My Exciting New YouTube Channel

I’ve decided (a somewhat ambitious decision!) to document my work in video. Titled ‘A Year in the Life of a Miniaturist’ I am posting every day on something new. Projects, history, my houses, whatever. Why not check it out here? Regards, Jill.

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Happy New Year Discount!

Welcome to 2024 everyone. I thought we should celebrate the New Year with a special offer on our digital magazine. All new subscribers receive a 50% discount on the first years’ issues. And the subscription gives you unlimited access to all back issues (38 at time of writing). Great value! Click here to subscribe. HOW… Continue reading Happy New Year Discount!

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The month for scarecrows

Our latest club project was about gardens and of course every garden should have a scarecrow. The scarecrow workshop was taken by myself and it was great fun. The basic project came from a Miniaturist’s magazine and all we did was tweak it a little. The workshop covered off the making of the scarecrow, making… Continue reading The month for scarecrows

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Free Copy of Latest Issue

We recently made available to all the Facebook Groups we belong to, a free copy of our magazine; Issue 37. It was very popular and let to many downloads and lots of fantastic feedback. Then today, we realised we had not shared with our loyal blog followers!! So, to put that right, here is a… Continue reading Free Copy of Latest Issue

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New Facebook Group Created Specially for Miniature Knitters!!

Good morning everyone! As you will have seen from my recent posts, I am exploring 12th scale knitting and crochet with much enthusiasm. Browsing Facebook, I realised there are few groups which focus solely on 12th scale and related knitting/crochet. As a result, I decided to create a group for that purpose. CLICK HERE TO… Continue reading New Facebook Group Created Specially for Miniature Knitters!!

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A Steam Punk Cracking Easter

Cracking Easter – Mama’s away, time to play. It is always hard for someone who has been doing miniatures for so long to think of something new to do for a miniature Easter. So I cleverly put together two or three little projects to do, hidden in this Cracking Easter scene. These are in the… Continue reading A Steam Punk Cracking Easter

Victorians loved a folly!

A lot of garden projects have been coming up at my club and in my magazine as it is Summer in our neck of the woods. So I turned my attention to parks. And follies. Follies were popular with the Victorians. False ruins or grottos in one’s large gardens gave the guests something to wonder… Continue reading Victorians loved a folly!

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A Medieval Christmas

I wanted to create a Medieval Christmas scene in my 24th scale Tudor Hall. I needed lights. I had been putting it off I have to confess. But, I set aside a time and put the Hall on my workbench, collected up my LED lights and wiring and made a start. First I had to… Continue reading A Medieval Christmas

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Successful Miniature Convention in Christchurch, NZ.

In the first two days of the long anticipated NZAME Miniature Convention were well attended and busy. That all changed with coverage on the evening new by TVNZ showing mini houses, talking to key people and showing the owl making workshop. The next two days were extraordinarily busy. Crowd control was established on the front… Continue reading Successful Miniature Convention in Christchurch, NZ.

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Miniature Challenges

What makes us choose these Miniature Challenges? On a recent trip to Hamilton New Zealand, a seven hour drive from my home, I caught up with the Waikato Miniature Club. These ladies are not afraid of miniature challenges. Sheryl Ransfield has a double garage full of finished projects and she makes a point of finishing… Continue reading Miniature Challenges

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A Medieval Murder to solve.

This is a chance to solve an ancient Medieval murder. The background: The year is 1150 ADAn old tower had been converted into two shops, one a bakery. Above one of the shops was a bedroom for the owner. However, for 20 years no-one had slept in that room save a few brave folks.This room… Continue reading A Medieval Murder to solve.