Thursday 28 January 2010

Meet our Members - Margaret Cassidy

Another busy lady behind the scenes!

Mags-nificent Miniatures: Miniature food and accessories
A little bit of background....
Mags began to make miniature food when, with a couple of other members, she started the Watford Miniaturist Club, in Watford, Hertfordshire. Mags served as Chair for several years until taking early retirement and moving to Northamptonshire.

Mags and husband Dave now have much more time to spend producing quality miniature food, filled furniture, printables and many other dolls house accessories.

Often seen exhibiting at fairs, Mags-nificent Miniatures display all items by ‘period’, 90% of which are hand crafted. Period food specialist

The most popular periods are Tudor and WW2 and these are their ‘speciality’ ranges. Also available: Georgian, Victorian, 1950s and Modern items.
A new range of 1/24th scale food is being produced for Spring 2008. Mags writes regularly for Dolls House magazines, runs workshops and gives talks at W.I and other meetings.

New range of 1:24th Scale food...
Mags Cassidy of Mags-nificent Miniatures is proud to announce the launch of her new range of 1:24th scale food.

The range features a wide range of food items, together with highly original preparation boards.
Contact details

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Worth Evening Gown c1894 from Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls

New 1/12th scale lady dressed in a copy of an 1894 Worth Evening gown, £95.
Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls

Thursday 21 January 2010

Meet our Members - Fiona Broadwood aka 'Bea' of Petite Properties

A new addition to the blog is a 'Meet our Members section' which will be updated every week.

As she has been the inspiration behind the formation of Artisans in Miniature and everything that goes on behind the scenes it is only right that the first to be introduced is

Bea of Petite Properties

Petite Properties: Authentic Architecture in Miniature

A little bit of background

Petite Properties are 'one off' dolls house creations, handcrafted in the highly collectible 1:24th scale.
Each property is individually designed and crafted by a professional 'architectural artist' to ultimately form part of an exclusive collection. Petite Properties are ideal for both the serious collector looking for that 'something different' or for miniaturists looking to experience the delightful 1:24th scale for the first time.

REALISTIC BRICKS!!! All Petite Properties: Dolls Houses, Shops, Shop Boxes & Fireplaces in both scales - feature an exclusive handcrafted brick or stone detailing that has both the look and feel of the real thing!! that all important authenticity & realism!!
Contact details
Tel: 01526
1:24th Scale Specialists
1:24th Scale Furniture
Petite Properties also offer an extensive range of hand made 1:24th scale furniture to complement the inside of your half scale dolls house. Their Country Living range of furniture offers characterful and traditional furniture at prices to suit every pocket....
1:24th Series of 'How to...' books - Available now!

Do you want to make effective and realistic 1:24th scale furniture, but don't know how to get started? Do you want to bring your Petite Property interior to life and fill it for little or next to no cost?

Petite Properties are pleased to announce the release of the first two books in an extensive series of 'how to...' books written exclusively for the 1:24th scale by Bea (Fiona Broadwood)
…then look no further – we have the solution!

All projects are achievable without the use of any hard wood or woodworking skills, nor will you need expensive specialised materials…intrigued???? …You won’t fail to be inspired!

Sunday 17 January 2010

Thame Fair supporting the Breast Cancer Campaign

Hello everyone, Now Christmas is out of the way we thought we'd remind you about the Thame Fair on 20th February, 2010.As many of you already know, AIM will yet again have its own exhibition table at the forthcoming Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Show which is organised by AIM member Celia Thomas.

This will be a very exciting opportunity to raise the profile of both AIM and in turn that of all of its members. The Thame show is both exceedingly well respected and well attended by visitors; it is also a charity event, which raises money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

The AIM stand will be solely for the purpose of displaying member's work and also to promote the AIM association to both visitors and to professional artisans whom are not already members. On the AIM stand, we plan to have a collection of miniatures made by members and also photographs depicting the work of our international members or those UK members whom are not attending the event in person.

Please click on the link below to find out more about the show.

Monday 4 January 2010

Project Supplement

Our January Project supplement has all the mini projects from our

Advent Calendar in one place for you.

Saturday 2 January 2010

Victorian Calling Cards - 1:12 Scale

by Viola Williams -

It was common for Victorian ladies (and perhaps gentlemen as well) to announce visits and to acknowledge visits. This little box of cards could be carried by a dollhouse lady, or could be put on a piece of dollhouse furniture (perhaps a hall table or in the lady's bedroom) or even in a Lady's Shop offering them for sale. (Box cover styles vary.) If the auction has ended, these can be seen on my website in the "Accessories" section.

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