Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

Weeny handbags for doll’s house dolls by Janet Granger

Wouldn’t the lady dolls in any doll’s house covet these tiny handbags – just launched in kit form by Janet Granger. There are eight designs available altogether, to be stitched on either 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design, using tent stitch (like half cross stitch).
The series covers day bags and evening bags, for several different historical eras. There’s even an Art Deco one called ‘Jazz Age’.

Each handbag kit contains a piece of silk gauze (32 or 40), Anchor stranded cotton threads, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions, suitable needles, a tiny bead for the closure, beading thread, and fine gold thread for the handle. The bags measure approximately seven eighths of an inch across, when finished.

If you are a beginner to mini-stitching and are unsure as to whether you would be able to make one of these handbags, why not have a look at the free online tutorial section of Janet’s website first? It guides you through every stage of stitching and finishing the kit, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You'll see just how easy they are to make!

The kits are available from here:

The tutorial is here:

Each kit costs £9.95. Orders over £40 are sent post free - under £40, there is a flat-rate charge of £1.50 per order.

Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS England Tel: 01538 308860

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Calling all AIM Members....
The AIM Advent Calendar needs you!
 We are currently looking for contributions for the next Advent Calendar and all contributions will be gratefully received and considered for inclusion into the calendar. Any contributions not included will be stored for use in future AIM iMag editions.
The gate is once again wide for these projects and they can be related to Christmas, snow themes, flowers, trees, food, Dickensian books, sewing, crochet or knitting patterns, etc, etc.   
Any suitable features or projects for use in the 2013 AIM iMags are also very welcome. Got a new tool you love? A new mini book? A new technique to try? Why not share with it with us?

Just log into the AIM group and leave us (the Editors) a message about the project you wish to offer and share with all our wonderful readers and we'll contact you.
Your input is greatly appreciated :0)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Hello, The AIM Blog is back!

After a long break, I am pleased to announce that the AIM Blog will once again be updated on a regular basis. Here on the AIM blog, you will find all the latest news, highlights and gossip from the members of Artisans In Miniature and what a better time it couldn't be, with Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, prepare to be dazzled and delighted with highlights from our talented members.

Whilst you wait for the blog posts to start, why not take a look at our latest AIM iMag. Available to download and read for free. So grab yourself a cup of something nice and click the link below to our little of miniatures.