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  1. It's been a long time coming, but I finally have a comprehensive archive of the Greenleaf Gazette newsletter put together. It's nothing fancy, but sometimes a clean, streamlined version works best. Clicking on the links will take you to the original Gazette. The links for full issues and individual articles all work but there is one little glich. After the gallery upgrade, we lost the hyperlinks to the pictures inside the articles. The pictures are still there for you to see in the article---but clicking on them defaults to the main gallery page, not the larger image. If you have a touch screen you can enlarge the pics within the article but unfortunately, that's the best solution I can offer. At this point I'm just happy to have a listing of every issue/article that's easy to navigate. There are some awesome tutorials from lots of our most talented members and those are truly a treasure. I should mention that this archive is on my own website but I'll pin this thread so it'll be easy to find until I can transfer it over directly to the forum. Be patient with me as that might take a little time since my goal is to upload all the tutorials to the forum (I still have all those pictures on my hard drive) and that's going to be a lengthy process. In the meantime, you can feel safe on my site since there are no ads, no spyware, and nothing that flashes or shouts at you. My website may be the safest place on the web so you can go there with no worries. Here's the link: http://www.debsminis.com/greenleaf_gazette_newsletter_archive.htm
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  2. From the album: Milo Valley Farm

    Continuing work on the Datsun 240ZG. I printed up some labels and decals. There are two for the air cleaner (love that Hugger Orange by Model Masters). I found the replica images online. I printed one of the air cleaner labels and the VIN plate (not shown) on Avery silver labels. The material gives it just enough sheen.

    © brae oktober

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  3. This is unbelievably beautiful. I could only hope one day to have such an amazing space.
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  4. Done! I also added a separate link for the dollhouse wiring issue to make that easier to find. I'm going to pin this one too.
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  5. From the album: Bakery

    Used my cricut my husband insisted I need to make tile. I used card stock, and set the depth of the blade to paper, i think he was right
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  6. My work space has never look nearly that good and I have spent at least 50 hours this past month organizing it. I moved the power tools to dh's workshop so that should help as long as he keeps his non tool using hands off of them.
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  7. From the album: Dura Craft Tudor by WyckedWood

    morning glory vine just peeks around the front
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  8. Please DON'T paint over it! That is really pretty, Gladys.
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  9. Thank you! I've been keeping a lot of the engine work details on my blog since I don't want to bog down the dollhouse forum with model cars.
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  10. Thank you Kathi, still a work in progress but it is slooowly getting there hugs
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  12. Here is a pic Holly. I am done with it for now, see how I like it tomorrow lol.
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  13. I like to have the siding on before I glue on the roof.
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  14. I put the bays in first and roof in first.
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  15. When I sided the Coventry Cottage I butted the siding up to my traces window & door trim lines. I waited until after I had installed the bays to side the exterior walls.
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  16. I just love happy outcomes.
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  17. From the album: Bakery

