Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Fling On Friends, Fling On!
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
The catch phrase of the year is "Fling On!" and we're
hearing it everywhere! Miniaturists all over the world
are talking about the Greenleaf 2010 Spring Fling
contest and the amazing details of this year's kit. The
most talked about feature is the size of this kit! It
measures 23˝" W x 13" D x 15˝" H with the addition
which is almost the same size as the Orchid so
there's a lot of house there for a very small price. The
other hot topic is how great it is to work with the laser
cut kit. Spring Fling has never gone together faster
with minimal sanding and the precision tabs and
slots. People are spending less time building and
have more time for decorating and finishing their
Just when we thought that the Spring Fling couldn't
get any better, Greenleaf and HBS announced that this
year HBS will be piggy-backing a contest of their own
with the Greenleaf Spring Fling contest. That gives
everyone two chances to win with one creation! You
can find the details about the HBS side of the Spring
Fling contest in the discussion section of the
HBS Facebook page. For all the information and
about the Greenleaf Spring Fling, come visit us here
and join in the fun!
Editor in Chief
News Flash: Half Scale Houses Invade Greenleaf's Store
By Dean Roberts
A recent poll on our website made it clear; you want
more half scale dollhouses from Greenleaf! Well wait
no more! The new half inch scale dollhouse line
arrived and we've even added smaller scale
accessories! To put it simply, these houses are
amazing! We're using a new hardwood maple
plywood and did I mention; THEY'RE LASER CUT!
Have a peek today and if you move fast, you can have
one home by Mothers Day!
Hard Wiring a Brimbles Mercantile
By Deb Roberts
We're always hearing requests for more information
about how to hard wire larger houses, especially how
to hide the wires. So when I was building my
Brimbles Mercantile, I wrote up a tutorial as the wiring
progressed. These are techniques that will work with
any large house.
The interior of the Gris Gris House
By Brandaen Jones
In this tutorial I wanted to go over the unique features
of the interior of the house. I had so much fun with
this house and as I have said before, money being
tight should never stop you from creating something
fun and wonderful. I always try my best to save money
because there never seems to be enough with these
days being what they are. I love to pinch a penny. In
creating this house I found inexpensive ways to create
a miniature that I am truly proud of.
The Name Game!
By Deb Roberts
This game is a favorite with dollhouse builders and
collectors alike and we've been getting some
requests to play again, so the Name Game is back
with new pictures and new challenges.
Member of the Month - Meet Debra!
By Heidi Cleveland
For this wonderful month I would like to introduce you
to a wonderful miniaturist. Say hello to Debra (Debra
from Olde Cape Cod). She has been a member of the
Greenleaf forum since April 2, 2008.
Read more about Debra...
The Critter Corner!
Okay, you can keep it but I'm not sharing my space with it!
Muis seems to be a bit concerned about her human
bringing a dollhouse home with her. She never knew
that there were houses close to her size! After a little
investigating Muis decided that the house could stay
as long as she had free access to wander inside
whenever she wanted to..
Thanks to Marianne (Nileke) and Muis for sharing such a cute picture with us. They’ll receive a $25 gift card from Petsmart for being featured in this month’s Critter Corner. Edit by Dean: Hope
they have a Petsmart in the Netherlands or we'll find a
If you'd like to submit your pet's picture for
consideration for the Critter Corner, you can upload
pictures in the "Good Pets
acting bad!" or "Good Pets acting cute!"
galleries at the Greenleaf Forum.