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;

Thursday 9 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Keenderson Miniatures

Introducing AIM member Glen Anderson whose interest in miniatures goes back to his childhood, when he built model kits. As an adult, he had an interest in building furniture, but no room for a workshop, and so miniatures were a natural fit! After working on pieces as a hobby for several years, Keenderson Miniatures was formed in 2008.

Glen uses traditional cabinetry techniques to create miniature furniture and accessories. In the past, he has been inspired by Federal, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and Modern Design, but it is the challenge of working in scale that always draws him forward to new projects.

Glen's work, with his amazing attention to detail can be found on his newly updated website at;


Monday 6 February 2012

Meet Our Members ~ Adora Bella Minis

This weeks 'Meet Our Members' post introduces the talented Joy of Adora Bella Minis.

Joy sculpts and then dresses 12th scale character dolls which are sure to bring a little humour to your scene and guaranteed to bring you a smile :)

Joy sculpts older folk, children, wizards, witches and custom requested dolls. She has also recently started to sell undressed dolls via her website, but be sure to be quick, these delightful characters don't hang around for sale long, before being snapped up by her avid collectors! When Joy can drag herself away from her love of sculpting dolls, Joy needle felts the cutest little 12th scale bears and mice.


All Joy's dolls and needle felts are OOAK - One Of A Kind and can be viewed and purchased from;

Thursday 2 February 2012

AIM Members News 2012 ~ Malcolms Miniatures

New from Malcolm’s Miniatures – PICflicker flickering light unit.
The unit has four channels that provide independent, random flickering effects. Each channel can be set to either fire or candle mode. Fire mode gives a pulsating flame effect. Candle mode has a flickering effect with occasional pulses. The flicker rate can be adjusted.  Each channel is rated at 1A (equivalent to about 20 small bulbs), overall rating for the unit is 2A (40 small bulbs).
Avaialble at Malcolms Miniatures