Monthly Archives: December 2010

A January Sale for miniaturists who love embroidery

It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on mini-stitching projects at bargain prices! Everything on my website, Janet Granger Designs, is in the January Sale – from needlepoint kits for doll’s house scale samplers, bolster cushions, wallhangings, etc., to supplies such as silk gauze in many different counts (from 32 count right up to 112 count). The Sale starts today, so visit the website now to see what’s available. Here’s a peek at the kind of doll’s house embroidery kit you could get your hands on:

A rectangular stool to co-ordinate with a fringed doll's house carpet

Tudor wallhangings

These kits are good for beginners - doll's house cushions on 22 count canvas

These sampler kits come with the wooden frame to mount them in. They are to be stitched on 32 count evenweave.

If you haven’t tried miniature stitching before, have a look at the Tutorials page of the website, where everything you need to know to get started is explained in detail, as well as instructions on how to finish each type of kit. Remember that post and packing is free, worldwide, on any order of £10 or more (under £10, there’s a flat-rate charge of £1.25 per order). Everything is in stock and ready to go, so why not  treat yourself with a stitching project to keep you busy during the coldest part of the winter by ordering now?

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Go and look at the Artisans in Miniature “Mini Advent Calendar” for a different project every day till Christmas!

Last week, I joined the group Artisans in Miniature, which is a trade association for people who work as miniaturists in all kinds of areas. AIM produces a wonderful FREE online magazine EVERY MONTH for doll’s house enthusiasts, which is well worth having a look at – it’s always got lots of projects, news and information about what’s happening in the world of doll’s houses and miniatures. The AIM site also has a directory of around 300 mini makers, showcasing their products.

In the run up to Christmas, the AIM’s 2010 online Advent Calendar has now been launched on the AIM website…
http://www.artisansinminiature.com

AIM Advent Calendar 2010

Today, the first ‘door’ has been officially ‘unlocked’ and the project behind it revealed.  Each day another door will be opened, revealing a fantastic array of Christmas related projects for visitors and readers to enjoy.

I’ve just had a sneak peek at today’s project, and it’s a good one if you like mini food……