Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שישי, 15 במאי 2015

Elvira's giveaway prize

Hello all,

I have been very lucky to win a wonderful giveaway from Elvira.  It arrived, beautifully packed and I must say, the photos do not give enough credit to the way  these beautiful miniatures actually are. Every single item is simply perfect for my shabby chic table.

Thank you dear Elvira.  I'm very happy to have been the winner of your giveaway and already found use for your beautiful gifts.

For all the cat lovers among us, and I know there are many, here is a lovely link to delightful cats
paintings by Oxana Zaika.

If you are lucky to live near enough and be able to visit here is a link to Viti's block and details of the dollhouse miniatures fair in Malaga, Spain.  Viti has a beautiful giveaway in her blog.

I wish you all a lovely Spring weekend and blessings

יום שני, 11 במאי 2015

Bread from air-dry clay

Hello dear readers,

Most of you already know how to make bread from polymer clay, some probably know how to make it from cold porcelain clay.  For those who don't, I'll try to show here step by step with hopes that the photos speak for themselves.

The clay is kneaded thoroughly with a tiny bit of white and a tiny bit of yellow oil paints

Make a loaf from the little ball in the above photo.

Looks large but don't worry it shrinks about 30%.

The bread is being prepared for the "baked" look.

With a soft brush, you brush on powder from artist's chalks.

The buns are made the same way.

Beigels  - You cut them between sheets of clinging plastic and then make a hole in the middle.

Waiting to dry out.

Easy, isn't it?

Blessings to all of you

יום שלישי, 5 במאי 2015

Playing with my self-made air drying clay

Hello dear readers,

Here are the items created at our meeting with the local miniaturists.

We shabby painted pieces of furniture.  Mine was this table which I had in stock.  All the
food items were created with the clay Limor showed us how to make.  It takes over 24 hours for the items to shrink to their final size.

I'm not sure you can see it from this photo, but the cup cake comes with its own "paper" cup.


At the end of the meeting, Sarit, handed each  of us  a cup cake mold  which she
created.  Such gestures prove my belief that miniaturists are very generous people.

Gathering courage, I made my first batch of clay.  "Baked" stuff.

I also gave it at try to make two molds, following tutorials from the internet.  I used silicone chaulk
from a tube, cornstarch and a little coloring.  The molds are flexible but I still have to experiment
for a better result and when I do, I'll let you know how to.

Blessings to you all

יום שישי, 1 במאי 2015

Winner of my 2015 Spring giveaway

Hello dear readers,

Before the winner will be announced, here is the list of participants.

1.   Carmen. 2.  Kikka,  3.  Esther,  4.  Adela,  5.  Jennifer,  6.  Maria,  7,  Birgit,  8.  Pam,  9.  Tatiana,
10.  Irina,    11.  Melli,  12.  Isabel,  13.  Meritan,  14.  Xandra,  15.  Lili,  16.  Susanna,  17.  Mieke
18.  Bridget,  19.  De,  20.  The Grandmommy,  21.  Sanne,  22.  Penelope,  23.  Fabiola,  24.  Mari,
25,  Francesca,  26.  Made in Rosa,  27.  Pikko,  28.  Maite,  29.  Genevieve,  30.  Teruka,
31.  Hanna,  32.  Maria Jose,  33. Anabel,  34.  Angeles,  35.  Rosella,  36.  Maria Blanca,  37  Teresa.

And the winner is ..........


I want to thank you all for taking part in the draw.  It is sad there can be only one winner, but
I promise more chances in the future.

Wishing you a a lovely weekend and blessings

יום רביעי, 29 באפריל 2015

Another meeting with fellow Israeli miniaturists

Hello all,

This meeting, which we all looked forwards to with great excitement, was just incredible fun.
Almost 8 hours of workshop with wonderful end results.

Suzy, our hostess is a very talented lady.  She paints and creates beautiful objects, not only miniatures,and her house and garden are full of gorgeous objects.  I took a few photos with my Iphone to show you a some of her very original miniature scenes.

It was difficult to take a good shot with the lights on but you can see how good Suzy's work is.

As for our workshop.  Sarit Eshed and Limor Moyal, a very clever miniature artists mother and daughter team, taught us how to make air-drying porcelain clay dough.  It looked quite easy and a short time to make using only 4 ingredients,  1 cup corn flour, one cup white glue, 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoons baby oil.

Next we learned how to use the clay to make bread,  a cake, flowers, cookies and a cupcake.
I'll show you mine in a later post.  It takes a day or two for the clay to dry for the final results.
Also I didn't have time to finish the shabby chic painting on the little table.

We also learned how to paint shabby chic furniture but had to take the furniture home to finish.
We had so much fun and good food, that we hardly wanted to leave.

On arrival, each of us left a swap on a side table.  All the parcels had to be gift wrapped.
At the end of the stay, before leaving we each picked a parcel.  Mine was a lovely bath
shelves unit from Goldie.  This is the second time out of three that I picked up an anonymous
parcel and found out it's from Goldie.

I'm afraid I won't be able to attend the next meeting scheduled for the end of June as it's planned for a
workshop of two days with an overnight stay in the north and I'm unable to leave my husband to cope alone and he is yet unable to travel.

Blessings to all

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