Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Monday, February 25, 2013

Swap with Kikka

Kikka, one of my favorite blog friends, who always leaves encouraging comments on my posts, has a cute frogs collection.  I found a pair of gold plated tiny frogs earings and asked Kikka for her address in order to send them to her.  We exchanged emails and decided to make swaps.

A lovely vintage picture in a beautiful silver frame.  A very cute little bead handbag.
Two yummy looking cherry cakes.  Beautifully made food packages which I'll keep
for a kitchen scene.  I love everything.  The two Finnish very yummy candy bars, are
alas, no longer with us.....

Here is a better view.  The paper doilies under the cakes are gorgeous, I don't know how they are made.  With a  punch maybe...Shall have to ask Kikka.

I forgot to take a photo of what I sent Kikka.  She will probably show it on her blog.


Blessings to all

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I don't think Mr. Dale Chihuli has to worry about competition from me. I tried to make ornaments in his style, following Heather's  tutorial and this is the result.  Of course it could have been better  most of my permament markers, except the red and yellow, were dry and almost useless.

I found this little display case with the little ceramic ornaments inside, in a pop shop. I bought is inspite of the fact that it's badly made and wasn't cheap but miniature furnitures are not easy to find here.  Together with other pieces, like the tea cart, it can go into an auction scene or a store selling second hand merchandise. (I have plans from here to eternity.)

The doily on the tea cart is one of my first crochet  attempts   It is very simple and made from white sewing thread. The silverware need urgent polishing.

I wish you a wonderful Sunday with all my blessings.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Miniature "Glass" Dale Chihuli Style

The other day when I was surfing the net,  I discovered Heather OCain's wonderful blog.  In Heather's post dated 27 September 2012, I found a tutorial for making  wonderful "glass" ornaments Chihuli style.
Years ago, Dale Chihuli held an exhibition of his stunning glass works within the ancient walls of the Tower of David in old Jerusalem.  It was an experience to remember.  The effect of colors and light was pure magic.
I felt like being transferred to another legendary world.


Heather's work  1:12 dollhouse miniature scale.

An original Chihuli

Another original Chihuli

Another Heather's ornament

In her blog there are more tutorials for very original, modern wall ornaments.  Also very impressive 1:1 jewelry.

Now I'm going to experiment and see what comes out.  Will show it in my next post.

A very warm welcome to new followers:

Leilany - Miniature creations by leilany
Mari Nieves

Blessings to all.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The winner of my little cottage is...

 Happy Valentine Day!

The random number generator selected 1 of each group of 10 as follows:

1. Tatiana
2. Jennifer

3. Susanna

4. Ascension

5. Figurettes

6. Viti

7. Ceria





Dear friends it's always a pleasure to make a gift for you but it is always also a little sad that only one among you gets to win it.  I want to thank each one of you for taking part in this draw and promise more giveaways in the future.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful St. Valentine Day.  Blessings to all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

List of Participants in my 500 followers giveaway

The list is on order of your comments.  Please check and see if you're in.

1. Indy Poppy.  2.  Kikka.  3.  Wyrna.  4. Jane Smith. 5.  Piikko.  6.  Contrastes Rosa Maria.  7.  Alice.
8. Patrizia.  9.  Tatiana.  10.  Ilona.  11.  Ruth Ramekers.  12. Bahar.  13. Beverly.  14. Mins.  15.  Sognaticeabordo.  16.  Marja-Leena.  17. Malu.  18.  Jazzi.  19. Elianne Herranz.  20. Jennifer-Plush...
21. RosaMargarita. 22.  Lisa Marie.  23. Teruka.  24. Kez. 25.  Susanna Zanchi.  26. Carmen.
27. Birgit.  28. Mari.  29. Kathi.  30. Mieke. 31. Mafalda.  32. Pearl.  33. Cote.  34. Giac.  35. Fabiola.
36. Paky. 37. Jorgelina.  38.  Ascension.  39.  Ana Acamarah. 40. Pilar 6373.  41. Natalia.  42.  Maribel. 43. Francesca. 44. Figurettes. 45. Zunilda.  46. Katrina.  47. Magda.  48. M.Carmen Casanova.
49. Pilar Desvan.  50. Tina Wood.  51. Julia. 52. Beatriz. 53. Melli. 54. Irina. 55. Mati.  56.  Ania.
57. Antonia.  58.  Viti.  59.  Mely. 60. Tania Sanz.  61. Elvira.  62.  Cris Colas. 63. Maria Dolores.
64. Caterina. 65. Isabel.  66. Pepita.  67.  Ceria. 68. Carmen  (Hadanet). 69. Maria Luisa.
70. Madam Lepola. 71. Melli (Melinda). 72. Maria Blanca. 73. Adela.  74.  Doortje.  75. Fab Shabby Roses.  76. De. 77. Rocinash. 78. Debbie's mini thoughts. 79. Hannah.  80. Valentina. 81. Arantza.
82. Maite.  83. Nemida Rei.  84. Majelo.  85. Sara K.  86. Ultsu. 87. Angela.  88. Teviro.  89.  Diane.
90. Leilani.  91. Eva Tatlamaru. 92. Mijbil.  93. Chris P's.

