Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שני, 31 בדצמבר 2012

Winners!


First of all, let me thank all who took part in my giveaways.  I regret not to be able to give them to more than two winners.  I can only promise you that I am working on a new giveaway which, I hope, will be soon.

First prize goes to No. 6 - Ruth



Second prize goes to No. 75 - Beatriz



Congratulations to the winners Ruth and Beatriz.  Please email me your address - drorahed@gmail.com

Again,  HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.



A little tour of Tel-Aviv


  

יום שבת, 29 בדצמבר 2012

Second Blog Anniversary Participants list



Here are the names of all participants in this draw, as per order of comments:

1. Natalia. 2. Eliana. 3. Fabiola. 4. Alexandra -Xsandra. 5. Tatiana. 6. Ruth. 7. Francesca.
8. Ewa. 9. Xandra-dollhouses. 10. Jennifer. 11. Melanie. 12. Paky. 13. Maria. 14. Mona. 15. Mary.
16. Eloisa. 17. Isabel. 18. Rosa Maria. 19. Munir. 20. Wyrna.

21. Adela. 22. Teruka. 23. Carmen- Pekavision. 24. Pepita. 25. Karin.  26. Pilar.  27. Birgit.  28. Rosa Margarita.  29. Ana.  30. De.  31. Mariana.  32. Kyle.  33. Indy.  34. Maribel.  35. Kikka.  36. Mijbil.  37.Mari.  38. Giac.  39. Loly.  40. Ascension.

41. Chris P.  42. Cote.  43. Begona.  44. Anna - Artmindom.  45. Naran.  46. Mieke.  47. Sognatrice.  48. Pikko.  49. Kati.  50. Chris Bottaro.  51. Mati.  52. Irina.  53. Malu2.  54. Villa Conejo.  55. Auzillo.  56. Kez.  57. Jo Mini.  58.  Magda 17-17.  59. Gema.  60. Teviro.

61. Maria - littlenesstown.  62. Patrizia. 63. Jazzi.  64. Eva Tatalamaru.  65. Petra.  66. Susana.  67. Elvira.  68.  Kathi.  69. Marja-Leena.  70. Antraves.  71.  Doortje.  72. Liliam.  73. Mely.  74. Majelo.
75. Beatriz. 76. Rosella. 77. Gloria.  78. Neomi.  79. Maria Blanca.

Please check if your name appears in the list.

A wonderful weekend and my blessings to all my friends




יום שישי, 28 בדצמבר 2012

Christmas Swaps

Now that Fabiola has already shown the photos on her blog I can show you here what beautiful gifts I received.

Gifts from Wyrna


A beautiful shabby chic chair and two beautiful candle sticks.


Three beautiful boxes hand made by Wyrna,  a lovely jar  and a romantic bowl and plate.

Thank you Wyrna for these lovely gifts. I already used the candle sticks for my Christmas market stalls.

From Karin


Sorry for the bad photo. The miniatures are exquisite.  I love everything.


This is a better photo but I fixed the arch of candles wrongly.  It came apart on its long way to get here.  Later on I saw my error and fixed it again. By doing so, I realized how beautiful and delicate Karin's work is.

Dear Karin, thank you for your lovely gifts and for the coffee stirrers.  You probably noticed that I already used some of your gifts for the Christmas market stalls.

I am waiting for Caterina to post photos in her blog all the Christmas swaps, to show you what beautiful gifts
Doortje sent me.

A warm and hearty welcome to my new followers

Jennybee
Marisa
Alice - Couldn't locate your blog.  Please let me know if you have one to visit.

Don't forget - 31 December is the day of my giveaways.  Old and new followers still have time to
join in for the draw.

                                                         Giveaway No.1  1:12"


                                                            Giveaway No. 2  1:24"


Tomorrow I'll make and post a list of all participants.

Blessings to all


















יום רביעי, 26 בדצמבר 2012

A Complete Christmas Dinner

I am very happy to have won Kat's Giveaway.  It got here yesterday, right on Christmas day.  Kat has a very nice blog, I recommend a visit.



What a delicious dinner, complete with dessert...mmm. yammy!



Kat very generously added a lovely wreath.

THANK YOU KATE!  I am thrilled with your gift.

This is an opportunity to thank the generous ladies of the group EL LOCO MUNDO DE LAS MINIS;  MONIKA and AIM ADVENT CALENDAR for all (72 step by step!) fantastic tutorials.

I hope all my blog friends had a happy Christmas and are enjoying 
this great time with family and friends.

Blessings to all

יום ראשון, 23 בדצמבר 2012

A Christmas Market

My Christmas scene is a market.  Most of the item for 'sale' are gifts from my wonderful blog friends, Mali,
PatriziaGondaMariaMariekeOlgaMaryTatianaWyrnaDoortjeKarin, Frieda who does not have a blog and Petra.  I do hope I have not left anyone out.







