As most of you know, Joann Swanson is my hero in the miniature world. Her tutorials in Nutshell News and later in Dollhouse Miniatures (until Ashdown Publishing took it over in January 2008) taught me a good portion of what I know about DIY miniatures. She now publishes a blog that I highly recommend.
Another Joanne also has a blog that is very helpful to DIY miniatures. For those of you who are visual learners, Joanne includes links to videos demonstrating her projects. Very helpful.
Miniature Collector (Scott Publications) has a monthly column "Kids Korner" - a one page miniature tutorial. Don't let the name fool you - these are great little projects for any age miniaturist. Best of all, Scott Publications is generous enough to share them online. Projects are available from November 2006 to the present. Great variety of projects!
Hope these give you some valuable help - especially Cheryl from the U.S. who is mini-ing with her grand-daughter.
Now we're off to work on the estate sale.