Monday 29 November 2010

NEW Three designs for needlepoint Christmas stockings just launched by Janet Granger

Janet Granger has just launched three new designs for miniature needlepoint Christmas stocking kits on her
website – why not have a look? Each stocking is to be worked on 40 count silk gauze, and is designed to be really simple to do. Everything you need is included in the kit, from the silk gauze and Rayon silk thread, to the backing fabric. Detailed instructions are included, as usual with Janets', along with a clear colour block chart to count the design from.
Choose from a Victorian girl carrying presents, a jolly Santa, or a snowy village scene. This last design co-ordinates with one of the recently-launched Christmas tree mats on 32 count gauze.
See the designs here:
There is a FREE TUTORIAL on the website, to show you exactly how to make the stockings, and how to do the stitches. Click here to go to the CHRISTMAS STOCKING TUTORIAL now:
Contact details:
Janet Granger
Janet Granger Designs
Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses,
Staffordshire ST10 3JS
Tel 01538 308860
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Saturday 27 November 2010

Santa Baby! From Sassy Mini Dolls

Santa Baby

Santa Baby
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Thursday 25 November 2010

OOAK Christmas Cottage from Bear Cabin Miniatures

Over the next couple of weeks we will be showing you Christmas themed items available from our talented members

OOAK 2010 Special Christmas Ivy Cottage

A lovely little one up one down cottage, this cottage has been decorated to imitate a snowy little cottage for Santa to sit back in and ponder his busy night!!

The lift up roof reveals a large room with cream painted walls and a red carpet. There is a hardwood non-opening door to give the impression of an upstairs landing leading down to the main room.
The main room is decorated in reds and browns with real wooden floorboards and a large fireplace opening. The carved fireplace mantel is held up by two wooden Christmas style toy soldiers. To the left of the fireplace on the back wall, there is a little carved shelf and along the left hand side wall, we have made a large dresser for all the toys to fit on. To the right of the fireplace you can see the first few steps as you go upstairs.

The front of the cottage opens and has a non- opening front door which is half glazed with 'Christmas Ivy Cottage' and a Santa etched into it. To complete the christmas look and feel, we have placed Holly and Ivy around the door and window.

Measurements in inches; House 19.5" high by 18" wide by 17" deep

The cottage is for sale in our Etsy Store at £170.00

Tuesday 23 November 2010

New Blog from Petite Properties Ltd

Artisans in Miniature are proud to introduce you to a new blog from our founder and magazine editor Bea (Fiona) Broadwood! 
Please visit ... be kept up to date with Bea's latest "authentic architecture in miniature" and much more!

Thursday 11 November 2010

New! Miniature diorama jewelry by Maia’s Twinkle Miniatures

These tiny miniature vignettes have been turned into a pendant and a brooch! You can now take your miniatures with you and use them everyday!

Please visit my website to view more pictures of these pieces. I will be adding more soon!

Monday 1 November 2010

November issue out now!!

Click on the picture to be taken to the latest issue.