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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.
Tracys Topps, miniature artist and owner of Minis on the Edge Custom Dollhouses, has another magazine cover to add to her collection! Miniaturas Magazine will have a cover article and multi-page spread featuring her amazing work with paper clay in their November 2007 issue. Though the article is in Spanish, it translates into one great story with some fantastic pictures!
The larger picture on the first page is a custom built Pierce Doll House Kit and the smaller is a custom built Buttercup Doll House Kit. You will also notice pictures of the Orchid Dollhouse and the Coventry Cottage Doll house are included in the article. All of these projects bring Greenleaf Dollhouses to the next level and we are proud that Tracy has choosen our kits to work with!
Besides selling miniatures, Tracy provides a custom kit building service where she will customizes your dollhouse kit to order. If you are looking for a unique, one of a kind heirloom, I would suggest contacting Tracy with your specifications for a quote.Tracy is also the Host and Community Administrator of the Greenleaf Dollhouse Forum, so she has some great pictures of her work posted in her Custom Dollhouse Gallery!