Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Miniatures That Chase Away the Winter Blues!
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
So dear readers, here we are in the dreary days of late
February. Valentine's Day has come and gone, and
spring is still just a bit too far away to reach out and
touch. With snow on the ground and grey skies
above, are you feeling those mid-winter blues just a
We've got just the thing to cheer you up and brighten
your day! This month, we start a multi-part series on
how to make some truly remarkable landscaping
stones by Kevin Loving. Not only are these stones
innovative and unique, but you'll enjoy Kevin's
approach to discovering new ways to make
We've also got a couple of tutorials for some bright
and shiny miniatures to put a little sparkle in your day.
And, of course, our Member of the Month will fascinate
you with some little known facts about a miniature
celebrity who has been hiding in our midst.
We hope that this brightens up your winter day just a
little while you wait for that first robin of spring to
appear. Oh, and while you're waiting, why not
consider making a bird feeder or birdhouse to
encourage Mrs. Robin to come bob-bob-bobbin'
along? It's a great project to set your sights toward
spring and would also be just the perfect thing to keep
your kids busy while they're sighing that there's
nothing to do indoors. You can find some great
birdhouse and feeder kits here and they're easy enough to be the
perfect project for your youngsters.
Editor in Chief
Romancing the (landscape) Stone:
One Man's Adventure in Making Authentic Looking Landscape Stones
By Kevin Loving
Driving by curiosity and a unique sense of discovery, Kevin has devised his very own way of creating stepping stones in miniature. Follow along with part one of this multi part series to learn how to make your own unique and fabulous miniature stones!
A Touch of Deco Coffee Table
By Deb Roberts
In contemporary settings, there's always room for a touch of art deco in the décor. The sleek lines and shining metals common in art deco fit right into modern design. Here's a table that's sure to add a sparkle to your living room!
Sleek and Shiny Bed
By Deb Roberts
A modern house needs a modern bed and something sleek and shiny might just be what you're looking for. It's easy to make a modern bed with just a few simple supplies and a little creativity.
February's Member of the Month - Meet Wolfie
By Heidi Cleveland
I would like to introduce you to our February 2008
Member of the Month, Wolfie (Gina). I thought it was
appropriate to have Gina grace this months Gazette
for two reasons. She has been a member of our
community since February 15, 2007 and she also
celebrates her birthday this month. What a great
present! Gina is an integral part of the Greenleaf
community. I love to see her creations and read her
lovely posts. She is a gem in my book.
Read more about Wolfie...
February's Quick Tip
From Steve in PA
For mini tile floors, you can go to your local building supply store and in the ceramic tile dept. they have extras of tiles that you can buy individually. They are 1 inch squares that are fixed to a mesh to make a 1 foot square tile. You just cut them apart & glue them down. Then you can grout them for a nice look.
If you would like to submit a Quick Tip to the Greenleaf
Gazette, please send an email with your tip to
email@example.com and include the
words "Quick Tip" in the subject line.
The Critter Corner!
"If I promise not to eat the minis anymore, can I come back in?"
Poor Tallulah. We're not sure why she's on the outside looking in, but have you ever seen a more pleading expression?
Thank you Pipertml for sharing such a great picture of Tallulah with us! Tallulah will receive a $25 gift certificate from Petsmart for being the February Critter of the Month.
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.