Monday, 16 December 2013

Twelve Makes Of Christmas 2013

This year, we wont be running the usual AIM Advent Calendar, but we do have something a little different and equally wonderful for you....

"The 12 Makes of Christmas"
Did you ever wish you could open your Christmas Stocking before the big day? Well, now you can!

If you love miniature projects, then you are certainly going to love finding out what is inside each of our Christmas stockings - and you don't have to wait until Christmas Day to open them. On each of the twelve days running up to 25th December, you will be able to unpack one of the virtual miniature stockings to reveal a unique FREE project written by one of our artisan AIM members.

Click on this '12 Makes Of Christmas' link to go to the AIM website and then every day, click on the new stocking for that day to reveal your next free project .....  right up to the 25th December.

We at AIM hope you'll enjoy our Christmas gifts and we wish a very merry Christmas to all

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Art Deco Kit Range from Janet Granger

 New Art Deco carpet kits to make in needlepoint from Janet Granger 
Do you own a twentieth century style, twelfth scale doll's house or love art deco style miniatures?  Yes? Then you'll love AIM Member Janet Granger's newly released Art Deco carpet kit designs.

There are four kits to collect and they are all to be stitched using tent stitch (like half cross stitch) on 18 count canvas. The carpet kits contain plenty of Appletons crewel wool, clear instructions, a suitable needle, and a colour block chart to count the design from.

Chart packs are also available, for those of you who have lots of thread and canvas already, or who would like to stitch the designs in your own choice of colours - these contain black and white symbol charts.

These kits are available from Janet granger at;
The kits start from £15.50. P&P is £1.75 per order if placed by post (cheques to Janet Granger); p&p online depends on the order total (but free over £40)
You can see more of Janet's latest kits on her 'What's new' page at;
Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS Tel: 01538 308860

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Costume Cavacade


AIM Member, Teresa Thompson recently completed a commission for a doll of Jane Austen to be used in a Jane Austin Style room box.

More of Theresa's work can be seen at;

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Issue 48 of the AIM iMag is out now

Issue 48 of the AIM iMag is out now.

Packed full of interesting articles on themes such as fishing, allotments and delving into smaller scales, you'll be sure of an inspiring read.
Plus, as ever its all downloadable for FREE!
So grab yourself a cup of something nice, click the link below and settle down for a great read!

Monday, 21 October 2013

AIM Imag

Do you.... 

Love reading?
Love miniatures?
Love miniature craft projects?
Then why not put your feet up and settle down for a great read of our free downloadable AIM IMag

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Classic Victorian Berlin woolwork designs to make in needlepoint


Do you own a Victorian style twelfth scale doll’s house? Then you will love the new kits from Janet Granger – a large collection of classic Berlin woolwork style carpets and matching accessories, all in a stunningly dramatic black and gold pattern, with a central panel of flowers in deep jewel tones.
They are all to be stitched using tent stitch (like half cross stitch) – the fabric counts range from 18 canvas (for the carpets), to 32 silk gauze, and even 40 gauze for the teeny handbag. The carpet kits contain Appletons crewel wool, and all the other kits contain Anchor stranded cotton. The kits have clear instructions, and colour block charts to count the design from. All necessary components are included in the kits, such as the metal bellpull end, or the wooden chair pieces.
Have a look at the What's New? page to see all the kits:
If you haven’t stitched in this scale before, or are unsure about making one of these kits, why not check out the FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS page at and see how easy it is to create one of these!
The kits start from £4.75. P&P is £1.75 per order if placed by post (cheques to Janet Granger); p&p online depends on the order total (but free over £40).
Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS Tel: 01538 308860

Monday, 16 September 2013

AIM Exhibitors List for the Miniatura Dolls House Show

If you are living in the UK and love miniatures, why not come to the Miniatura Dolls House Show on the 21st and 22nd September at the NEC, Birmingham. It is a wonderful show, which is well worth a visit and of course there will be members of Artisans In Miniature there selling their handmade wares and running workshops. If you do visit the show, why not pop by and say hello to our members.
Their stand numbers are shown below: 
Exhibitor                               Stand Number
Al'turn'ative Proportions                   L11
Bear Cabin Miniatures                      G3
Ann Kearney                                      D2
Malcolms Miniatures                         A13
Petite Properties                                 A5
Jane Laverick                                     J6
Dolls House Bears                             D1
Templewood Miniatures                   W13
Julie Campbell                                   B7
The Giddy Kipper                              B8

Mags-nificent Miniatures                  H8

Kate Pinsent                                      C5

Don't forget to keep checking back as this post will be updated throughout this week as members give me their stand numbers.

