Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום ראשון, 26 באפריל 2015

Five days left before the draw

Hello dear followers,

I just want to remind you that there's still time to take part in this giveaway draw.

The good news are that my parcel to Amary arrived  last week.  It took over one month to get to her which drove me mad with worry since Amary will be moving to another state in the USA within a few days.  What a relief that this race against time  ended well.    Amary, being busy
with moving house will probably show you later what she received.  I can only tell you she is happy.
Now I can move on with creating and showing you things for Fingerella.

Other good news are that next Tuesday, (day after tomorrow), there will be a third meeting with the Israeli miniaturists.  We are planning to do something shabby chic.  The meeting will be at Suzy's
home and everybody is very excited about it.  I hope I'll be able to show you some of Suzy's wonderful works.  We try to hold the meetings somewhere in the center of our country to make
is easy for miniaturists from all over, north, south and east of our country, to come.  Some arrive by
train. My swap as well as a little gift for the hostess are already wrapped.

A warm welcome to Teresa (Santiaga55).

Have a wonderful creative week with my blessings

יום שני, 20 באפריל 2015

Ceramics,Fruit and Pastry

Hello all,

So many projects awaiting implementation and I got carried away with ceramics and egg shell mosaics and wonder if such situations happen to other miniaturists.  I used Pepper's advice, stayed home on the gloomy days, which are now over, and worked on more plates and mini food to put on them.
I have a lot more to learn and know my future work will be much better.

By the way, the pastries too are ceramic.  The fruit - Fimo.

This really is addictive.  The wall hangings  look like naive paintings.

I wish you all lovely Spring days and blessings

יום ראשון, 12 באפריל 2015


Hello again,

My ceramics, which awaited  the opportunity when my daughter uses her kiln, were fired and this is what came out.

I filled one two layered plate to see how it will  look.

This is what they looked like before.

I am rather pleased with the results.

The weather here can't be trusted.  We enjoyed lovely spring days at the beginning of April. Next
came a day which was too hot and dry and felt like inside of an oven.  Now winter is here again.
Today it rained and hailed and is really cold.  I took a photo to show you how gloomy this morning
looked. Usually, from this window of our apartment on the fifth floor, the sky is blue and we can
even see as far asTel-Aviv.

A very warm welcome to my new followers Marina Boikova, Ana Alonso and Anna.  Thank you for following.

I wish you all a nice creative week and blessings

יום ראשון, 5 באפריל 2015

Happy Easter and Happy Passover

Hello dear readers,

It's nice that we can always celebrate together Easter and Passover, which happen, nearly always at about the same time.

These beautifully embroidered eggshell photos are from the internet.

The two wall hangings are new experiments with eggshell mosaics.  I think I'm making progress with my efforts.

I wish you all a very Happy Easter and Passover.  Blessings

יום שני, 30 במרץ 2015

Spring cleaning and recyclin

Hello again,

Only a few days left before we celebrate our Pessah (Passover) Holiday.  I can't see the logic of feverish house cleaning before this holiday when we are supposed to eat Mazzot, (dry sheets of crackers} which crumble easily and makes a great mess. Imagine a home full of children scattering  crumbles for 7 days. Common sense tells me that better clean when the holidays are over.  But tradition requires a clean and sparkling home for Pessah and who am I to oppose it.

While doing my part, cleaning and putting order in my work room, I found these little Pizza box-
separating plastic tables.  Before throwing them away, I had a sudden idea to try and recycle them.
This is my first attempt of making eggshell mosaic.  Now that I've done it, I know it could look
better if I used a layer of Jesso instead of tacky glue. One learns from experience.  By the way, this could be a good occupation for the young ones, turning trash to treasure.

It will make a nice garden table.  I want to add a mosaic bench but I have to get back to my spring
cleaning.  There are so many things you could do with eggshell mosaic but alas, everyday life demanding work leaves little free time to enjoy doing it.

Blessings to you all

יום חמישי, 26 במרץ 2015

Spring Giveaway - Seashells and Flowers

Hello dear readers,

As promised, here is the new giveaway of my favorite work with seashells and flowers. It is
open for followers only.  I'll be happy to include any new followers who will be interested to participate in  the draw which will be on 1st May evening.  All you have to do is make a
comment on this post, mentioning that you wish to be counted in for the draw.

The flower pots are made with recycled pieces of egg carton, painted and decorated with tiny seashells.  I forgot to take pictures to show how it's done but will show you how when I'll make
more pots next time.

Blessings to all my dear readers

יום שישי, 20 במרץ 2015

Gifts from Amary

Hello dear readers.

A wonderful parcel containing the most delightful little Tilda among other beautiful items arrived from the very dear and lovely Amary.  I saw Amary's Tilda dolls on several blogs and fell in love with them.  I was so pleased when Amary agreed to swap.  I only hope she will be happy as I am with the gifts she is going to get.

Meet Fingerella  who is a very graceful young lady, beautifully dressed.  The moment I saw her I knew  she'll be perfect for the fantasy house.  See how perfect the chair suits her.  I'm going to
make a bedroom with bed, dressing table, etc. just for her.  Later on there will be servants to work for her. All in due course.

Fingerella was not the only gift Amary sent.

A gorgeous tulip pot hand made by Amary.

A beautiful wreath and two mugs.


So now you know who the lady of the house is. No one guessed the right answer.  Instead, I am planning a Giveaway for all my followers, old and new.  Stay tuned, you'll soon know what it'll be.

A warm welcome to my new follower Blanca Martin.  Thank you for following.  Please let me know if you have a blog I can visit and follow back.

I wish you all a pleasant weekend and blessings.