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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Wartime miniatures.

 Hello dear readers,

At the end of October, I ordered special trimmings for the eyedrop=bottles planters.  The trimmings like all my other orders did not arrive because of the situation in my country.  Still I wanted to finish the planters before Christmas and Hanukkah, so I just used a hook and crocheted something to trim the edge of the planters.  Close to my home there is a flower shop where I regularly order flowers for gifts.  The owner, a nice lady, agreed to sell me a block of green flower sponge.  Now I have a light and inexpensive material to fill the planters.

My first flower filled planters. Different flowers will be "planted", two at a time. Making flowers is my favorite pastime, lifting my mood.  I hope to be able to show you more in my future posts.


You can see the crochet trim clearly on the empty planter.  Don't know if it's as good as what I ordered but I rather like the result.

Above you can see the "before" between the "after".

This is the foam block, it was much longer but I cut off  a third to fill the planters and there still a big chunk of the third left.

All these used to be eyedrop and vitamin D bottles. These are only half of the little containers the folks at the Day Care center collected.

The siren alarms are almost over, here where I live.. Yesterday there was only one in the afternoon. I hope today there will be none. We all pray for the safety of our hostages and hope they return to us as soon as possible. Before that there is no chance that the fighting will stop.

Have a great creative week with peace and blessings!  


Saturday, November 4, 2023

War and tutorials

 Hello dear readers, 

The missiles attacks on the area where I live have lessened although the war is still on.

I feel safer and started to work again on my miniatures.  Not much to show as I am working on many different items for future tutorials and taking step by step photos on the way.  I try to make my miniatures from easy to find materials, not necessarily craft items which are found only in dollhouse hobby shops.  In Israel there are no such shops but there are many painting and office craft shops, There are also shops that sell school and kindergarten art craft.  One is not very far from my home. 

I started with little people made out of pipe cleaners.  I have new little friends from the shelter space who were very happy to receive some.  A lot of teenagers have shadow-boxes in their room and love to fill them with small toys. 

Well, this short post is just to let you know that I'm keeping alive and OK.

Hugs and blessings to you all xx