Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום ראשון, 17 ביוני 2018

Gifts from Ukraine

Hello dear readers,

These are the precious miniatures that my dear friend Tatiana sent me for my birthday.  I was overwhelmed when I opened the parcel and saw the tiny little doll, dressed as a teddy bear. The doll has a lovely, tiny little face, mouth, nose, eyelids, amazingly and perfectly sculpted by Tatiana.  Tatiana is not only a master character dolls sculptor, she can build a dollhouse from start to finish. decorate it with wonderful pieces of furniture and accessories all handmade by herself.  And, on top of it all, is also one of the most generous persons on the blogs, handing out great and practical tutorials as well as giveaways.  If you are not yet Tatiana's blog follower, run and be one.

Both doll and teddy bear can move arms and legs.

This tiny vase and flowers will be perfect for my flower shop.

Beautiful rugs.


Now,  my dear friends, I prepared a riddle for you to solve.  In the photo below you can see some staff,  including a piece of Fimo.  The first one who guesses, or comes close to what is going to be created from these pieces, will receive a surprise giveaway from me.  Here is a hint -  a kitchen item.  If no one guesses the right answer I'll make a draw among the comments here on this post.

Best wishes for a peaceful, creative week ahead and blessings to all my friends.

יום שלישי, 12 ביוני 2018


Hello dear readers,

First of all, I want you to know how much your compassionate comments about my husband's condition meant to me.  THANK YOU!

Having less free time between visits to the homecare where my husband is hospitalized and house chores but still with the need to do something creative, I made some hookahs.  Learned that hookahs are far more harmful than cigarettes but witches love them.  Baalatova openly hinted that it's time that I make one for her.....

These were made with beads and jewelry findings.  All the beads are cheap plastic ones, originally intended to be thrown away.

I also made new egg-carton planters for my favorite geraniums.

A precious birthday gifts parcel arrived from overseas.  It deserves a separate post.  As soon as I take them I'll show you the photos.

Wishing you all a pleasant rest of the week with blessings.

יום חמישי, 7 ביוני 2018

Birthday gifts

Hello dear readers,

It's been a long time since I last posted.  My husband had serious health troubles with several emergencies trips to the hospital.  Thank god, he's better now with an installed pacemaker which brought him back to life.  My birthday, a few days ago went by quietly without celebrations.
I got gifts from Fabiola, my two daughters, and grandchildren.

From Faby

Thank you dear Faby for your lovely handcrafted gifts.

From my granddaughter Tali - a hand drill

From my daughters - Magnifying glasses which can be worn over regular eyeglasses.

Also received but cannot show here, from my daughters who knew I have no time these days to shop for a new wardrobe, a pair of jeans with a paisley blue and white top.

Some of the plants in the garden around our building are coming slowly back to life.  Here is one
with its miniature companion.  The miniature looks more alive than the r/l one.

Hoping to be able to do some work on the flower shop soon.


יום ראשון, 20 במאי 2018

2018 Spring giveaway winner

Hello dear friends,

Here is a list of the 18 participants in my giveaway.

1. Nina  2. Sheila  3. Eloisa  4. Marian  5. Rosa Maria  6. Martha  7. Pilar  8. Alexandra  9. Mirel
10.  Giac  11. Orchid  12. Isabel  13. Tarnished Rose  14. BurSel  15. Birgit  16. Fabiola
17. Carmen  18 Irina

This little geranium duck planter is added to the giveaway.

For the draw, I used the true random number generator.

 And the WINNER is ISABEL RUIZ ALONSO!.  Dear Isabel, please send your address to my email drorahed@gmail.com.

Thank you, my dear friends, who took part in this giveaway.  Have a wonderfully creative week and blessings

יום רביעי, 9 במאי 2018

Shelves for the florist

Hello dear friends and readers

Today, I'm going to show you the flower shelves filled and ready for display.  You will notice that the shelves unit is much narrower.  It was too wide, making the inside of the shop crowded.  This is another unit.  I hope you like it.

I made duck planters for the geraniums.  Got carried away and made several more for gifts.

Several sizes.

Still working on the shop itself.  It is far from being ready. 

Hope you all are fine and wish you the best with blessings.

יום שלישי, 1 במאי 2018

Springtime giveaway

Hello dear readers,

Happy 1st of May!

I created lots and lots of plants and flowers for the shop. Now it's about time for a new giveaway and what's better than some flowers in springtime?
In order to participate, you have only to be a follower of this blog and make a comment here, on this post.
The draw will be on 20 May 2018.

Not very good photos but it's too hot to take them outside.

Still working on the back wall of the shop.  A boring and time-consuming and very messy job.  What makes it easier to bear is listening to some favorite classical music while curving.

