Friday, 29 August 2014

New kits from Janet Granger



New on AIM member, Janet Granger's website this week is a matching set of an ‘Elephant' teacosy kit, with a tray cloth kit echoing the pattern of the rug on the elephant's back. If you love novelty teacosies, then you'll love this set! They are both quick to stitch, and easy to assemble.

Both kits are to be stitched in needlepoint on 32 count silk gauze. The teacosy kit contains stranded cotton, a generous piece of silk gauze, clear instructions and stitch diagrams, a suitable needle and a colour block chart to count the design from. The tray cloth kit contains all of the above, plus mahogany components to make the tea tray, which simply need gluing together.

Various designs of teapots and tea sets are also available to complement all the teacosies that she has in her range (see the 'Teacosies' page of her shop, and scroll to the bottom).

The kits are available from Janet's website here:

The teacosy kits are £12.95 each, and the tray cloth kits are £10.95 each.
If you haven’t stitched in this scale before, or you would like to know what is involved in making one of these kits, visit the FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS page to see how easy they are at;


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

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New dolls from Julie Campbell Doll Artisan


AIM member and IGMA Doll Artisan Julie Campbell hand sculpts the most delightful dolls for the 12th scale collector. Julie regularly exhibits at shows both in the UK and in Germany, but if you can't get to any of the shows, Julie has an Etsy shop and a Wishlist, both of which can be found on her website at 



The delightful gardening lady and 'Sweet Old Candace' with her baking table are just two of the dolls which will be available at this Autumn's Miniatura Show


Sunday, 24 August 2014

News from Angelique Miniatures



Angelique Miniatures is now on Twitter! 
Follow all her latest news about new dolls and projects at 



Thursday, 21 August 2014

News of a Feline kind....



Sally Watson, AIM imag editor, seems to be up to something for issue 52. With a bit of feline help it should be ready to read online in September.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Judy Lauson Distinctive Design


AIM member Judy Lauson Distinctive Design has a variety of 12th scale items available on her website at 


Photos and prices detailing these categorised items are found in the 'For Sale' tab


Saturday, 16 August 2014

AIM Members News: Kat Hazelton



Kat Hazelton, also known as Kat The Hat Lady has been a Milliner for over 14 years. Kat designs and make hats ranging from 1:12 scale (dolls house), to full size hats, headdresses and Fascinators. Kat creates her hats using her own hat blocks and patterns and spends a great deal of time researching millinery in old books, fashion plates, and visiting libraries and museums. Kat makes all sorts of hats from historically themed hats to fantasy hats for the discerning 12th scale witch. 

 Kat's hats are available in her Etsy Shop which will open again after her summer vacation on the 22nd August