Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Friday, October 31, 2014

4th Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Hello dear readers

Time doesn't stand still.  I can hardly believe it is almost 4 years since I started writing on this blog.

In gratitude to all my friends, especially those who keep leaving inspiring and and encouraging comments on my posts, (I know how hard it is to write backwards here...).
This will be my new giveaway. As I said before, it is very difficult to find Christmas miniatures in the land of the Holy Bible but I hope toys for the miniature dollhouse children to be placed under the tree will be welcome.

To take part in the draw, you only have to be a follower and leave a comment here, on this post.
The draw will be on November 27,  this blog's anniversary day.

Conny's comment on my previous post inspired me to make this giveaway.

The table and chairs are the right size for a mini child play room  and also a good size for anyone
who purchased a Fantasy Villa.

Happy Halloween Day and greetings from the Skellies who just hate to leave the premises of
the fantasy house.

A warm welcome to Irina, a fellow country lady with a very interesting blog and a Christmas giveaway.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Furniture for the fantasy house

Hello dear readers

These pieces are all I was able to do this week with very little time for minis.

I used match sticks, curved toothpicks, tongue depressors , rectangle woodsies and a pill bubble to make these pieces.  The scale is somewhere between half and quarter inch.


New chair beside a 1:12" chair

This stove was a gift from Jennifer. The scale is perfect for the house.  The only problem will be
what kind of water taps to match this style.  I still have to make handles and taps for the sink unit.

These little cuties are rubber erasers which I couldn't resist buying.

A warm welcome to my new follower Giovanna.  Thank you for following.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All About Skeletons and Ghosts

Hello dear readers,

In my previous post you read about the Skellies' plans to visit the newly built fantasy house.

Skella:  Oh my, is this the house?  So small? How on earth will it be possible for us to enter?

Skelly:   Don't be so disappointed my dear. For the time being, it will be enough to take a peek.

Skella:   Have you noticed, dear, it's already invaded by ghosts.  Rumors travel around too quickly.

Skelly:  You are right.  Maybe they are just as curious as we are.  After all  there is nothing to haunt here.  The house is new, no living soul, except for the  black cat who is more scaring then scared and almost no furniture.  A good house to haunt should be at least a century old.

Skella:   I wonder if  we shrink when we become ghosts.

Skelly:   Ghosts, like skeletons, come in different sizes.  They're boneless and can adjust themselves to match the size of the house they haunt.

Skelly:   Since we're already here, let's have fun and climb up.

Skella:   What are we doing up here?

Skelly:   I have a confession to make.  I always wanted to be a fiddler on a roof.  This, even without the fiddle, feels like a wish comes true.

Skella:    I  long for the day I'll become a ghost. (deep sigh)

Skelly:   So much to look forward to.  (deep sigh)

To be continued, a century later.  ( Or next year?)  Let's look forward to see what this living-happily-forever- after pair will be up to.

Dear readers,  I had fun making up this nonsense but please
excuse my struggling English.  Happy soon coming Halloween.

Now it's time to get busy with the Christmas decorations as well as creating more furniture for the almost empty house.

Hugs to you all and blessings

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The skellies story - continued

Hello dear readers,

Two years ago, my dear friend Jennifer sent me a few pieces of spooky miniatures with which I created the scene in the photo. What you see here is  Skelly courting Skella.

Well here they meet again after two short years.

Skelly:  Skella you look wonderful! You haven't changed a bit.  No one can guess you're
              195 years old.  In fact, you don't look a day older than 120.

Skella:  Thank you my dear.  I take good care of my bones.  You too look great.  It's such
              a joy seeing you again.

Skelly:   It's been two more years of resting in peace and I'm on my best behavior anxiously
               awaiting the day I'll become a ghost.

Skella:   Lol.. how I dream of this day! I shudder and crackle afraid the day will never come.
              Imagine how we'll be able to float haunting around happy and boneless!

Skelly:  Talking about haunting,  there are rumors of a new house worth visiting.
Skella:    Do tell me  about it.

Skelly:    Someone built a fantasy house.
To be continued.......

Hugs to you all and blessings

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hello dear readers

Last week, we took a little vacation visiting my home town Haifa.  I'm always happy to go there and reunite with some of childhood friends with whom we keep in touch.  We returned on Friday to stay home for the Day of Atonement - Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is a day when everything comes to a stop. No
transportation, public or private, except for emergencies. No open restaurants or cinemas, theaters or other entertainment.    Religious people fast on this day.  Those
who are not strictly believers eat but try not to offend the others.  No local broadcasting on TV and
Radios except for foreign channels. It's also a day when you ask pardon from anyone you offended.

It's really relaxing to be able to sleep late without having to listen to noisy traffic outside.   Friends and family can arrive unexpected and a good time is had by all.

Today is back to normal and I can show you a few of the spooky minis I collected for Halloween.

The sculls are plastic beads. The gold plated necklaces, bought two years ago, are scull masks.  The earrings were very cheap, about $0.25 each pair.

I painted the golden sculls with acrylic beige and "dirtied" the too white beads with a brown wash.

I have to find a better way to make ghosts.

I forgot to show you this photo of me at the exposition entrance.

Here are some pictures from the internet of the Haifa beautiful Bahian Gardens.

Now I'll go visit your blogs and see what I missed.