Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Artisans In Miniature

Wishing a happy New Year to all our Members and followers! 

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Friday 28 December 2012

Christmas delights from Homewardflight

It is always a delight for me to open an email from Sadie of Homewardflight Dolls House Miniatures. Sadie makes the most amazing artisan OOAK 12th Scale food and my latest email from Sadie continues to confirm her passion for detail.

Sadie explained that capturing the spirit of such a special time of year in miniature is something she looks forward to every year and whilst Christmas itself comes and goes all too soon, it is so wonderful to be able to hold on to those magical moments, captured forever in 1:12th scale. Whether it be the excitement of the night before Christmas and leaving cookies and milk out for Santa, with a few carrots to make sure Rudolph doesn't go short or a centrepiece of fresh fruit and nuts, capturing that moment when the house is burgeoning with all that festive food waiting to be eaten and the celebrations to begin! Take a look in Sadie's Etsy store or visit her lovely blog for more details on her wonderful 12th Scale Christmas offerings.

Thursday 13 December 2012

News from Mags-nificent Miniatures

AIM member Mags of Mag-nificents Miniatures has been busy putting together a book.
Mags told us....
"If you like to look at miniatures then you might like this little book …

The idea behind this was simply to record of some of the mini foods that I had made over the years"

We wish Mags all the best for her new book and if you liked what you saw in her book, then you could pop over for more mouth watering mini delights at...

Monday 3 December 2012

The AIM Advent Calendar 2012


The AIM Advent Calendar is 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.

The first 3 doors are now unlocked... the only question is...

...what will be revealed???

Visit to open the first 3 doors and then follow it every day as a new door is unlocked right upto christmas!

Thursday 29 November 2012

Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls

Here at Artisans In Miniature, we are delighted to share some photographs of AIM member, Mary's latest shop assistant doll, inspired by 'The Paradise' TV series. She has been beautifully sculpted with exquisite detail included on her hand sewn clothing. I'm sure you will agree with me that she is absolutely delightful.

 I'm sure this wonderful doll would grace any Victorian scene and she is available for sale at

Tuesday 20 November 2012

New Dolls from Kays Miniature Dolls

Kay from Kays Mini Dolls has been telling us at AIM how much she has enjoyed repainting and dressing BJD dolls. Kay explains;

 "I have been making costumes and doing repaints on the large BJD fashion dolls for a while now along with making miniature costumed porcelain dolls. I looked into moulds for the ball jointed miniature porcelain dolls but they are VERY expensive and I HATE stringing dolls. A few weeks ago I discovered the Heidi Ott miniature ball jointed doll! Of course I bought a few and started the repainting process as the factory paint was nice but not as I wanted it. That accomplished I began making patterns for removable historical and very fancy costumes. Many paper towel patterns and mock-up costumes later, I was finally able to complete two costumes and underwear and two hats. These little BJD dolls are such a delight to pose!"

I'm sure you will agree with us that Kay's work is truly lovely!

Kay's wonderful work can be purchased from her website or from Ebay under the seller name of  little_bluestudio.


Tuesday 13 November 2012

Themed Dolls from Angelique Miniatures

Angelique Miniatures have some wonderful themed dolls available now!  

King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and Merlin are looking for new homes after appearing in the DHMS magazine as 'How to Dress' projects. Each doll is priced BELOW the normal retail price simply because they have been used for photographic purposes but each doll is in absolutely PERFECT CONDITION. A chance to grab a real BARGAIN!

You can contact Louise Goldsborough at Angelique Miniatures for details on how to purchase these fabulous dolls via e-mail;

You can also see more of Louise's work at;

Thursday 8 November 2012

Miracle Chicken Miniatures Pipe Boxes

Miracle Chicken Miniatures are pleased to introduce their new line of European antique miniatures.

Shown here in the photos, the replica 1700's pipe box complete with 2 compartments to store tobacco and pipes would surely enhance any collectors 12th scale miniature scene. The boxes are available in light and dark stain and are beautifully chip-carved from cherry wood. The Pipes are hand carved from African blackwood, pear and brass.

