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31 Jan

יום שני, 30 במאי 2011

Preparing a sewing room

I received so many beautiful gifts lately and want to put them in several projects which I am planning. I won Rachel's beautiful corset and think it would look fine in a sewing room.  I made some sewing boxes and a new tailor's dummy.  I think the first one I made was too small.  



It does look better on the larger dummy.  There is still a lot of work to do.  Will keep you updated.

Again, I am happy to welcome my new followers. I am really grateful that you chose to visit my blog.

Carmen Tuporaki
Goldie
Trish Logan Hillery
Minimariba
Mona
Nabby




יום שלישי, 24 במאי 2011

Goldie Hollander - one woman's miniatures exhibition

This weekend I attended the opening of Goldie's exhibition in a very well known gallery at the city of Raanana.
19 boxes of her exquisite miniature work, all about fairy tales, nursery rhymes and children stories and songs, were exhibited. This is only a small part of her wonderful work.  A visit to her house is like going to a miniature museum.
I want to share with you some of the photos from this exhibition.  I am sorry about the poor quality of these photos. Being rather clumsy and still a novice with computer work, I could not download what Goldie sent me and used my camera to snap photos from the computer monitor.

 The old woman who lived in a shoe.


Aladin's Bazaar

Hansel and Gretel


Papa Japata's workroom - Pinocchio

This is about a granfather who planted carrots in his garden.  One carrot grew so large that grandpa couldn't pull it out. Grandma came to help pull but the carrot didn't budge, the little girl helped, still the carrot didn't move, the dog helped and the carrot still firm in its place.  At the end the little mouse came and helped pull and the huge carrot came out while all the others fell on their back. This is a funny little song with a very nice tune that generations of us learn at kindergarten and the author is our famous poet Levin Kipnis.

I wish all of you could visit the exhibition.  Isn't Goldie great?

יום רביעי, 18 במאי 2011

Ma Carmen Casanova's Pay it Forward Swap


I was delighted to receive Carmen's gift.  It was the first Pay it Forward (PIF) swap to arrive.  I have to show you how beautiful the minis Carmen made for me really are, with hopes that the photo does them credit. I am going to make a special 1/24" kitchen scene to put these beautiful items in and the shelf unit you see in the photo is just a trial one in the making.  Thank you Carmen. I am very happy with your gift.

I already sent my 5 swaps with hope that they arrive in good condition.  Kept me busy for a while.

יום שבת, 14 במאי 2011

Gifts from Susi



I am delighted with the minis Susi from Mini Eden sent me.  Susi is a great miniaturist and makes beautiful miniature plants and other miniatures which I greatly admire.  I opened the parcel and found these wonderful plants, shabby stand and pitcher as well as two wall brackets. My photos do not do them justice, but still I want to share with you their beauty. Thank you Susi.

Today I want to extend a warm welcome to my new followers:

Donna Lawton - Ickelbits Dollhouse miniature tutorials.
Lotte who makes the most wonderful miniature shoes.
Munir from Focus.

When I started this blog I had no idea how wonderful it will be to make so many new friends who share the same hobby.  I never even considered myself a miniaturist. Now I get so many encouraging comments, people are generous and sharing.  I love swaps because I treasure my friends' creations.  They are most precious to me because I know how much work and patience every little mini requires. I even get a chance to practice English.  Soon, if I dare, I'll probably start to make comments also in Spanish. I also love the Giveaways (Sorteos).  It's not only because I want to win which I do, but  because this way I get to follow new blogs.
I wish everybody a nice weekend.
                                                                                   
                                                               

יום שבת, 7 במאי 2011

Ceramics

First of all, a warm welcome to my new followers:

Sherry Raines
Pilar Garcia
Tonyina
Asieta
Jennifer Rydell
A, Bouwman
Karin Gutknecht
Tippalisa
Maisa

We all know how wonderful it is to have new friends and how happy it makes us to see a new square popping up.  Whenever possible, if I can only locate your blogs, I sign up as your follower.  If I don't, just email me and I'll gladly do so.  I love visiting and seeing and admiring your work.

Today I am going to show some of my daughter Nilly's miniature ceramics which she made for me only. 




In Tel-Aviv there is a pedestrian only street where on Tuesdays and Fridays craft people sell their goods.  It is a very attractive place to visit.  I have been told that lately there are minis to be found there.  Shall have to go and see soon.  I got the idea for this ceramics mini stall from some of the stands there.

יום שני, 2 במאי 2011

Market stall tutorial

So I promised you to show how easy it is to make a market stall.  Since my English is not so good I'll try to show it with photos.  Materials to make this stall are:
 one rectangle wooden box.  The size of the stall will depend on the size of the box .
 1/4" (6mm) square wooden rods (Mine come in lengths of 20" (50cm) each.
  2 large tongue depressors.
  2 shish kabab sticks.

From the wooden rods cut 8 pcs in lengths of the front (or back) of the box. and 12 pcs in lengths of the sides of the box. 4 pcs  each 5" (17.5 cms) long for the posts.

Cut the tongue depressors in the same length of the front of the box.  Cut the shish kabab sticks a little longer than the front.  These will be used if you want to hang something in your stall.

The photos will show you how to assemble the stall.













Of course you can make all kinds of variations but this is sort of basic.  My email is open to any questions.
Now it will be interesting to see how many of you try to make stalls this way.