Friday, 30 August 2013

New Questions and Answers Page coming to the AIM IMag and we need your questions!

Have you been pulling your dolls (& your own!) hair out because you can't work out how to finish that all important detail or perhaps you've decided it's time to drag that on-going project out of your mini seamstresses cupboard but can't figure out where to start?
Then AIM is here to help!
Our new Q&A page will focus on a different theme every issue and this time we're looking to help sort out those missing pieces of your doll puzzles!
Send us your doll related questions and problems to as soon as possible for the opportunity to have your question answered in issue 48 of the magazine! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Petite Properties 10th Year


Here at AIM we would like to congratulate our Founder member Bea and her husband Tony on the 10th Anniversary of Petite Properties.
The Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine has joined in with the celebrations and you can see a lovely editorial piece on Petite Properties marking the occasion in the October edition of the magazine.  

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

AIM IMag Featured Blog; Miracle Chicken Blogspot

Have you read our latest edition of the AIM IMag yet?
It is packed full of wonderful miniature delights such as inspiration on village life, photography, a place for pets and a Miniature Eye on the Hebrides.
We also do regular features on our members online blogs and websites. This time we featured Linda of  the
Currently, on Linda's blog, she has been telling her followers about a new belt type sander that she has made to help her in her miniature work. Take a look, you'll be as amazed as me at this lady's skill in turning to hand to tool making. Its brilliant, well done Linda.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

AIM IMag ~ Issue 47 Out Now

Here at AIM, we are pleased to announce that our latest Edition of the AIM IMag is out now and free to view online!

With AIM members bursting to share with you their knowledge and inspiration on village life, photography, a place for pets, a Miniature Eye on the Hebrides and a look at setting up shop in a real Dolls House Shop, this issue is yet another not to be missed miniature treat. 
So why not grab yourself a cuppa, curl up in your favourite armchair and enjoy the 47th issue of the AIM IMag!!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Free Petite Properties' 1:48th Furniture Kit

Don't miss the FREE Petite Properties' 1:48th furniture kit that comes with the latest September 2013 issue of Doll House & Miniature Scene Magazine!
Whether you are a collector of smaller scales or not, the fabulous 1:48th scale furniture kits by AIM's founder member's Bea and Tony are a delight to see and collect. With easy to read instructions, these kits are a great starter project into smaller scales or to add to your current collection.

 There are five different furniture designs available, my little kit will sit proudly in my toyshop ... which one will you get?

Saturday, 8 June 2013

A Pot of Wall Flowers by Marianne Cook

Today AIM member Marianne Cook tells us about her latest handmade miniature delight....
"One flower that I really love and have been wanting to make for ages is the wallflower and recently I devoted a while to working out a way to make one. It involved painting the tissue paper, punching out flower shapes and then adding shading to each individual blossom.
After that was complete, I had to make the tiny buds which cluster around the top of each stem. Each stem has leaves growing all the way up; these needed to be cut and punched from painted paper. Then the was a lot of wire and glue!
And finally, a micro tip pen to indicate the stamens in each flower head!
This is the finished result.... 

I'll leave you to decide if I managed to achieve the realistic effect aimed at!"
Marianne Cook
June 2013

Thursday, 6 June 2013

NEW! Tiny firescreens in needlepoint from Janet Granger


Due to constant requests from customers to expand the range of existing doll’s house scale firescreen designs, and include matching designs for other items in her range, Janet has just launched these four firescreen kits. They are to be stitched in needlepoint on 32 count silk gauze (counted from a colour block chart), with one strand of Anchor cotton. Everything you need is included in the kit – even the white metal firescreen, which comes as three parts and simply needs to be glued together and then painted. Choose from a willow pattern motif, a classic tree of life, a stunning Berlin woolwork design in black and gold or a floral design with a green trellis background.
The kits can be ordered from the ONLINE SHOP now:
Take a look at the Matching Kits page, to see other items that will co-ordinate with these firescreens:
If you haven’t stitched in this scale before, or would like to know more about what making one of these kits involves, why not have a look at the FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS at and see how easy it is to create one of these!
The kit costs £19.95. P&P is £1.75 per order in the UK (£3.50 overseas). You can pay using VISA, Mastercard and Paypal (online only), or you can make your cheque payable to Janet Granger if ordering by post.
Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS Tel: 01538 308860

Sunday, 2 June 2013

AIM iMag ~ Issue 46 Out Now

Here at AIM, we are pleased to announce that our latest Edition of the AIM iMag is out now and free to view online!