They are available to purchase from:

Monday 5 November 2012

Birthday Issue of the AIM Magazine is out now

Issue 44 Out Now!
Join us as we share our 44th issue of the AIM imag!

This month our celebratory 'Birthday' issue of the AIM imag is yet again packed with a wide variety of miniature fun, articles, news and projects for you ALL to enjoy  - and as ever all downloadable for FREE!

So grab yourself a cup of something nice and settle down for a great read!

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Friday 26 October 2012

Weeny handbags for doll’s house dolls by Janet Granger

Wouldn’t the lady dolls in any doll’s house covet these tiny handbags – just launched in kit form by Janet Granger. There are eight designs available altogether, to be stitched on either 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design, using tent stitch (like half cross stitch).
The series covers day bags and evening bags, for several different historical eras. There’s even an Art Deco one called ‘Jazz Age’.

Each handbag kit contains a piece of silk gauze (32 or 40), Anchor stranded cotton threads, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions, suitable needles, a tiny bead for the closure, beading thread, and fine gold thread for the handle. The bags measure approximately seven eighths of an inch across, 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 handbags, 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 kit, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You'll see just how easy they are to make!

The kits are available from here:

The tutorial is here:

Each kit costs £9.95. Orders over £40 are sent post free - under £40, there is a flat-rate charge of £1.50 per order.

Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS England Tel: 01538 308860

Tuesday 16 October 2012


Calling all AIM Members....
The AIM Advent Calendar needs you!
 We are currently looking for contributions for the next Advent Calendar and all contributions will be gratefully received and considered for inclusion into the calendar. Any contributions not included will be stored for use in future AIM iMag editions.
The gate is once again wide for these projects and they can be related to Christmas, snow themes, flowers, trees, food, Dickensian books, sewing, crochet or knitting patterns, etc, etc.   
Any suitable features or projects for use in the 2013 AIM iMags are also very welcome. Got a new tool you love? A new mini book? A new technique to try? Why not share with it with us?

Just log into the AIM group and leave us (the Editors) a message about the project you wish to offer and share with all our wonderful readers and we'll contact you.
Your input is greatly appreciated :0)

Monday 15 October 2012

Hello, The AIM Blog is back!

After a long break, I am pleased to announce that the AIM Blog will once again be updated on a regular basis. Here on the AIM blog, you will find all the latest news, highlights and gossip from the members of Artisans In Miniature and what a better time it couldn't be, with Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, prepare to be dazzled and delighted with highlights from our talented members.

Whilst you wait for the blog posts to start, why not take a look at our latest AIM iMag. Available to download and read for free. So grab yourself a cup of something nice and click the link below to our little of miniatures.

Friday 4 May 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Anna Hardman

Introducing the wonderfully talented Anna Hardman Doll Artist.

Anna lives in the United States and sculpts and dresses her dolls for sale online at 

In May 2007 Anna was awarded the status of Artisan by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans organization and has gone on to be awarded many renowned Doll Sculpting Awards and to feature in various Doll Artisan and Miniature Magazines.

Monday 30 April 2012

AIM Member Showcase ~ Angelique Miniatures

Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII
By Angelique Miniatures
 The making of this doll can be seen on my blog at;
or why not visit my website at;

Thursday 26 April 2012

AIM Imag ~ Issue 41 out now

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

With AIM members bursting with the joys of spring and the promise of warmer weather, they have worked tirelessly to bring us a delightful Spring inspired 41st 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 fully downloadable for FREE! So why not grab yourself a cuppa, curl up in your favourite armchair and enjoy the 41st issue of the AIM Imag!!

Sunday 22 April 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Ann's Crochet Miniatures

Introducing Ann of Ann's Crochet Miniatures.

Ann crochets the most delightful 24th and 12th scale accessories and also sells over 300 patterns or kits, yarns and crochet hooks for you to have a go at miniature crochet and knitting yourself. If you are new to Crocheting in miniature, you will find free Crochet Patterns featured in Ann's Newsletters.

