Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Have a Merry "Little" Christmas!
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
Did you hear the news? The miniature world recently
stepped into the real world spotlight on the Martha
Stewart Show! Our friends at CDHM.org were featured
on Martha Stewart on November 11th when miniature
artisan and IMGA Fellow Betsy Niederer recreated a
delicious turkey scene from Martha Stewart's Living
magazine cover and demonstrated how to make
delightful miniature cookie ornaments. Greenleaf was
proud to participate and each member of the studio
audience went home with a Storybook
Cottage dollhouse kit! For all the details about
the show, click here.
With all the recent concern over the economy,
Greenleaf wants to help out with the holiday season,
so we're offering FREE
SHIPPING on orders over $49 at the
Greenleaf Company Store. Sorry, but this offer
to orders shipped to the U.S. continental 48 states.
For other destinations, use our customer service
page to request a special quote.
From all of us at Greenleaf, we hope you have the
happiest of holidays with the love of your family and
friends around you, peace and joy in your heart, and a
dollhouse under your tree.
Editor in Chief
Visiting Mini Friends for the Holidays
By Deb Roberts
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow
is glistening... Except it's a miniature lane and we're
about to shrink ourselves down and take a ride in a
winter wonderland with all our miniature friends. Grab
your coats and mittens, put on your boots and let's go!
By Deb Roberts
Here's a fast and fun mini project for your holiday table
or sideboard. Chances are that you'll have all the
supplies you need right on hand too.
Making an Evergreen Holiday Tree
Follow along with Corwin as he shows us how to
make a lush and luxurious evergreen tree! It's the
perfect start to your Holiday Decorating!
A New Generation of Miniaturist!
The future of any craft lies in the hands of young artisans. In the miniature world, we eagerly watch for up-and-coming talent as a sign that our craft is being passed on to a new generation. That's why we're so happy to spotlight this young miniature artist! Please join us in applauding 11 year old Rachel and her beautiful Primrose!
July Member of the Month - Meet Meet Steve from PA!
By Heidi Cleveland
I would like to introduce you to November`s Member of the Month, Steve (in PA). Steve has been a member of the Greenleaf forums since October 10, 2006. He always has advice and a kind word when someone needs it. His work with dollhouses and miniatures makes many of us aspire to his greatness.
Read more about Steve...
Havana Holly's Quick Tips!
By Holly Parker
When staining shingles, I buy a two-pack of the heavy
aluminum disposable roasting pans and use a large
roofing nail to poke holes all over the bottom of one.
Set the pan with holes into the pan without holes, put
the shingles into the holey pan and pour in the dye/
stain, lift the inner pan straight up and let all the dye/
stain run into the lower pan and dump your shingles
onto newspapers and spread then out to dry, repeat
the process until all your shingles are stained.
The Critter Corner!
Are you sure I can't come inside?
Poor Paco sits outside the patio doors of Linda's miniature house, eagerly awaiting an invitation to come inside. He promises to be good and not chew on anything if he could only come inside for a few minutes and see what all the fuss is about. After all, the miniature houses shouldn't only be accessible to cats!
Our thanks to Linda (brookwoodworker) for sharing this delightful picture with us. For being featured in the Critter Corner, Linda and Paco will receive a $25 gift card from Petsmart.
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.