Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שבת, 28 בינואר 2012

Surprise Gifts from Julia

Imagine how delighted I was to receive these simply exquisite miniatures from Julia, http://elminimundodeyuli.blogspot.com/, all hand made by Julia for me.  I am as happy as a child with candies with my new gifts and never cease to wonder how lucky I am to have  good friends who spoil me with gorgeos gifts.  I do hope my photos do them justice.

Even the little card box with Julias logo is beautiful!


Delicious cookies and more of them inside the jar with its beautiful cover.



THANK YOU JULIA!!!! Your gifts are little treasures.  The Christmas tree is a very welcome item to be used next year.  I love the cookies and the little jar, the beautiful romantic tray, the candle holder with its candle, and most of all, I love the precious silk cushion.

A warm welcome to new followers

Pilar - http://lacasitadeldesvan.blogspot.com/
Alexandra - http://thehouseofhollandminiatures.blogspot.com/
Wildflower - Sunflowers-wildflower.blogspot.com/
MiniMumLoon
Debbie - http://makeminemini-makeminemini.blogspot.com/
Liliam 1961

Thank you for following my blog.  You are, of course,  invited to participate in my giveaway.  If you find it difficult to comment on that post, just send me an email and you'll be counted in.

Blessings




יום שישי, 27 בינואר 2012

Awards

This year started good for me.  I received two awards which I am very proud of.

From Fabiola - http://fabiolamiominimondo.blogspot.com/.  Thank you so much Fabby.  It will be difficult to choose  15 people only  from all the wonderful blogs I am following.  I pass this on, with utmost appreciation, to all my well deserved followers.


From Anuska - http://elbauldeanuska.blogspot.com/.  Thank you Anuska. I love your blog and really appreciate your  thinking of me.


Isn't this a wonderful beginning for 2012?

A lovely weekend to all!

יום חמישי, 26 בינואר 2012

Seashell Art

You probably have guessed by now how fond I am of seashells.   We were visiting friends, where I saw and took photos to share with you, of some cute seashell art.  These were produced at an old age home by elderly people.




The guitar is also cut from shells.

Isn't is inspiring? I wish I could create something equal.  I love them all.

Blessings to all

יום רביעי, 25 בינואר 2012

Ludmila's PIF gift

Today Ludmila's gift arrived.  It is a beautiful swinging cradle made by Ludmila.



There is a very delicate bed set inside, all hand made by Ludmila.

I love it. THANK YOU!!!

Once more, here is a warm welcome to new followers.  I am very grateful to each of you for following and invite you, as well as all my followers, if you like it, to participate in my giveaway draw.

Laura Costa - http://elminimundodelaura.blogspot.com/
Marita - http://maritapollicina.blogspot.com/
Freya
Mati - http://elrincondemati.blogspot.com/
Marjorello
Alexandra - http://objectsdecharmeminiatures.blogspot.com/
Las miniaturas el vintage

Blessings to all



יום ראשון, 22 בינואר 2012

More Sea Shells decoration - How to

About my sea shells decoration - this was a kind of decoupage work.  At a friend's dinner  we were served beautiful paper napkins with tiny rose motives.  I  asked our hostess if I can take one home, much to the surprise and brow lifting of the other couples present.  People who don't know me, think I'm a little out of my mind.  It is not easy to find paper napkins with small motives. This one was a find and I was very grateful to be given several.

From a 3-layered paper napkin, lift up the top very thin layer.  Cut out small roses or leaves or any other motive.  Spread a thin layer of PVC glue on the inner face of the shell and stick the cut-out on it.  Very gently rub it in, careful not to tear it.  When it's dry brush on nail polish.  Very easy.  All that's left to do is paint gold borders. I suppose there is a special decoupage glue but this method was good enough for such a tiny space.

Nature very generously provided some perforated shells.  I used these to make wall hangings.

As always I got carried away and made more boxes. Romantic ones.


 Three layered napkin.
Top layer only.
Tiny piece cut out.


This is how it looks before nail polish and gold border.  It is really very quick and easy.  Doing it was fun.

Blessings to all my friends! 


יום חמישי, 19 בינואר 2012

Decorating shells

I saw a beautifully decorated, 1:1 size, pilgim's shell made by Chelo - http://elrincondechelo.blogspot.com/ and loved it.
With Chelo's kind permission, I began experimenting with mini shells.  Mine are not even close to Chelo's beautiful one but I'll keep experimenting., to get better results.



Thank you Mely, Fabiola and Sans for your advice.  I am now using Google Chrome and able to make comments.   I get translations, as a bonus.  Before I only understood the Spanish and English blogs and had to guess from pictures what went on.

