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  • The Year in Review - 2008
  • Rachel's Rustic Shingle Tutorial
  • Filler Books As Easy as A,B,C!
  • Member of the Month - Meet Gayle!
  • Havana Holly's Quick Tips!
  • The Critter Corner!
  • Product Pick of the Month - The Brookwood Dollhouse
  • Featured House - Wenlaine's Brookwood
  • The Official Gazette Archive
  • Blog of the Month - Tilly's Buttercup Bakery
  • Eye Candy of the Month - Christmas at Missymew's!
  • Extra Treat - Greg's Mini Merry Christmas!

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    Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
    Happy New Year from Greenleaf!
    December 2008

    Dear Miniature Enthusiast,

    Its hard to believe that were already at the end of another year! Time goes by so quickly, especially when youre a miniaturist. We seem to measure time with the number of houses we build and how many more kits we have waiting for us. If its true that time flies when were having fun, its no wonder that the year speeds by faster when were building minis.

    In case you hadn't heard, Greenleaf is still offering Free Shipping on orders over $49, so be sure to check it out! With the money you save on shipping, you can afford to get two dollhouses instead of one!

    We wish you all a Happy New Year. May you be blessed with happiness, good health, and joy!

    Deb Roberts
    Editor in Chief

    New DollhousesThe Year in Review - 2008
    By Deb Roberts

    This is probably my favorite article to write all year because it gives me the chance to comment on my very favorite subject... Dollhouse Kits!!! So let's take a look at what's been going on in '08 and talk about our favorites.

    Full story...

    Dollhouse RoofingRachel's Rustic Shingle Tutorial
    By Rachel Topps

    This month, we're fortunate to have a tutorial for you from that up and coming young miniaturist, 11 year old Rachel Topps. Come follow along as Rachel shares her shingling techniques with us.

    Full story...

    Miniature BooksFiller Books As Easy as A,B,C!
    By Deb Roberts

    Need to fill shelves in a library or bookstore? Wincing at the cost of pre-made filler books? Here's the answer in an easy and inexpensive tutorial for mass producing filler books!

    Full story...

    December Member of the Month - Meet Gayle Member of the Month - Meet Gayle (Bookmarm)
    By Heidi Cleveland

    I would like to introduce to you our last Member of the Month of 2008, Gayle (Bookmarm). Gayle has been a member of the Greenleaf forums since August 19, 2007.

    Read more about Gayle...

    Havana Holly's Quick Tips!
    By Holly Parker

    Painting tip: How many of you out there have decided to paint your Chrysnbon or polymer clay item with acrylic paints and had them bead up? It's easy to whip out that can of aerosol primer and give the item a spray, but some of you may not keep a can of flat gray primer amongst your basic supplies; or, like me, find the can is either empty or nearly so. Wipe the item with a bit of plain rubbing alcohol first & then mix a little white tacky glue (the kind that dries clear) with your paint and it will stick. Do let it dry thoroughly before handling it very much, but it won't bead up on you.

    Maxxim and Xander have a long wait! The Critter Corner!
    Do you think He's coming back?

    Maxxim and Xander anxiously watch the chimney in hopes that Santa will return with more toys. They were so good this year that they're just sure they rate more goodies!

    Our thanks to Rebecca (butlerestates) for sharing such a cute picture with us. Rebecca will receive a $25 gift card from Petsmart for being featured in our 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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