Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Chistmas to all our readers

We hope you have enjoyed reading the FREE AIM magazine over the last year.

We look forward to bringing you more projects and articles in 2011.

Please note there will be no January issue as the staff are having a well earned break, the magazine will be back 1st February.

 However the projects from the Advent Calendar will remain on the AIM website until the end of December, when it will then be removed. All 24 projects will then be released as a project supplement in January to cover the editorial team's winter break.

Happy Christmas from the AIM Team.

Day 24 of the AIM Advent Calendar the last door is open


The last door is open!  We hope you have enjoyed the AIM Advent Calendar which will be published as a supplement in due course.

Remember the staff are taking a well earned break and the next issue will be 1st February packed with mini
projects and articles.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

Day 17 The door is unlocked!

Click on the picture to be taken to todays Free project

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Day Sixteen with Free project - The door is open!

   Click on the picture to be taken to
 todays free project.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Day Thirteen...

...of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked!

Click on the image above or visit our Advent Calendar page to open today's FREE project!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Day Twelve...

...of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked! 

We hope you enjoy today's FREE project!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Day 10 of our Advent Calendar is here!

Click on the door to be taken to the latest FREE project

Thursday, 9 December 2010

1:48th Yule Tide Christmas Shop Kit By Petite Properties Ltd

Petite Properties are delighted to announce that the first kit in their new 'intermediate' kit series; Yule Tide Christmas Shop is now available to purchase via the Petite Properties' online shop:

Further pictures and information about this much anticipated new kit can also be found on their  newly updated website:


Advent Calendar Day 9 - The door is open!

What's behind the door today?
For todays free project click on the picture.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Advent 2010 Day 6                                                               

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Miniature Advent Calendars from Maias Twinkle Miniatures

These miniature advent calendars have 24 tiny windows that you can open; there is a different picture to discover under each one!

You can view more designs in my website:

Day Five of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
Visit our Advent Calendar page to find and open today's wonderful FREE project!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Day Four of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
Visit to open the door and find todays stunning FREE project!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Decembers Edition of the AIM Magazine is out NOW!!!

This month's issue is our biggest yet, ensuring that the AIM Association finishes the year on a record breaking high!  

Our cover this month features the work of Christine-Lea Frisoni and inside you can read about and see more of her work.

There are also features from Marianne Colijn, Eileen Sedgwick, Annemarie Kwikkel, Sara Scales, Julia Jeffreys, Jean Day, Emmaflam, Sally Watson, Ana Maria Villalon, Wilga van den Wijngaart, Maia Bisson and Lee Ann Borgia as well as all of our regular features!!!

With projects for Long Johns, Bookcases, Christmas Sauces, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Pedestal Plate with Chocolate Coated Apricots...

I think you will agree that this month's issue is the biggest and best yet!  

AIM Mag Issue 29 December 2010

Day Three of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
...visit to find out more or click on the image above to go directly to our Advent Calendar page  to view and download the latest wonderful FREE project! 

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Day Two of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked...

...and ready for you to view, download or print today's FREE Christmas project!!!  
Visit to find out more!

Christmas items from MiniAcquoline

 On this miniature Christmas table, everything you need to celebrate a merry Christmas!

A big chocolate cake decorated with green Christmas trees, with a slice on a plate ready to be eaten.

Two big slices of italian Panettone on a paper doily, Christmas trees biscuits filled with green cream on a decorated oval paper tray, a paper box filled with mixed cookies and candies, a nougat wrapped in plastic, a little gift and a bottle of Chianti wine.

Three handmade wooden display boxes, painted in white or red and full of Christmas treats, each one with a nice Christmas vintage picture.

Inside each display box you'll find mixed candies, including green, white and red Christmas lollipops, gingerbread girls, paper cones full of red and white candies, plastic bags with mixed biscuits, some nougats, candy canes.

Each display box is decorated with a different elegant decoration on the sides.

Perfect for a candy shop or for your dollhouse to celebrate Christmas!

The display measures 2,2 x 3,5 x 4 cm,  1:12 Scale,  Everything handmade by MiniAcquoline

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The AIM Advent Calendar 2010... now available online!  Each day of advent a new FREE miniature project from some of the world's finest artisans in miniature will be revealed. 
Door number 1 is now unlocked... the only question is...

...what will be revealed???

