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    Cool Minis for Hot Days
    August 2008

    Dear Miniature Enthusiast,

    As summer draws to a close, the heat seems to put even the most dedicated miniaturist into a lethargic mood. Projects are set to one side in favor of a glass of something cold savored while sitting in the shade. We've got just the cure for your summer slump! This month, we're featuring tutorials for a miniature telescope that adds excitement to those hot summer nights when your little people are sitting outside gazing at the stars; tips for windows that beg to be opened to let in some cool breezes; and a parquet floor that is just plain cool.

    Also, I'd like to bring attention to our "So Long Summer Sale" which is a great opportunity to get
    FREE SHIPPING from the Greenleaf Company Store! It's simple, just buy any birdhouse and you'll get free shipping on your entire order! See the coupon at the bottom of this email for more details!

    Deb Roberts
    Editor in Chief

    Dollhouse WindowsDouble-hung Windows
    By Deb Roberts

    Double-hung windows can be a challenge when building a dollhouse kit. If you've ever done them, you might remember the first time when you sat looking at all the pieces trying to figure out just how in the world they go together. It almost seems to be a puzzle to get them in the correct places so that your windows come together correctly. If you've never done double-hung windows and are considering a kit that has this window style, this tutorial gives tips and tricks to get them to go together smoothly and with realistic results.

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    Dollhouse TelescopeTelescope Tutorial
    By Chris Shea

    Chris created this beautiful telescope with some simple items and a lot of talent and imagination. Follow along with Chris as she shows us how.

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    Dollhouse FlooringParquet Floors
    By Gayle Taylor

    Gayle has created some simply breathtaking parquet floors using quilt block patterns and strips of leftover siding. Come and see how Gayle creates this masterpiece.

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    Nathaniel - Member of the MonthMember of the Month - Meet Nathaniel!
    By Heidi Cleveland

    I would like to introduce you to our August Member of the Month, Nathaniel. Nathaniel has been a member of the Greenleaf community since February 27, 2008. Nathaniel is one of our younger members. He brings great enthusiasm for the craft that puts a smile on all of our faces when we read about his newest projects and acquisitions.

    Read more about Nathaniel...

    Havana Holly's Quick Tips!
    By Holly Parker

    WATER: To simulate flowing/ falling water in a mini landscape you can use bits of that ghastly opalescent plastic "tinsel" you bought by mistake one Christmas, or you can take a bit of aluminum foil and twist it & crumple it a bit, gently spread it out a little (for flowing water) or just a little bit towards one end (for falling water) and then fold the ends at opposing right angles. Hit it randomly with Gallery Glass or transparent watercolor paints from the tube or drawing inks in shades of blues & greens (maybe a touch of brown) and trickle a clear-drying glue or clear nail enamel over it (I'd do this on a piece of waxed paper on top of newspapers & paper towels, because it's gloriously messy). Glue it into your scene where you want it.

    Cat friends enjoying minis! The Critter Corner!
    Two's company, but three's crowd?

    This picture may just be the answer to the question about why we build dollhouses. Obviously, it's so our cats have a place to sleep! There's no doubt that cats are fascinated by dollhouses and Pat's furbabies are no exception to the rule. In fact, they also support Pat's philosophy of "just one more"!

    Our thanks to Pat for sharing this delightful picture with us. She'll be receiving a $25 gift card from Petsmart for being featured in the Critter Corner.

    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.


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    So Long Summer Sale - A FREE SHIPPING EVENT

    Labor Day means the end of summer in Upstate New York, so we're having a sale on all our bird house related items. Just by any birdhouse, bird feeder or butterfly house and get FREE SHIPPING on your entire order! So if you live on the west coast for example, you can save almost $50 when ordering a larger dollhouse! Just use Coupon Code 082308 during check out to see your savings! Sorry, but this offer is only good for orders shipping to addresses in the USA.

    Offer expires September 2, 2008 - Just use Coupon Code 082308 during check out