יום שלישי, 15 בינואר 2019

My first 2019 project

Hello dear readers

It is good to have pending projects waiting to be finished.  It assures you of not having to care about being workless at any time.  While The flower shop and a bygone days' Laundry scene are on the waiting list, I'm trying to assemble something that looks like a conservatory from a kit ordered by mail.
To my disappointment, all the instructions are in very clear Chinese. I had to stop myself cursing, as I didn't want Solly to learn new Hebrew bad words.  Assembling this kit will be a real challenge and will probably try out my patience.

And here, because I didn't want Solly to see my reaction, is where I decided to send him to rest on Baalatova's hammock. She allows Solly to enjoy himself in her garden while she's busy concocting her potions.  In fact, the Skellies are getting jealous, as Solly is the only one privileged to use the hammock.

I suppose this page instructs you how to install the electricity.  HELP!!

Hope to be able to show more soon.

Blessings and happy crafting to all my friends and readers.

יום רביעי, 2 בינואר 2019

Christmas 2018 Gifts (Part 3)

Hello dear readers,

Before I'll start posting about my new project for 2019, I want to show more gifts sent by two very generous and lovable blog friends.

From Jodi

Dear Jodi, look who is grateful and sends you special thanks for the honey and tea.

And here is the sly witch coveting the books, saying that she needs to write down new important articles about raising baby dragons.  The cute birdhouse she says she wants in her garden.  According to her, birdhouses should be outdoors,  the chicks inside to be protected from predators,
especially cats.


From Maria, my dear blog friend for almost 8 years.  These gifts will be very useful for my future projects.  The tiny dolls will look good in card boxes on a toy shop shelf.  The boat by a beach souvenir selling booth.  The bunny and duckling in an Easter scene......


I wish you all a marvelous start of the new year and look forward to seeing more of your fantastic works.  Blessings.

יום שני, 31 בדצמבר 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Hello dear readers,

This is a short post, just to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

The prayers and wishes are in this link Auld Lang Syne

Blessings and a hug to all of you

יום שני, 24 בדצמבר 2018

Christmas 2018 Gifts (part 2)

Hello again

I'm blessed. Amazing gifts keep coming, this time from a very gifted artist, a wonderful friend. Anyone who follows her blog will agree with me that her work is superb. Tatiana.

Here are some examples:

I love, love, love the mandrake.

The apples are simply beautiful. I love the woven basket.

Trust Baalatova to pop up and claim the best.

What a relief that she doesn't want to change her style of black clothes and leaves me free to
choose where to use this very elegant set of handbag and hat.

A very well made toy.  Each ring can be separated.

A lovely collection of trinkets.

Some plastic beads which look like frosted glass.  I already have plans for them.

Lovely ornaments for a Christmas scene.

Even the box which contained all these treasures is beautiful.


Here is an example of one of my plans for the "frosted glass" beads

Dessert bowls

Glue one tiny bell to a sequin and glue the bead inside the bell. (Can also serve as a candle holder)

Wishing you all a marvelous Christmas Eve with lots of presents to open and treasure.
Have fun!  Blessings and hugs!

יום שבת, 22 בדצמבר 2018

Christmas 2018 Gifts

Hello dear readers

The gifts keep arriving and I'm the happiest blogger to have some of the most gifted artist friends who send them them to me.

I just cannot help showing and sharing what recently arrived.

From Nina in Germany. Nina writes adorable stories about a Sylvanian community and illustrates them with lovely scenes from her large collections of Sylvanian miniatures.

A wonderful handmade card, and an assortment of chocolates (Long gone and missed).

3 sunny pumpkins.

You can rely on Baalatova to be there when something inside a new parcel is interesting. She knew
the handmade by Nina pumpkins were meant for her garden and came to claim them.

And the tray with the yummiest cakes and chocolate drink was also made by Nina.  I love the blue and white tea set.

The Italian soap bar and bag made by Nina, now adorns, perfumes and refreshes the guest's bathroom


Yesterday a parcel arrived from Ukraine containing awesome handmade gifts.
As soon as I'll take photos, they will be shown here.

There are already 22 great tutorials on the Spanish Advent Calendar.  If you find some difficult to understand, I'll be ready to explain or translate them to you. Just ask.

I wish you all a wonderful Sunday with blessings.

יום ראשון, 16 בדצמבר 2018

My name is Soleil but my friends call me Solly.

Dear Readers,

My wonderful and super generous friend from Germany Birgit sent me a parcel, which this year arrived before expected.  The impatient Baalatova urged me to open it right on spot and can you imagine my joy and happiness when out came adorable sunny Solly! Even the haughty, hard to satisfy, Baalatova melted at the sight of him.  She befriended him right away and led to show him her home and garden and to meet her little dragons and cat.