With AIM members bursting to share with you their knowledge on miniature weddings, shop keepers and medical matters, alongside projects and competitions, this issue is yet another not to be missed miniature treat. 
So why not grab yourself a cuppa, curl up in your favourite armchair and enjoy the 46th issue of the AIM iMag!!


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Congratulations to Bea & Tony of Petite Properties

Here at AIM, we are delighted to share with you some news!
Bea and Tony of Petite Properties have, for the third year running, won the....
Reader's Choice 2013 'Best Miniature Building Kit' Award for the third year running. 
The winning kit is their fabulous 1:48th 'Little Acorn's School'.
Bea of Petite Properties is AIM's founder member and here at AIM we are all very proud of her and  Tony's achievements in the miniature world.
I hope all our regular and new readers will join with us in sending Bea and Tony of Petite Properties a huge
for winning this fabulous award for the third year running.
Well Done Bea and Tony

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Miniatura, NEC Birmingham - Official AIM Members Attending List

Miniatura International Dolls House Show
23rd & 24th March 2013
NEC, Birmingham

Ever wanted to meet the people behind the AIM imag that you all love and share?

Well, here is a great opportunity to meet some of AIM's members this coming weekend.

The official list and stand numbers for AIM member's who will be exhibiting at Miniatura are as follows;

Stand Number                                                                        AIM Member
       K 4                                                                    AL'TURN'ATIVE PROPORTIONS
       K 2                                                                    ARTFORGE
       G 8                                                                   BAGS OF CHARACTER
       B3                                                                    BEAR CABIN MINIATURES
       D 2                                                                   JULIE CAMPBELL DOLL ARTIST
       J 1                                                                    SUE COOK MINIATURES
      B12                                                                   COSTUME CAVALCADE
      C 7                                                                    THE CRAFT PACK COMPANY
      D 7                                                                    DATEMAN BOOKS
      D 3                                                                    THE GIDDY KIPPER
      B 1                                                                    SUE HARRINGTON
      F 9                                                                    MAGS-NIFICENT MINIATURES
      B15                                                                   MALCOLM'S MINIATURES
      D12                                                                  THE MINIATURE GARDEN CENTRE
     G11                                                                   JOSEPHINE PARNELL
     E2                                                                     PETITE PROPERTIES
     M7                                                                    SHEPHERD MINIATURES
     K11                                                                   CAROL SMITH
     W1                                                                    STOKESAY WARE
     W15                                                                  TEMPLEWOOD MINIATURES

If you attending the show, pop by and say hi. It will lovely to meet you :)

Friday, 1 March 2013

Petite Properties Nomination in the - Readers Choice Awards 2013

AIM members Tony & Bea Broadwood of Petite Properties
are delighted to announce that their
1:48th 'Little Acorns School' kit
has been named as a finalist in this years 'Best Miniature Building Kit' category in the
'2013 Readers Choice Awards'.

 Here at AIM, we are delighted to share this news with you and I'm sure that you'll agree that the 'Little Acorn's School Kit' by the wonderfully talented Bea and Tony is fabulous.  

If you would like to vote for this delightful kit or any of the other kits in the category, you can do so by visiting the link below.
As in previous years you are able to vote once per category of awards, per 24 hour day, until the voting ends on March 19th, 2013 ...So basically you can vote once a day, per category!
Happy voting!

Homewardflight's New Website

Sadie from Homewardflight would like to introduce her new website.
Filled with many amazing, mouth watering miniature food, a visit to Sadie's website is a treat.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

'Love is in the Air' By Homewardflight

Sadie from Homewardflight has amazed us again with her beautifully crafted food.
Here we can see that Love is in the Air with these wonderful Heart Shaped Cakes.

The Luxury Valentines Coffee, Individual Heart Shaped Sponge Cakes and the Heart Shaped Bread with Individual Heart Drops are a brand new creation from Sadie and are all available along with her other wonderful miniature food and cakes in her Etsy store at

Thursday, 14 February 2013

AIM imag Issue 45 Out Now

Issue 45 of the AIM imag is out now :)

With all the projects from the Advent Calendar plus a few extras, you'll be sure to find something you'll want to make.

As ever its all downloadable for FREE!
So grab yourself a cup of something nice and settle down for a great read!