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Contents… Contents… April 2012: Issue No 41 Cover Image: Flower Lady doll dressed by Margot
Contents… Contents… April 2012: Issue No 41 Cover Image: Flower Lady doll dressed by Margot

Contents…Contents…

April 2012: Issue No 41

Cover Image: Flower Lady doll dressed by Margot Ensink

Porcelain doll by Sylvia Mobley, flowerbasket by Will Werson, silk tulips by Carla Zandvliet

Spring lamb pullalong by Sandra Morris Rabbits by Jean Boyd Cover designed and formatted by Marianne Cook

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Regular Regular Features Features Features … … … 4 Editor’s note: Read Sally Watson’s explanation
Regular Regular Features Features Features … … … 4 Editor’s note: Read Sally Watson’s explanation

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Editor’s note: Read Sally Watson’s explanation of why she is trying to squeeze into Bea Broadwood’s editorial chair.

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Cover Story: The AIM Gallery This month our regular Gallery Feature celebrates Spring Traditions. Compiled by Marianne Cook.

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Tips and hints: Read AIM members’ helpful hints. Compiled by Janet Smith.

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From Over the Fence: Malcolm Smith guides us through the painting of miniature figures.

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Taken Out of Conext: ‘Miniaturisms’ compiled by Janet Smith.

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Getting To Know You: Get to know more about AIM member Eileen Sedgewick.

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All Things Spring: Janet Smith takes a closer look at the smaller scales.

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Cousin Petunia: If you have a miniature dilemma, then w h y not write to our very own agony aunt for her well considered advice?

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Cross Over Crafts: discover chip carving with Linda Master

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The Miniature Grapevine: John Day compiles the latest news and announcements from the world of miniatures.

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Flowers of Spring: Christine Verstraete provides some interesting floral facts and ideas.

Art in the Craft: Marianne Cook explores the meeting of craft and fine art.

Alentejo Painted Furniture: traditional painted Portuguese furniture in miniature described by Ana Anselmo.

Our last visit to Tumbleton Tower with Julia Jeffreys

Small Surprises: starting an occasional series uncovering miniatures where you didn’t expect them. Sally Watson takes us to an Australian gaol!

Don’t miss a last chance to see Jill Bennett’s beautiful dolls.

miss a last chance to see Jill Bennett’s beautiful dolls. 57 Free Free Free Projects Projects
miss a last chance to see Jill Bennett’s beautiful dolls. 57 Free Free Free Projects Projects

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a last chance to see Jill Bennett’s beautiful dolls. 57 Free Free Free Projects Projects Projects

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Make a pretty spring blouse for a mannequin. Janet Harmsworth

shows us how.

Catherine Davies demonstrates how to create a delightful nest

basket of tulips.

Lily of the Valley is lovely in so many ways. Kathy Brindle provides

instructions.

Cheerful aprons from Kathi Mendenhall’s “Sew Retro” series make

housework more fun—well, in a 12th scale way!

A stunning double page spread of spring and Easter printables from

Barbara del Duco

scale way! A stunning double page spread of spring and Easter printables from Barbara del Duco

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The AIM Magazine’s Editorial Team: Sally Watson (Editor) spwatson@ntlworld.com Bea Broadwood
The AIM Magazine’s Editorial Team: Sally Watson (Editor) spwatson@ntlworld.com Bea Broadwood

The AIM Magazine’s Editorial Team:

Sally Watson (Editor) spwatson@ntlworld.com Bea Broadwood office@petite-properties.com

Bev Gelfand bev@longefellowesdesigns.com

Helen Woods

woods1@orcon.net.nz

Janet Smith desertminis@gmail.com

Janet Harmsworth janet@minimannequins.co.uk

Jean Day

jday1@shaw.ca

John Day jdayminis@shaw.ca

Kathi Mendenhall sewminipatterns@att.net

Malcolm Smith malcolm@malcolmsminiatures.co.uk

Marianne Cook

marianne.cook1@btinternet.com

Peiwen Petitgrand oiseaudenim@gmail.com

Barbara ‘Babs’ Davies Pamela J

Freelance Editorial Team Members:

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

Please note AIM is an active association to which all members contribute.

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Dear Reader

What am I doing in this chair? You may well ask – I have been asking myself the same question for a couple of weeks now! The quick answer is that I am sitting in for Bea to give her a well deserved break. No-one who has read the AIM imag could deny the workload of putting it together on a monthly basis. However, even having been on the editorial team for a couple of years and taught Media Studies and English for more years than I care to remember, does not quite prepare one for the amazing amount of “stuff” to do. Also, being somewhat shorter and decidedly wider than Bea means I have to fit into this editorial chair gradually! Bear with me dear readers and please forgive the creaks!