In order to give everybody a fair chance, I'm going to group each 10 participants and use the random number generator to pick-up one out of each group. e.g. 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, etc.  Finally there will be only 10 (or 11) participants left for the random number generator to pickup the winner.

Good luck and best wishes for tomorrow. Blessings.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate boxes for St. Valentine Day

I confess, I have a sweet tooth.  I'm grateful the sugar level in my blood  is low and I can efford to eat sweets, especially chocolates and what is more appropriate than chocolates for St. Valentine Day?

How I loved making these.

Of course, heart shaped cakes are a must.  I hope you like these.  I wish my life size cakes came out like these.  You can see how I already used the cut out chess pieces for the vase and cake stand.

My last post was published before I was able to thank Jennifer properly.  I must have pushed the wrong window by mistake.  Dear jennifer, thank you so much for your friendship and generosity!

A warm welcome to my new followers. Thank you so much and I hope you come visit frequently.

Arantza - Cannot locate your blog.  If you have one, please let me know.
Maria Carmen Bolanos de los Reyes - Cannot locat your blog.  If you have one, please let me know.

Don't forget my giveaway.  4 more days to go.

I wish you all a wonderful week and blessings

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More gifts from Jennifer

One of the kindest and  most generous online friends, most of you are aready acquainted with her, those who are not, go and follow Jennifer.  You will love Jennifer's blog and the lovely plush characters she creates. Also you will find two fantastic St. Valentine giveaways going on.

I am really blessed to have Jennifer as a friend.  Besides receiving the most fantastic gifts, for no reason at all, I know I can rely on Jennifer for good advice every time I need it.

Look what arrived this time

Fresh muffins.  8 glass jars filled with glittery colored stuff.  Lovely paper roses.  St. Valentine stickers.
A dollhouse kit box.  The muffins will go into my candy shop.  The glass jars will be filled with Xmas candies and be displayed in a special market stand ned Christmas.  The paper roses will decorat hats Jennifer sent me in the past.  The dollhouse kit box will be good when, in one of my far future projects, I'll make a working room box.

Can you see the muffins on the left side beside the cash register?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stuff to make miniatures from

I promised  I'll show you some stuff that I found to make miniatures from.

 A set of black and white plastic chess figures which was very cheap. Here is an idea of what can be made.

A cake stand, vases and planter.  I have no idea what to do with the horse. It is too large for a toy hobby horse.  Maybe good as a garden statue.  It can be painted stone color.  I believe some of these pieces will be good as hat stands as well.  I am open for any suggestions  you have.

These cute little angels playing the violin were about 30 cents of a dollar each. I bought the last four the store carried.  They have ugly wings which I took off.  I plan on painting them stone color and put them in a garden or greenhouse.

Sculls neckless (Who is going to wear one?!!)  But with a bit of gesso won't the sculls be good for
Halloween?  And chains are always good for miniature items. It cost less than one
dollar. How can they sell it so cheap?

A dragon egg ready to hutch at 30 cents of a dollar. Couldn't leave it there.  Will be great for a toy shop.

A warm welcome to my new followers.  I am happy you found my blog and hope you will stay interested.

Petite Pursuits
Elianne Herranz
twood 1973
Zunilda Rodriguez
Vity Lopez
Maria Dolorez
Madame Lepolan
Maria Luisa
Jewel Snake
Tania Sanz

I couldn't trace some of the blogs.  I try to follow my followers blogs when I can.  I you have a blog, please let me know.  You are wellcome to participate  in my giveaway, but please leave your email address so I can contact you.

Blessing to all