Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Thursday, July 31, 2014

And the Winner is........

Hello all,

Three more names are counted for the draw.

42. Ann Sanz
43/ The grandmommy
44. Kikka

I used the random number generator and this is the result

So the winner is Ewa!!  Ewa please froward your address to me at drorahed@gmail.com and
I'll ship your prize to you.

On Tuesday, when I went to Jaffa to hand over the two stalls, I took a few photos with my IPhone of
simply gorgeous miniatures and scenes by the other participants.  The place was in chaos, room boxes all over, lights still not, had to carefully watch my steps but despite all this it was a marvelous experience.

I don't have the time now to share these photos with you but rest assured that you'll see them soon.

It's also an opportunity to welcome a new follower Arantxa Alonso Suarez. Thank you for following.

Blessings to all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

List of participants in my special giveaway

Hello dear readers,

Suddenly I realized that tomorrow is the day of the draw.  Please take a look at the following list to make sure I haven't missed someone.  The numbers are according to the comments made.

1.  Pilar,
2.  Mi Patio Escondido
3.  Mely
4.  Victoria
5.  Ewa
6.  Ilona
7.  Irina
8.  Xandra
9.  Miniaturas y Vintage
10. Maribel
11. Carmen
12. Anizflora
13. Isabelle
14. Lara
15. Rosella
16. Candy
17. Jane Smith
18. Giac
19. Hannah
20. Isabel
21. Marisa
22. Tatiana
23. Angeles
24. Patrizia
25. Fernanda
26. Simona (Soft and Malleable)
27. Evelyne
28. Piikko
29. Maria Blanca
30. Lee Mar
31. Contar
32. Idske
33. Melli
34. Ana
36. Oceluna
37. Daydreamer
38. Malu
39. Rosa Maria
40. Simona
41. Francesca
42. Eva

Good luck and blessings

Monday, July 28, 2014

Teapots and jugs stall

Hello again my dear readers

This one is the last of 9 stalls for the exposition.   I can't wait to see the stalls displayed.  All four sizes of jugs
are made by me, using Marlies' tutorial.  Thank you Marlies.

I wanted to fill one large jug with flowers.  Had to think of a quick way to do so because of the short
time left, so I used dried grape stems.  Here is how it's done:

I painted the stems green, trimmed the points, glued on punched paper stars, when dry glued punched
paper daisies, added some leaves and that's it.

Tomorrow I'll work all morning at the museum, helping to install my displays.  I'll try to take as many as
possible photos to show you.

Thank you my dear friends for your prayers and well wishes.  Blessings to all

Friday, July 25, 2014

Candy and Cake stall

Hello dear readers

First of all I want to thank you for your kind words of support.  Let's all pray for peace here and everywhere
else in this world.

The last few days kept me busy making two more stalls for the exhibition.  I've been asked by the curator if
it was possible, for the short time left, to prepare two additional stalls for the market.  With nine stalls
this market is a getting to be a fair.

Since there was very little time, I decided to make a cake and candy stall. For this purpose I used  one of the three straw stalls  which  didn't go to the show.  I put away the baskets and added two shelves.

The reason I chose to do this stall is because I already have many of the products at hand, many of them
made by very dear and special friends.

This cake is Blake giveaway prize which I won. Blake is a young and super talented
clay artist.  For a very long time Blake hasn't posted.  I look forward to hear from you
dear Blake.

This cake is made by  Jennifer.  Dear Jennifer,  did you ever believe your work will one day be displayed
in a far away country, Israel?

This cake was made by Tatiana.  Dear Tatiana you probably never thought your work will
be shown at a museum in Jaffa.  My dear I am sure your work deserves to be displayed in
any museum around the world.

The chocolate roll is made by Gonda, a wonderful, talented artist.

I am now working on the second stall which I intend to fill with teapots and cans.  Will show you
when I finish. Tomorrow I'll take out my clay and start making teapots. Tuesday I have to go again
to the museum and hand over the finished stalls.  By than many of the shelves will already be filled
and I shall maybe able to take some photos.

Here is a photo of the invitation to the opening.  It is Hebrew but you can see the design.

