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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Halloween with Baalatova and friends

 Hello dear Friends

Once every  Halloween student skeletons at the Ghost Academy get a day off to go home and ponder about continuing or staying on at the Academy.  

The first thing the Skellies have done is visit Baalatova.

Baalatova strolled with Solly and Kitty when the Skellies surprisingly arrived without previous notice.

Baalatova:  Is it the Skellies I see?

Baalatova: " Welcome friends! we really missed your company. Let's all sit down and listen to how you are, and how long will your leave from the Academy last."

Skella:  "Life at the Academy is not easy.  Lectures and homework. daily drills and exercises and separating the ladies from the gentlemen.  Chats between us are not allowed. Memorizing all the rules and regulations is the hardest of all.

Skelly:  "All the students received a difficult practical test to pass.  Each got an ancient remote abandoned house to haunt and scare away from the house anyone in. It had to be done without being exposed. We were supposed to go as temporarily invisible ghosts. 

Skelly: "Mine was an ancient large decaying house.  I passed the test.  I managed to scare a bunch of beer-drinking bikers who broke in and started going wild.

I floated out and started the engines of the parking bikes outside.  They all came running to see who was going to steal their bikes while I floated back to the house and broke all their bottles of beer. They couldn't understand how in this God-forsaken place anyone would dare mess up with them. They became so scared It was no longer fun for them to stay so they just drove away on their bikes."

Skella: "I almost got expelled from the Ghost Academy.".

Baalatova: "Why what happened?"

Skella: "Well, mine was an abandoned old decaying mansion.  A bunch of kids broke in carrying dry wood branches and started to light up a bonfire inside the house.  I was very scared that the house will catch fire and I'll be burned to death again, this time fatally turning into ashes.  The gust of wind caused by my panicked exit from the place increased the flame from the campfire frightening the kids who ran back to their homes. I was sure they discovered me and were chasing me. I barely reached the academy shamefacedly.

Luckily  I only got a reprimand. My action scared the kids out but I should have stayed on."

At this point, Baalatova who hardly ever smiles gave everybody a shock by bursting out laughing loudly making them all laugh along with her.

Baalatova: still laughing and holding her belly  "Just imagine little kids chasing you ha ha ha..."
Skelly: "Imagine what would have happened if it were the Bikers instead of the kids!" ha ha ha..."

Poor Skella:  "It's Halloween tonight, after all, please Baalatova, we came especially to ask if you'll agree to turn us into ghosts again for a few hours and take us haunting?"

Baalatova:  "Of course, my dears, and this time we'll take Solly and Kitty with us" 

Solly and Kitty together:  "Hooray!"

Baalatova to Solly and Kitty:  "You know kids, if you come as little ghosts you will not be able to ask for trick-or-treating"

Guess, dear readers, what they preferred.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN dear readers.  All who are celebrating have fun!

A blessed weekend to all my readers and friends.

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Kitty's home

 Hello dear readers.

Kitty's home is now completed.  Kitty seems to like it as it is but I haven't given up my intention to insert a window.  If my plans go well you'll see the window when I finish the garden. 


Solly gave Kitty a little image of himself as a gift.  She inserted it in a silver frame to be displayed in her shelves unit. The little snowman is a gift from Birgit. The book on the table is a gift from Pilar.

Solly, with his housewarming gift to Kitty.

Baalatova shows signs of being cross with me.  It's mid-October and she thinks I've forgotten Halloween. Shall have to do something about it, hopefully in my next post.

Hoping that you all have had a wonderful weekend, I wish you a wonderful, blessed week ahead. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Autumn 2022 -Hebre New Year 5783

Hello dear friends,

We here in Israel have been celebrating our Hebrew New Year 5783.  It's a religious 2-day holiday that always falls in autumn.

I made the little autumn scene for my family and local friends. 

All the outdoor pieces of furniture, including the wooden crate, were created and put together by me. The pumpkin pie and leave-cookies are gifts from a fellow miniaturist who sadly no longer keeps her blog.  The pumpkins too are gifts from blog friends. The flower vase is bought and filled with sunflowers quickly made by me for this scene.

Kitty's home has not been entirely neglected.  All the furniture pieces are completed waiting only to be decorated with ornaments and fixed permanently in place.

Chair made from barbecue matches and three curved toothpick-tops. (fiddly work)

The shelves unit is made from popsicle sticks and a piece of Balza wood.

For the table, I glued a wooden disc on top of a Domino pizza protector.

The chair seat is woven with crochet yarn.

Happy New Year to all my Jewish friends and Happy Autumn to all my dear readers!