Solly will be my guardian angel bear and faithful companion.  He will stay on my work table and watch my work and from time to time write to his brother and sister Fluby and Rosey to let them know how he spends his time here in Israel.

A huge thank you to dear Birgit for the magnificent gift of

Together with Solly, in the large box, came more lovely gifts. The beautiful 2019 Calendar, a lovely handwritten Christmas card, a box of delicious marzipans, tiny wooden houses and trees,  potion jars and trinkets.....

Thank you again, my dear friend, for all your very generous, thoughtful gifts and especially for your friendship.

A warm welcome to my new followers with Blessings to all my readers and friends.

יום רביעי, 5 בדצמבר 2018

Tutorial para Tetera de Cobre - CopperTeapot Tutorial

Queridos amigos y lectores

Dear friends and readers

Probablemente se hayan preguntado por qué es ese Calendario de Adviento, organizado por Matxalen, en el aparador de este blog.
Matxalen me ha invitado a participar en el Calendario de Adviento Español de este año. Muchas gracias, Maxtalen  Estoy tratando de usar mi poco conocimiento de español para hacer esta publicación en español, así como en inglés. Ambos son idiomas secundarios a mi hebreo. A ver si apruebo la prueba. (Aquí en Israel, es inútil publicar sobre casas de muñecas en hebreo, ya que muy pocas personas están interesadas en ellas.)

You are probably wondering about why is that Spanish Advent Calendar, organized by Matxalen every year, on the sideboard of this blog.
I have been invited by Matxalen to take part in this year's Spanish Advent Calendar. Thank you so much Matxalen.  I am trying to use my little knowledge of Spanish to do this post in Spanish, as well as in English.  Both are secondary languages to my Hebrew. Let's see if I pass the test.   (Here in Israel, it's useless to post about dollhouses in Hebrew since very few people are interested in them.)

Herramientas y materiales

Tools and materials

Un pequeño trozo de Fimo suave u otra marca, de cualquier color.
Alambre de metal de 1mm de diámetro.
Dos ojos-goggle de 2 cm de diámetro.
Un anillo de metal de 1 cm de diámetro.
Uno detrás del lóbulo de la oreja parte de un pendiente
Pegamento pegajoso
Pintura en spray color cobre

A small piece of soft Fimo or other brand, of any color.
1mm diameter metal wire.
two 2 cm diameter goggle-eyes.
one 1 cm diameter metal ring.
one back of the earlobe earring part.
Tacky glue
Copper color spray paint

1. Desde el Fimo, haz un pastel, 0.6 cm de alto, 2 cm de diámetro.

1.  From the Fimo, make a cake, 0.6 cm high, 2 cm diameter.

2. Colóquelo entre los dos ojos como un sandwich presionando hasta que las tres capas encajen.

2.  Put it between the two eyes like a sandwich pressing until the three layers fit together.

3. Ruede sobre una superficie lisa.

3.  Roll over a smooth surface.

4. Haz un anillo de 2,5 cm de diámetro, como se muestra en las fotos a continuación

4.  Make a 2.5 cm in diameter ring, as shown in the photos below.

5. Corte y dé forma al mango como se muestra en las fotos a continuación.

5.  Cut and shape the handle as in the photos below.

6.   Retire con cuidado los ojos del Fimo y empuje la manija hacia los extremos del
      "pastel". Vuelve los ojos .

6.  Carefully remove the eyes from the Fimo and push the handle into the extreme ends of the
     "cake".  Put the eyes back.

7. Hacer un pico de Fimo.

7.  Make a Fimo spout.

8.   Unir el pico a un extremo del mango.

8.   Join the spout to one end of the handle.

9.  Nuevamente, retire los ojos.  Ahora el Fimo con el mango está listo para hornear.

     Hornee según las instrucciones del fabricante.

9.  Again, remove the eyes. Now the Fimo with the handle is ready to be baked.
     Bake as per manufacturer's instructions.

10. Mientras el Fimo está en el horno, pegue la parte del pendiente en la parte superior de un ojo y el        anillo en la parte superior del otro.

10. While the Fimo is in the oven,  glue the earring part on top of one eye and the ring on top of                 the other.

11. Pegue los ojos preparados al Fimo.  Espere hasta que el pegamento esté
      completamente seco para pintura en spray.

11.  Glue the prepared eyes to the Fimo.  Wait until the glue is completely dry for spray painting.


 ¡Feliz elaboración!

  Happy crafting!

No se olviden del calendario español de Adviento. Hay un nuevo tutorial cada día. Hacen clic en el día.

Don't forget the Spanish Advent Calendar.  There's a new tutorial each day. Just click on the day.

Les deseo a todos una Feliz Navidad y feliz Januca!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!