Friday 24 December 2010

Happy Chistmas to all our readers

We hope you have enjoyed reading the FREE AIM magazine over the last year.

We look forward to bringing you more projects and articles in 2011.

Please note there will be no January issue as the staff are having a well earned break, the magazine will be back 1st February.

 However the projects from the Advent Calendar will remain on the AIM website until the end of December, when it will then be removed. All 24 projects will then be released as a project supplement in January to cover the editorial team's winter break.

Happy Christmas from the AIM Team.

Day 24 of the AIM Advent Calendar the last door is open


The last door is open!  We hope you have enjoyed the AIM Advent Calendar which will be published as a supplement in due course.

Remember the staff are taking a well earned break and the next issue will be 1st February packed with mini
projects and articles.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday 18 December 2010

Friday 17 December 2010

Day 17 The door is unlocked!

Click on the picture to be taken to todays Free project

Thursday 16 December 2010

Day Sixteen with Free project - The door is open!

   Click on the picture to be taken to
 todays free project.

Monday 13 December 2010

Day Thirteen...

...of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked!

Click on the image above or visit our Advent Calendar page to open today's FREE project!

Sunday 12 December 2010

Day Twelve...

...of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked! 

We hope you enjoy today's FREE project!

Friday 10 December 2010

Day 10 of our Advent Calendar is here!

Click on the door to be taken to the latest FREE project

Thursday 9 December 2010

1:48th Yule Tide Christmas Shop Kit By Petite Properties Ltd

Petite Properties are delighted to announce that the first kit in their new 'intermediate' kit series; Yule Tide Christmas Shop is now available to purchase via the Petite Properties' online shop:

Further pictures and information about this much anticipated new kit can also be found on their  newly updated website:


Advent Calendar Day 9 - The door is open!

What's behind the door today?
For todays free project click on the picture.

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Monday 6 December 2010

Advent 2010 Day 6                                                               

Sunday 5 December 2010

Miniature Advent Calendars from Maias Twinkle Miniatures

These miniature advent calendars have 24 tiny windows that you can open; there is a different picture to discover under each one!

You can view more designs in my website:

Day Five of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
Visit our Advent Calendar page to find and open today's wonderful FREE project!

Saturday 4 December 2010

Day Four of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
Visit to open the door and find todays stunning FREE project!

Friday 3 December 2010

Decembers Edition of the AIM Magazine is out NOW!!!

This month's issue is our biggest yet, ensuring that the AIM Association finishes the year on a record breaking high!  

Our cover this month features the work of Christine-Lea Frisoni and inside you can read about and see more of her work.

There are also features from Marianne Colijn, Eileen Sedgwick, Annemarie Kwikkel, Sara Scales, Julia Jeffreys, Jean Day, Emmaflam, Sally Watson, Ana Maria Villalon, Wilga van den Wijngaart, Maia Bisson and Lee Ann Borgia as well as all of our regular features!!!

With projects for Long Johns, Bookcases, Christmas Sauces, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Pedestal Plate with Chocolate Coated Apricots...

I think you will agree that this month's issue is the biggest and best yet!  

AIM Mag Issue 29 December 2010

Day Three of the AIM Advent Calendar... now unlocked!
...visit to find out more or click on the image above to go directly to our Advent Calendar page  to view and download the latest wonderful FREE project! 

Thursday 2 December 2010

Day Two of the AIM Advent Calendar is now unlocked...

...and ready for you to view, download or print today's FREE Christmas project!!!  
Visit to find out more!

Christmas items from MiniAcquoline

 On this miniature Christmas table, everything you need to celebrate a merry Christmas!

A big chocolate cake decorated with green Christmas trees, with a slice on a plate ready to be eaten.

Two big slices of italian Panettone on a paper doily, Christmas trees biscuits filled with green cream on a decorated oval paper tray, a paper box filled with mixed cookies and candies, a nougat wrapped in plastic, a little gift and a bottle of Chianti wine.

Three handmade wooden display boxes, painted in white or red and full of Christmas treats, each one with a nice Christmas vintage picture.

Inside each display box you'll find mixed candies, including green, white and red Christmas lollipops, gingerbread girls, paper cones full of red and white candies, plastic bags with mixed biscuits, some nougats, candy canes.

Each display box is decorated with a different elegant decoration on the sides.

Perfect for a candy shop or for your dollhouse to celebrate Christmas!

The display measures 2,2 x 3,5 x 4 cm,  1:12 Scale,  Everything handmade by MiniAcquoline

Wednesday 1 December 2010

The AIM Advent Calendar 2010... now available online!  Each day of advent a new FREE miniature project from some of the world's finest artisans in miniature will be revealed. 
Door number 1 is now unlocked... the only question is...

...what will be revealed???

Visit to find and open the first door!

Advent Calendar from Buttercup Miniatures

Following the success of last year’s Advent Calendar we have decided to again feature a special Advent calendar for miniature knitters. We had a good response to our request for suggestions in our October Newsletter. Ideas were many and varied and we decided to make this years project interesting but not too complicated so that it will appeal to all levels of knitting ability. This makes the project suitable for both novice and more experienced knitters. The patterns are also designed to use oddments of yarn you may have in your workbasket and a commonly used needle size, which many people will already own, thus keeping your costs to a minimum.

This year’s calendar will make a set of four 1/12th scale brick toys with alphabet, numbers, textures and geometric shape designs. Each brick is made up of 6 small squares which when stitched together will make a cube.

Knitting instructions for one square will be posted on our blog
 on each of the 24 days of Advent, with the final square and finishing instructions being given on 24th December.

The Advent Calendar will remain online until mid-January 2011 to allow people unable to join in during Advent a chance to complete the project. After this time the calendar will be removed and will be available for purchase.

Buttercup Miniatures