Thursday, 29 March 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Angelique Miniatures

Introducing Louise of Angelique Miniatures who has been designing and creating her range of miniature dolls and doll clothing since 1988.
Louise's range, includes:
  • One twelfth scale historical character dolls of all periods and social classes, suitable for dolls houses.
  • A unique collection of one twelfth scale kings and queens including Henry VIII and wives, Elizabeth 1st, Queen Victoria etc. etc.
  • A magical collection of miniature fairies, mermaids, enchantresses, wizards, pond dwellers and many, many more
  • The ‘Once Upon A Time........' collection: A charming selection of popular fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bo Peep etc, in one twelfth scale.
Angelique Miniatures can be found at;

Monday, 26 March 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Amanspeak Miniatures

Introducing Amanda Speakman of AmanSpeak Miniatures.

 Amanda has been making miniature food for around 18 months, but first became interested in miniatures a few years ago when her husband surprised her with a large victorian dolls house as a birthday present. Amanda spent the next year or so enjoying the hobby before beginning to hand make miniature food from Polymer clay. Having caught the miniature 'bug' Amanda now makes and sells a large selection of foods for any occasion.

You can view Amanda's fabulous food at;

Thursday, 22 March 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Bear Cabin Miniatures first Fair

Bear Cabin Miniatures are pleased to announce a variety of new dressed shelving and cupboards for their 'Woodland Witches' Range.

  They will be on display and available for purchase on Saturday 24th March at The Vintage and Handmade Fair at at Burry Port Memorial Hall SA16 0BN where Bear Cabin Miniatures will be exhibiting for the first time.

Monday, 19 March 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Flower and Plants by Marianne Cook

12th Scale Lenten Rose

Fancy a lovely little pot of flowers for your miniature scene?

Then pop over to Marianne's Etsy Store and marvel at all her beautiful creations.
Marianne reproduces the plants and flowers that she sees in gardens into 12th scale.

Marianne tells us that she prefers generally to make this sort of flower and plant, rather than perfect florist blooms, aiming to make them to look as if they are growing or have just been cut. The pot may be cracked or mossy and even have a weed growing alongside it... Some flowers may be overblown, or not yet open... A leaf or two may be blemished... and so on. 

Plants and flowers can be bought from her website or from her Etsy shop, 'Marianne26', and as special commissions.She also occasionally sells tiny framed pictures made in the same way as the real-life-size paintings, and miniature needlepoint/tapestry pieces.

12th Scale Helleborus Niger.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Meet Our Members at Miniatura

This saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th of March, some of our members at AIM will be exhibiting at the Miniatura International Dollhouse Show.

If you are within travelling distance, why not pop along to the NEC, Birmingham, UK and see some miniature delights from many of the AIM Members.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Meet Our Members ~ All Things Small Dollshouse Landscaping

Laura Settle of  "All Things Small" specialises in 12th scale miniature garden plants and flowers for the adult collector.

 Laura offers her beautiful creations, plant kits, supplies and accessories on her website at 

Laura also attends miniature shows across the United States.  


Thursday, 8 March 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Online Dollshouse Fair

Jill from Nursery Knits will be exhibiting at A Mini Miniature Online Show Fair.  
It takes place on the 9th March  - 12th March 2012 and has several AIM members including Jill taking part.

Details of the fair can be found at the link below;

Monday, 5 March 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Janet Granger

Three 'works in progress' designs, to be stitched on 40 count silk gauze, by Janet Granger (Doorstop, slippers and handbag designs)

Miniature needlework stands, for the embroiderer in your doll’s house!
If you love embroidery, then surely the lady dolls in your doll’s house do as well! Six designs for needlework stands have just been launched by Janet Granger, to be stitched on 40 count silk gauze using tent stitch (like half cross stitch). Components for the finely turned mahogany frame are included in the kit.
There are three ‘picture designs’, for various styles and eras in your doll’s house – a Tudor one, a Georgian one and a Victorian one. There are also several ‘work in progress’ designs for what would be ‘3-D’ items in real life. So, the embroiderer in your doll’s house can now be seen to be working on a project such as a pair of slippers, a handbag or a doorstop!
Each needlework stand kit contains a piece of 40 count silk gauze, Anchor stranded cotton threads, the mahogany frame pieces, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions and a suitable needle. The stand measures two and three eighths of an inch wide by three and three quarters high (6cm by 9cm) 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 needlework stands, 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 needlework stand, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You'll see just how easy they are to make!
Each kit costs £19.95. P&P is £1 per order if placed by post, or p&p FREE worldwide if ordered via the website. Janet takes VISA, Mastercard and Paypal (online only), or you can make your cheque payable to Janet Granger.
The kits are available from:

'Larkspur and Roses' needlework stand design on 40 count silk gauze, by Janet Granger

Thursday, 1 March 2012

AIM Magazine ~ Special 40th Edition out now

Here at AIM, we are pleased to announce that our special 40th Edition of the AIM imag is now viewable online!

With AIM members back from their well earned sabbatical, they have worked tirelessly to bring us a delightful Ruby inspired celebratory 40th edition of the Imag.

Packed with a wide variety of miniature fun, articles, news and projects for everyone to enjoy, this edition is as ever all downloadable for FREE! So why not grab yourself a cuppa, curl up in your favourite armchair and join us as we celebrate our 40th issue of the AIM imag!!!