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יום שני, 28 בספטמבר 2015

A witch's home

Hello dear readers,

As you know, every witch should have somewhere to dwell, including Baalatova who is still
missing.  Baalatova is  known to travel a lot.  When she's healthy and well she
does not stay home for long periods.  Maybe now with her flying broom broken, she will
think twice about travelling.

So this week I've been busy preparing Baalatova's home.  It is a woodland house, made of light
materials, most of them I had at hand.  I'll try to show the progress as I go along.

First I had a cardboard box which I trimmed down.

Birgit's witchy chic garden gets a special place in this house.

There is much work to be done.  I'd love to finish this project before Halloween.
Hope to be able to show you more progress next post.

A very warm welcome to Olesya, a new comer to blogland from Russia.  Thank you Olesya for
following my blog.

Finally, some nice weather is here.  We can open the windows and enjoy a cool dustless breeze.

Blessings to all my dear readers!

יום שבת, 19 בספטמבר 2015

Guarding the wands (contd.)

Hello dear readers,
Leona (The big cat)  and Felina her younger sister are on their way to notify
Skella and Skelly about their finds.

Catty and her little friends stayed behind on guard.

Suddenly Leona beheld  something that looked like a tree branch.  Both cats approached it
and looking closely saw that it too was a wand, not bright and colorful like the other wands but a magic wand.  This was really amazing but lol how perplexing.

As they were pondering what to do, two snakes arrived saying that the wand was theirs. They were
the first to find it on the top of a tree.

Big problem.  What if this was the one Baalatova lost!  We'll have to wait to find out soon.

The dust (Polvo not sand) storm is thankfully behind us.  There was much cleaning to do indoors
and outdoors. Miniatures were the first to get  dirty dust covered.

About the little slippers.  I cannot take credit for the idea of using the hairbands to make them.  I can
only tell you how I created the tiny duck heads.  I used felt fabric for the soles and felted the heads from the same material by pulling out of it wool and rolling it into little balls.  Same for the eyes
and for the beak using wool pulled out of black and orange felt fabric.  Very easy to glue together.  I also tried making slippers from pipe cleaners (also not my original idea). I prefer the ones from the hair bands although the pipe cleaners slippers are also cute.

The slippers will be easy to make for the ladies at the center.  The straw chairs and baskets were a big hit and sold well, mostly to the people at the center who needed gifts to bring to their grandchildren during the holidays. I am now on holidays from the center and will get back there in October. Meantime I'm on the look out for easy to make miniatures for them.

I wish you all a lovely Sunday and blessings


יום שלישי, 15 בספטמבר 2015

Guarding the wands

Hello dear readers

We are approaching Halloween and still no sign of Baalatova the ancient witch.
Skella and Skelly are worried.  They sent out their cat Catiushka, Catty for short, to hear news. She came back telling them she heard rumors that
Baalatova is recuperating and on the way to full recovery. Poor Baalotova
is limping about with the aid of two new brooms.  The only trouble is
she lost her wand in the accident and cannot function without it.

Skella thought it was a good idea to send out Catty again to look for the wand. If she
finds it, they'll be able to gain some good points with Baalatova.

Catty who knew how important her mission was, enlisted friends to help her.  With joint
forces there'll be more chances to find the wand.

Here Catty and her friends  are deciding how to spread out.

Two friends came back with a wand.

Then, two more friends came back with a different wand.

And a third wand!!

Three wands?? Now which will be Baalatova's?  Big problem!!

Let's guard the wands until Skella and Skelly decide what to do.

Let's hope that at least one wand belongs to Baalatova.  The Skellies are so eager to become ghosts and believe the old witch will be able to help them.

Speaking of ghosts, here is a cute pair.  Thanks again to the friend who sent them to me.

After making the wands, I played a bit with making slippers from pigtail bands.  They came out
quite cute.

We are all happy the dust storm is behind us.  For 4 days we kept our windows shut so as little as
possible dust will enter.  It didn't help much.  It was a lost fight with dust which covered every
surface.  I do not remember a situation like this.  It is believed the last time it happened was 75 years ago.

Happy New Year to my friends who are celebrating and blessings to all of you.

יום שני, 7 בספטמבר 2015

1:48" cottage completed

Helo dear readers

Finally, this 1:48" scale cottage project is complete.  I am rather pleased with myself when I see
what I accomplished.  I'd love to start  my witch project but next week is our 2-days New Year holiday followed by two more important holidays and this will be enough to keep us busy with family life. I'll probably just keep on working on my Christmas gifts and swaps.  Better start early to have them ready on time.

Here are some photos of the interior which I'd like to share with you.  Hope you like them.

I shall most certainly make other little houses on this scale, in fact I already have plans for a new one. but it takes a lot of patience and time and right now I want to begin the witch project.

Welcome to all my friends who are back from summer vacations.  I'm sure you all enjoyed a lovely time.

Blessings to all of you


יום שבת, 29 באוגוסט 2015

1:48" Sink unit

Hello dear readers,

I solved the matter of the tiny sink by installing the pill bubble.  Can't believe it's done.

This is how it looks from the back if I want to install a thin fabric curtain. But it looks fine as it is from the front.

The counter is made of Fimo.

Did you know making tiny wooden pieces of furniture can be addictive ? I got
carried away and while I had all the stuff (wooden craft sticks) out in the open, decided to make and have ready some gifts for my friends. The Holidays season is suddenly not so far away. These could make nice items for a toy shop or a doll's corner in a nursery.

There is still work to do before completing the indoor decoration of the tiny cottage.  I hope to be
able to show you the completed project next post.

Have a wonderful Sunday with my blessings

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