Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hello dear readers,

This blog will be celebrating its 8th anniversary on November 27th.  As on every anniversary, since I first began posting here, I have a giveaway.  Toys!

To participate in my draw you have to be a follower of this blog and make a comment here, on this post.  The draw will be on Saturday, December 1st.

I wish all my American followers a HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! Blessings to all of you my dear readers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A baby elephant from spain

Hello dear readers,

Don't know about the rest of you my dear fellow miniaturists but I am a very lucky one, having generous and very talented friends from all over the world who send me gifts that make me shed tears of joy, lifting up my spirits and keeping me happy, crafting and posting for almost 8 years.

A few months ago, Isabel won my giveaway.  Isabel thanked me and offered to send me something in return.  In return arrived some of the most precious handmade miniatures I have ever seen.  A tiny adorable crocheted baby elephant.  I cannot imagine how such a beautiful creature came out of regular sewing threads.

I let the baby choose, but she decided she wanted the tiny stroller. Note how beautiful her dress is.

And there were shoes, baby shoes so tiny and adorable, raising a big problem, where to be displayed.  I have an almost 40 years old miniature shoes collection here.

The pair next to Isabel's shoes is made of genuine amber.

And there was a gorgeous crocheted basket full of fantastic dressing table and baby toilet items.

And there was this awesome crate which contained all those marvelous beauties.

THANK YOU DEAR ISABEL! I am not only grateful for having received these precious gifts but also for all your encouraging kind comments on my posts all through these years.

I wish you all a lovely creative rest of the week with blessings.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A very easy no clay cookies and serving plate tutorial

Hello again dear readers,

Just a small tutorial to let you know I' still here, busy working on my Christmas and Hannukah gifts, a job that takes up all my free time.  I needed a lot of small wheels for some toys and painted a strip of thin white craft foam sheet on both sides. Used a regular paper punch to punch out circles. While looking at the circles, I discovered that the paint covered only the outside of the material leaving the inside white.  This sparked the idea of making cookies.

The serving plate is a large goggle-eye taken apart and mounted on a transparent push-pin.  The pin can be easily pulled out with heated pliers.

Happy crafting and blessings!