Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

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.

יום שישי, 13 במרץ 2015

Seashells and flowers

Hello dear readers

I am still here.  The weather was too nice to stay home and craft.  Among other outdoor activities, I went "fishing"  for for shells again.  I needed the tiny shells that can be easily found inside the water see my tutorial how to collect them (Here).

Finally, after several days of pure laziness, I started crafting again.  Simply couldn't resist making some flowers to "plant" in my new glazed and fired flower pots.

The town squares are blooming with colorful pansies.  I had to try making some , as well as
daisies geraniums and one strawberry plant.  Very soon the strawberries season will be over.

The stand is made by the same method as the shoe rack.  I painted it brown to make my flower pots
stand out.

Remember my Fantasy house?  A new tenant has come to live in it.  No, it's not Balatova, the ageless
witch.  Poor Balatova had an accident.  On her return from the last witches convention, she fell off
her broom and broke a leg.  The Skellies are very worried and hope she'll be well and back before Easter.

I'll let you meet the beautiful new tenant very soon.  Meantime you can just guess who it is.  There
we be a prize for the  right guess.

A warm welcome to my new follower Kristinka.  Thank you for following.

Have a wonderful weekend with my blessings.

יום ראשון, 1 במרץ 2015

Second meeting with the local miniaturists - Part 2

Hi all,

As promised, here are a few photos of  some of Limor's www.minis.limormoyal.com amazing work.

Shabby chic table


Antique shop

A warm welcome to my new followers MarEve and Penelope. Thank you for reading this blog.

Wishing you all a wonderful week with blessings

יום שישי, 27 בפברואר 2015

Second meeting with the Israeli Miniaturists

Hello all,

Yesterday was the second time the local miniaturists met.  We enjoyed a wonderful time
together at Limor's place.  Limor is a very gifted  miniaturist as well as an author.  Her first book is already in print and will be published very soon. In my next post I'll show you photos of some of her
stunning miniature scenes.  Here is the link to Limor's web site Limor.

We all brought one little handmade gift for a swap. Mine was one of the toy trolleys which I already showed you before how to make.  I received a fantastic basket full of sausages, crafted by Sarit, who
is Limor's mother.  Both mother and daughter are very talented miniaturists.

You will probably get to know more of my fellow miniaturists, as I'm going to show you
some of their work after each time we meet.  This time we each made a pair of espadrilles.

Right now I'm experimenting with ceramics.  I made so many cookies and cakes in my last batch
that I have to make plates for them.  I'm trying to do a two layered plate.  Will see what will come
out.  I have to wait until the clay is completely dry then rub the surface smooth, glaze and fire.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend with blessings

יום ראשון, 22 בפברואר 2015

A Very Easy Shoes Rack Tutorial

 Hello dear readers,

After making the little shoes rack I showed you in my previous post, I wanted to make a larger,
12" scale, rack.  Here is what I used to make this.

Two chopsticks
8 long (barbeceu) matches
4 regular match sticks
Tacky glue

The chopsticks come tapered at their ends.  Cut about 7- 8 cms lengths from the tapered end down and glue together.  Cut off the long matches' heads and glue together 7 and 3.  Straiten the ends.

From the match sticks cut pieces and glue to the chopsticks triangles.

First glue the wider shelf to the triangles.  When dry glue the other shelf.

If you cut the chopsticks longer you can make it a plant rack.

A warm welcome to my new follower Tiina.  Thank you for following.

Wishing you all a wonderful creative week with hugs and blessings.

יום שלישי, 17 בפברואר 2015

Giveaway Prize from Finland

Hello all

I was one of the lucky winners of Tiina's giveaway.  Today my prize arrived together with with a beautiful clay plate.  My prize was to be the little tablecloth so the plate was a delightful surprise.
Tiina's crochet work is incredible, the doily is simply exquisite.


There is going to be a second local miniaturists meeting next week.  We were each asked to bring one
hand crafted little gift which will be parted among us.  Here is what I made (I can show it to you -
none of my fellow miniaturists in this group know about this blog).

I hope the one who gets it will be pleased.  The shoes are made of Fimo, the stand is made of

A warm welcome to all my new followers, JuliaMartimezSigrid,

Hugs and blessings