יום שישי, 18 באפריל 2014


In my previous post I showed the beautiful scroll received from my friend Jose in Malaga, Spain.
I'm sorry for having
installed a link which did not work, so here it is again for anybody who is interested.  Habad.

The Tora scroll is always covered by beautifully embroidered velvet, bearing the names of the donators in memory of their dear ones.

Have a wonderful Easter and blessings

יום רביעי, 16 באפריל 2014

Tiny toys

Hello again my dear readers

Although I wanted to, and had so many new ideas to work on,
family life, the Passover Holiday, medical check-ups, etc, kept me away from blogging and working.

However, I found two little key rings with creative possibilities and spent a little time making
tiny toys.

A few weeks ago I received a lovely surprise gift from a dear friend in Spain, Jose, a miniature scroll with
Hebrew letters.  Thank you Jose for this wonderful and very generous gesture.

Not being a religious person myself, I wanted to learn more about how the Holy Tora scroll
is made.  I found some very interesting facts on the internet and here is the link.

A warm welcome to two new followers Anna and Mi Patio Escondido, both have beautiful blogs.  Mi Patio Escondido has a lovely giveaway going on.

All the best and blessings to all.

יום שישי, 21 במרץ 2014

"Faberge" eggs

Hello dear readers

Making these decorative eggs was something I always wanted to do.  Jennifer sent me some jewelry
findings which make perfect cups for the eggs.

A silver sequin was glued to the bottom of the findings to make it stay upright and steady.

This is an experiment.  Would you believe it? the body of this rather elegant teapot is a glass marble.  If you don't have beads you can use marbles.

I bought this little shadow box some years ago.  I wanted to make the tiny toys for a toy
shop and never got to do so.  It's too cute to keep hidden.

And here is a sweet scene to share just for fun.

A warm welcome to my new follower, Jess.  I couldn't find your blog, if you have on please let me know so I can visit.

Have a wonderful week end my dears and blessings to all.

יום שני, 17 במרץ 2014

A frog teapot tutorial

This is very easy to make.  You'll need

A green bead or a green ball of green polymer clay.  A tiny piece of white clay and a tiny piece of black clay.  I used Fimo.

Stick one circle of clay under the bead to steady it and the other circle on top of the bead to form the cover of the pot.

Make the eyes using the two small green balls.  Press a little dent in the middle of the small green balls.

Install tiny white balls in the dents.

Stick tiny black balls on the white balls.

Flatten a little the other two little green balls. With a knife make two cuts in each and
stick them to the bottom of the bead. (These make the feet)

Now make the nozzle as seen in the photo bellow.

Stick nozzle to the bead.

Stick eyes to cover.  (Stick them close together, as seen in the next photo)

Add handle, bake and glaze.  That's all.

Hope the photos speak for themselves because my English is too poor for better explanation.

I was very lucky to win Rosella's birthday giveaway. A precious little cushion.  It arrived when I was too
ill to take photos and post about it but I did let Rosella know that it was safe in my hands.
I'll have to show you Rosella's photo, because right now I am frustratedly looking for it.  I know it's safe
somewhere close.  There is a word we use a lot in Hebrew, BALAGAN which means a messy
chaos.  This is what my work table looks right now.  I haven't gained enough courage to start tidying it and cannot let anyone else to this job for me.

A warm welcome to Marian. Thank you for following.

Hugs and blessings to all my readers

יום חמישי, 13 במרץ 2014

Easter teapots

Hello all,

It took me a long time to get rid of my flu and come back.  I also had to take care of my husband who caught the flu from me and you know how spoiled husbands are when they are sick.  They just need your full attention and once they get it they want it all the time.  This means less time for miniatures.

Here is something I created for Easter.  A friend gave me a broken necklace of green glass beads.
I used some for these teapots.

A froggy teapot and creamer for Kikka's very cute frog collection

I got carried away and made two more sets.

Bunny teapots and a fat little bunny.  It ate too much green stuff.

I am sorry I was unable to visit your blogs during the last weeks.  I'll try to catch up as much as possible.

The cyclamen pot is still flowering and sends you its love.  I pamper it.  The secret is not to let the
roots stay in water.  It needs cold water and good drainage.  Maybe not as beautiful as when  it arrived but
it's record time for me to have it still alive, especially since it was a month of unusual warm weather and
cyclamen thrive on cold days.

Hugs and blessings to all my dear friends.

יום שישי, 14 בפברואר 2014

Short vacation by the Sea of Galilee

Hello dear readers,

Happy Valentine Day!

This pot of cyclamens is what I received today.  I am afraid they won't last as the climate is too warm for them.  I'll try to prolong their life by watering them with ice cubes.  Wow, the flowers and leaves are so beautiful!

We took advantage of the beautiful sunny days and spent a short while by the lake.  Again we
stayed at the Scot Hotel which we love.

Usually, this time of  year is winter at its coldest with cloudy skies and rain.  But something strange is going on.  It's as if winter forgot us.  Here are a few photos.  You will notice the bright sky, not a cloud to be seen. The air is clear and the water calm and blue.

The only minis I was able to create are another set of jute garden pieces for a beloved friend
who justly deserves them. Since it won't be a surprise, I can show you a photo.

A very warm welcome to my new followers, AniKristine, X, CristinaKoivurinteen Akka.  Thank you all for following.

Now I'll go visit your blogs and catch up with all the posts I missed this week

Hugs and Blessings

יום שני, 3 בפברואר 2014

Winner of my 600 followers giveaway

Dear 600 readers,


No need to wait any longer.  I have added the following to yesterday's list.

64.  Isabel (mimundo).  65.  Pilar 6373.  66.  Alexa.  67.  Ludmila.  68.  Alexandra.  69.  Kikka.
70.  Arantza.  71.  Ani (Baby Paris).  72.  Paqui

I want to thank everyone who took part in this draw.  As always, I am very happy for the winner but a little sad that the giveaway goes to one winner only.  I loved making the little dog in his basket.  I want to make more to giveaway soon.

The winner was picked up by the true random number generator.

Melli!  Dear Melli, please email  your address to drorahed@gmail.com

Hugs to all and blessings.