Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dear readers,

The first one of the eight Hanukka candles will be lighted on Sunday evening.  This leaves me 3 days to finish the gifts for my children and friends for this night.  I spent every single spare moment last fortnight working on these gifts and have only 3 days more to finish the ones to be given on Sunday.

Sometimes, if I'm lucky I find shells with a readymade hole on top.  I believe the hole is done by some unknown sea creature that stung the seashell to suck out its flesh.  I decoupaged the pierced shells to make pendants on a chain or a ribbon. They are also beautiful minis to hang on a mini wall.



Any of you who read my sunshade tutorial saw how to make miniature straw by unraveling the string.  Here are a few more examples of what can be done with this material.

A scarecrow.



A broom.


A bird nest.





Very useful for farm miniatures or even a thatched roof.



A time consuming and a very boring job is opening and scraping clean the inside of walnut shells.
I have about a dozen ready and waiting to be filled with scenes.





The children love the witches and gnomes scenes.




Happy holidays and blessings






23 comments:

  1. Me encanta la idea de la decoración de las conchas. Queda genial.
    Feliz Navidad.
    Un saludo

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  2. I love the seashells! They're so pretty. And your scarecrow and his hat are wonderful!

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  3. Drora,es una gran idea hacer colgantes con esas conchas! Tus miniaturas de paja son preciosas,sobre todo el pequeño espantapájaros!
    Nueces preparadas y divertidas brujas y gnomos en espera de ocupar su lugar,te mantendrán muy entretenida hasta el domingo!!
    Que paséis unas maravillosas fiestas!!!!
    Besos.

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  4. The seashells are SO beautiful! I like the reclining beach chair instructions which I read only now. It. looks fairly simple enough to make and I might just try it during the holidays.

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  5. yo tengo un colgante de tus pequeñas conchas y es precioso..que tengas una feliz navidad

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  6. Dear Dora, I love your tiny decorated shells, these are true treasures.
    The ideas of what can be made of the unraveling rope are excellent, so helpful, thank you for sharing. I love that sort of broom, unfortunately it isn't Dutch, so I can't use it formy mini farm.
    Love those witches and gnomes for the children, they're so cute to see.
    I hope you can still find the time to finish the gifts for your dear ones, take your time, dear friend.
    Happy holidays, and blessings to you all.
    Warm hugs, Ilona

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  7. More great work!!! You've been very busy.
    Geneviève

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  8. Looks very nice, the scarecrow is nicely made, the decorated shells look beautiful

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  9. Geniales esas conchas decoradas. Me encanta el espantapájaros y esos pequeños gatitos.
    Feliz Navidad

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  10. How many little treasures! The tiny shells are my favourites.

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  11. ¡Las conchas son preciosas Drora. Estás muy trabajadora y llena de bonitas ideas.

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  12. Un gran trabajo has hecho con las conchas decoradas y el material es genial para todos esos trabajos. animo que tienes mucho trabajo por delante.Felices Fiestas,besos:-)

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  13. You always have great ideas Drora. I hope you finish all your presents on time, I am sure their recipients will be over the moon! Happy holidays xxx

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  14. Your heart ans talents will be revealed in each and every handmade gift you're giving Drora, and you are the most wonderful treasure of all! Happy Hanukkah!

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  15. Qué buen trabajo, Drora; todo se ve precioso y espectacular. Yo también te deseo una feliz Navidad ♥ Un abrazo muy fuerte

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  16. What a lot of lovely miniatures you have made again'

    Hugs Xandra

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  17. Your family members will be over the moon with those wonderful and special gifts they'll receive from you for Hanukkah. The shells are beautiful and it's such a stunning idea. Thanks for the ideas how to use this cord, what you've made out of it is awesome and this is what's going to become out of your new walnut scenes. Enjoy the festive days of Hanukkah and the light of the first candle. As you know we're already reaching the end today with the fourth candle of Advent. ;O) Happy Hanukkah!

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  18. Happy Holidays Drora! Your little minis are lovely! The shells are very beautiful! Enjoy your Family celebrations!

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  19. Happy Hanukkah Dora and all the best in the coming New Year!

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  20. Dear Drora,I do hope your family enjoyed the treasures you made with the shells. I hope you have had a happy time together. All the best an thank you for the many ideas your give us. Regards Janine

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  21. Cuantos bonitos regalos que realizas . Feliz Navidad . Que tengas unos días muy felices . Besos

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