Greenleaf Gazette Newsletter Archives

The index below is a chronological list of each issue of the Greenleaf Gazette.  Click on the date to go to the whole newsletter or use the links below each one to go directly to a specific article.  Going to the whole issue is more fun since that includes features like the Member of the Month and the Critter Corner. 

This list is complete and there are no broken links to the articles, however, due to the last upgrade on the Greenleaf Forum, the hyperlinks to pictures within the articles were blown out and cannot be retrieved.  You can still see the pictures in the article itself, but clicking on them no longer takes you to the gallery image.  Unfortunately, there's no way to fix that bug so the best I can recommend is using a touch screen to enlarge the picture in the article if you need to see close up details.

One final note:  It was truly an honor to be the Editor-in-chief of the Gazette and I owe so much to everyone who helped out, especially those of you who took the time to write such fantastic tutorials and articles.  There are no words to express my appreciation to you and to all the readers who made it so much fun.  Most of all, my deepest thanks go to Dean Roberts of Greenleaf for letting me be a part of this.  The Gazette was one of the most special things in my life. 

January 2007:

So You Want to Build a Dollhouse, Part 1: Selecting the Right Dollhouse

An Eye for Miniatures: Making Minis from Ordinary Things

Encouraging the Next Generation of Miniaturists

February 2007

So You Want to Build a Dollhouse, Part 2:  Planning a Theme or Decor

Keeping it Real: Historical Accuracy in Miniatures

Interior Wall Finishes

Wainscoting Tutorial

March 2007

So You Want to Build a Dollhouse, Part 3:  Tips and Tricks to Get You Started

An Open Letter to Felines

Filling in Gaps

Colonial Fireplace Tutorial

April 2007

Your House, Your Rules:  Dollhouse Kit Bashing

Die Cut Divas (Enhancing Die Cut Furniture Kits)

Paperclay Leaf Furniture Tutorial

May 2007

Flights of Fantasy Dollhouses

The Sprig of Holly Pub

Paperclay Wishing Well Tutorial

June 2007

Using Textiles in Miniature

Miniature Dress Tutorial

Miniature Pillow and Tassel Tutorial

July 2007

Types of Stone Houses

Sword in the Stone Tutorial

Rustic Rock Wall Tutorial

August 2007

Landscaping in Miniature

Rock Planter for Miniature Trees

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

September 2007

Halloween Book Box Vignette Tutorial

Anna's Pumpkin Teapot Polymer Clay Tutorial

Lynette's Spooky Ghost in the Wall Tutorial

October 2007

Finding the Perfect Floor

Fall Landscaping Tutorial

Halloween Eye Candy

November 2007

Christmas Mini in Minutes Tutorial

Snowy Landscape Tutorial

Greenleaf Christmas Sing-a-long

December 2007

Simple Parquet Floor Tutorial

Greenleaf Re-releases Old Favorites

Sandpaper Brick Tutorial

January 2008

Contemporary Dollhouses

Cantilevered Floating Staircase Tutorial

Modern Bowl Sink Tutorial

February 2008

Landscaping Stone Tutorial Part 1

Art Deco Coffee Table Tutorial

Sleek and Shiny Bed Tutorial

March 2008

Antiques and Miniatures

Rehabbing a Dollhouse: Rules to Live By

Landscaping Stone Tutorial Part 2

(Editor's Note:  The author of the Landscaping Stones tutorials never wrote Part 3)

April 2008

Name that Room Game!

Garden Vignette in a Picture Frame Tutorial

Miniature Aquarium Tutorial

May 2008

Building On a Budget

Creating Mossy Effects Tutorial

Building on a Budget Challenge Game

June 2008

Assembling and Dressing a Doll Kit Tutorial

Sculpting and Painting a Doll's Face Tutorial

Building on a Budget Game Results

July 2008

Creating a Realistic "Lived-in" Look in Dollhouses

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial

Dish Drainer Tutorial

Tracy Topps' Adams Dollhouse

August 2008

Double Hung Window Tutorial

Telescope Tutorial

Parquet Floor Tutorial

September 2008

Skeleton in the Closet Tutorial

Skeleton Face in the Mirror Tutorial

Death Takes a Holiday in Miniature

October 2008

Fimo Pumpkin Pie Tutorial

Wizard's Magical Walking Stick Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

November 2008

Visiting Mini Friends for the Holidays

Holiday Centerpiece Tutorial

Making an Evergreen Tree Tutorial

December 2008

Year End Review

Rachel's Rustic Shingle Tutorial

Leatherbound Book Tutorial

January 2009

Crumbling Plaster Wall and Aged Ceiling Tutorial

Newspaper Insulated Attic Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

SPECIAL EDITION:  Dollhouse Wiring from A to Z

February 2009

To Light or Not to Light:  Why Put Lights in a Dollhouse?