Visit to find and open the first door!

Advent Calendar from Buttercup Miniatures

Following the success of last year’s Advent Calendar we have decided to again feature a special Advent calendar for miniature knitters. We had a good response to our request for suggestions in our October Newsletter. Ideas were many and varied and we decided to make this years project interesting but not too complicated so that it will appeal to all levels of knitting ability. This makes the project suitable for both novice and more experienced knitters. The patterns are also designed to use oddments of yarn you may have in your workbasket and a commonly used needle size, which many people will already own, thus keeping your costs to a minimum.

This year’s calendar will make a set of four 1/12th scale brick toys with alphabet, numbers, textures and geometric shape designs. Each brick is made up of 6 small squares which when stitched together will make a cube.

Knitting instructions for one square will be posted on our blog
 on each of the 24 days of Advent, with the final square and finishing instructions being given on 24th December.

The Advent Calendar will remain online until mid-January 2011 to allow people unable to join in during Advent a chance to complete the project. After this time the calendar will be removed and will be available for purchase.

Buttercup Miniatures

Monday, 29 November 2010

NEW Three designs for needlepoint Christmas stockings just launched by Janet Granger

Janet Granger has just launched three new designs for miniature needlepoint Christmas stocking kits on her
website – why not have a look? Each stocking is to be worked on 40 count silk gauze, and is designed to be really simple to do. Everything you need is included in the kit, from the silk gauze and Rayon silk thread, to the backing fabric. Detailed instructions are included, as usual with Janets', along with a clear colour block chart to count the design from.
Choose from a Victorian girl carrying presents, a jolly Santa, or a snowy village scene. This last design co-ordinates with one of the recently-launched Christmas tree mats on 32 count gauze.
See the designs here:
There is a FREE TUTORIAL on the website, to show you exactly how to make the stockings, and how to do the stitches. Click here to go to the CHRISTMAS STOCKING TUTORIAL now:
Contact details:
Janet Granger
Janet Granger Designs
Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses,
Staffordshire ST10 3JS
Tel 01538 308860
For the best in dollshouse needlepoint:

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Santa Baby! From Sassy Mini Dolls

Santa Baby

Santa Baby
available from

Thursday, 25 November 2010

OOAK Christmas Cottage from Bear Cabin Miniatures

Over the next couple of weeks we will be showing you Christmas themed items available from our talented members

OOAK 2010 Special Christmas Ivy Cottage

A lovely little one up one down cottage, this cottage has been decorated to imitate a snowy little cottage for Santa to sit back in and ponder his busy night!!

The lift up roof reveals a large room with cream painted walls and a red carpet. There is a hardwood non-opening door to give the impression of an upstairs landing leading down to the main room.
The main room is decorated in reds and browns with real wooden floorboards and a large fireplace opening. The carved fireplace mantel is held up by two wooden Christmas style toy soldiers. To the left of the fireplace on the back wall, there is a little carved shelf and along the left hand side wall, we have made a large dresser for all the toys to fit on. To the right of the fireplace you can see the first few steps as you go upstairs.

The front of the cottage opens and has a non- opening front door which is half glazed with 'Christmas Ivy Cottage' and a Santa etched into it. To complete the christmas look and feel, we have placed Holly and Ivy around the door and window.

Measurements in inches; House 19.5" high by 18" wide by 17" deep

The cottage is for sale in our Etsy Store at £170.00

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Blog from Petite Properties Ltd

Artisans in Miniature are proud to introduce you to a new blog from our founder and magazine editor Bea (Fiona) Broadwood! 
Please visit ... be kept up to date with Bea's latest "authentic architecture in miniature" and much more!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New! Miniature diorama jewelry by Maia’s Twinkle Miniatures

These tiny miniature vignettes have been turned into a pendant and a brooch! You can now take your miniatures with you and use them everyday!

Please visit my website to view more pictures of these pieces. I will be adding more soon!

Monday, 1 November 2010

November issue out now!!

Click on the picture to be taken to the latest issue.

