.

2.Accordion-fold pages as shown in this photograph.

11. To complete the project take the dust jacket and line up the spine artwork over the book’s spine. While holding it firmly, fold the jacket’s front flap. Finally, fold the jacket’s back flap.

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McLOUGHLIN BROS. Publishers, 1905 71 & 73 Duane St., N.Y

Little Mother Goose Series

LITTLE MISS MUFFET

Miniature interpretation Copyright held by ©Ann Vanture, 2007

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Eating of curd and whey; There came a black spider, That sat down beside her, And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Daddy’s gone a-hunting, To get a little rabbit’s skin, To wrap the baby bunting in.

BYE, baby bunting,

was the wall; The windows were made of black puddings and white, And slated with pancakes.—you ne’er saw the like.

Boggen he built a fine hall, LITTLE King Pie-crust and pastry-crust, that

Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet; Yet this tiresome old woman could never be quiet.

HERE was an old woman, and what do you think, TShe lived upon nothing but victuals and drink;

HUSH-A-BYE, baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, Down will come baby, bough, cradle and all.

The great big sun shines all the day, That little boys can see to play.

HARLEY WAG. Charley Wag. CAte the pudding, and left the bag! HENEVER the moon begins to peep, WLittle boys should be asleep;

When he came to a stile, Jump he went over.

over leg, LEG As the dog went to Dover,

“If I should give my fiddle They’ll think that I’ve gone mad, For many a joyful day My fiddle and I have had.”

“ ACKY, come give me your fiddle, If ever you mean to thrive.” “Nay, I’ll not give my fiddle To any man alive.

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THERE was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile, And he found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house,

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Nine days old.

Some like it hot, Pease porridge in the pot, Some like it cold, Nine days old. Some like it in the pot,

EASE porridge hot, PPease porridge cold,

a riddle, as I suppose, ARAIDDLE, hundred eyes, and never a nose.

On Sunday morning my love will come in And marry me then with a pretty gold ring.

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And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree, Will ever after handsome be.

HE fair maid who, the first of May, TGoes to the fields at break of day, Some in her pocket, some in her sleeve, She stole oranges, I do believe.

DIDDLEDY, my mammy’s maid, DINGTY She stole oranges, I am afraid;

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And have a little puppydog tied to her side, And little pussy-cat tied to the other, And away she shall ride, To see her grandmother, To see her grandmother, To see her grandmother.

ITTLE Sallie Waters, sitting in the sun, Crying and weeping for a young man; Rise, Sallie, rise, Wipe your eyes, Fly to the east, fly to the west, Fly to the one that you love best.

HINX, MINX, The old witch winks The fat begins to fry; There’s nobody at home But little Jumping Joan, Father, Mother and I.

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The kittens have gone to St. Pauls; The babies are bit, The moon’s in a fit, And the houses are built without walls.

E are all in the dumps, WFor diamonds are trumps;

Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men Cannot put HumptyDumpty together again.

Page Back ATURDAY night shall be my whole care, STo HUMPTY-DUMPTY sat on a wall, powder my locks and curl my hair,

baby, ride, RIDE, Pretty baby shall ride,

 X-acto knife with a fresh blade, small detailing scissors  A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.  Good cutting mat  Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear, and a glue stick  Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot 5.Clip the pages together. Paint a  Slender artist's paint brush to apply glue thick layer of glue to the spine  Small office binder clips area. Allow to dry thoroughly.  Acid free glue stick

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Required Tools and Assembly Instructions

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With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row.

ARY, MARY, quite contrary, MHow does your garden grow?

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This is the way the farmers ride, Hobbledy-hop! Hobbledy-hop! This is the way the farmers ride, Hobbledy-hop! Hobbledy-hop!

THIS is the way the ladies ride, Tri, tre, tri, tree! Tri, tre, tri, tree! His is the way the ladies ride, Tri, tre, tri, tree! Tri, tre, tri, tree! This is the way the gentlemen ride, Gallop-a-trot, gallop-a-trot! This is the way the gentlemen ride, Gallop-a-trot, gallop-a-trot!

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Meet Ada Holloway . . .

“I have made miniatures off and on since the 1980’s. All kinds of media, especially leather and beads, are fun for me. A few months after retiring from teaching, I found a miniature store near me, Huntley House Miniatures in Riverbank, CA, and I have been teaching there for the last three years. It has been a challenge to create a new project for each week’s Make and Take classes. My goal is to raise the skills of my students and to convince them that they can make some beautiful miniatures. Along the way we have found a great group of people, close friends, and lots of fun. I also love designing, and I am working on a line of easy to make furniture for the beginner. I’m learning to use Sketchup, a free CAD program, so I can share precise plans with my students. I do not want to make 20 of this and 20 of that, but I do commission work and sell my minis. My focus is on designing new projects and to make it possible for more and more people to make their own miniatures.”

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A fun & friendly group created for those passionate about “The Little Things In Life” Blessed with miniature artisans from around the world all happy to share their miniature knowledge. If you love miniatures, doll houses, vignettes, room boxes, swapping & free minis from time to time then Wee Creations is the right place for you! We welcome all scales & miniature levels! If interested in joining go to: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WEECREATIONS/info IF I COULD SPREAD HAPPINESS, JOY AND PEACE ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH A TINY MUSTARD SEED, I WOULD SEND THEM TO BE PLANTED ALL AROUND THE WORLD! WEE CREATIONS - Founded 9/27/03


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