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Contents… March 2011: Issue No 32 Cover Image: Lisa Johnson ‐ Richards Regular Features …

Contents…

March 2011: Issue No 32 Cover Image: Lisa JohnsonRichards

Regular Features

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On My Workbench This Month: NEW!!! AIM member Warren Barnard introduces himself and his brand new regular feature.

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New on the Web: This month we feature the website

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10 Things You Never Knew About Me: Learn unusual facts about our members! This month we feature Debbe Mize.

44 In Season This Month: Vicky Guile and AIM members take a closer look at food in Tudor mes.

58 Aunt Anastasia: If you have a miniature dilemma, then why not write to our very own agony aunt for her advice?

60 Miniatura Preview: A preview of new items that will be on show by AIM Members at Spring Miniatura.

66 Smaller Scales:

This month Jean Day takes a closer look at

all things Tudor in smaller scale miniatures.

70 Tumbleton Tower: Regular ‘fantasy feature’ compiled by

Celia of Oberon’s Wood. This month Celia invites Julia and Hywel Jereys to review ’The Gatehouse’ dolls house kit.

Find out more about AIM member

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and smaller scales food ar san Courtney Strong .

81 Tips and Hints: NEW!!! AIM member Janet Smith presents the best of this month’s ps and hints for miniaturists.

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Through the Keyhole: We take a peek through the keyhole and into the workspace of AIM member Linda Master .

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AI M Adver sing: NEW!! Promote your business in the AIM magazine available to members AND nonmembers.

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Gallery Feature: AIM member Jean Day presents a gallery of Tudor miniatures from the members of AIM.

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Blog of the Month: Featuring the blog of Bea and Tony Broadwood of Pe te Proper es Ltd.

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Cross Over Cra s: Featuring AIM member Robin Be erley.

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Show Report: From Thame Dolls House and Miniatures Fair.

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The Kni ng Basket: Read the latest instalment of Frances Powell’s popular kni ng series.

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Sew Retro!: AIM member Kathi Mendenhall’s regular sewing feature.

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The Miniature Grapevine: Catch up on all the latest news and announcements from the interna onal world of miniatures.

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Cover Story: Genealogy in Miniature: Guest contributor Elizabeth Grace and AIM member Lisa JohnsonRichards share the story behind the crea on of a miniature Tudor Family.

Pomanders: AIM member Marianne Colijn gives insight into the fragrant and popular pomanders of the Tudor mes.

The Tudor Mill and Blacksmith’s Shop: Lidi Stroud shows us around her 1:12 scale mill and blacksmith’s workshop.

A Bird in the Hand: Sally Watson discovers more about falconry and birds of prey in this special feature.

A Gyrfalcon for a King: AIM member Liz McInnis explains the signicance of the bird in your mini scene.

King He nry VIII & His Wives: Find out more about the infamous Tudor king and his 6 wives with AIM member Diane Yunnie.

Tudor Estate Agents: Jean Day presents a variety of miniature proper es, typical of the Tudor period, for your viewing pleasure and considera on.

Pewter… A Brief History: AIM member Naomi Machida shares the history of pewter and its uses.

Blackwork Embroidery: The history and origins of blackwork embroidery by AIM member Helen Woods .

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Pe t Point Cushions: Ludwina AkbulutVan Oosterwyck shares two of her miniature s tching charts.

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Easy Po age in Any Scale: Janet Smith shows us how to make miniature versions of this staple Tudor meal.

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Tudor Brick Making: AIM member CJ Cormier shows us how to create a realis c Tudor brick eect.

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Tudor Thatched Roof: Part one of a three part Tudor thatched roof project from AIM member CJ Cormier .

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Tudor Printables: AIM member Jean Day shares useful Tudor printables for your dolls house or miniature scene.

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Monmouth Cap: AIM member Frances Powell’s pa ern for popular kni ed headwear of the Tudor period.