Blessing to all

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Jaffa Museum

Hello dear readers

Yesterday my daughter helped me take the miniatures over to the museum.
In my last post I wrote that the mini-art exposition is to replace the dolls but when
we arrived some of the dolls were still there as most of their owners from all over the country
couldn't come to collect them because of the fights in Gasa and the rockets alarms.
We were amazed to discover what a stunning exposition of dolls.  These were not
antiques as I mistakenly thought and wrote.  All were artistically hand made and very beautiful.

The mini-art exposition, due to circumstances, will be postponed and the opening take place
on August 8.  I had to leave everything packed in storage there.

Nilly took a few photos with her Iphone  We didn't take a camera along believing the place
will be empty.

The building itself is very old and the show rooms are stunning.

 I chose to show you these very cute and humorous works.  These are not dollhouse size miniatures.
 I really regret it that we didn't go to see this exposition when it was going on.

A warm welcome to my new follower Angelina .  Thank you for following.   Dear Angelina, please contact me at my email address drorahed@gmail.com.

We are praying and wishing for peace and cease fire on both sides stop the killings on both sides.

Blessings to all

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carmen's giveaway win

Hello dear readers,

This sweet baby is Carmen's giveaway gift.  It arrived  at my door by our very friendly post lady.
Carmen also hooked the beautiful rug.  Carmen is one of the most generous bloggers who crafts and gives away frequently, beautiful miniatures that she creates.  This is the second time I was lucky to win and
cherish some of Carmen's creations.

Thank you dear Carmen. I am very happy with your lovely gifts.

Between alarm sirens and short stays in a sheltered area,  I am still cleaning and fixing the pieces
destined for the exposition.  Next Sunday is the time to take them over to the Museum.  By the
way, this mini-art show will replace the present exposition of antique dolls which was a great

This stall was built by me.  I used real leather for the handbags and belts and some raffia for the straw bags.

I am sure I showed you before this little 1/48" scale dollhouse in a tea box.  It goes to
the exposition.  Except for the bathroom and a few pieces in the dinning room, I made
everything, using craft sticks, beads, nail decoration and matches. The wallpaper is from
the internet.

There are two more pieces to be finished, a fruit stand and an antique stand.

I have to pack everything carefully.  I already collected some carton crates for that purpose.

I hope that by my next post there will be a cease fire and peace, for who knows how long, for both parts.

Blessings to all

Friday, July 11, 2014

Working with sea shells again

Hello dear readers,

Between working on the shop fronts and the market stands, I managed to make a few swap items. There
were tiny seashells in my stock waiting for me to do something about them.

The shop fronts are ready for the exposition.  It's only left to pack them carefully.

I was not happy with the lettering on the Jeweler's shop and changed it.  I think it looks better now.

Here are the two shops which I did not show you in my last post.

All the clocks, except the grandfather's clock were made by me.

I made the bead bags (First try) and the bead curtain.

Now I have a whole week to clean and make a few changes for the market stands.

I hate to write about our political situation, just want to let you know that we are safe in
our home.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Preparing for the exhibition

Hello dear readers

Among the 15 pieces elected for the exhibition, are 5 of my shop facades.  I created these shop windows so that they can either be hung on a wall or stand on a shelf.  They are already several years old and required thorough cleaning.
I had to replace the transparent window "glass" of the tailor equipment shop which turned yellow with age. This was more complicated than making a new box.  Some of the stones broke down.  Fortunately I saved

I have to replace two more windows and I really hate doing it.  Will show them to you when I finish the job.

The potter and jeweler shops only had to be cleaned up.

I am impatient to start assembling Simona house but have to work on the boxes that go to the exposition
first as well as make a few gifts for friends.

A warm welcome to my new follower Oleg

Blessings to all of you.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Special Giveaway

Hello dear readers,

Remember I promised you, some posts ago, a new giveaway?

This time it's a special giveaway -  a book (In English).   This book was given to me by a friend who over estimated my crafting abilities.  Since I neither have the tools nor the talent to make the beautiful period furniture pieces according to the tutorials in this book and I am quite sure my friend wouldn't mind me giving it away, I offer this book to you my followers.  To participate in  the draw, all you have to do is be a follower and make a comment on this post.  On July 31 I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner.

Happy second half of 2014 and blessings