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יום שבת, 22 באוגוסט 2015

1:48" scale furniture (contd.)

Hello dear readers,

When I started crafting these tiny pieces, I never thought they would consume so much time.
I was inspired by my "Bavarian" 1:12" furniture and this is what came out.


Here are the "Bavarians",  awaiting to become a project one day.






This one is going to be the sink unit


The sink will (hopefully) be a pill bubble.

I wish you all a wonderful Sunday with my blessings.

יום שני, 17 באוגוסט 2015

Furniture for the 1:48" cottage

Hello dear readers,

Finally, I got to start making the furniture for the little cottage.  I have plastic items in this scale, but I prefer making wood and furbished ones.  Here are some of the first ones.



The table and chairs are made from wooden craft sticks.  The kitchen range too.
The armchair is made of felt covered with cotton fabric.





Next I plan to make a sink and shelves plus utensils for the kitchen. It takes more time
than I planned. I hope I won't get fed up and use the plastic furniture at the end.

The other day I saw a picture reminding me of  Carmen's baby dolls which she
generously sent to many of us bloggers around the world.







It's still too hot here.  Yesterday was the hottest day in years. I bless who ever invented air-conditioning.

A warm welcome to my new follower,  The Purple Assassin, with a very interesting blog.
Thank you for following this blog.

Blessings to you all 

יום שני, 10 באוגוסט 2015

A dressing table for the vanity chair

Hello again,

The poor lonely chair, reminded me that somewhere in my stash a broken dressing table awaited repair.




I painted it shabby white, added some beads for handles and decorated it with gifts from Tatiana, Maria  and  Faby.




Here it is with the vanity chair I made last Tuesday.









It has been a very lucky week for me.  The birthday present from my two daughters arrived.  It is two, made to order, perspex  clear covers for my miniature scenes.  They are large pieces and help me keep my work dust free.



My grandson Gilad returned from vacation in Switzerland and brought me these adorable Swiss clocks (Magnets).  Aren't they cute?  The smaller the gifts are, the happier they make me.






A very warm welcome to Stulmanka.  Thank you for following this blog.

Blessings to all




יום רביעי, 5 באוגוסט 2015

New meeting between the local miniaturists

Hello dear readers,

Today is going to be a long post.  The meeting, as expected was exciting and very happy. It was held at Goldies home.  Besides being a great artist and teacher, Goldie is a wonderful, generous hostess.
We spent a lovely time working together. Here are some photos of the result.



Vanity chairs and metal chairs.  Goldie taught us how to create the vanity chairs.  We made
one each.  Not all of them shown here.








Sarit taught us how to create the metal chair without the use of soldering.  You can see one
in the first photo.  I must confess this one is a little tricky.  I hope to be able to finish mine here at home.

Here we are deep in work








You have seen many photos of Goldie's work in my previous posts.  Here are two I particularly love and the third is her latest scene in a lamp, discarded by a friend.






This is a very impressive magazine stand in a lamp.







And of course, there were swaps.  Mine are two very pretty hand made bags with two pairs of
doll's shoes.




One of the girls brought along minis she no longer had use for and we each picked up items we
wanted.  I chose kitchen furniture. Lucky me!





All these pieces of furniture will need painting over.  I do not like the color but
they are nicely made with opening doors and sliding drawers and it will be worth
the trouble.  I love the table.





It is incredible hot in Israel.  The air conditioners in our home are on day and night.  I go out only if it's absolutely necessary. I hope you, my dear readers, enjoy better summer days.

Blessings to you all
















יום שלישי, 28 ביולי 2015

Another day with the ladies at the center

Hello dear readers,

Today was my third time with the ladies.  We made flowers, lots of flowers.

This is what took about three hours to create.

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As you know, this center is for elderly people, some of them are recuperating from strokes or orthopedic problems which handicap them. I  had to find a way of making flowers which
will be easy for them.


This is the method I thought of and it proved successful.  We stiffened a green thick embroidery thread with tacky glue.  While it dried, we punched out green paper bases.  The thread was dry before we finished punching the bases.
The stiffened thread was cut into stems.  each stem was dipped slightly into the glue and then stuck to the green base.





We perforated a styrofoam food container with a barbeque screw and placed the stems to dry
in the holes.


When dry, the stems were pushed right inside.



Now we were able to glue the flower firmly on top of each stem.



A tiny piece of yellow felt was rolled into a ball and glued to the center of each flower. (We
wanted to add color but painting with a brush was too complicated.)



When dry, and this took only a few minutes, the flower was pushed out.







I am so proud of my pupils....

Next Tuesday I'll not be able to teach.  There will be a workshop with my fellow miniaturists and we
are going to make chairs.  It will be held at Goldie's place and I hope to be able to show you her
latest works.  But there are going to be many more Tuesdays at the center.  I enjoy working
with these people more and more each time we meet.

A very warm welcome to two new followers, Florina and ToTylko.  Thank you for following.

Blessings to you all.




יום חמישי, 23 ביולי 2015

1/48" Eternal Spring

Hello dear readers,

Today I finished the landscaping. A plant or two may be added later on but this is the final look.














The cottage is now ready for interior decoration.

I wish you all a pleasant weekend and blessings.

יום שישי, 17 ביולי 2015

1/48" cottage completed

Hello all,

I finished the cottage and am rather pleased with the results.  I used material that I had no trouble finding.


Roof  is made from egg carton.









Materials I used for building this cottage.  Guess what the black drinking straw was for....
I cut the coffee stirrers in strips to decorate the exterior walls.  Cutting wood is not my
favorite job and I only have very simple tools to do it.  The window frames were
made from match sticks which were difficult to miter as the split easily.  The roof tiles were
fun.  I still need to add other shades of color to the tiles.




Next week I'll start the landscaping.  This is work I love.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.