Cloverleaf Corners Gazette Archive
Cloverleaf Corners Gazette, premeire issue (8 June 2010)
Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families Essays
Is My Santa Bear a Marmalade? (last updated: 19 March 2010)
Comparison: Master Bathroom Set and Deluxe Bathroom Set (last updated: 23 July 2010)
Comparison: Kozy Kitchen Set and Deluxe Kitchen Set (last updated: 29 July 2010)
Decorating the Riverside Lodge for Captain Horatio Seadog (last updated: 7 November 2010)
Sylvanian Travels #1: Washington D.C. 2011 (last updated: 16 August 2011)
Calico Critters Checklist
I'd like to thank the following collectors and fans for contributing missing item names and numbers to this checklist:
Click here to view the Calico Critters Checklist.
Calico Critters Product Catalogs
I have amassed quite a few different Calico Critters catalogs while collecting. Click on the links to view scans of the following catalogs.
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2001
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2002
Calico Critters brochure*
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2004
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2006
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2007
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2008 (catalog 1)
Calico Critters catalog, copyright 2008 (catalog 2)
2010 Calico Critters calendar insert, copyright 2009
*I do not know when this brochure was used. I'm assuming it was around 2002 because the style is very similar to the 2002 catalog.
Calico Critters Storybooks
Once upon a time, the Ready-to-Play sets in the International Playthings Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners line came with short storybooks (pamphlets, really) that suggested a way for children to play with their critters and accessories. Click on the links below to see scans of those storybooks.
Andromeda & Hollie's Tea Party
A Big Cheer for Cloverleaf Corners!
A Carriage Ride for Connor & Kerri
Fiona & Ivy: Friends Forever
Hannah Hollywood: The Bright Star of Cloverleaf Corners
Margaret & Halley: A Visit to Honey Bee Dress-up Shop
Melanie & Sparky Have a Play Date
Polly & Holly's Winter Fun
Spotty and Stella's Swimming Adventure
Stephanie Sunny-Bunny's Amazing Train Ride
A Surprise Party for Olivia
Susie Snow-Warren: Doll Houses
Willow and Carly at the Horse Show
Zach & Sandy's Bike Riding Adventure
I'd like to thank the following collectors and fans for helping me add some missing storybooks to my collection:
Our Collection's Figure Count
Orchard's Keep Family Album
Orchard's Keep is the town where our critters live. View family portraits and read about each family in our collection. The biographies on this page are those created by Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families on the product packaging.
Click here to view the Orchard's Keep Family Album.
Our Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families Wishlist
Like any collector, my wife and I had a pretty long list of items that we would like to add to our collection. Our Calico Critters section of the wishlist is pretty well under control, but we have some big dreams from across the sea in the land of Sylvania.
Click here to view Our Calico Critters and Sylvanian Families Wishlist.
While I wait for my daughter to show interest in anything other than the ceiling fans, decorative pillows, and blowing spit bubbles constantly, I've decided that I'm going to start my own series of Calico Critters stories. The initial stories are going to revolve around Gromwell Cottontail, Winton Lambrook, Peter Pigglywink, and Buster Slydale with strong involvement from Captain Horatio Seadog, Fiona Furbanks, and Oscar Marmalade. Where these initial stories are going to focus on the four boys growing-up, I do know that I have other stories to tell about their families; and, as the series progresses, I believe we will see more and more soap opera elements figuring into the narration. This series, where not too bold or risque, will not really be for children down the road.
Read the my stories about Orchard's Keep, A Calico Town here.