I just finished making this cute little carousel for the nursery in Virginia's Farmhouse Dollhouse. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
As always, there are a few things I would have done differently the second time around. I got the tutorial from the cutest little site,CAROUSEL TUTORIAL. It has other tutorials, but I couldn't resist making this carousel. It was rather simple to make, but I had to do some adjusting. I had to print the border around the top and bottom twice, because it wasn't quite long enough as is, to cover around the whole thing. I also printed at 90% because I felt like the original was too large for scale, and my 1.25" hole punch fit the circles perfectly at the smaller size. That cut down on cutting out circles, since I used stacked circles for the base and top, instead of the thick stuff she used. I also added the bead cap and bead on top to give it a little more dimension. She adds beads around the bottom, which I may add later, but didn't have on hand.
I think it goes quite nicely with the nursery. I definitely need a few more toys and things to spruce it up. But for now, the baby has at least one toy to play with. :)