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יום שלישי, 21 בפברואר 2017

Spring flowers on glue-stiffened cotton thread - Tutorial

Hello dear readers,

Our winters are usually mild.  The temperature, where I live, is never below zero. Nevertheless when it gets cold I am the first to have frostbitten fingers no matter what I do to prevent it.
This is what happened again and kept me away from miniaturing.  Now that my fingers are almost healed  (still blue and a little swollen), I'm sitting down to make flowers.  Along the way I took photos to show you how easy it is to use a glue-stiffened crochet thread for stems and leaf vines.


Materials and tools:
White plastic glue
Green crochet thread
Scissors
Ball ended shaping tool
Pinch tongs
paper punches as shown
A soft rubber surface for shaping the flowers and leaves ( I use a regular rubber)
A tooth pick
Light yellow, darker yellow, wight and green paper.
Yellow acrylic paint (not shown in the photo).



For the flowers cut about 2.5 cms lengths of glue-stiffened green thread. Glue them as shown
to the punched green paper stars.


Let them dry while you make the flower heads.



Glue one punched out daisy shaped flower on top of the other in a way that  closes the open spacing between the petals.


 Glue the flower heads to the star topped stems.  They stick perfectly well together.  Paint a tiny acrylic yellow dot in the middle of the flower.



Now the flowers are ready for the leaves.




Glue two leaves to each flower stems.





Glue three leaves to a separate piece of thread and then glue this piece to the flower stem.



You can see how good they stick together when the glue dries.



I made enough flowers to fill a dozen vases in just a few hours.


The "glass" vases are beautiful clear plastic beads with a large hole.

This is a special tutorial for my readers who live in places where there are very little craft materials
to be found.  Please feel free to ask me more information if needed.

Blessings to all my dear readers!


יום שבת, 11 בפברואר 2017

Plants and containers

Hello dear readers

There were these plastic chess pieces in my stash asking to be turned into "treasures".  A long time ago I used some to make cake holders (If I find the photos I'll show them.)  Together with these metal bead covers I made plant containers and rather like the results.  I remembered seeing something similar made of wooden pieces so the idea is not entirely mine.



This is how they look glued together



And this is how they look after I painted them white all over.  Ready to receive plants.












The geraniums I like best.




I wish you all a lovely weekend and blessings.





יום שישי, 3 בפברואר 2017

Xmas gifts from Ireland

Hello all,

After giving up hope that Maria's Xmas gifts - mailed almost 2 months ago - show up, miraculously the parcel arrived.  I was thrilled to find the beautiful items in the parcel.











I shudder to think what if they got lost in those mountains of mail accumulated at our post storerooms.

THANK YOU DEAR MARIA, MOST OF ALL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

I wish you all dear friends and readers a wonderful weekend.  Blessings!