Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שבת, 23 ביולי 2016

Fairy Chairs

Hello dear readers

Sometimes I feel I'm on an isolated island with my miniatures while crazy fanatics run around feeling
free to shoot and kill innocent people.  It's like a Russian roulette, you never know who and where the next victims will be.  I feel guilty in dealing with trivial things like making miniatures these days but devoting my time to make minis is an escape and  has a calming effect.

Remember that decorative plastic flower pot cover?  I managed to cut more fairy items out of it.

I wish you all a safe and calm Sunday and a wonderful summery week ahead.


יום שישי, 15 ביולי 2016

New Plant rack

Hello dear readers,

I was preparing this post very early in the morning, when I heard on the radio the shocking news about the murderous
attack on innocent civil people vacationing in Nice.

I was too shocked and forgot to change the heading. This is why, by mistake, the previous post got the same heading.

I made a plant rack and am going to show you how because the same method with a slight alteration can be used to make a garden or patio swing.

The materials are simple to find:

2 pairs wooden chop sticks (cut to length of about 15 cms)
6 lollipop sticks (for one 4 cm shelf and one 2 cm wide shelf.)
1 wooden barbecue stick
Glue ( I used tacky glue)
Paint of your choice

Let's pray for a quiet, peaceful weekend.  Blessings my dears

New plant rack

This is a sad day for France and all Humanity.  I pray for quick recovery for all the injured  and the bereaved families.

When will it all end?

יום שישי, 8 ביולי 2016

Ducky Planters

Hello dear readers,

I made some experiments with a new to me, made in China, air drying clay.  My first attempts were
a disaster.  The clay was a nice terracotta color but when it dried it became kind of faded rose color.  I gave up but later on I tried again and here are the results.

Next I plan to try making spooky vessels for this same clay.  Hope something will come out.

While I was making flowers to fill up the duck pots, I remembered that I had some cold porcelain
clay which I made for another project and decided it was time to try out Susy's Aloe Vera tutorial.
I planted them in two upside-down painted terracotta metal Christmas bells.

As usual, July and August are the hottest days here and this year is no exception.  The good thing is that we have the sea very close.  Since we have no plans to go away on a holiday because of my
husband's health condition, the sea is our escape. Now I have more seashells in my stock. (Stuff to create minis from.)

I wish you all, my dear readers, a wonderful weekend and blessings.

יום שלישי, 28 ביוני 2016

Maria's gifts

Birthday gifts are always welcome, especially when they are from very special friends.  My dear
friend Maria from Ireland, sent me all these wonderful miniatures.

I am not a good photographer and the photos don't give enough credit to Maria's knitted and crocheted items.  I can only tell you they are lovely and well made.

Lovely pendants, two of them showing fairies.

Three fairies and a barn owl.

Very cute dragon eggs.

Lovely dresses and accessories.

The sweetest little baby boy completely dressed with bottle and blanket. In blue, my favorite color.

A wood framed wall clock and mirror. I'll have to check if it can be installed in my
camper.  It looks perfect for a marine setting.

I can find many uses for these pieces.

Couldn't wait to dress this rubber eraser doll with two of Maria's sweet little dresses.

Among other gifts received from my family, was this pot of African Violets.  It's still flowering
after almost a month.  It inspired me to make a tiny copy which you can see bellow.


Blessings to all my dear readers.

יום חמישי, 23 ביוני 2016

A tiny fairy garden in a Fererro Rocher box

This is a gift I created for a little beloved girl named Moon.  Moon loves fairy stories and recently started ballet classes.  I used a clear, transparent Fererro Rocher box to display the little scene and
protect it from dust.

The background is a piece of card on which I painted the sky.  The walls surrounding the door are
made of egg carton stones.  The door is a piece of a large craft stick.  The magic flowers are air drying clay which shrinks about 30% while drying.  Good for making very tiny flowers.

Inside the box

The path is made of very small sea shells.

The fairy is originally a cake decoration piece which I upgraded and added wings to. She is very graceful.

The bird bath is a sea shell glued to a piece of  a cut plastic chess figure. Water in the shell is melted glue.

A warm welcome to my new follower Victoria.  Thank you for reading my blog.

Blessings to you all

יום ראשון, 19 ביוני 2016

A bird bath for the fairy's garden

Hello dear readers,

Today I'll show you the little bird bath I made for the fairy garden.  It will be part of the little scene I work on as a gift.

A short post today.  Just to say I'm still here and working.

Blessings to all my dear readers.