Thursday 25 September 2014

Issue 52 of the AIM iMag is out now

Issue 52 of the AIM imag is available online to read or download.

Packed with a variety of topics  and projects for you to enjoy, such as 'Home Sweet Home' and 'Home Comforts', I'm sure you will want to join me in saying a big thankyou to all the AIM members who have given their time and skills freely, to once again put together an excellent magazine for you all to enjoy for free. 

You can access the imag via the AIM website here;

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Issue 52 of the AIM iMag due out soon

Are you looking forward to the next edition of the AIM iMag? I know I am. 

I've had a sneaky peek at some of the articles, such as 'Home Sweet Home' and 'Home Comforts' and  as always this issue is going to be great. The dedicated AIM members have been working hard and giving their time voluntarily to bring you the next edition which will be popping into your inbox soon. If your not signed up to email notifications from this blog, then keep an eye here and I'll let you know when it goes 'live' 

In the meantime, why not take a look at some of our back issues, which are available from

Thursday 18 September 2014

Latest news from Petite Properties

Over the last few months, Bea of Petite Properties has been busy designing new kits and writing her latest book; Create Exterior Finishes. Bea who many will recognise as the founder of AIM and the AIM Imag has also introduced a new, exclusive range of paints for use on all her kits, including the delightful 1/48th scale 'Pumpkin Cottage ' shown above. 

Pumpkin Cottage and Bea's latest book; Petite Properties Create Exterior Finishes will be launched at this weekends Miniatura Show, where you will be spoilt for choice amongst the many cottages, kits and accessories in 1/144th, 1/48th and 1/24th that Petite Properties have for sale. You can find these and the amazing new book, which is an easy to follow guide to creating your own authentic exteriors on Stand A5

If you are not attending the Miniatura Show or would like a closer look prior to the show, you can find further details on these and more at;

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Latest characters from The Giddy Kipper

Aim member Jain of The Giddy Kipper has been busy sculpting many new characters. 
These delightful characters form a wonderful group and are available for sale separately at the forthcoming Autumn Miniatura Show 2014. Jain will be exhibiting on Stand B15

You can see many more of Jain's wonderful creations on her blog and website at;

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Latest furniture designs from Bear Cabin Miniatures

AIM members Hywel and Julia Jeffreys of Bear Cabin Miniatures specialise in 12th scale miniatures for a Fantasy or Tudor theme. Hywel designs and creates his own unique furniture from hardwood, which he cuts, creates, carves and waxes to the point where he is happy to add them to his 'Rustic Woodland' range of dressed, and undressed furniture and accessories.

When Julia is not busy stitching tiny owl or cat themed samplers and cushions to match the fantasy theme, she happily helps to dress the furniture, using many of Hywel's handmade accessories, dragons and pumpkins!

Hywel and Julia of Bear Cabin Miniatures will be exhibiting at this Autumn's Miniatura Show on the 20th and 21st September 2014 on stand G10

Sunday 14 September 2014

Celebrating 21 years for Bags of Character

2014 has been an important year for AIM Member Carol Bull as she is celebrating 21 years of mini making this year. Selling under the name of Bags of Character, Carol's wonderful dolls are definitely full of character and never fail to please, amuse and delight. Carol will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Miniatura Show on the 20th and 21st September and you can find her on Stand G11 or on her website;

Saturday 13 September 2014

Mags-nificent Miniatures

AIM member Mags of Mags-nificent Miniatures has been busy making a mouth watering array of 12th Scale miniatures for the Autumn Miniatura Show on the 20th and 21st September. You can find Mags and her delicious apple pies on Stand C2

Or on her facebook page at:

Thursday 11 September 2014

Latest Kit from Janet Granger

AIM member, Janet Granger has a new needlepoint sampler kit on her website this week - it's called 'Blue Vases', and is Victorian style with a full alphabet, in shades of blue, green and light brown. It's a quick little project, which should only take a couple of evenings to stitch.

The sampler is stitched on 32 count evenweave fabric. The kit contains stranded cotton, a generous piece of evenweave fabric, clear instructions and stitch diagrams, a suitable needle, a colour block chart to count the design from and a varnished wooden frame to mount the stitching in.

The kit costs £8.95, and is available from her website here:

If you haven’t stitched in this scale before, or you would like to know what is involved in making one of these kits, visit the FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS page to see how easy it is to create this little sampler: 

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

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Adora Bella Minis now in smallers scales

You may recognise AIM member Joy of Adora Bella Minis for her charming characters in 12th Scale. Amongst my favourites are her wonderful witches for the collector of fantasy miniatures. But did you know that Joy also makes her delightful characters in smaller scales too? In 2014, Joy has moved into making for the lover of smaller scales; 24th and 48th scale.

Joy no longer works on a commission basis, but does have a wishlist that you can add to on her website and you can sign up for her newsletter which gives details her latest dolls as they become available. 

You can see more of Joy's work on her website;