Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

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.



  1. I really like to know the traditions and culture deglia latri countries, so thank you for telling us this. The place is a place where you've been incanteole, I never tire of admiring the pictures!
    I really like your work for halloween, in particular the kitten on the pumpkin. A big hug and a good week

  2. Wow the gardens look gorgeous. Your items for Halloween are fantastic I love the pumpkin with the cat. I am glad you had a great time on your vacation.
    Hugs Maria

  3. Thank you for the information about Yom Kippur, so far I knew the expression but not the meaning (I must confess I used to read a lot from Ephraim Kishon in earlier days so that's my source). Haifa must be a beautiful city and it was great to see you in front of the exhibition's logo. And your Halloween miniatures are stunning - I see you're really prepared for Trick or Treating... ;O)


  4. It is always good to see you on the photos, dear Drora! :) :) Haifa..can you believe I saw Bahia Gardens exactly the way you have it on the first photo? Our driver three times was driving through traffic circle so that everyone could take a good photo of them, lol! And the spooky minis are fantastic! hugs

  5. A mi me gustan mucho tus fantasmas, son encantadores.
    Las fotos de Haifa son una belleza.
    Un abrazo

  6. Qué buenas compras hiciste, seguro que haces una escena fantasmagórica! Las fotos de ese lugar son espectaculares. Un abrazo

  7. Thank you for your explanation of Yom Kippur, I didn't knew much about it. It is great to see you on the picture of the miniature exhibition, Drora, you look great :D! Thanks for sharing the pictures of Bahia Gardens. The spooky miniatures look wonderful, yes, it is the time of the year :D!
    Hugs, Ilona


  8. Gracias por esas preciosas fotos y por las explicaciones sobre la fiesta.
    Estás haciendo unos trabajos preciosos de Halloween.Me encantan los fantasmas

  9. Dear Drora, what a lovely picture of you infront of the miniature entrance :)
    I did not know about Yom Kippur, thank you for the explanation,
    Your spooky items are beautiful, I love the earrings :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  10. It was wonderful to "see"you Drora! I love the sign with min art it it
    Your spooky wares look wonderful for a haunted season, I wait to see what you craft with these lovelies.

    I do love traditions in culture that allow for silence or inner thought we unfortunatly are so busy as populations now a days that the thoughful times are commercialized.

    all my best to you and yours!

  11. Thanks for sharing about the Yom Kippur traditions. Glad you could sleep in with some peace and quiet! You look very beautiful in your photo, Drora! Great Halloween decoration ideas! I look forward to seeing your spooky scene! xo Jennifer

  12. Haifa looks beautiful Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  13. Such a humbling holy day! Your town is absolutely beautiful! It makes me want to travel there!

  14. What a lovely picture from you Drora

    Good luck with making miniatures for Halloween

    Kind regards Xandra

  15. Hi Drora, Thank you for sharing about Yom Kippur. I love hearing about the traditions and meaning. The pictures are lovely and you look beautiful :-) Your , Lisa Halloween is off to a spooky start...lol. Have a wonderful week.

  16. Bellissime foto e fantastiche miniature grazie per averle mostrate! Kiss

  17. You did a great purchases, specially for Halloween day! I liked very much to see a picture from you Drora, a big hug

  18. Unas maravillosas imágenes y unas minis preciosas para Halloween.


  19. I love your ghosts. Thank you for the beautiful photos of Bahian gardens.

  20. muy guapa tu y hrmosas las fotos de HaIFA

  21. Beautiful photos of Bahian gardens. I like your purchases, especially the black cat on the pumpkin.

  22. Querida Drora:
    Me alegro que haya tenido un feliz Yom Kippur y que este contenta con todas las miniaturas de Halloween. Por cierto, está usted preciosa en la foto.
    Un abrazo. Carmen

  23. Очень приятно было увидеть вас! Я очень рада! Спасибо, что поделились прекрасными видами!
    У вас много страшных мини! Надеюсь увидеть страшные сцены!

  24. Menuda colección de estupendas miniaturas para halloween que has encontrado!!! Y en la foto estás genial!!!!