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As the days get longer and the snow beings to melt, it can only mean one thing… the Greenleaf Spring Fling is just around the corner! This years project will set a new standard in expandability which will allow even the timid to bash their kit into a one of a kind creation!
We decided to expand off the concept of last years project kit, now know as the Baslow Ranch, which was a base kit with an optional addition. We will again be offering a very handsome base model at an affordable delivered price, but there will be many optional enhancement available to customize your project. The picture above is just one of those items; a stair case/upper deck kit which can attach to the project kit (or for that matter, any of our dollhouses) in many different ways. This option will come with two door frames so you can add a faux door to complete its appearance.
Besides the stair case/upper deck kit, we will be offering additions, roof enhancements and maybe even platform bases on which you can display your project. All of these items will be offered at a deep discount during the contest. Stay tuned for more details over the coming weeks and remember; Spring is almost here!
Dollhouse on the Martha Stewart Show? That’s right, but not just any dollhouse, it’s a Greenleaf Dollhouse! Our friends over at Custom Dolls, Houses & Miniatures, better known as CDHM.org and the Storybook Cottage Dollhouse Kit will be on the Martha Stewart Show this Tuesday, November 11th.
Well How did that happen? It all sits squarely on the shoulders of Marlene Buffington of CDHM.org, also know around the Greenleaf Miniature Community as chikzilla. Marlene is on a mission to bring little things into the big time and her most recent promotional push is the upcoming appearance on Martha Stewart Living Television.
The segment of show focuses on miniature food artist Betsy Niederer who will be demonstrating how to create a mini turkey to hostess Martha Stewart. Betsy is absolutely amazing and I would suggest that everyone visit her gallery at CDHM, but do so on a full stomach because you’re guaranteed to get hungry looking at all her delicious food items.
Marlene had put months into making this happen, and when it all began to finally come together, she extended an invitation to her long time sponsor, Greenleaf Dollhouses, to join in the excitement. Of course, we graciously accepted and donated 220 Storybook Cottage Dollhouse Kits to be given away as gifts to Martha Stewart’s audience members.
Of course, there was a need for a painted model for the show so, in steps miniature superstar, Tracy Topps. Time was of the essence and Tracy is always up for a challenge, so she stayed up all night making a Storybook Cottage for Martha that she shipped out FedEx the next day. Tracy also completed the furniture and it all looked fantastic on the set. Tracy also has a gallery at CDHM and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, I would suggest contacting her… she is a true artist.
A big thanks to our friends at CDHM for including us in this great opportunity. The CDHM web site is filled with miniaturists of all genres happily chatting, teaching and attending tutorials, writing blogs, filling galleries, and participating in many, many other features all designed to promote mini artists and the hobby of miniatures. It’s some what like a Mall of Miniatures with each artists having their own store. It’s the first place to start looking for unique goodies for your miniature collecting hobby. I highly recommend you stop by Custom Dolls, Houses & Miniatures and have a look for yourself.
It goes without saying that we want to thank the entire production crew on the Martha Stewart Living Show for showcasing miniatures and Greenleaf Dollhouses to her viewing audience. Of course, a big thanks to Martha for having us and taking a picture with my sister Lisa, Marlene and Alice (I’ll post a copy as soon as I get one). Be sure to set your Tivo’s to see the Storybook Dollhouse on Martha Stewart.
News from Greenleaf Dollhouse Kits, events at our Dollhouse Forum, sales at our dollhouse store and articles from from the Dollhouse Universe can now all be found right here at the official Greenleaf Dollhouses Blog!
To celebrate our new communications effort, we’re giving away a new Stroybook Cottage Dollhouse Kit at the end of the month. It’s easy to win… no purchase necessary. Just stop by the Greenleaf Prize machine and register today!