My friends, Goldie and Sarit, both very talented miniaturists, came over for a short visit.  We took advantage of the little time we had together and set down to make Carmen's pressure cooker.
It took longer to make the box than the cooker itself.  The three of us are very pleased with the results and send Carmen a BIG THANK YOU!

Best wishes and blessings.

יום חמישי, 26 באפריל 2018

A few steps forward with the flower shop

Hello dear readers,

First of all, my heartiest thanks for your congratulations.  It was an upgraded award, from 100 top to 40 top.

Slowly but surely the florist shop is stepping forward.  In the middle of work, I found that I didn't have enough styrofoam material.  It was out of stock at the shop where I bought it.  On top of these bad news, the shopkeeper said he no longer does business with his styrofoam boards supplier.

At last, after a few weeks of frustration, I found a new shop and bought one large board which will enable me to finish the shop and a few other projects on the way.  Meanwhile, I'll let you have a look at what is ready.

Floor, flowers bouquet preparation table, some crates with a stock of flowers.

Chair completed.

Two outside wall curved.  Will be painted later.

A new shelves stand.  The one I made before is good for books rather than for flowers. It will be painted same as the table and chair.

For demonstration only.

Some crates with flowers and plants which will stand in front of the shop.

As you can see, there is still a lot of work to do. 

I wish you all lovely spring days and blessings.

יום חמישי, 5 באפריל 2018


https://blog.feedspot.comHello dear readers,

I'm very excited to let you know that today I've been informed by https://blog.feedspot.com that my blog has been awarded "top 40 dollhouse blog".  I've seen the list and feel honored as well as humbled to be included with the best.

I willingly gave up my carpeting.  Instead, I'll become a "stonemason".  Making paper flowers and cutting styrofoam stones are super time-consuming jobs.  I hope the results will justify my slow progress.

Pessah has been a long holiday which will end on next Saturday.  With young children on vacation, family and daily visits to my husband in his nursing home, it is almost impossible to work. However, I managed to make a pot of sunflowers, paint the furniture pieces and assemble the chair.  Only left to weave the chair's seat.

Also made a "stone wall"  from a small piece of styrofoam.  This wall is not intended for the flower shop.  It will be part of a barbeque scene in which both Alexandra's and Carmen's giveaway gifts will be displayed. I just needed to practice the work.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.

יום חמישי, 22 במרץ 2018

Furniture for the florist

Hello dear readers,

Family circumstances kept me away from working on miniatures.  I tried, however, not to miss visiting your blogs to see what wonderful new things you are creating.

I am now busy being a "Full-time mini carpenter".  My right-arm muscles hurt a little after spending a while with the saw but I'm satisfied with the results, especially as every little piece is made from scratch and there was no need to search for materials.

After receiving great advice from many of you, I decided to give up my favorite blue color.  I have not yet decided if it would be plain white or shabby white.  But here, just for demonstrations, are pieces of furniture before painting.

Shelves unit.  I used tongue depressors for the shelves, a child's room wooden plate for the back, and four large craft sticks for the sides, top and bottom.

From 1/4" wood dowels, I made legs and skirting for the table. I still have to make the Fawcett unit.

It was necessary to make a new chair because it is impossible to paint over the blue chair.  This has to be done before starting weaving the seat.

Made a few more crates.  The crates indoor will be white.  The crates outdoor will be weathered wood color, just as Betsy suggested.

It feels as if there is some progress.

I wish you all The best and blessings.

יום שבת, 3 במרץ 2018

Inspirations for the florist

Hello dear readers,

First of all, I am lucky and happy to let you know that Alexandra's giveaway prize has arrived whole and safe.  I already have plans for a barbeque scene with these wonderful items.  The vegetables in the bowl, as well as the meat pieces, are fantastical life-size looking.

Thank you, dear Alex, for your generous prize.


Sometimes I have to improvise for materials.  I don't know how many of you, dear readers, remember the little cottage I made from a cheap wooden cash-box. (Photo below.)

Here is one of those cash-boxes.  They cost about  US$0.60 which is quite cheap for the wood I get after taking them apart in the microwave oven.

You will agree with me that a florist needs a sink table for flower arrangements.  My inspiration comes from the very creative Jodi who creates beautiful sink units.  The bottom of the box makes a perfect table top for a sink unit, saving me a lot of work. The ceramic bowl is made by my daughter Nilly.
(I have to search my stash for more of these bowls.)


This beautiful miniature florist shop (From Pinterest) inspired me to make a few wooden crates for my project. They will be great for displaying the plant pots.

The crates are a flexible way for displaying the flowers pots and accessories.  I have not yet decided which color to paint them.  All suggestions are welcome.

I wish you a lovely weekend with blessings.