Friday, 22 October 2010

NEW 1:12 Scale Bread Moulds

Just add clay... NJD Miniatures Bread Moulds, press in firmly, pop out, colour and bake!  Hey Presto… practically perfect 1:12 scale bread!
I’ve added the 6 moulds shown to my Blog Shop, they are available at the teensy price of £3.75 each, not including the P&P charge of £2.40 no matter how many you order.  AND… even if you don’t buy the moulds I won’t stop you from downloading the Free Instructions Project on how to use them.
The non-stick silicone moulds are made to order so that they are as fresh as a daisy when they reach you and they are of a ‘shore hardness’ that ensures perfectly detailed results every time.

for more information and ordering please visit...

Friday, 1 October 2010

October issue of AIM Magazine is out now!!!!!

The October edition of AIM Magazine is out now packed full of fantastic features!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Miniatura weekend at the NEC Birmingham 2nd and 3rd October

You can see lots of AIM members selling their fabulous work at Miniatura International Dollshouse Show this weekend at the NEC Birmingham, UK
For a full list of exhibitors please follow this link.

Halloween Goodies from Melanie Navarro

 1:24) Witches EYEBALL Stew
 By: Melanie Navarro - Mels Miniatures - These Halloween goodies and more can be found in my Etsy store -

Bobbing For Apples - $19.99
By: Melanie Navarro

A collaboration between PastMastery and Deb Jackson Designs

A collaboration between PastMastery and Deb Jackson Designs.

A hand painted miniature dummy board figure by PastMastery of a Tudor Apothecary

A Tudor alembic scene by Deb Jackson Designs.

Most houses of worth would have had some sort of equipment like this to

produce medicines form herbs.

Deb Jackson is stand H3 at Miniatura this weekend.

Both these can be seen there.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Septembers Issue of the AIM Magazine... now available to download or view online.

click on the magazine cover to view

Yet again the artisan members of the AIM association have pulled out all of the stops to deliver us with another jam packed edition of what has to be one of the very best I-Mags available!

 Inside this months CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA inspired issue you will find...

...our cover star, Christa Chayata, telling us more about her miniature work and love of all that it entails.  

...Marianne Colijn sharing with us her discovery, knowledge and techniques for creating miniature food that is polymer clay free.

...and Sally Watson taking us on a journey through childhood pastimes, past and present.

But thats not all!  Septembers AIM magazine is brimming with features, galleries and projects by some of the worlds finest Artisans in Miniature!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Meet our Members - Kate Pinsent

I grew up surrounded by miniatures made by my mother, Jill Bennett. I have always loved making and designing clothes and after my marriage decided to stop working as a theatrical agent and embarked on a dressmaking and pattern-cutting course. I made clothes to order, specialising in women's tailoring, until the birth of my son and our move out of London. It became impossible to have large amounts of beautiful fabric in the house, especially after my daughter was born, so I scaled down and started dressing dolls for mum. She encouraged me to think about my own business and after a trip to Miniatura I became very excited about the 1/24th scale.

The dolls are cast in pewter with twisted steel joints, so that they are fully poseable and robust. They have painted faces and hands, shoes and hair. I enjoy making all periods and will happily make any doll to order. I use a variety of materials and am surprised at how adaptable the scale is. I try to make real people, capable of having a story all of their own, who look as if they live in their clothes.

I now have a small range of accessories - cats, babies and some baskets - and hope to develop more in the future.

I love the 1/24th scale - it has a special charm all of its own.

Contact details
Contact: Kate Pinsent

Telephone: 01225 722685


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Meet our Members - Linda Master

I specialize in hand carved/hand painted wood miniature animals 1:12 scale and smaller. Fully detailed with carved eyes, toes, paw pads, birds fully feathered. Each is carved entirely from one little block of wood, meaning nothing is glued on later.
I carve "your pet" from your photos, for the personalization of pet cremation urns, or for the dollhouse. Have your pet residing in your dollhouse!
I also make functioning dollhouse miniature accessories. Hand made, many different mediums used.
I make very realistic drawings and paintings that look like a photograph, full size or miniature.
I named my little business after my beloved Miracle Chicken. I hatched her, she was my child. You can read a short story, The Story of Miracle Chicken at

About me
My first memory as a baby was loving tiny things. I began collecting miniatures, then as a teen, I was thrilled to discover I could make minis. A friend gave me my first carving set, x-acto knives. I still use them to this day. I began carving animals from people's photos, and then when my rabbit died, I made him an urn and the business was born.

Contact details
Linda Master
Miracle Chicken Urns
37716 County Road 18
Dexter City OH 45727

Tel: 740-732-0185