ON THE COVER: Georgia Queen and Jean Lierman
from GJ's Miniature Christmas Trees & Decorations provided
us with this beautiful "Noah's Ark Tree" in 1:12
scale. The tree includes 20 painted pewter animals in pairs
"two by two" and 12 wood or pewter arks. It comes
wired with an AC adaptor for 110 volts. For information,
For more year-end miniatures, see the "Holiday Potpourri"
starting on page 37.
32 Artisan and Teacher by Martha Puff - Rik Pierce builds
structures to delight the eye and bring a smile.
37 Holiday Potpourri by Martha Puff - A medley of minis
for the most wonderful time of the year!
44 A Passion For Horses by Anne Day Smith - Karen Fitzhenry's
miniature toys blend history and artistry
48 The Hebrew Word for Silver by Penny Herbst - Sterling
Judaic Miniatures From Israel.
56 Climbing The Walls by Jane Freeman - Walls may have
ears, but now they can have voices, too.
58 Looking Back by Anne Day Smith - On our 35th anniversary,
a long-time contributor lets us know how it all started.
16 Make a Cookie Christmas Tree by Kathy Obrenski - A quick
and easy mini-food centerpiece.
24 The Annual Snowman Contest by Joann Swanson - Snowmen
fall from heaven unassembled; Joann provides the instructions.
35 Make a Faux-stone Floor From Vinyl Tile by Rik Pierce
- Lightweight and inexpensive, the tiles are easy to work
with and give the illusion of a great looking stone floor.
42 Make a Flower Pot Santa by Fay Zerbolio - Another quick
and easy holiday dollhouse decoration from the Miniature
Museum of Greater St. Louis
52 Waiting for Santa by Cheryl J. Scharling - The author's
reminiscences in a roombox.
53 Make an Exquisite Dogwood Tree by Grace Shaw - You can
do it the hard way, or the easy way.
60 A Simple Twist of Stem by Marie Richardson - Create
"stuffed" animals for a dollhouse, or just for