Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Friday, April 29, 2016

Dear readers,

Days before Passover,  nearly every home here in Israel was spring cleaned to be ready for this Holy Day. My entire family gathered for the "Seder" tradition last Saturday's eve and small gifts were passed around to all the children. It was a wonderful event, especially since my husband was able to attend and enjoy.

While shopping for gifts I found, at the "One Shekel store",  decorative white  plastic plant pot containers which I thought would serve for keeping pencils or paint brushes on my work table. Looking at them, I realized that parts can be cut out to make  miniatures.

Two circles were cut out

The circles were flattened with a hot iron between two layers of aluminum sheet. Later I'll be able to show you what can be done with them and maybe with what is left of the holder.
At the next local miniaturists meeting, which will be my turn to host, I intend to give each of the
participants a pot container with a challenge to make minis from it and show the results on our WhatsApp.

An Israeli Shekel is around 25 US cents. The One Shekel stores here are indeed a cheap source of endless miniature craft supplies.

At the same store I also found one last packet of white plastic chess pieces.  These have many uses. Here are some of my ideas of what can be done with the pieces which are easy to cut.

Fountain to be......

Bird bath to be.....

Book ends to be.....

Today ends our Passover holiday.  We'll be missing the children who gave us lots of joy and fun while they were here, but they have to get back to school and their parent back to work.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A potter's shop corner

Hello dear friends. Thank you for your well wishes.  My husband is now completely cured
from his surgery effects.  There is no need for bandages anymore.  He's to take care and avoid going
without head cover in the sun and this goes for me and anyone else too.

As planned, I managed to assemble and decorate Birgit's gift kit which was first on my list after a long time away from miniature work.

All the pieces on the shelves were created by my daughter Nilly.

The pieces on the table and window sill were made by me, including the fruit on the large plate.

I created the shelves unit from craft sticks.  Painted them my favorite blue.

I chose light colors because I plan to change the display from time to time.

A warm welcome to my new follower Sharon Larkin.   Dear Sharon thank you for following. Please let me know if you have a blog I can visit or follow.

I wish you a wonderful creative week ahead with my blessings.

Friday, April 15, 2016

A gift from Germany

Hello dear readers,

I was kept away from miniatures and posting lately for what to me seems ages.

My husband underwent surgery to remove a large tumor, fortunately not malignant, from his scalp.
A piece of skin from his arm had to be grafted in order to cover the open wound
on his scalp. This  involved  daily visits to the clinic for the change of bandages on both arm and scalp which lasted most of our mornings.  Husbands, almost as a rule, become little boys when
they hurt and need a lot of time, attention and patience.  Next week, as there are signs of
healing, I myself will be able to change bandages at home and have more time for working and posting.

I was very lucky to receive a wonderful giveaway prize from a beloved friend and a lovely
lady, Birgit. First thing on my list is assembling and finishing this kit which is going to be a lovely show piece.
Kind and generous Birgit also included a yummy big bar of marzipan which I saved just for
taking this photo. Now it's vanished and bewailed.


A warm welcome to my new follower Aloieu, who recently opened a blog and has some very nice works to show.  Thank you Aloieu for following.

Before I go, here is a cute video showing Charleston dancings in Jerusalem where you can see, if you have a few minutes to spare, a little of our famous city.


I wish you all a wonderful weekend and blessings.

A warm welcome to