Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Friday, June 26, 2020


Hello dear readers,

Today I lost my beloved husband.  Our daughters and I, and the entire family are in deep grief.
I feel as if part of me has passed away together with my loved one.  He was my love, my partner, my supporter, and most of all my best friend.  We had a wonderful marriage and I'm grateful for the time we were together.  May he rest in peace.

I am not sure when I'll be able to post again but I am sure I will.

Best regards

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Vignette No 3 completed

Hello dear readers,

I'm getting carried away with vignettes.  This one took longer to make than the other two. In addition to the grill, I made a set of two garden chairs and a little table using staff from my stash
 I shrunk my "easy garden chair" tutorial (here ) from 1/12" to 1/48" for making the chairs, using embroidery canvas instead
The table is a wooden long bead cut in half with a tiny wooden disk glued on top.

The false door and window are glued on.

It's necessary to paint the frames.  They are not all the same color and some are scratches as you can see in the photo.  I haven't done any shopping yet but already the craft shops are open so I intend to buy some chalk paint, maybe white will look good.

I didn't show you the second vignette after I added a little bush for the bunnies to play under.

There are frames for two more vignettes.  I can't decide yet what to put in them.  Shall I have all five with outdoor scenes, perhaps a porch, or a potting shed?  Maybe I'll group 4 to hang as a square on the wall. There's time enough for decisions.

I wish you, dear readers, safety and good health with blessings.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Eloisa's Gifts

Hello dear readers,

Two and a half months ago, dear Eloisa sent me by mail a parcel containing her beautiful, handcrafted gifts.  Eloisa wanted it to be a surprise but my Israeli post services prevented the surprise by holding-on to the parcel and keeping it in who-knows-where until today. This is a happy ending to a most anxious, nerve stretching episode. To think of what almost might have been lost makes me want to cry.  Eloisa's work is gorgeous! I wish my photos justified the true beauty of the items.

It's difficult to see how tiny but perfect the snowman actually is.

The bottles are beautifully labeled with lovely stoppers. The heart-shaped bottle is my favorite. It has a lovely transparent stopper. The Eiffel tower candle holder is just perfect, what a great idea!

This photo absolutely doesn't justify the real way and colors of the items. 

I've seen the flowers before on Eloisa's blog, but I never imagined how gorgeous they are. They are way too delicate for my iPhone camera to catch. 


Today, for me turned out to be my lucky one. It was our turn to visit my husband for half an hour. The people whose visit was after us didn't arrive and we could stay on for the whole hour.  We met in the garden and although we had to keep a distance between us and wear face masks, it was still lovely to be together.

I wish you, dear readers, a lovely weekend.  Stay safe and healthy!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Starting vignette No.3 and furnishing the tiny dollhous

Hello dear readers,

I hope everyone is still on guard and takes good care in order to keep safe and healthy.

If I mislead anyone, with my imperfect English, about the Cricut warning, let me make it clear, the Circuit wasn't mine. I just passed on the words of a fellow miniaturist who went through this ordeal. Personally, if I had a Cricut, I'd unplug it when not in use, just to be on the safe side.

The box for the third vignette was easy to make.  I already made the grill and found the little cook in my stash, so I'll just make a barbecue scene again and have a third outdoor vignette.

The cook is a little magnet. The grill is a tiny wooden box that I made from popsicle sticks, covered with a plastic net from potatoes packaging.  The legs are paper clips. I glued all together and covered with black acrylic paint. It's quite sturdy.  Fell on the floor and didn't break.

There is still to make the food on the grill.

This is as it looks now. But soon it will get a door and window, and plants and flowers.  I hope it will look good.


I didn't neglect the tiny dollhouse and already started the fiddly work on its interior.  Made curtains (they still need rods.) and divided it into two floors.  The ground one will be the kitchen and living room. The top floor will be a bedroom and a bathroom. The bathroom is almost finished it only needs a rug a towel and a basket for the laundry.

It's exactly a matchbox size.

I am getting used to the new Blogger. The layout hasn't changed but I don't very much like the way I cannot see the photos before inserting them in the post.  I liked it better before.

Of all the COVID-19 jokes I read this one is the only one I quote.
"With all this spare time on their hands, people are going to start pursuing their passions. I wouldn't be surprised to sudden explosions in the arts, a renewal in scientific interest and mass proliferation of original content.
A Coroneissance, if you will."

I wish you all a pleasant Sunday with blessings.