Here is a very warm welcome to new followers, I am happy to greet you and where possible follow back.

Sarah - http://thediydollhouse.blogspot.com/
Nadir Amal
Valentina Fruch
Johanna - http://minidaydreams.blogspot.com/
CW Poppets -http://cwpoppets.blogspot.com/
Agnieszka Jaroszek
Isabelle - http://lapassiondiisabelle.blogspot.com/
Synnove - http://synnovesetdukkehjem.blogspot.com/
- P -  http://rottingroof.blogspot.com
Alia
Pearl - http://kittenkraftz.blogspot.com/

Blessings

יום ראשון, 15 בינואר 2012

Birdhouses

Years ago I bought, in one of the artesans fairs in Peru, three clay handmade birdhouses mobiles.  For some unknown reason, I kept them.  They are really very cute and I noticed they are also dollhouse size.



I'll probably give them away with some of my swaps, if anyone is interested.

I find I cannot leave comments in several blogs and can't figure out why.  I hope this problem will soon solve itself.   I click comments and get a blank page. BLOGGER HELP!!

And here is a big warm welcome to new followers

Jaz
Karmabutik
C Gomez
Judith - http://cherrycroft.blogspot.com/
Teviro - http://mipequenalocura.blogspot.com/
Antonia Jimenez Hernandez
Luisa - http://mapetitemaisonblanche.blogspot.com/
Pity - http://pityminis.blogspot.com/
Tyla - http://obscurecreationsbytyla.blogspot.com/
Lyssa-
Diane - http://myminituresjournal.blogspot.com/
Browny - http://miniaturebasketcase.blogspot.com/

I try to find my followers' blogs to follow you too, but sometimes I cannot find it on the spot.  So please let me know.   You are all welcome to participate in my giveaway draw.
If for some reason you cannot make a comment on the post, just email me and I'll include you. My email is drorahed@gmail.com

Blessings

יום חמישי, 12 בינואר 2012

Blake's giveaway prize

I am one of the lucky winners of Blake's giveaway - http://ahhwahwah.blogspot.com/
                                                                                  - http://abohemianbazaar.blogspot.com/

This young artist is amazing.  Just go visit his blogs to see what wonderful creations he's capable of.

I am so grateful and happy with my win! THANK YOU BLAKE!!!

 A lucious, mouthwatering chocolate cake with a cutting knife covered with chocolate coating.

Three very cute jewelry pieces.  One doughnut brooch and two different cakes cut pendants.
I love them.  Hope the photos give them enough credit.

Blessings to all

יום ראשון, 8 בינואר 2012

My New Giveaway - Plants

As promised, here is my giveaway. There have been over 20,000 visits here and 299 followers. (I'm not waiting for one more follower to round up the number. He or she will be most welcome of course.)

The draw is scheduled for 12 February 2012.  The giveaway is for old and new followers only. I'll be most grateful if you announce it on your blog but this is not obligatory. 

Eight plants and a wooden high stool.




Little clay pot made by me.
 Another little clay pot I made.
 An egg carton pot.

Five of the fired-clay pots are wheel thrown.  Two fire-clayed little ones I made myself and the one on the high stool is cut from an egg carton.  I made all the plants.  I enjoyed making this giveaway for you and will be happy if you like it.

Here is a very warm welcome to my new followers

Meapunto -  Please let me know if you have one I can follow.
Heather - http://diaryofadollhouse.blogspot.com/
Deb - http://afunvalleyminiatures.blogspot.com/
          http://afterdarkminiatures.blogspot.com/
          http://aboutmydollhouses.blogspot.com/
Hannelore - Please let me know if you have a blog I can follow.
Mieke - http://petitevictorianrose.blogspot.com/
Patricia Cabrera - http://woolytalesminiatures.blogspot.com/
Kia - http://dollhouse-miniatures-by-kia.blogspot.com/

Blessings to all.


יום שני, 2 בינואר 2012

New Year's first work - Plants

It's been a very rainy, dark and cold day here.  The rains, of course, are very welcome, but I hate it when it's cold outside.  I sat down to make some plants and meditated about spring and gardens.  I had fun working and dreaming.

A few hours' work results.   The leaves are  printables  found on the net, donated by very generous people, for pesonal use only.  I painted upsidedown metal bells and used them as planters for some of the plants. As usual, I got carried away and made a few more pots for future gifts.

Next I'll be trying  to make flowers and hum Spring is in the Air.

I do not know if any of you encountered a problem of receiving in your email comments meant for other blogs.  If you know how to solve this problem please let me know.