The editorial team have been so supportive during my initiation and readers have contributed some fascinating articles and projects. I aim to keep this momentum by producing the imag at significant times of year. For the next two issues I am preparing for the first week of July followed by mid-September. Further dates will be published in these but I can let slip that the summer issue will be looking at sea-faring fact and fantasy amongst other holiday topics.

This issue has Spring as its theme – we have kept it loose deliberately to allow for many artisans with many specialisms to contribute. Easter passed us by but I like to plan for the future and will be sure to use those printies in good time – friends might even think I am organised if I make Easter goodies in January! Take a stroll through the galleries, make up a project and share some experiences. Enjoy issue 41!

Even as I say hello there are goodbyes to be said. Sadly, this will be John and Jean Day’s last time on the editorial team. They have been such supportive members, helping with formatting and writing regular features including the Grape Vine. Thank you both for being there for my spacing and Photoshop anxieties!

The Grape Vine will be taken on by Malcolm Smith of Malcolm’s Minis – details will be provided for AIM members very soon.

Wherever in the world you are – be it spring or autumn – welcome to issue 41! And a special toast to Bea!

Sally Watson

Trying to fit the chair! www.sallycatminiatures.com

– welcome to issue 41! And a special toast to Bea! Sally Watson Trying to fit
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Artisans In Miniature

“An association of professional artisans,

dedicated to promoting a high standard

of excellence in original handcrafted scale miniatures…”

www.artisansinminiature.com

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The way in which AIM Association membership is offered has changed!

Due to an overwhelming uptake of membership over recent months, as from July 31st 2010 the AIM Association now has limited membership places available…

The AIM Association was set up in 2007 in order to provide a global platform for professional miniature artisans who wish to actively promote their work and actively take part and support the opportunities and promotional facilities which AIM uniquely offers for free: notably including The AIM online forum Monthly FREE AIM magazine AIM Member's online directory AIM website AIMs facebook & social networking pages The AIM blog.

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AIM membership is only available for professional miniature artisans, selling quality handmade miniatures to the public.

Membership is reserved for artisans who wish to showcase & promote their work, through active participation within the AIM Association. Please note; A waiting list has now been introduced regarding new membership applications.

AIM is completely FREE to join and completely FREE to be part of.

So… if you are a professional miniature artisan and you would like to find out more about joining the

AIM Association, please email AIM’s Membership Secretary: Tony for more information:

tonybroadwood@aol.com

Or alternatively visit our website… www artisansinminiature.com

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This issue would not have been possible without the generous contributions from the following AIM

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

Alison Brand Ana Anselmo Annie Mok Barbara Del Duco Barbara Stanton Bea (Fiona) Broadwood Carol M Kubrican Catherine Davies Christine Verstraete Daisy Carpi Eileen Sedgewick Elisa Fenoglio Elizabeth McInnes Era Pearce Helena Bleeker Ina Wichers Janet Granger

Daisy Carpi Eileen Sedgewick Elisa Fenoglio Elizabeth McInnes Era Pearce Helena Bleeker Ina Wichers Janet Granger
Era Pearce Helena Bleeker Ina Wichers Janet Granger Janet Harmsworth Janet Smith Janine Crocker Jean Boyd
Janet Harmsworth Janet Smith Janine Crocker Jean Boyd Jennifer Anne Matuszek Jill Bennett Jill Rothwell

Janet Harmsworth Janet Smith Janine Crocker Jean Boyd Jennifer Anne Matuszek Jill Bennett Jill Rothwell John & Jean Day Judy Lauson Julia Connett Julia Jeffreys Julie Lawton Kathi Mendenhall Kathy Brindle Linda Master Louise Goldsborough Malcolm Smith

Marianne Cook Mary Williams Pamela J Nick Patricia Paul Pearl Hudson Sally Watson Sandra A. Stacy Sandra Morris Suzane Herget Viola Williams

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Please Note:

The projects included in this publication 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 articles and photographs used in this magazine are copyright of their authors.

The AIM magazine’s content is for private use only and it must not be reproduced in part or in full for commercial gain in any form.

Each artisan contributor is responsible for their own work / contribution to the AIM magazine and retains full responsibility for their published work.

The authors/self publishers cannot be held legally responsible for any consequences arising from following instructions, advice or information in this magazine.

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