    my daughter has been asking me to make a bakery - so she can fill it with tiny baked goods, so I found an orchid at a garage sale, $6! Time to get started! Bathroom as done as its gonna be. I am aware that my sinks pipe is not really the way it should be, and I'm okay with that, it was a piece of scrap metal that worked, and I went with it. I paid .50 for the sink, and had to paint and repair it.
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  18. Aggiemae, that's exactly it! Thank you so much! I'll check out your kit asap. I have an Easter egg hunt to attend for my granddaughter so it might be later this afternoon or inn the morning.
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  19. All your flowers and plants look incredible. Great work!
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  20. Listed the sofa bed on Craig's list; we have another in the living room for guests, have never used this one as a bed. Once it's out of the studio, there will be more dollhouse display room and a place for L's large papier maché sculpture. Only odds and ends left on my work table. There is even one empty drawer in the plastic rolling bins! Lloyd brought some of his stuff to storage. I am awed and somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of paper related to genealogy that has accumulated now that it is all in one place. I really must go through it page by page and either enter the data into the database or scan photos and documents. I hope I live to at least 120.
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  21. Milo is just the model. He is a Puli, a Hungarian sheep dog. I made the felt dogs from his dropped or pulled out cords. They are about 3/4" tall.
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  22. Y'all are welcome but I'm sorry that it's taken so long just to do something as simple as this. When I look at the mess I'd made of it before I had to scratch my head and wonder just what I was thinking to make it so over-complicated and incomplete. But that was when I was in the middle of the strokes so there are a lot of things I did on my website that didn't make much sense. LOL!! The main thing is that there's a list where you can look for a specific article or issue easily. There is SO much valuable information there.....things like the issue on wiring a dollhouse. That's got everything from round wire to hybrid wiring to tape wiring all in one place and even includes a glossary of terms to make it easier to understand. Oh, and one of the reasons I suggested using the links for the issues is that Holly's Tips and Tricks features are there for the first year or two and that information is pure gold. <grinning> That happened to me too. Once I got started it was just delightful to discover tutorials that I'd forgotten about. I made notes to myself about building Chris' telescope and was talking to Jo today about how Dr. Robertson saw her outhouse tut and now he wants to do it with a steampunk flair! Then there's Anna's wizard walking staff and at least two things by Brae that I want to try. Looking thru these tutorials definitely lengthened my wanna-do list considerably! The other cool thing about looking at all the issues at once is how it made me realize just how incredibly diverse and talented our forum members are. There's everything from making mini accessories to major building tips. Casey did a tile tutorial that looks divine and there are tuts for creating shingle designs on mansard roofs and Tracy's tuts for making flowers and.....and.........<pausing to take a breath> ....just SO very much. It made me feel even more thankful to be a part of this community.
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  23. I also installed window trim over siding. One has to keep in mind that the siding adds extra thickness; I spackled the ensuing gaps between wall and window trim.
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  24. I love your work!
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  25. Nice! I love all the touches :)
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  26. This is the cigar box I am basing my burl version on
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  27. Muttering..... "I KNOW I had some door knobs..." rummages through multiple organizer drawers.... 15 minutes later on computer typing in new HBS order: 3 sets of door knobs. ;) **guaranteed to find those door knobs 2 days after I've attached the new ones!
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  28. Well, smack me with a styrofoam log. Where's the dunce cap? I mean, I did know I was posting on a site about miniatures. LOL Sorry, folks, I washed my brains this morning and I can't do a thing with them.
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  29. Here's what I've been up to today: This is the furniture set I'm dressing for Nutti. Isn't that fabric amazing! It's so cheerful and happy and vibrant that it makes me smile every time I look at it. I had my tunes cranked up and was singing along loud enough to provoke meows of annoyance from two cats who were trying to nap, but it was so much fun. This is the couch and it's currently in 8 pieces with the legs sitting over on one side while I upholster everything but I'm definitely making progress. It made me very happy to be able to get mitered corners on a curved arm mainly because I remembered how to do it! LOL!! I'm going to try to get into the studio and put the couch back together tomorrow and then start on the chair. I think this set also needs some big floor pillows to go with it (with tassels on the corners of course!) The throw pillows on the couch and chair will be done in an assortment of colors and then I'll decide what color to paint the feet. <grinning> I love working with color, especially on such fun furniture.
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  30. And a start on the wood rough cut out. Each piece is oversize by about 1/8" in length and width to allow for for trimming. These are the top, bottom, ends, drawer fronts, and drawer guides all from 3/32" oak
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  31. I have to finish painting the windows on my commission build. Also, our puppy chewed up a foam ball and some colored pencles and a pair of shoes and a milk jug and peed on the livingroom rug so I am working on my real life house today but will work on my work space tonight.
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  32. I was dreaming about the big building I would buy to house the Dollhouse museum, our craft and hobby store, and our personal craft workrooms out back, as well as room for holding classes!
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  33. I think the shape is what saved their little lamp lives!
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  34. I think the difference is it takes 100 minihoards to make 1 regular sized hoard. Or is it 1000 minihoards to........*pondering*
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  35. Multiple kits - misc dollhouse furniture for dollhouses - glues - paints - various things needed for decorating as I get to a house - cloth - AND of course, numerous tools and craft knives - and...... The 'mini-stuff' is just too numerous to list, but great to have. I also have my eye on another kit, but that will be a way off - I think.
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  36. You are absolutely normal. You've just listened to conventional wisdom which tells you that you're on the verge of hoarding. Luckily for you, there are those of us here on the forum happy to show you how to embrace yourself and your completely normal tendencies. You're welcome! ;)
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  37. A pox on those who say you're a hoarder. If you have 19 kids, you're a hoarder. If you have 19 cats, you're a crazy cat lady. If you have 19 dollhouse kits, you're normal. Only 4 kits stashed in the closet or under the bed? Sorry to say, you're not even in the running yet.
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  38. "does anyone else have multiple kits around?" Um....Yes!
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  39. Yes, you're showing signs of being a hoarder, but in a good way - as it is miniatures (12x the amount of hoarding can be done at 1:12, right?) and not something like newspapers and cat food cans. So it's all fine and normal for mini-hoarder.
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  40. One of everything, your OK, three of everything you have a problem? Maybe!
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  41. From the album: WyckedWood Beacon Hill~The Sea Hag~

    This is what they looked like right after the drywall mud was piped on with a cake decorator bag. I used small dots,stars and leaves and a swag type tip. After this dries completely it gets one coat of paint,very gently applied with a small brush. That seals it down and makes it stronger. After that dries, I applied modpodge with a small paint brush,which makes it almost plastic feeling to the touch and totally un~chippable:) After that dries, I painted over all with a watercolor type wash for aging. If the modpodge is applied too thickly some of the detail is lost,so I went as thin as possible,but still getting behind the design and under it,wherever it met the wood and also over the top of it. When I started out I didnt know what I was going to do for the design,so I just outlined everything with small dots or lines,after that just filled in with stars or leaves,whatever felt right.
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