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Contents…

    March 2011:  Issue No 32
Cover Image: Lisa Johnson‐Richards

Regular Features…
5  Editor’s  Note:  Read  Bea  Broadwood’s          
  introduc on & welcome to this month’s fabulous
edi on of the FREE AIM magazine!
30  On My Workbench This Month:  NEW!!!  AIM member
Warren  Barnard  introduces himself and his brand new
regular feature.
34  New  on  the  Web:  This month we feature the website
of AIM member and miniature food ar san Sarah Maloney.
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.
28  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 Jeffreys to review ’The Gatehouse’ dolls house kit.
18  78  Ge ng  to  Know  You:    Find out more about AIM member
and smaller scales food ar san Courtney Strong. 
81  Tips and Hints:  NEW!!!  AIM member Janet Smith presents
109  the best of this month’s ps and hints for miniaturists.    
84  Through the Keyhole:   We take a peek through the keyhole
and into the workspace of AIM member Linda Master.
87  AIM Adver sing:  NEW!!  Promote your business in the AIM
magazine ‐ available to members AND non‐members.
90  Gallery  Feature:    AIM member Jean  Day  presents a gallery
of Tudor miniatures from the members of AIM.  
100  Blog  of  the  Month:  Featuring the blog of Bea  and  Tony 
  Broadwood of Pe te Proper es Ltd.
104  Cross Over Cra s: Featuring AIM member Robin Be erley.
108  Show Report: From Thame Dolls House and Miniatures Fair.
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112  The Kni ng Basket: Read the latest instalment of Frances   Powell’s
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popular kni ng series.
115  Sew Retro!:  AIM member Kathi Mendenhall’s regular sewing feature.
120  The  Miniature  Grapevine:    Catch up on all the latest news and
announcements from the interna onal world of miniatures.

Features…
6  Cover Story: Genealogy in Miniature: Guest contributor
Elizabeth  Grace and AIM member Lisa Johnson‐Richards share
the story behind the crea on of a miniature Tudor Family.
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16  Pomanders:  AIM member Marianne Colijn gives insight into
the fragrant and popular pomanders of the Tudor mes.
18  The Tudor Mill and Blacksmith’s Shop:  Lidi Stroud shows us
around her 1:12 scale mill and blacksmith’s workshop.
24  A Bird in the Hand:  Sally Watson discovers more about falconry 44 
and birds of prey in this special feature.
28  A Gyrfalcon for a King: AIM member Liz McInnis explains the
significance of the bird in your mini scene.
37  King Henry VIII & His Wives:  Find out more about the infamous
Tudor king and his 6 wives with AIM member Diane Yunnie.
50  Tudor Estate Agents:  Jean Day presents a variety of miniature
proper es, typical of the Tudor period, for your viewing
pleasure and considera on.  
82  Pewter… A Brief History:  AIM member Naomi Machida
shares the history of pewter and its uses.
109  Blackwork Embroidery:  The history and origins of
blackwork embroidery by AIM member Helen Woods. 96 

Free Projects… 66 

22  Pe t Point Cushions:  Ludwina Akbulut‐Van  Oosterwyck 
  shares two of her miniature s tching charts.  
47  Easy Po age in Any Scale:  Janet Smith shows us how to
make miniature versions of this staple Tudor meal.
54  Tudor Brick Making:  AIM member CJ Cormier shows us
how to create a realis c Tudor brick effect.
76  Tudor Thatched Roof:  Part one of a three part Tudor
thatched roof project from AIM member CJ Cormier.
102  Tudor Printables:   AIM member Jean Day shares useful
Tudor printables for your dolls house or miniature scene.
114  Monmouth Cap:  AIM member Frances Powell’s pa ern
for popular kni ed headwear of the Tudor period. 50 
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EDITOR’S NOTE 
The AIM Magazine’s   Dear Reader
Welcome to the March edi on of the AIM magazine!
Editorial Team: 
  As is customary, it is once again my pleasure to
Bea Broadwood (Editor)  
welcome you all to the March edi on of the ground
office@pe te‐proper es .com
Vicky Guile (Assistant Editor)   breaking AIM imag!
vi cky@njdminia tures .com For many of you March might conjure up images of
Celia (of Oberons Wood)    new spring bulbs or bouncing fluffy lambs…
mail @sorceresshollow.com however for around 30+ members of AIM, this
Helen Woods   month has an altogether more fran c
woods1@orcon.net.nz
significance; as the onset of March brings with it the
Janet Smith 
inevitable (and o en fraught) final build up to the world famous Miniatura Show.
desertminis@gmail.com
Jean Day  For all the AIM members who will be exhibi ng at the NEC this month, the first three
jda y1@shaw.ca  weeks of March inevitably mean, long days, much midnight oil consump on and an
John Day   all round dose of raised blood pressure, combined with a (not so) healthy dose of
jda yminis@sha w.ca nervous anxiety. I too have not been immune to the ‘pre Miniatura effect’ as along
Kathi Mendenhall  with Mr Bea, I will also be exhibi ng at the show.
sewminipa erns@a .net Therefore with my increased workload in mind Vicky Guile (Assistant Editor) has
Peiwen Pe tgrand 
once again stepped forward and helped rescue my sanity by very kindly leading this
oiseaudeni m@gmail.com
Sally Watson  publica on into frui on, allowing me some much needed me to concentrate on my
spwatson@ntlworl d.com 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
New Editorial Team Members:  yet another breathtaking issue for you all to enjoy – for FREE!!
Barbara ‘Babs’ Davies  So if you want to know just what AIM members have been so busy working on and
Kim Murdock  
you would like to get a sneak preview of some of the miniature delights that will be
Lesley Shepherd 
available at the Miniatura Show later in the month, then take a look at our fabulous
Pamela J 
Shelly Norris  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
Freelance Members:  helm for the April imag, which is already shaping up to be yet another unmissable
Agnes Turpin  issue!
Catherine Davies  In the mean me, grab a cuppa, put your feet up, se le back and enjoy AIM
Eileen Sedgwick 
member’s inspiring ‘Tudor’ celebra on!’
Jennifer Matuszek 
Julia Jeffreys 
Julie Lawton 
Lidi Stroud  Bea
Marianne  Colijn  Editor (& General whip cracker)   
Mo Tipton  March 2011 
Nancy Keech  www.pe te‐proper es.com 
Stephanie Kilgast 
 
 

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... 

Anne Walden-Mills Joy Cox Margot Ensink


Bea & Tony Broadwood Julia Connett Marianne Co lijn
Beatrice Thierus Julia & Hywel Jeffreys Martin Pearce
CJ Cormier Julie Campbell Mary Williams
Carol Smith Julie Dewar Nancy Cronin
Courtney Strong Kate Pinsent Naomi Machida
Daisy Carpi Kathi R. Mendenhall Oberon's Wood
Debbe Mize Kathryn Gray Pearl Hudson
Debbie Dixon-Paver Kay Brooke Peiwen Pet itgrand
Diane Yunnie Kevin Jackson Robin & Shawn Betterley
Eileen Sedgwick Lee Ann Borgia Sally Watson
Fiona Bateman Lidi Stroud Sarah Maloney
Frances Powell Linda Master Teresa Thompson
Francesca Vernuccio Lisa Johnson-Richards Tiggy Goldsmith
Helen Woods Liz McInnis Vicky Guile
Jain Squires Louise Goldsborough Viola Williams
Jane Laverick Ludwina Akbulut -Van Warren Barnard
Janet Granger Oosterwyck
Janet Harmsworth Mags Cassidy
Janet Smith Malcolm Smith
Jean & John Day Margaret Pitts

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