Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Edible Pandas, nuts and more plants.

Hello dear readers,

These little pandas are sweets, literally.  Actually, they are candies in disguise, probably made in China, a gift from my grandson.

For weeks I've been on the look-out for walnut shells. I was given to understand that fresh nuts are expected to be imported at the end of the year. It was a frustrating situation because the ones I meant to giveaway are still unavailable.  They are still at the exposition waiting to be photographed by a professional photographer and after an interview with me, to be published in their magazine. I'll write more when and if it will be published.

Yesterday,  Galia, my dear daughter surprised me by giving me 20 walnuts she found in another town market.  It was a delightful gift.  Then I received a call from my son-in-law, Nilly's husband who
told me he bought one kilo (Over two pounds) walnuts for me.  I received them this morning.  They came too late for Christmas scenes.  I already posted my gifts overseas for friends who will get winter scenes only.  I believed the nuts were fresh, recently imported, but they are stale, on the way to the bin.  Luckily it is an advantage.  A tip to anyone who wants to craft walnut shells.  Buy old ones, they split open easily. Only a few need to be soaked in water overnight.

Hanukka falls on 23 Dec, leaves me enough time to prepare walnut shells gifts to my grandchildren and other members of our family.  When the holidays are over I'll try to decorate one or two nutshells each week and have ready gifts for any occasion.

I didn't have much time for miniatures at the beginning of this week.  Still, I made a few new pots of
flowers and am working on a new step by step tutorial.

Have a wonderful weekend with blessings.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Surprise giveaway

Hello dear readers,

First of all, I'm happy to welcome Terry Candee. Terry is follower number 700 of this blog! This occasion calls for a giveaway, which will be a surprise one, The only hint I can give you is that it'll have nothing to do with Christmas or Hanukka or flowers. A photo showing the giveaway will be posted here a day before the draw.

The draw will be on the 4th of December, 2019.
all you have to do if you want to participate is be a follower of this blog and make a comment on this post.

A lot has passed since I last made flowers.  I forgot how time-consuming it is.  Next week I have to post all my Christmas gifts abroad if I want them to arrive on time. I spent every single spare minute this week to make a few flower boxes and pots. No matter how early I start working on gifts I always short of time.

All the containers are made from egg-cartons. The last photo gives an indication of how the boxes are made.  All are filled with brown Plastelina.  It stays soft and easy to plant the flowers inside.  Also, you can pull out the plants and transfer them to any other container.

Have fun making wonderful minis with blessings!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Small miniatures from stash

Hello dear readers,

I intended to make flowers and plants for my egg-carton pots, but while looking for my box of punches I saw another box filled with "someday material" which led to new and old ideas.

Purchased this plastic bracelet with earrings, a few years ago at a one shekel store. Thought it's time to turn some minis out of it.

The first thing I did was to take it apart.

Here are a few of the minis it already yielded.  I'll try to shape the little metal strips with two holes in their ends into handles.  Not bad for the price of one IL shekel.  And there is still enough left for making more candlesticks. 

At my husband's nursing home center,  some of the patients are diabetic. I noticed the nurses throwing away the injection needle's protective plastic cover and asked if they could save some for me.
These "Best out of Waste" pieces were created today. Hope you like them.

Had a pack of google-eyes and a pack of these gold plated metal thingies from the Shekel Store. I used my hand saw to cut into several pieces the needle protector, you see in the photo below.  Next time I'll try using a hot knife which will maybe leave cleaner edges.

Spice containers filled with real spices.

The tall plates are made from the bottom of the needle protector and the cover of the google-eye.
"Glasses" for drinks.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hello dear readers

The green glazed ceramics came out of the kiln.   It's not the color I was expecting. I wanted vintage green and got blue-grey-green with white blots.  I am very disappointed with this color.  I intended to make these as part of my Christmas/Hanukka gifts and now There's no time left to make new ones.


After: The cookies are craft foam., the fruit, (except the watermelon which was purchased online),  are  Fimo,
two cakes from ceramic clay all made by me.  The beautifully frosted cake is a gift received some years ago and I am really ashamed for not remembering who sent it. This is one cake I'm keeping for myself.

Today I  made more egg-carton flower pots and decorated them with clay leaves.
This weekend will be spent on making plants to show you next week.

Have a great weekend with blessings.