Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Waiting for the Winners
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
As I'm writing this, the deadline for the Spring Fling
2010 is just days away and miniaturists all over the
world are putting the finishing touches on their
creations. There's been a lot of excitement and quite
a few hints dropped as well as good natured teasing
going on in the contest discussion
thread. Everyone is on pins and needles as we
await the judge's decision which will be announced
the second week in June. There will be a special
gallery added to the contest section of the Greenleaf
galleries but if you watch the member's galleries
after the 31st, you'll probably see a lot of entries
popping up in sneak previews there as the
participants show off their creations. It's an exciting
time and I can't wait to see what everyone has done!
The other exciting news is the release of the half scale laser cut dollhouse
kits! We're hearing chatter already from people
who have gotten their kits already and are loving every
second of working with the laser cut kits in such a cool
scale. Some of our favorite builders are already
offering tips and techniques for building in half scale
and locating furnishings and accessories. We're
looking forward to seeing these tiny beauties when
they're completed. Don't miss out on the latest and
greatest in the miniature world! Pop on over to
Greenleaf and pick up a half scale house of your own.
Editor in Chief
Miniature Kimono and Stand
By Deb Roberts
Japanese kimonos are truly works of art and in
keeping with the practice of combining storage with
beautiful home décor; the kimono was often displayed
openly in the home. This miniature kimono can be
hung on the wall or displayed on a stand.
Mini Photography Tips
By Deb Roberts
One of the best things about the age of the internet is
that miniaturists have the opportunity to get together
and share their creations, ideas, tips and techniques.
We inspire one another when we see the beautiful
dollhouses and miniatures our friends have made
and we delight in sharing our own creations with
others. Digital photography is what makes it possible
to show and tell with others.
Landscaping the Gris Gris house: Part 3
By Brandaen Jones
This is the last chapter in the Gris Gris house I hope that it was helpful and gave ideas out there to everyone.
Member of the Month - Meet Sherry!
By Heidi Cleveland
I would love to introduce you to our May Member of the Month, Sherry. Sherry has been a member of the Greenleaf forums since November 16, 2008. I love to talk to Sherry. I also love to look at her eye candy. She has a great sense of color and furniture placement.
Read more about Sherry...
The Critter Corner!
New Tool in the Dollhouse World - The Kitty Clamp!
Finding clamps to hold things in place while the glue dries can be a tricky task. Llyn seems to have solved the puzzle of how to get fence posts to stay in place by assigning the job to Nikki. Here we see Nikki diligently at work, holding the fence post straight and in perfect alignment. Good job Nikki!
Actually, we're just assuming that Nikki is being helpful and this is not another case of "cat eats dollhouse". We'll give Nikki the benefit of the doubt that she's devoted to helping her human build dollhouses.
Thanks to Llyn (LLyn M.) 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.