Friday, September 9, 2022

A loft bed for Kitty

Hello dear readers 

After many trials and errors, the loft bed is completed.  To make it stay up, I had to build a sturdy shelves unit and ladder.  This involved a long job of hand sawing and sanding which I absolutely don't love.

There is now very little space for furniture but luckily Kitty doesn't need a kitchen, she has Baalatova to provide her and Solly with food.  There will also be a little garden where she can play and roam around.

This was one of the trials, unsuccessful attempts to install the loft bed.

Here is my last and safe fixture of the loft bed.  It leaves very little space for the indoor decoration but will have to do.

Needs decorative rose-colored cushions.

What's left now is to create small cushions, a small chair, and a table as well as wall decorations and a pot of flowers.

Hopefully I"ll be able to finish all these items soon.  My fingers already ache to make the garden and have this project complete for Halloween.

I wish you all a pleasant weekend with blessings.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Kitty's home Interior and exterior

Hello dear readers,
I have just compleded the first part of making a home for Kitty, using the smaller of the two boxes. I want it to be in the same style as Solly's home. The wallpaper is a piece of leftover cotton fabric. I chose it because it will be good with green furniture. The floor is from cardstock, the roof tiles and stone exterior walls, are from egg carton. All built from very simple materials in my stash.
The two boxes side by side
Since the box is too small for an upper floor, I am considering making a bed on pillars with a ladder. I hope to be able to finish the box soon. I have plans for the connecting garden which I'm eager to implement.
I would like to introduce, dear friends, a special lady. Anni Schkolnik was born in Germany in 1919. She and her only daughter are Holocaust survivers. Anni, although she moves in a wheelchair, still paints and crafts. Her recent work "Granny's Stories in Beads" is now being displayed in our local Artists Gallery.
An illustration by Anni
I wish all my readers a happy productive week with blesssings.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Solly's home 5

Hello dear readers, I hope those of you, who are on vacation, are enjoying yourself. My favorite vacations are short but several through out the year.
As you already noticed, I love using recycled materials for my minis. I finished the outdoor using egg-carton for the roof and walls. Kitty's home (My next project) will be separated from Solly's by a small garden.
To solve the problem of adding a faux window, I'm thinking of making two identical ones and glueing one outside and the other inside both facing the wall at the same point. The one inside will be covered by a curtain. {Lol, how I hate to saw more wood.) But even without a window Solly's house is ready to be inhabitate.
Baalatova came to inspect the house. Baalatova: Solly are you satisfied with your new home? Solly: Thank you I'm very happy with my new home. I love to fly up straight to bed, look at the big photo of my brother and sister. It helps me fall asleep and dream of them. Baalatova: Now it's already time to use my magic spell to make lazy Drora do Kitty's house.
I wish all my dear readers a wonderful weekend and blessings.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Home for Solly (Part 4)

Hello dear readers, I heard Solly softly murmuring to himself, "Why bother making me a fireplace? I'm a bear afterall, I have a thick fur that warms me in the winter, on the contrary, I love it when it's cold and I can sleep as much as I want to. This made me change my plans. Instead of a fireplace I made Solly a bookcase, Solly loves to read.
Solly's bed with his favorite pet toy. (toy made by Pilar, http://miniaturasenmimundo.blogspot.com/) \\The bed is made from poppsiclesticks, tongue depressors, and tiny wooden beads. It had to be very low to fit the limited height space. (Bed cover by Maria http://prettythingsireland.blogspot.com/.)
I made the table using wooden disk and a knob. On the finished table are a cup of tea with its teabag on a soucer with a biscuit a tiny teaspoon, and a jar filled with honey all made by Jodi(http://my-miniaturemadness.blogspot.com/) as well as the book mark inside the beautiful book made by Pilar.
Almost all the wonderfuly made books in this bookcase are made by Pilar. The book and the beautiful bronze statue are made by Rosa Maria (http://contrastes-rosamaria.blogspot.com/), and stand side by side on the top shelf.
There still is a lot of work awaiting me. More books on a wall shelf. A seat for Solly. Wall hanging pictures. flowers and plants. At least I'm very happy to display the beautiful gifts received from the top talented artists in Blogland. THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIENDS, PILLAR, MARIA, JODI, ROSA MARIA, BIRGIT!!!! SOLLY JOINS ME WITH HIS OWN THANKS.
I am sorry for still not able to make links the old way. Not enough time and patience to study the new Google changes. No wonder people get tired of posting. I wish you all a lovely rest of the week with blessings