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Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום שישי, 29 באפריל 2016

Dear readers,


Days before Passover,  nearly every home here in Israel was spring cleaned to be ready for this Holy Day. My entire family gathered for the "Seder" tradition last Saturday's eve and small gifts were passed around to all the children. It was a wonderful event, especially since my husband was able to attend and enjoy.


While shopping for gifts I found, at the "One Shekel store",  decorative white  plastic plant pot containers which I thought would serve for keeping pencils or paint brushes on my work table. Looking at them, I realized that parts can be cut out to make  miniatures.









Two circles were cut out




The circles were flattened with a hot iron between two layers of aluminum sheet. Later I'll be able to show you what can be done with them and maybe with what is left of the holder.
At the next local miniaturists meeting, which will be my turn to host, I intend to give each of the
participants a pot container with a challenge to make minis from it and show the results on our WhatsApp.


An Israeli Shekel is around 25 US cents. The One Shekel stores here are indeed a cheap source of endless miniature craft supplies.

At the same store I also found one last packet of white plastic chess pieces.  These have many uses. Here are some of my ideas of what can be done with the pieces which are easy to cut.





Fountain to be......





Bird bath to be.....





Book ends to be.....



Today ends our Passover holiday.  We'll be missing the children who gave us lots of joy and fun while they were here, but they have to get back to school and their parent back to work.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.

19 תגובות:

  1. I wish you a very happy celebration. And congratulations on being so clever and finding a great use for the chess pieces. I have a similar white container on my desk but never thought of cutting it up. Really looking forward to seeing what you all do with them. Mini hug, Carol

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  2. Better late than never: happy Passover to you and your Family! What I do love most about miniaturists is their creativity and you, Drora, have a lot of it! Can't wait to see what you and your friends will do from this containers! Have a great weekend! Hugs

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  3. Un buen uso de las compras. Que tengas un estupendo fin de semana-

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  4. Una preciosa fiesta,sobre todo para los niños y que alegría saber que tu marido pudo celebrarla con todos!!!
    Gran imaginación Drora,para hacer miniatura todo lo que pasa por tus manos!!!
    Feliz fin de semana!!!
    Besos.

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  5. Bellissime spese e buon uso di esse! happy week end!

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  6. Hi Drora, it has been awhile since I've visited your blog, but you already know it was caused by my health issues. I now see that I've missed quite some of your new creative ideas, love your plans with these purchases ;)!
    Happy (belated) Passover, dear friend, I've just read you had a great time with your family :D! Good to read that your husband has been recovered well.
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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  7. From me too a belated greeting to Passover - nice to hear you've had a great time with your family. You've made some gorgeous finds at your One-Shekel-Store. I'm curious to see what these cutouts of the containers are going to become, I would never had thought of cutting pieces out. And your chess figures offer for sure many ways of use - my first thought was "decorative garden ornaments"... can it be that I spent too much time with Gertie's garden? *LOL*

    Hugs
    Birgit

    P.S.: Please remember to send me at least one picture of your wonderful pottery shop - you know one day I would like to show all the corners together... ;O)

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  8. Hi Drora! What a great purchases you've made! The bird bath is beautiful and very creative idea. Happy May day! Hugs, piikko

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  9. Feliz Pascua! Y felices proyectos, veo que no te faltan ideas :) Esta pasión por las miniaturas nos lleva a descubrirlas en los lugares más insospechados, no crees? Viendo tu entrada pienso en cómo es posible que no se me haya ocurrido a mi, jaaaa! tengo un portalápices muy parecido al tuyo :) Un beso

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  10. Me alegro que la celebración fuese estupendamente y que tu marido se sintiera animado para pasarlo bien.
    Que ideas tan buenas que nos das, me encantaron las dos, pero en especial la primera :D
    Besote!!!!!

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  11. Hello Dora
    fantastic pruchases
    I can´t wait to see what you do with the cutouts of the container
    Greetings and a big hug
    Melanie

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  12. Hello Dora
    fantastic pruchases
    I can´t wait to see what you do with the cutouts of the container
    Greetings and a big hug
    Melanie

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  13. Hello Drora,
    I hope you enjoyed the holiday. you have some wonderful and creative ideas here.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  14. Drora you have some wonderful idea thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to seeing what ideas you have for the container. Sounds like it was a wonderful holiday it was great that your husband could enjoy it :)
    Hugs Maria

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  15. I hope youve enjoyed your holiday season
    Of course your work is always amazing and inspiring

    I love the that youve used common items to make such lovely goodies for the wee critters

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  16. Tienes una mente que ve minis en todas las cosas jajaja. Muy buenas ideas. Me alegro de que tu marido esté mejor de saluda y hayais disfrutado de la Pascua.
    Un abrazo

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  17. So glad your husband is doing better

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