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יום שישי, 26 בספטמבר 2014

Visiting the exposition again

Hello dear readers

Yesterday, I brought some members of the family who were unable to get there before, to see the MiniArt exposition.

There were not many visitors and we were able to enjoy ourselves, looking at leisure and finding
many interesting and inspiring items.

One of the most creative artists is Moshe. He is over 92 years old and still creating.  I already posted about this incredible man. I just want to show you what he does to pistachio nuts.








Aren't these adorable?  They could make great woodland creatures.

These pitchers with an iris, will be given to each of the children who take part with the show.  I hope they'll like my surprise gift.



Afterwards, my husband and I invited the rest of the family to lunch at one of the most popular restaurants in Jaffa.





You can see the variety of salads served.  The reason we chose this place is that it's not
far from the museum and the vegetarians among us can get a good meal there. We had fun
and it was the nicest way to celebrate the New Year holiday.

I wish you all a pleasant weekend.  Blessings

יום ראשון, 21 בספטמבר 2014

Furniture for the fantasy house

Hello dear readers,

Last week flew away scarcely leaving me time for miniatures.  I managed to complete Simona's
fantasy house, stairs lamp, etc. with a few bits leftovers which I hope won't be missed by someone .

Luckily, I bought this wooden fan from a craft show, wanting to try out a tutorial by my generous and very talented friend Tatiana, If there is anyone of you, my followers, who doesn't yet know Tatiana's
blog I suggest you quickly do so.  This lady is really inspiring.





Hideous but very cheap necklace.  I purchased it months ago only for the three metal jewelry findings.

The large metal jewelry finding made a perfect sized table top.  A little bit of  white acrylic paint
made all the difference.





Two cut pieces from the fan make the table's leg.



Chairs were made according to Tatiana's tutorial.



There is still so much to do here.  Halloween is already around the corner and I want to decorate
this house for it.

On Thursday, this week we'll celebrate our New Year here.  It's a two days holiday and I plan
to visit the museum again.  I am making 14 little gifts for the 14 children who each displays a
room box in the show. The children are all adorable miniaturists in the making.

A warm welcome to my new followers, Minaturo-Mango,  Arantxa Alonso Suarez,  Josef Buchel.
Thank you so much for following.

I wish you all a lovely, creative week.  Blessings.



יום שבת, 13 בספטמבר 2014

Protecting a miniature scene from dust

Hello dear readers,

I am always looking for  solutions for how to protect my miniatures from dust.  Where I live this is
a big problem.  Simona's two houses were my first worry.  So instead of working on the fantasy
house furniture I worked on covering the houses.

I cut 2 cms strips from 0.5 cm foam board to make frames.  16 strips for each house.












The frame is made from foam board 5 mm (1/4") and will be covered on 5 sides, walls and ceiling,
with  transparent acetate leaving the bottom free.  It doesn't weight much but covers the house
completely. It rather looks like an aquarium (fish tank).

I already bought large sheets of acetate to be cut and glued inside the frames.  I made an experiment
with a small piece and the acetate sticks firmly to the foam board.

The fantasy house, but for the interior decoration and a bit of landscaping, is finished.  Here is
how it will look inside the protecting frame.



From our days abroad, we brought back a "Lazy Susan" ( rotating table.)  It is large enough to
hold the fantasy house and can be easily rotated to show all sides of the house.





I have trouble again reaching you blogs.  I hope this will be solved soon.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!



יום שישי, 5 בספטמבר 2014

International Summer Swaps


This summer again I entered Caterina's summer swaps project.



Manu sent me these beautiful items. Thank you Manu.







I sent Igor




A warm welcome to my new follower O Stepashka. Thank you for following.

Here is a link to awesome watermelon carvings competition which I'd like to share with you. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#all/1484545e1eed6deb?projector=1

I wish you all a lovely weekend and my blessings