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July 2012: Issue No 42 Cover Image: Stephanie Kilgast

Regular Features
5 Editors Note: Sally Watsons welcome to this Watson months fabulous 42nd edition of the F R E E AIM magazine! 6 In Season This Month explores the joys and upsets of al fresco dining.

13 Tips & Hints: Read AIM members helpful hints. Compiled by Janet Smith. 18 The AIM Gallery: This month our regular Gallery Feature explores Sun, Sea and Summer Travel. Compiled by Marianne Cook. 35 42 Taken Out Of Context: Miniaturisms compiled by Janet Smith From Over The Fence: AIM member Malcolm Smith shares techniques and materials from other fields of modelling. 44 Crossover Crafts: Ludmilla tells all about carpets to fellow AIM member Janet Harmsworth 48 Unexpected Miniatures: Malcolm Smith continues our series on stumbling upon miniatures 52 Getting To Know You: Get to know more about AIM member Gina Zimmerman and her lovable bears 86 New on the Web: We take a look at Julie Campbells newly launched website 96 Smaller Scales - Janet Smith takes a closer look at the smaller scales. 98 Show Report - AIM members Lidi Stroud and Janet Smith report from both sides of the planet! 100 The Miniature Grapevine: Malcolm Smith compiles the latest news and announcements from the world of miniatures.

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Features
30 Letters from Violet Janine Crocker looks into the fashionable world of a young lady about to embark on a very important voyage on an ill-fated ship. 36 Jill Benneta life in doll making: Marianne Cooks retrospective of this remarkable doll maker 62 Uniform Look: a mini history of naval uniforms modelled by Teresa Thompsons dolls 68 Miniature Natural history: Wendy Smales fascinating work with fossils, gems and shells 75 Sew Retro: What better than a dainty hat for your summer garden party! Kathi Mendenhall provides! 80 Achieving IGMA: Share the journey with Linda Master

Free Projects
14 A sweet swim suit from Sandra A Stacy 28 Make a shady place for your garden with Barbara Del Ducos printable arbour templates 42 A beach bag for all the necessities from Janet Harmsworth 55 Sadie Brown shares her ice cream cones with us 66 Frances Powell demonstrates how to keep the bugs off your food and drink with her dainty crochet covers 90 A succulent burger and chips to end a day at the beach from Janet Smith

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Artisans In Miniature
of excellence in original handcrafted scale miniatures dedicated to promoting a high standard An association of professional artisans,

www.artisansinminiature.com
artisansinminiature.blogspot.com
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

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 AIMs Membership Secretary: Tony for more information:

tonybroadwood@aol.com Or alternatively visit our website


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Dear Reader
Earlier in the year the idea was for this issue to celebrate all things summery! Hmm here in the UK that has been quite a leap of faith! Along with other countries experiencing extreme weather conditions we have had the wettest drought ever! One just has to smile at our very British luck! The obvious answer is that announcing a drought and hosepipe ban will ensure a flood situation just as buses arrive in 3s! So we paddle on and pretend all is sunny and the seaside and the garden are the places to be. Our members have come up with some beautiful work showing all sorts of sun, sea and land reflections. We have a look at outdoor eating complete with wasps and predatory seagulls, a brief history of Naval uniforms and some fascinating natural history. This issues projects are all holiday related and will ensure a good time in the garden or on the beach for your miniature family and friends. Do write and tell us what you would like to see in forthcoming issues. We have listened to your requests to make project backgrounds plain to facilitate printing this was quite a wrench for some of us as we do love our twiddly bits in formatting! And, as always, if you have an idea, an article, anything to share please do get in touch with any one of the editorial team. If you are worried about presentation please dont be. One of the team will help you do it or simply accept a draft and make it beautiful. Just get in touch. Speaking of whom thank you team! You have been magnificent!

The AIM Magazines 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 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

Sally Watson
Still trying to fit the chair! www.sallycatminiatures.com

Freelance Editorial Team Members: Agnes Turpin Catherine Davies Eileen Sedgwick Jennifer Matuszek Julie Lawton Lidi Stroud Mo Tipton Nancy Keech Stephanie Kilgast Please note AIM is an active association to which all members are expected to contribute. AIM imag Issue 41 2012 AIM imag Issue 42 2012 5 5

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www.artisansinminiature.com
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Stop Press October 13-14, Tucson, AZ 35th Annual Tucson Miniature Society's Show & Sale "My Favorite Room" Tucson Womans Club, 6245 Bellevue Hours: Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00; Children under 12 $2.00 (No Strollers Please) Sales, Displays, Raffles, Workshops; Special Children's Workshops All Proceeds Donated to the Comstock Childrens Foundation Information: Gail St. Clair (520) 400-4819 E-mail: tmsshow@live.com

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Editors note: These are the 2 pages inadvertently left out of issue 41. My apologies to all concerned.

Sally

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