Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Tips for Interior Design
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
The big news this month has been reports from
Chicago of the Greenleaf Gang taking the windy city by
storm. Several members of the Greenleaf Forum met
up in person at the mini show in Chicago and from all
reports, a great time was had by all! You can catch up
on the chatter about the show here or visit the home
page for Greenleaf
Dollhouses to see the Greenleaf Gang's
picture. Thanks KathieB for keeping us informed and
for the great picture!
Editor in Chief
Your House, Your Rules: Kit Bashing
By Deb Roberts
To bash, or not to bash, that is often the question. We
fall in love with a kit and think 'it would be perfect if only
it had a slightly different porch, or an extra room, or
just a little more space on the first floor. Over and
over, miniaturists are heard to say that they'd love to
bash a house but they're intimidated by the thought of
modifying a kit.
By Deb Roberts
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, miniaturists of
all ages! Step right up and be prepared to be
amazed! What you're about to see will open your
mind and forever change the way you feel about die
cut furniture. Today, in this very room, we're going to
eliminate the misconceptions and bring a new
awareness of beauty and form to the miniature world.
Paperclay Leaf Furniture Tutorial
By Deb Roberts
Finding fantasy furniture isn't always easy to do, but
our elves and fairies need cozy furnishings too. It's
been said that necessity is the mother of invention
and in the miniature world, which often leads to
delightful, original creations. The leaf furniture that is
featured in this tutorial was created for a fairy cottage
but it could be used in any forest setting. It's also
easily adaptable for 1:24 scale.
April's Member of the Month - Meet Missymew!
By Teresa Martens
Susanne (Missymew) has been a member of the
Greenleaf Miniature Community since October 8,
2005. With 2,703 posts (and counting) she never fails
to inspire or offer support and encouragement to her
fellow community members.
Read more about Susanne...
March Quick Tip
When I'm finishing up my furniture pieces, especially
those made of paper or cardboard (like the folding
screen in my gallery) I take a ball of waxed paper, all
crumbled up - the real wax paper - and rub-a-dub-dub
all over it, and it leaves a lovely sheen like furniture
has when it is waxed with paste wax.
If you would like to submit a Quick Tip to the Greenleaf
Gazette, please send an email with your tip to
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words "Quick Tip" in the subject line.
The Critter Corner!
Dogs need Minis too!
Or maybe minis need dogs. Either way, Boone and
Bobo have taken up company for the night. Boone
seems to be quite content with his mini friend at his
side for companionship while he waits for his human
to turn down the covers. Thanks PrairieGurl for
sharing this adorable picture with us. Boone will
receive a $25 gift certificate from Petsmart for being
featured in our April 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.