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.