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EDITOR’S NOTE Dear Reader Welcome to the March edi on of the AIM magazine! As
EDITOR’S NOTE
Dear Reader
Welcome to the March edi on of the AIM magazine!
As is customary, it is once again my pleasure to
welcome you all to the March edi on of the ground
breaking AIM imag!
For many of you March might conjure up images of
new spring bulbs or bouncing fl uffy lambs…
however for around 30+ members of AIM, this
month has an altogether more fran c
signi fi cance; as the onset of March brings with it the
inevitable (and o en fraught) fi nal build up to the world famous Miniatura Show.
For all the AIM members who will be exhibi ng at the NEC this month, the fi rst three
weeks of March inevitably mean, long days, much midnight oil consump on and an
jday1@shaw.ca
all round dose of raised blood pressure, combined with a (not so) healthy dose of
nervous anxiety. I too have not been immune to the ‘pre Miniatura effect’ as along
with Mr Bea, I will also be exhibi ng at the show.
Therefore with my increased workload in mind Vicky Guile (Assistant Editor) has
once again stepped forward and helped rescue my sanity by very kindly leading this
publica on into frui on, allowing me some much needed me to concentrate on my
own show prepara ons. However, I am sure you will all agree that Vicky, supported
by the fabulous AIM editorial team and our members, have collec vely put together
yet another breathtaking issue for you all to enjoy – for FREE!!
So if you want to know just what AIM members have been so busy working on and
you would like to get a sneak preview of some of the miniature delights that will be
available at the Miniatura Show later in the month, then take a look at our fabulous
preview report on page 60.
With luck and a er a much needed lie down in a darkened room, I will be back at the
helm for the April imag, which is already shaping up to be yet another unmissable
issue!

Barbara ‘Babs’ Davies Kim Murdock Lesley Shepherd Pamela J S helly Norris

Freelance Members:

Agnes Turpin Catherine Davies Eileen Sedgwick Jennifer Matuszek Julia Jereys Julie Lawton Lidi Stroud Marianne Colijn Mo Tipton Nancy Keech Stephanie Kilgast

In the mean me, grab a cuppa, put your feet up, se le back and enjoy AIM member’s inspiring ‘Tudor’ celebra on!’

Bea

Editor (& General whip cracker) March 2011 www.pe teproper es.com

whip cracker) March 2011 www.pe te ‐ proper es.com The AIM Magazine’s Editorial Team: Bea Broadwood

The AIM Magazine’s Editorial Team:

Bea Broadwood (Editor)

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Vicky Guile (Assistant Editor)

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vicky@njdminiatures.com Celia (of Oberons Wood) mail@sorceresshollow.com Helen Woods

woods1@orcon.net.nz

Janet Smith desertminis@gmail.com Jean Day

John Day jdayminis@shaw.ca Kathi Mendenhall sewminipa erns@a .net Peiwen Pe tgrand oiseaudenim@gmail.com Sally Watson spwatson@ntlworld.com

New Editorial Team Members:

Please note AIM is an ac ve associa on to which all members contribute.

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This issue would not have been possible without the generous contribu ons from the following AIM members… Many thanks therefore go to

not have been possible without the generous contribu ons from the following AIM members… Many thanks

Anne Walden-Mills Bea & Tony Broadwood Beatrice Thierus CJ Cormier Carol Smith Courtney Strong Daisy Carpi Debbe Mize Debbie Dixon-Paver Diane Yunnie Eileen Sedgwick Fiona Bateman Frances Powell Francesca Vernuccio Helen Woods Jain Squires Jane Laverick Janet Granger Janet Harmsworth Janet Smith Jean & John Day

Joy Cox Julia Connett Julia & Hywel Jeffreys Julie Campbell Julie Dewar Kate Pinsent Kathi R. Mendenhall Kathryn Gray Kay Brooke Kevin Jackson Lee Ann Borgia Lidi Stroud Linda Master Lisa Johnson-Richards Liz McInnis Louise Goldsborough Ludwina Akbulut-Van Oosterwyck Mags Cassidy Malcolm Smith Margaret Pitts

Margot Ensink Marianne Colijn Martin Pearce Mary Williams Nancy Cronin Naomi Machida Oberon's Wood Pearl Hudson Peiwen Petitgrand Robin & Shawn Betterley Sally Watson Sarah Maloney Teresa Thompson Tiggy Goldsmith Vicky Guile Viola Williams Warren Barnard

& Shawn Betterley Sally Watson Sarah Maloney Teresa Thompson Tiggy Goldsmith Vicky Guile Viola Williams Warren

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The projects included in this publica on are not suitable for children under the age of 14* The miniatures featured in this magazine are collectors items and therefore unsuitable for children under 14*. All projects are undertaken at your own risk. AIM does not accept responsibility for any injury incurred. All ar cles and photographs used in this magazine a re copyright of their authors.

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