Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
|Here are free quarter scale printables that I included in the December Smaller Scales article AIM magazine for you to print out without printing the entire page from the magazine. I'm sorry it has to be low resolution. Click on the image and it will open in a new window for you to right click and save the jpg or print out directly.|
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Le Grand Livre de la Maison Miniature
Un Jour a la Campagne
I've also written an article about the wonderful poem "A Night Before Christmas" showing NBC books from my collection and AIM member's photos. There is also my regular Smaller Scales feature showing the latest seasonal minis in smaller scales. I've included two free quarter scale printables. There are so many great projects both in the magazine and the Advent Calendar.
I still haven't finished reading all the fabulous articles!
AIM Mag Issue 29 December 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
My friend Janine of http://missameliasminiatures.com/ and http://missameliasminiatures.blogspot.com asked if I had taken any photos of shop windows when we were in Venice, Italy on our last trip. John and I had a wonderful time one evening walking around Venice,having a latte and looking in shops.The night was clear and great for photos. Thank you Janine for inspiring me to get the photos on my blog. You can click on the photos to view them larger or double click.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
|To view November's AIM magazine click here!|
The new November AIM magazine is out, I hope you enjoy this great magazine too.
AIM Mag Issue 28 November 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I am just thrilled to be part of putting this wonderful magazine together. It is always such a pleasure to format such amazing miniatures. Jean♥
AIM Mag Issue 27 October 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
For Septembers AIM, Artisan In Miniature, free on line magazine, I designed a Steampunk Inspiration board with antique and vintage images from my collection of antique books and magazines to accompany my article. Some of my favorite images were from a French card collection book and others from popular science monthlies from the 20s.Also included is a photo of a Steam machine I took while visiting a Steam show. It was really fun to embellish it too.
AIM Magazine for September is out!! Ive been busier and happier than ever organizing some articles for it and formatting others. One article is about Steampunk, another is Smaller Scales where you can see many fabulous micro mini shops by Patricia Paul and Francesca Vernuccio, they are all spectacular. I also wrote an article about miniature Noahs Arks and there are fabulous examples by Patricia Paul, Linda Master and my own Noahs Ark kits and mini books. There are also some free miniature printable books at the end of the article.
I am really sorry I have not been spending much time in blog land, Ive been getting acquainted with a new paint program and with an active mini business, life just goes so quickly, or maybe that is because I am getting old. My husband and I celebrated our 38th anniversary on Thursday!. Hope you are all enjoying life, I love to hear from you.! I like this new font but it does not make apostrophes!*Jean
AIM Mag Issue 26 September 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
These are printable carpets and stacking blocks that I created and offered as free printables on my blog a few years ago. It has been brought to my attention that the link I had for these images on 4 shared site is no longer valid so I have removed it.
You can also click on the image and then right click save it to your computer.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
|Click here http://www.artisansinminiature.com|
Bea says in her August editorial column about the new AIM magazine:
"AIM members have been busy over the summer, working hard to fill an unbelievable 145 pages with fabulous miniature content for you all to enjoy ‐ for FREE!
Now, fresh back after their summer break AIM members have taken a closer look at the ‘humble shop’ . So if you want to find out more about the talented house builder Malcolm Smith and his doll sculpting partner Silvia Lane, gaze at the stunning hardware shop brought to life by Catherine Davies or let Vicky Guile teach you how to make your very own traditional basket (in miniature of course); then look no
As you will see this August issue of the magazine is packed from cover to cover with interesting features, profiles, editorials and projects; covering every aspect of the dolls house hobby. What more could you wish for!?"
I've written an article for August AIM magazine, Smaller Scales about Quarter Scale shops, 1:48. I've featured my Chubby Cheek Toy Shop, Janet's Smith's scrumptious Shabby Chic Chocolate Shop and Bea Broadwood's two fabulous quarter scale shop kits. I have included a free printable of quarter scale toys and books in the magazine that you can print or download.
Debbie Wright's Tiny Treasures, is the guest Blog of the Month, I was so pleased to see this because Debbie is really a blogging Guru. "Paris Miniatures" fabulous new web site is featured in the Web of the Month article.
Betty Hagen, who I was delighted to see added my Steampunk photos to her miniature metalworking blog has included a wonderful Blueberry Pie article and Janet Smith blueberry pancakes in three scales.
I could go on and on but please have a look yourself, it is fabulous and free.
Mini Hugs and Best Wishes for a wonderful August,
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Here are some close up photos from the still unfinished Steampunk room. Two masks, a rollar periferal digitator, steamclock birds and bugs. Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments, I appreciate them so much. I've been also working on a quarter scale toy store for an article for AIM free on line mini magazine so I will look forward to getting back to this room soon.
More details from the right side of the desk, a tiny set of screw drivers and technical instruments.
A photo showing the steamy effect in the ceiling.
A stand alone magnifier, crystal powered for amazing magnifications.
Thank you so much for having a look,
Mini Hugs, Jean♥
Friday, July 2, 2010
I just thought I would give you a peak at the Steampunk room box I'm making. Year's ago I purchased two vintage microscope cabinets from a miniature friend who's husband had worked at the hospital where he found these, he also put in flooring and wall paper. All these years I wasn't able to think of scenes for them and suddenly Steampunk came along and my collecting life started to make more sense. I have loved all the Steampunk Art, images and miniatures and thought these two cases would work perfectly, one for an inventor's room and the other for a Steampunk fashion designer's room.
Years ago I found a large box of pocket watch parts in a jewelry store that was closing out and they have been wonderful for this room. I have made all the tools on the desk and wall from watch parts. It seems in all the years I've collected odds and ends for miniatures I have more brass and metal bits than anything else. These pieces have come in so handy for all the inventions that are in the cabinets.
In 1987 I was given a fabulous miniature Balloon etching from John Anthony Miller called "Around the World" when I joined NAME association. I thought it made a wonderful picture for behind the work table.
I've been having such a great time inventing miniatures for this scene too.