Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום רביעי, 23 בינואר 2013

500 followers!!! Giveaway

Last month with Christmas and Hanukka, swaps and giveaways, was one of  my most exciting months.

I received wonderful gifts from talented and generous online friends, won a great giveaway and sent giveaways of my own to two winners.  With all the excitement, frequent trips to the post office, and
working on my minis, I scarcely noticed that the number of my followers was increasing.

At the beginning of this month, I realized that soon I'll be celebrating having 500 followers and  have to do a new giveaway. I feel so blessed and grateful. Never dreamed that my humble blog will attract so many readers. Just imagining that everytime I post  it reaches 500 online friends, is beyond me.

Leaving aside all my pending projects, I started, with much pleasure and fun, making the 1:48" cottage, waiting to see your reactions., which were many and very kind and encouraging. This cottage is my giveaway, expressing my gratitude to you all.  The exterior can be displayed as it is and the interior will be left to the winner to do.  The first floor can be a kitchen/sitting room, the second a bedroom or whatever crosses the winner's mind.

This giveaway is for followers only, old and new.  If you wish to participate please leave a comment on this
post.  Linking it to your blog will be very nice of you but it's not obligatory.  The draw will be on St. Valentine Day, 14 February 2013.  Good luck!






1:48" furniture pieces are very easy to make.  I have already done so before. Here are some examples from my dollhouse in a teabox.  I used popsicle sticks, tongue depressors and toothpicks too make these pieces.



The table, chairs and clock are plastic, a present from a friend. The sideboard made of wood scraps.

Bathroom plastic set from Minikitz online catalogue.


A very warm welcome to my new followers.  Thank you! You are invited to participate in the draw. Good luck!

Soyoko Wakatsuchi
Teeny Tiny Things
Kim
Donna
Kate
Alice - Cannot locate your blog.
L B   -  Cannot locate your blog.

Blessings my dears






יום רביעי, 16 בינואר 2013

Cottage 1/48" progress

The exterior is almost finished.  Here are a few photos.





I still have to work on the door and maybe a tiny birdhouse but most of the exterior work is done.


Now I'll take on the interior, floors, furniture, etc.  It's really fun working on this scale.

I take my hat off to Willard Wigan a micro sculptor who creates sculptures that fit in the eye of a needle.
Here is a video clip showing some of his work. Wow!!



A warm welcome to new followers

Hermenegilda
K. Douglas
Micaela Lehtonen - Cannot locate your blog. If you have one, please let me know.

Today was a beautiful sunny day here.  We had a wonderful time with friends in Tel-Aviv.  I bought some stuff intending to make miniatures from it.  Will show you soon.

Blessings to all my readers












יום שבת, 12 בינואר 2013

1:48: cottage continued (2)

Today the windows and flower boxes are installed.


It begins to look like a cottage.


The false windows have still to be treated.


I'm thinking more green plants around .

I found a very inspirating blog for 1:48" furniture, Rosangela.  If you are interested in this scale, I suggest a visit.

Blessings to all my friends.



That's all for now.

Blessings

יום שישי, 11 בינואר 2013

1:48" cottage - continued

Very slow progress.  It was a hectic week. Bad stormy, cold and rainy weather.  Stayed inside most of the time, entertaining family and guests.  Today I worked, making doors and windows, as well as some stairs
for the entrance.


Also managed to wallpaper the interior.


Needs floors. I just put the pieces of furniture in for demonstation.


Tomorrow I shall finish the interior (Hopefully).

Here are some photos from the snow which fell yesterday in Jerusalem.  This happens only once in
a few years.



                                            Santa came late.







And a warm welcome to new followers.  I am very grateful that you are interested in
my blog.

Jane Sorgets
Lina
Helena - Couldn't locate your blog.  If you have one please let me know.

I wish all my friends a wonderful weekend.  Blessings





















יום שלישי, 8 בינואר 2013

New Project - 1:48" Cottage

Yes, I know - there are still pending projects to be completed, but I couldn't resist making a little cottage for a few plastic 1:48" furniture pieces I have at hand. This will be my first 2013 work.

It's funny, when I first started this hobby one of the advantages was that minis don't require much space.
Now they take up too much space, so I went on to half scales and now to a quarter scale......next we shall have to move out and let the minis stay.




The kitchen table is 1:12" .

Here the fun begins.  I intend to make it a two stories cottage.  I'll keep posting about my progress.

Meanwhile here are some photos of gorgeous glass art by a master glass artist, Robert Mickelsen.  I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did.









Blessings to all

יום שישי, 4 בינואר 2013

Doortje's Christmas Swap Gift

Now that   Caterina posted the photos of the Christmas Swaps organized by her, I can show you the
wonderful gifts  Doortje  sent me.


Beautiful card and printed cottons, lovely laces and a well made little cushion.


A dome with two exquisite tiny scenes inside.



Self sticking tiles.  I am very grateful for these and already have a plan to use them.

THANK YOU DOORTJE FOR THESE WONDERFUL AND VERY THOUGHTFUL GIFTS!
MANY THANKS TO CATERINA FOR ORGANIZING THIS PROJECT.

A warm welcome to my new followers
Ange  -  New and lovely blog
Candy    -  Relatively new and lovely blog
Megan  -  Lovely blog with beautiful giveaway prizes TOMORROW!!


DEAR BEATRIZ YOUR PRIZE IS WAITING TO BE SHIPPED AS SOON AS YOU EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS.

I wish all my friends a wonderful weekend.  Blessings