32 Halloween and the Festive Fall Season
By Martha Puff
A collector’s gallery of seasonal miniatures.
46 Medieval Times, Sans Schmaltz
By Deb Weissler
Eschewing the romantic, Tony Knott brings authenticity to history.
50 Midnight in the Secret Garden of the Fairies
By: Christina Pardy
It’s not all sweetness and light.
54 Masters of Americana
By Jan Stuart
Jan Yinger looks back at 35 years of miniature making.
18 The Coffee Pot Espresso Stand
By Joann L. Swanson
Dream Room #6.
By Lydia Benedict
Ten frighteningly easy projects in 1:12 scale.
38 A Tudor Food Fan From Hawaii
By Kiva Atkinson, IGMA Artisan
Make a 1:12 medieval fish pie.
41 Medieval-Style Furniture in 1/4” Scale
By Karen Cary
Furnish your castle or wizard’s lair.
2 Editor’s Note
8 Nutshell News
10 New Products
12 Vintage Discoveries
14 Beyond Kits
16 Display Case
58 Web links
63 Classified Ads
64 Parting Shot
ON THE COVER:
A montage of Tudor-era dishes in 1:12 scale from IGMA Artisan Kiva Atkinson. “The Tudor cuisine is one of my favorite foods to make,” she says. “I base them on actual recipes that I interpret.” She doesn’t limit herself to the late middle ages or dollhouse scales. “I make all kinds of other foods of course, but I also make wacky things, like mice, mini-scene boxes, Root People (which I’ve copyrighted), and other foods with faces on them. Being a Pisces, I love making seafood! In fact, I like to make things that I love to eat, and that includes everything under the sun!” See more of her work and try out her fish-pie how-to starting on page 38. To see a lot more of her and other’s work visit www.cdhm.org, her own website www.kivasminiatures.com or search eBay for seller jklr4.