Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שני, 28 במרץ 2011

Presents from Rosa Margarita for my straw market

Today a parcel arrived from a lovely friend, Rosa Margarita of La Tapatia. I nearly melted with delight at the sight of the so many beautiful items Rosa Margarita made for me.  I expected  one or two baskets from Mexico, maybe a doily or two, I thought that maybe the Sans basket was meant for me (There was a hint), but never even in my dreams. suspected such an amount of wonderful gifts.  Thank you Rosa Margarita.  I shall cherish every single miniature you sent.




For the photos, I used three stands I already made before.  I shall at least have to make three new ones.  The Ikea conservatory will not contain this market.  Will have to think about making a new space for it.
And now, one of the most pleasant part of blogging, I open my arms with a warm welcome to my new followers:
Petra - Meinekleineinigkeiten
Rosamaria - Contrastes Rosamaria
Auzilio - Las minis de auzilio
Julia - El minimundo de Yuli
Violeta and Victoria - Lesnuestrecoses
Yolanda - Mis minis

יום שלישי, 22 במרץ 2011

miniature shoe collection

There were times, before computers, when there were pen pals.  For me this was a time before dollhouse miniatures.  I collected miniature shoes (some were 1:12, most were various sizes but not made for walking)
I would like to show some of my collection today and hope you like what you see. The photos do not really give the little shoes credit.
This is only a part of the collection.  It was a very exciting time, exchanging hobbies with pen pals overseas, opening parcels, sending parcels, corresponding and learning about our families.  Also, when going out shopping it was like going hunting for little shoes.  My daughters call me the Imelda Marcus of little shoes.
Today it is so much easier with emails and online overseas shopping.

יום שישי, 18 במרץ 2011

Time for making some flowers

Couldn't resist making some flowers. Spring is in the air.
Also, I played with some jewelry findings and beads and made a teapot from a bead, just added fimo pieces for the handle, sprout, etc. The little cups and flower vase are beads.  I made the jewelry boxes and neckless.

I am very happy to welcome new followers:

Clara - La vida en miniatura
Gema Minayo (can't find your blog)
Oiseau deNim (can't find your blog)
Ana Rosa - Las miniaturas de Ana
Peggy - Another cosy cottage
Eva - Casitas de Regaliz
Jose - Mi primera casuta
1Oak Arts - (Can't find your blog)
Hugs to you all.  Followers whose blogs I cannot find, but wish me to visit, please let me know by email the name of your blog.
I wish you all a nice and enjoyable weekend.

יום שישי, 11 במרץ 2011

New stall for the straw market

Finished this third stall.  There will be one more before the market is ready. It will contain the brooms and carpet beaters and perhaps some more mats.

I celebrated having over 70 followers by inviting all my friends who made a comment on the Sea of Galilee shells, and were interested in getting some, to email their address to me.  I sent everyone an envelope containing these shells, as souvenir from me and Israel. My next giveaway will be on my birthday, which will be on June 4th.

And now it's time to welcome, with a big hug, new followers:
Sonja - Minisonja
Ingrid - Mijndroomwereldje
Yayin - Mini Yayin



May - Maytecles
Lataina - (couldn't find your blog)
Terelo - Las minis de Terelo
Teruka - (couldn't find your blog)
Marit - Black Cat Cottage
Margarita - (Couldn't find your blog)
I wish everybody a nice weekend despite whats going on in the world.