Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Surprise giveaway.

Hello again dear readers.

The list of participants in my draw is made according to the order the comments are.

!, Sheila,  2. Veronique,  3. Carmen,  4. Tatiana,  5. Isabel.  6.  Elena,  7. Elizabeth,  8.  Susanna,
9.  Ilona,  10.  Jodi,  11.  Eloisa,  12.  Genevieve,  13.  Maria,  13.  Birgit,  15.  Alexandra,
16.  Marian,  17.  Isabella,  18.  Robin,  19.  Pilar,  20.  Carol,  21. Martha.

The winner is Alexandra!  Not wanting to spoil the surprise, I'll show what the giveaway is after
it gets to the winner.  Alexandra, please mail me your address.

Have a wonderful Sunday with blessings.

The riddle solution

Hello dear readers,

Some time ago a childhood friend of mine asked me if I'll be able to create a miniature Primus cooking stove.

I am not sure how many of you got to see a Primus at work. It's a noisy apparatus, the larger its head,  the bigger the noise.   It was in use here in Israel before the 40s of the last century. Those were the days when electricity did not reach all parts of the country.  The nomade tribes here, still use it, as it operates on kerosene and makes no soot.  Here is a reference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primus_stove).

Given this challenge, I decided to try and make one for my antiquities stall. 

All the material that I need, I found at home.   (Buttons, fimo, jewelry findings, large paper clips, etc.)

These are my prototypes.  The paper clips are not pliable enough.  I need to find some aluminum wire which can be bent easily to the shape I want for the legs.

No wonder no one was able to guess the answer. 

I'll be back, later on,  as soon as I make a list of participants and use the random number generator to make the draw.  Please stay tuned.

Until then....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Birthday gifts from Ireland

Hello dear readers,

Never thought I'll have something new to post about so soon, when then, another birthday parcel arrived, all the way from Ireland, from my dear friend Maria.  I have to show what pretty things Maria generously collected for me and what a lovely fairy backyard she created.


Back to the riddle.  No one guessed or came close to the solution so here is another hint.

If you are the first to solve you get the surprise giveaway, if no one guesses what this part is going to be, I'll make a draw between the comments on this, and my previous post. The date of
the draw will be next Saturday night, 23 June.

Hello and welcome to my new followers.  You too are invited to guess and make a comment.  Maybe you will be the winner.

By the way, this very old PC is giving me trouble and may soon have to be replaced.  It takes me too long to open or shut it down.  I hope not to get stuck in the middle of a post or email.  My brother  will check and see what's wrong with it.

Blessing to all

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gifts from Ukraine

Hello dear readers,

These are the precious miniatures that my dear friend Tatiana sent me for my birthday.  I was overwhelmed when I opened the parcel and saw the tiny little doll, dressed as a teddy bear. The doll has a lovely, tiny little face, mouth, nose, eyelids, amazingly and perfectly sculpted by Tatiana.  Tatiana is not only a master character dolls sculptor, she can build a dollhouse from start to finish. decorate it with wonderful pieces of furniture and accessories all handmade by herself.  And, on top of it all, is also one of the most generous persons on the blogs, handing out great and practical tutorials as well as giveaways.  If you are not yet Tatiana's blog follower, run and be one.

Both doll and teddy bear can move arms and legs.

This tiny vase and flowers will be perfect for my flower shop.

Beautiful rugs.


Now,  my dear friends, I prepared a riddle for you to solve.  In the photo below you can see some staff,  including a piece of Fimo.  The first one who guesses, or comes close to what is going to be created from these pieces, will receive a surprise giveaway from me.  Here is a hint -  a kitchen item.  If no one guesses the right answer I'll make a draw among the comments here on this post.

Best wishes for a peaceful, creative week ahead and blessings to all my friends.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Hello dear readers,

First of all, I want you to know how much your compassionate comments about my husband's condition meant to me.  THANK YOU!

Having less free time between visits to the homecare where my husband is hospitalized and house chores but still with the need to do something creative, I made some hookahs.  Learned that hookahs are far more harmful than cigarettes but witches love them.  Baalatova openly hinted that it's time that I make one for her.....

These were made with beads and jewelry findings.  All the beads are cheap plastic ones, originally intended to be thrown away.

I also made new egg-carton planters for my favorite geraniums.

A precious birthday gifts parcel arrived from overseas.  It deserves a separate post.  As soon as I take them I'll show you the photos.

Wishing you all a pleasant rest of the week with blessings.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Birthday gifts

Hello dear readers,

It's been a long time since I last posted.  My husband had serious health troubles with several emergencies trips to the hospital.  Thank god, he's better now with an installed pacemaker which brought him back to life.  My birthday, a few days ago went by quietly without celebrations.
I got gifts from Fabiola, my two daughters, and grandchildren.

From Faby

Thank you dear Faby for your lovely handcrafted gifts.

From my granddaughter Tali - a hand drill

From my daughters - Magnifying glasses which can be worn over regular eyeglasses.

Also received but cannot show here, from my daughters who knew I have no time these days to shop for a new wardrobe, a pair of jeans with a paisley blue and white top.

Some of the plants in the garden around our building are coming slowly back to life.  Here is one
with its miniature companion.  The miniature looks more alive than the r/l one.

Hoping to be able to do some work on the flower shop soon.