יום חמישי, 31 בינואר 2019

Greetings from Solly

Hello dear readers

This is just to let you know that Solly is being well taken care of. He's on
best terms with Baalatova who lets him play in her garden and even bring
friends over.  Solly is the best listener.  He can listen for hours without
interruption to Baalatova's endless stories.

Solly with friends on his way to Baalatova's garden.




Haven't touched the kit this week.  I was looking forward to going on with the
project but came home each day late and tired.  Instead, I had to comply with
a dear little girl's wish. This beloved little girl happens to be my great-granddaughter,
Shani. (Dana's cousin)

About 9 12-years old girls are invited to Shani's birthday party. Shani wants a
gift for each and thinks they'd love a pipe-cleaner puppy and kitty.

With Solly's help and encouragement, I managed to finish the puppies. I hope to
have the kitties ready in time for the party.




A warm welcome to my new followers and thank you very much for your interest.
Wish you all a lovely weekend with blessings.


יום חמישי, 24 בינואר 2019

The Chinese kit (Part 3)

Hello dear readers,

We are enjoying a few beautiful sunny days in the middle of winter.
This is how our beach looked this morning.






Finally, with a stronger grip glue,  I managed to overcome the difficulties
in assembling the last piece of furniture from this kit. Assembling this piece
took longer than all the others put together.



Also started to work on the accessories.





I had to improvise handles, the original jewelry finding for the handles was missing
Here is how I made them.

Picked out two links from a gold plated metal chain.




Inserted a tiny gold metal bead inside each.




Glued them on the drawers and doors of these pieces of tiny furniture.
Satisfactory results.




So far, the wooden pieces assembled look good and of surprisingly good quality.
These alone, are worth the price charged for the kit.

I intend to replace the out of scale plastic chair and cat.  Will see how and what
to make instead. tiny pipe-cleaner puppy?




Will keep these for future use.







יום ראשון, 20 בינואר 2019

First 2019 Project - Some Steps Forwards

Hello dear readers,

With help from Elizabeth in finding the link, a video clip showing how to assemble the same as my kit, I find it very easy to sort out this Chinese puzzle. One of the best things in Blogland is having friends to help you.  Thanks again Elizabeth.

I started assembling the pieces of furniture.  Most of them, but two, were a piece of cake.



Had to change the tiny table's original leg.  It was impossible to glue it to the top and bottom.
Luckily I found paint in my stash with a similar color.  It's going to be covered with a tablecloth so the slight difference in colors won't be noticed.




Using wooden beads thread on a wooden toothpick and one big plastic bead, I was able to glue and stabilize the little table.





It is a 1/24" (Half size project).  Not every item is this scale.  On the left, you can see one of the chairs I make in 1/12" beside the cute chair which came with the kit.






Here are the two chairs from the kit, each a completely different scale.




There is one piece, yet to be finished, which simply doesn't want to stay fixed.  I'll have to find a
stronger glue with a quicker grip than my usual tacky glue.




Tiny ornaments are no problem they only take time and patience.

There are many tricks and hints in the video.  I recommend everyone, even those who don't have a kit to assemble, to watch it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKQzd9vQnIc)

A warm welcome to my new followers.  Thank you for following.

Have a wonderful rest of the week with blessings.


יום שלישי, 15 בינואר 2019

My first 2019 project

Hello dear readers

It is good to have pending projects waiting to be finished.  It assures you of not having to care about being workless at any time.  While The flower shop and a bygone days' Laundry scene are on the waiting list, I'm trying to assemble something that looks like a conservatory from a kit ordered by mail.
To my disappointment, all the instructions are in very clear Chinese. I had to stop myself cursing, as I didn't want Solly to learn new Hebrew bad words.  Assembling this kit will be a real challenge and will probably try out my patience.











And here, because I didn't want Solly to see my reaction, is where I decided to send him to rest on Baalatova's hammock. She allows Solly to enjoy himself in her garden while she's busy concocting her potions.  In fact, the Skellies are getting jealous, as Solly is the only one privileged to use the hammock.

I suppose this page instructs you how to install the electricity.  HELP!!






Hope to be able to show more soon.

Blessings and happy crafting to all my friends and readers.

יום רביעי, 2 בינואר 2019

Christmas 2018 Gifts (Part 3)

Hello dear readers,

Before I'll start posting about my new project for 2019, I want to show more gifts sent by two very generous and lovable blog friends.

From Jodi



Dear Jodi, look who is grateful and sends you special thanks for the honey and tea.





And here is the sly witch coveting the books, saying that she needs to write down new important articles about raising baby dragons.  The cute birdhouse she says she wants in her garden.  According to her, birdhouses should be outdoors,  the chicks inside to be protected from predators,
especially cats.








THANK YOU DEAR JODI FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL GIFTS AND, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR  FRIENDSHIP!!!




From Maria, my dear blog friend for almost 8 years.  These gifts will be very useful for my future projects.  The tiny dolls will look good in card boxes on a toy shop shelf.  The boat by a beach souvenir selling booth.  The bunny and duckling in an Easter scene......












THANK YOU DEAR MARIA FOR YOU LOVELY GIFTS, AND ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP!!!

I wish you all a marvelous start of the new year and look forward to seeing more of your fantastic works.  Blessings.