ON THE COVER:“Sedona Christmas” by Jon Fish, one half of the famed miniatures duo, “The Guys From Texas.” Although the “Guys” are known for their innovative, meticulously executed roomboxes, this Southwest-style 1:24-scale gingerbread house has a happy looseness to it, just right for the spirit of the season. Enjoy this change of pace in a project the whole family can share. The fun starts on page 44.
The wreath is by Joann Swanson. It depicts the nearly two dozen holiday items she created for this issue. Find it on page 24.
21 All Creatures Small and Great
By Stephanie Finnegan
Kerri Pajutee’s animals are a breed apart.
30 Private Garden Spaces
By Jane Freeman
Tips on creating leafy retreats.
52 Simplicity Is Beautiful
By Anne Day Smith
Mark Murphy’s furniture shows that less is more.
54 The Magical World of Fairies
By Martha Puff
A sprightly gallery for collectors.
24 The Bits and Pieces of Christmas
By Joann Swanson
Get a head start on the holidays with 22 Yuletide accessories.
32 Get into the 1/4”-Scale Summertime Christmas Spirit
By Karen Cary
Five more Yuletide ideas in a more convenient size.
36 Make Santa in His Workshop
By Ginger Landon Siegel
St. Nick’s toils in paper tôle.
40 Number 9 Primrose Lane, Mouseville, Florida
By Grace Shaw
A whimsical holiday house.
44 Sedona Christmas
By Jon Fish
A Southwest–Style gingerbread house.
02 Editor’s Note
- 06 Letters
- 08 Nutshell News
- 09 Kit Review
- 10 New Products
- 12 Vintage Discoveries
- 14 Display Case
- 16 Beyond Kits
- 18 Small Steps—Build an end-sanding jig.
- 58 Web links
- 60 Calendar
- 63 Classified Ads
- 64 Parting Shot