This stand sells cotton material with Christmas motifs.


I built the stands and the cart from scratch.  Surprisingly I found a small tree in a local shop.  The only Christmas item to be found here.

Thank you very much my dear friends,  your generosity enabled me to make these scenes.

Next year I hope to add another cart for cakes and sweets only.

A warm and hearty welcome to my new followers:

Galchi
Lee Mar
Neen
LB - Cannot locate your blog. Please let me know if you have one and your want me to follow.

I wish all my friends and readers  A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY,
                                  PROSPEROUS, PEACEFUL AND
                                  HEALTHY NEW YEAR

Blessings to all









יום שלישי, 18 בדצמבר 2012

A surprise gift from Tatiana


A wonderful surprise from my friend Tatiana .  This was entirely unexpected.  I opened the parcel
and nearly cried out with joy.  Only Tatiana can make such gorgeous tiny dolls.


Almost the size of my fingernail.  A Ballerina with moving arms and legs!  An amazing piece of art.



 A cup of tea - the cup and saucer so delicate you can almost see through,
a  plate with delicious treats, a card, pearls and a beautiful rose.  What more can one ask for?


A snowman in a transparent tube.  I'm sorry the photo doesn't give it credit.





Little Christmas balls to hang on the tree in a lovely made card box.  At the background is
the beautiful town of Kiev in winter.  It looks like a magical city in fairyland.

Dear Tatiana I am completely overwhelmed and grateful for your friendship.  Your art is simply
fantastic.  THANK YOU OVER AND OVER.

Hugs and blessings

יום שני, 17 בדצמבר 2012

Mary's gift

A few days ago Mary sent me this beautiful Greeting Card, knowing how much I love birds.


The tiny metal birds, A brilliant idea of Mary's were hidden inside the card.


Mary has another blog dedicated to tutorials she patiently collects.  If you are a tutorial frick like me, run and follow here   Mary's links are invalueable.

THANK YOU MARY FOR YOUR GENEROSITY and for being a wonderful friend.  The tiny birds
will adorn my little Christmas tree.

Hugs and blessings

יום שישי, 14 בדצמבר 2012

Gifts from Maria

These are the gifts  received from my wonderful and very generous Irish friend Maria.
Maria knows that it's nearly impossible to find Christmas miniatures here so she very
thoughtfully sent me stuff that I can use.

 

Pieces of cotton and ribbons with Christmas printings. A cute Santa hat with a hair clip.


A lovely wall hanging made by Maria.

A cute flashing Christmas brooche. The young ones will fight over it.

THANK YOU DEAR MARIA

And a very warm welcome to my new followers

Sandi Quance.  Cannot find your blog Sandi.  If you have one please let me know.

Jonquil - http://latchkeyandjonquil.blogspot.co.il.

Blessings to all my friends






יום ראשון, 9 בדצמבר 2012

Balconies

Two very talented blog friends won first and second prize on a balcony contest organized by one master miniaturist blogger, Pedrete.


This beautiful balcony won 1st prize.  Loly made it from scratch material and shows how it was done
in her blog.  Run visit.


This came in second.  Pilar made this beautiful balcony scene. Go visit.






This balcony facade was a birthday gift from my husband. It was bought in Lima, Peru, from a local artist.
I have a special softness for old balconies.

Last night we celebrated Hanukkah eve.  The first candle was lit by the server candle. We sang Hanukkah
songs, ate the most fattening treats and exchanged gifts.  The children received Hanukkah coins and played  traditional games.  A good time was had by all.  I love the eighth day when all 9 candles are lit on the last evening.  In Jerusalem the orthodox Jews place the candelabrums on the window sills and it's a view worth seeing.

A warm welcome to my new followers.  I am very grateful for your attention.

Anna - Please let me know if you have a blog I can follow.
Furuguen -       -    "   -
Darah
Marja-Leena
Jane Smith - No blog yet, but Jane has a few very good tutorials on youtube.
Susanna Zanchi

I wish you a Happy Hanukkah and blessings





יום שלישי, 4 בדצמבר 2012

Sinterklaas gifts from Petra

This is my first Sinterklaas gift from dear Petra, the most brave, sweet and generous person I got to know online. Petra explained to me all about the Saint and his black helpers as well as the celebrations involved.


The photos in the back ground are specially for me, bearing my name. The costumes for the "black"
helpers were sewn by Petra.



This sweet baby, together with her twin sister which I received from Petra earlier, will go
into the infant daycare center, one of the next projects I plan for next year.


The lovely cupcakes, chocolate bear and candies will go to my candy shop,  already showen in one of my earlier posts.


A felted snow man  will stand by my Christmas stall.

Thank you Petra and from here I sent you my best wishes and prayers for

A QUICK RECOVERY AND BACK HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Blessings to all