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Friday, December 30, 2016

Baalatova and the baby Dragon

Hello dear readers,

A very knowledgeable lady says that every witch needs a dragon for company.  Poor Baalatova met one hatched from the egg, tiny baby dragon on her long, hard limping, way back home but having to use both hands to hold the aiding brooms, she was unable to carry it home with her and was very upset and sad to abandon it.

Imagine Baalatova's immense joy when this stunning baby dragon  arrived.  It was sent to her by our dear friend Birgit.  Baalatova wants to name the baby but has difficulties in picking a name.  Can anyone of you my dear readers please help her?

Baalatova is a specialist when it comes to raising and taking care of a baby dragon.  Not everyone knows it, but according to her, it needs a special diet of nutritious food which only specialist witches possess.  It takes a dragon to grow to its full size about a thousand years.  The babies add only one centimeter a year in length. This is why dragons are almost extinct.

 Meffi the cat and the baby get to know each other.  Meffi is a little jealous of the new pet.

Little baby says goodby to Rosey and Fluby.

And if you know Birgit, then you understand that not only the baby arrived but lots of other wonderful items like her beautiful 2017 caledar, each month with a different unforgettable gorgeous garden scene starring Flutterby and Rosey.

A cute little ginger house, which is going to be a part of my new collection of tiny houses made or and sent by loving hands of generous and very dear friends.

There is also a lovely tree ornament made of olive wood grown in Israel but for sale in Germany only. Can you beat this?


I wish you all a very HAPPY 2017 YEAR and blessings!

(Baby dragon and ginger house made by Birgit.  Meffi the cat made by Tatiana)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hunting for craft supplies

Hello dear readers,

Remember the campers we created some months ago.  Suzy, one of our group most talented member did not finish hers then. Here are some photos of Suzy's finished camper and it's simply stunning.

As I mentioned before, our hobby is not yet well recognized here.  There are no dollhouse miniatures shops to be found and no fairs.  We get some materials from craft stores and do a lot of overseas online purchases but the cost of shipment gets higher and higher all the time making everything very expensive.

A new craft supply shop was opened recently in my town.  Sarit and I went to see what we could find there.  They mostly carried office staff and items for kindergartens and schools.
I found 2 punches with potential use, one is a 1/4" hole punch.  I wanted a smaller hole but they didn't have it.   By coincident, when going out of the store, we passed the central town market and there, on the sidewalk, set two pedlars selling old staff like razor accessories.  We found razor blades which, I personally didn't think they existed anymore. Amazingly, Sarit discovered  a leather punch with 6 different scale holes.  Sarit already had one at home and said it was also good for punching paper so I quickly grabbed it at a very fair price.
We went on to do some digging at another store which carried small trinkets.

Metal boxes that can become miniature sinks, suitcases or little wagons.  The glue dispenser will also be very useful and the 1/4" ticket punch is what I wanted for a long time.

A rocking horse punch.  The tiny rocking horse is just a rough experiment.  I plan to make tiny toys using animal punches.  The idea to glue together several layers of punched out card animals, go over them with jasso and paint.

Found on the sidewalk -

I was pleased to find at the trinket store these (not best quality) Judaic items, complete Books of Psalms (In Hebrew) and Menorah pendants.


Friday, December 16, 2016

New Plants inspired by our recent group meeting

Hello dear readers,

This week I devoted time to create new plants.  Still under the the impression of our last miniaturists group meeting, and with the help that it's now very cold and rainy outdoors and nice and warm indoors, I sat down to create these time consuming plants.

As long that it keeps rainy and cold outside, I plan to make more, and different, flowers and plants.

I wish you a wonderful warm and cozy weekend with my blessings.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Workshop with the local miniaturists group

Hello dear readers,

Finally we were able to meet.  Our hostess was a very lovely and generous lady.  Her home is right in the middle of were we all live which enabled the ladies from the north to attend.  It took us 2 hours to get there and 2 hours to get back.  The traffic in the mornings and afternoon here is one  long jam.
The same happened to our friends from  the north.  We were very happy to meet, chat and laugh together.

This time it was flowers and plants.  I learned a new technique and am very eager to try it as soon as possible.  I'll show you photos when I finish.

Here are some photos from the workshop.

I have the good fortune that my friend Sarit, lives in my town.  Sarit took me by car to Susy who lives in another town.  From there Susy took us in her car to Shosh, our hostess home, another one hour drive. This way we enjoyed the ride chatting and laughing the whole way, not noticing the traffic jams.

All of us are very lucky to have Goldie and Sarit as teachers.  Both are great miniatures artists.

At the end - the swaps.  Fantastic, all of them made with love.

We don't know when and where the next meeting is going to be.  I hope not to far away.

Blessings to all my readers