20 Children’s Classics in Miniature
Time-honored children’s stories inspired these distinctive 1:12-scale scenes and sculptures.
By Martha Puff
If you’re tired of interiors, why not take a break and try a building façade or two?
By Jane Freeman
32 Childhood Memories
Artist Jill Dianne captures the literature of the past in miniature.
By Deb Weissler
41 A Menagerie of Delight:
Mary Bures' Scale Teddy Bears and Animals.
By Penny Herbst
46 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures
The largest miniatures show on the West Coast.
By Barbara Jones
23 Using a Vintage Handkerchief and to Dress A Miniature Bed
No-cut, no-sew instructions for dressing that little bed.
By Barbara Studebaker
26 Making Faux Stones
Simple techniques yield impressive results.
By Lynette Barker
29 Making Miniatures From Recycled and Unusual Items
Ten tips from an experienced miniaturist.
By Sharon Grimes
36 Bunny's New Year
A whimsical project in 1/4” scale.
By Karen Cary
44 Building with Foam Insulation Board
A primer on a versatile material.
By Grace Shaw
50 “Shoebox” Scenes:
Thinking Inside the Box
By Ruth Flewelling Lesbirel
06 Letters to the Editor
08 New Products
10 Display Case
12 Nutshell News
14 Vintage Discoveries
17 Small Steps: Shop Visits
58 Web links
63 Classified Ads
64 Parting Shot
ON THE COVER
Hand-sculpted Humpty Dumpty with Masterpiece eyes by Jill Dianne, inspired by the antique Parian porcelain dolls of the late 19th century. He has antique silver charms for shoes and a hand-painted tapestry jacket with antique lace trim. Ballerina puppets and mechanical toys crafted by Matthew Davis of Esmeralda’s in the UK. Humpty is sitting on a Bespaq bench. From the collection of Mary G. Peters—Jill’s mother, whom she says “originally sparked my continued love of childhood's enchanted places and beings.”
Jill can be contacted at 330-608-8154 or through her website, www.jilldianne.com. To see more of her work, see Deb Weissler’s profile of the artist on page 32.