If you don't want to knit or crochet yourself, then Ann is happy to take 12th or 24th scale commissions for any crocheted items not listed, just send her an email through her website at;

All items are available by Mail Order which can be completed in the Online Store, either through Paypal or by cheque.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Ann High

Carved Four Poster Bed

Introducing Ann High who hand carves or paints the most exquisite furniture in 12th and 24th Scale.

Ann is a Fellow of the International Guild Of Miniature Artisans and enjoys researching and then making furniture from the 'Age Of Oak,' Medieval, Tudor, Stuart and Arts & Crafts Eras.

Why not pop over to Ann's website and have a look at her amazing beds, carved furniture and table ware.

Carved Chair with Coffer Seat 

Thursday 5 April 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Crocus For Easter by Marianne Cook

12th scale crocus
Here in the UK, Spring is upon us and the daffodils are in bloom. 
To bring some spring delight to your dollshouse scene, why not visit Marianne's Etsy store and treat yourself to one of her beautiful 12th or 24th scale flowers or plants.


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!!!

Monday 27 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Angelique Miniatures

Late Edwardian Couple by Angelique Miniatures
Newly added to her online shop, are these wonderful 1914 outdoor wear dressed dolls by Angelique Miniatures. 
To view more early Edwardian/Titanic/Downton Abbey style dolls just visit her on-line shop at

Friday 24 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Our Members in About.Com Miniatures Awards

This year AIM has three finalists in the 2012 Reader's Choice awards!

Best Miniature Blog - AIM member: Mags Cassidy / Mags-nificent Miniatures Blog\

Best Miniature Product - AIM member: Christine Verstraete - In Miniature Style

Best Miniature Building Kit - AIM member Bea Broadwood / Rosebud Cottage -
Petite Properties\

Please support your favourite AIMers and cast your vote. 
Votes can be made daily through the above links until the competition closes on the 21st March.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Afan Valley Miniatures

Introducing AIM Member Paul Smith of Afan Valley Miniatures, who has been building 12th scale houses since mid 2011. Paul works on and produces houses of an unique and different design, finished in a manner which allows them to be viewable from all sides and angles, with a strong emphasis on the realistic finish and range. All of Paul's buildings are designed and built from his own design or to a customers specification. Paul commonly works in 1:12th scale but is happy to go smaller if required.

Monday 20 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Janet Granger's New Bolster Cushion Kits

Janet Granger has just launched a cute new doll's house bolster kit to her website at 

 The bolster measures one and three quarter inches long and the tiny tassel measures just under half an inch! The bolster is to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze and each kit contains everything you need to complete one bolster; the silk gauze fabric, Anchor stranded cotton threads, stuffing, a suitable needle, colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), and detailed instructions.

If you would like to see exactly how to put this kit together (including how to make the tiny tassels!), then take a look at the Tutorial on Janet's website at, which shows you what to do.

The kit costs £12.95, and shipping is free worldwide.

 this design is called 'Barbara (green)'

Thursday 16 February 2012


This saturday, 18th February, some of our members at AIM will be exhibiting at Thame Dollhouse and Miniature Fair.

Why not pop along and see some miniature delights from;

Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls
Jane Harrop
Shepherd Miniatures
Templewood Miniatures
Malcolm's Miniatures
Mags-nificent Miniatures
The Miniature Garden Centre
Tower House Dolls
Dateman Books
Petite Properties Ltd
Alturnative Proportions
Stokesay Ware

Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair is held at;

 Thame Leisure Centre, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire. OX9 2BB

Monday 13 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Dateman Books

Terry & Anne from Dateman Books have been working hard over the last few weeks to finish the first two of their commemorative books for 2012.  The first book is The Life and Works of Charles Dickens which commemorates the 200th anniversary of his birth. 

The second book is RMS Titanic, commemorating the tragic maiden voyage of the ship. Terry and Anne explain that they are particularly pleased with this book. For the first time, they have added a flyout allowing them to show the ship spread over two pages which allows the reader to open them up and see the inside of the ship.

Both these books can be purchased online at;