Lighting 101:  Basics of Electrifying and Troubleshooting Wiring

Plug and Play:  Hard Wiring Made Easy

Hybrid Wiring:  Combining Round Wire with Tape Wire

Wiring a Front Opening Dollhouse

Darrel Payne's Electrification Guide: Tape Wiring and More

March 2009

Faux Trap Door Tutorial

Distressed Plank Siding Tutorial by Tracy Topps

Distressed Plank Siding Tutorial by Deb Roberts

Distressed Plank Flooring Tutorial by Tracy Topps

Distressed Scored Flooring Tutorial by Deb Roberts

April 2009

2009 Spring Fling Review

Garden Party Landscaping Tutorial (includes paperclay patio tut)

Bashing Bay Windows into French Doors Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

May 2009

Ocean Pier from Scratch Tutorial

New Product Review:  Lovin' the Lasercut

Rusty Tin Roof Tutorial

June 2009

Victorian Patterned Roof:  Shingle Tutorial

Lasercut Speed Shingle Review

Sarah's Painted Yard:  Kid Friendly Landscape Tutorial

Window Bump-out Tutorial

July 2009

Tips and Techniques for the Original Loganberry Mill Kit

Dollhouse Curtains:  Window Treatments That Work

Miniature Clematis Vine Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

September 2009

Halloween Skeleton Leg Lamp Tutorial

Lighted Crystal Ball Tutorial

Spooky Halloween Chair Tutorial

October 2009

Wallpapering a Tower After Building Tutorial

Wallpapering Before You Build Tutorial

Decorating a Hutch With Wallpaper Tutorial

November 2009

Let It Snow Vignette Tutorial

Silly Little Snowman Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

December 2009

Laser cut Rosedale Kit Review

Laser cut Brimbles Kit Review

Gloucester Front Opening Kit Review

Laser cut Lighthouse Kits Review--1:12 and 1:24

January 2010

Dollhouse Landscapes and Layouts

Paperclay Fireplace Tutorial

Wallpaper Curtain and Valance Tutorial

February 2010

Tile and Brick from Mat Board Tutorial

Creating a Space and Cost Efficient Workspace

Aging and Distressing an Adams: Part 1

March 2010

Captivating Kitchen Decor

The Many Faces of Spring Fling

Collector's Cabinet

April 2010

Hard Wiring a Brimbles:  Tutorial

Aging and Distressing an Adams (interior) Part 2

The Name Game

May 2010

Miniature Kimono and Stand Tutorial

Photographing Miniatures:  Tutorial and Tips

Aging and Distressing an Adams (landscaping) Part 3

June 2010

Outdoor Toilet Tutorial

Distressed Mattress Tutorial

Collector's Cabinet

July 2010

Our Little World of Details

The Emotional Side of Miniatures

Spectacular Spring Fling Scenes

August 2010

Sharing the Half Scale Love

Hooked on Half Scale

What's the Difference Anyway? 

September 2010

No-sew Witch's Hat Tutorial

Cafe Style Shutters

Collector's Cabinet

October 2010

Bewitching Hour Glass Tutorial

Picket Fence Window Box Tutorial

Autumn Fence Landscaping Feature Tutorial

November 2010

Lighted Crystal Christmas Tree Tutorial

Christmas Fireplace and Stocking Tutorial

Rerun: Christmas Centerpiece Tutorial

December 2010

New Year's Resolutions for Dollhouse Devotees

2010 Review

Collector's Cabinet

January 2011

Making Polymer Clay Molds

Using Polymer Clay Molds for Decorative Elements

Finishing and Painting Polymer Clay Elements

February/March 2011

Faux Bed Tutorial

Shabby Chic Faux Dresser Tutorial

From Resin to Realism: Creating a Faux Woven Basket Tutorial

April/May 2011

Oz in Miniature

The Name Game

Collector's Cabinet

June 2011

Futuristic Victoriana:  Steampunk Miniatures

Steampunk Ice Box Tutorial

Steampunk Telescope Tutorial

July through November 2011--on hiatus

December 2011

Ask Aunt Bea

Greenleaf Sing-a-long Rewind

Terra Cotta Planters and Potted Plants Tutorial

January/February 2012

Merry Scarecrow Tutorial

Guess That House Game

Ask Aunt Bea

Collector's Cabinet

March/April 2012

2012 Spring Fling Preview

Getting Down to Earth With Brownstones

Brownstone Backyard Garden Tutorial

Creating a Weathered Patina Tutorial

Ask Aunt Bea

May/June 2012 (Final Issue)

Overcoming Physical Challenges Through Miniatures

The Emotional Healing Powers of Miniatures

Fourth of July in Miniature

Ask Aunt Bea