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    Have Yourself a Very Mini Christmas
    Decemeber 2011

    Dear Miniature Enthusiast,

    My goodness, but it’s been quite awhile since we’ve had the opportunity to get together! It’s time to sweep up the dust from our reconstruction and welcome our extended family back to the Gazette. We’ve missed you!! So much in fact, we have a great coupon at the bottom of this email... it's our way of saying thanks for your understanding!

    A lot has happened since the last time we got together, including the final results of Spring Fling 2011 and a remodeling of our forum. It’s just been a very exciting year but what’s most exciting of all is having a brand new year right around the corner. We have some new things in store for the Gazette including an advice column, more interviews with contemporary Mini Masters, articles with real life architecture that will inspire you, and of course, lots of helpful how-to articles about building dollhouses and making miniatures to go inside them. You’ll still see our regular features such as the Member of the Month, the Collector’s Cabinet, and lots of eye candy. We’ll also be moving to a new delivery schedule so you’ll see the Gazette in your inbox every other month, totaling six issues per year.

    All of that begins in January so we’re going to take advantage of this end of the year special edition to wrap up 2011 and talk a little bit about what to expect in 2012. By popular demand, I’m including a rewind of our favorite Dollhouse Christmas Carols and hope you’ll all join in the sing-along. Oh, and it wouldn’t be the Gazette if we didn’t share a tutorial with you so we’ve included a killer article showing you how to change those craft store wooden flower pots into faux terra cotta and fill them with houseplants that don’t break your budget. It’s a fun little project you can do while you’re waiting for your holiday dinner to cook.

    Most of all, we’ve come to your inbox to wish each and every one of you the happiest of holidays, the merriest of Christmases, and the very best new year!

    Deb Roberts
    Editor in Chief

    The mini quenne is on the scene!Ask Aunt Bea
    By Beatrice Annabelle Minimaker

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Beatrice Annabelle Minimaker but you can just call me Aunt Bea. I’m the newest member of the Greenleaf Gazette family where I’ll be the new “Answer Lady”.

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    Mini Christmas!Gazette Rewind: A Greenleaf Sing-a-long!!
    By Deb Roberts

    This time of year, the sounds of the holidays are everywhere. In the malls, on the streets; no matter where you go, you hear holiday songs. Every third commercial on tv is for a holiday cd and the radio is playing non stop holiday tunes. But how often do you hear a holiday song for us miniaturists? We've come up with some catchy tunes for you to sing this season to express your joy of miniatures during the holidays. Who knows... maybe they'll catch on and next year, everyone will be singing joyous songs about minis!

    (blowing a note on a pitch pipe) Ready? Everyone sing along!!

    Full story...

    Make a miniature plantTerra Cotta Planters and Potted Plants
    By Deb Roberts

    We all love to add flowers to our dollhouses and room boxes but it’s a fact that all those mini flowers can add up to a major price tag. One of the requests that I get a lot is about how to fill a house with flowers and potted plants without having to take out a second mortgage on your real house. I spend a lot of time messing around with artificial flowers of the life-size variety to find bits and pieces that work in miniature. Some of them go into pretty vases to make flower arrangements but the thing I like best is potted plants. This tutorial shows how to turn wooden flower pots into faux terra cotta and then fill them with beautiful flowers.

    Full story...

     Month- Meet Claudia!Member of the Month - Meet Claudia (CheckMouse)!
    By Heidi Cleveland

    This month I would love to introduce you to Claudia (CheckMouse). Claudia has been a member of the Greenleaf forums since April 5, 2009. She works in very small scale which I absolutely love. She also showed me that miniatures can help you cope when something un-copable is there for you to face.

    Read more about Claudia...

    Two is better than one! The Critter Corner!
    I Have a Mini Me!

    However, it appears that Monty may have some mixed feelings about this little replica invading his personal space. He doesn’t seem to mind sharing his food with Sally but she has certainly turned his world upside down! Isn’t that the way it always works out with miniatures? You just can’t help but fall in love with them no matter what form they take.

    Thanks to Gil for sharing such a cute picture with us. Monty and Sally will receive a $25 gift certificate from Petsmart for being featured in this month's 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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