Tiina's giveaway

Tiina's giveaway
31 Jan

יום רביעי, 26 ביולי 2017

Tatiana's gifts

Hello dear readers,

To see these gorgeous tiny little dolls, all hand crafted by my wonderful friend and artist Tatiana,
is to wonder how incredible her work is.  As I already mentioned, our post services are very slow. I almost gave up hope that the parcel sent to me for my birthday, early June will ever arrive.  It did so almost two months after it was shipped.  I almost wept with relief when I saw what miracles it contained.

Six tiny little dolls and one a little bigger. Each tiny character can stand up on his own.  Their clothes too, are very special and perfectly suit them.




Poke  the picture to see the bigger boy's jacket trimmings. He looks like a character from bygone days.



These delicate roses in their green vase are simply gorgeous.



A lovely decorated cake, to celebrate a spring birthday.




Tiny-tiny chicks




With colored eggs in a lovely box (For an Easter scene).





Another lovely nostalgic box.




Very romantic with  letters, perfume bottle and necklace.




A toy!



And they all came packed in this little box.




THANK YOU  DEAR TATIANA FOR ALWAYS BEING HERE FOR ME AND FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL GIFTS WHICH I ALWAYS CHERISH AS MY TREASURES.


It's almost the end of the week and month.  I wish you all a lovely weekend with my blessings.

יום שישי, 21 ביולי 2017

Maria's gifts


Hello dear readers,

A  few days ago I received from Maria  a parcel containing my  Birthday gifts.  It took over 6 weeks to arrive.  The overseas post services in my country are becoming slower and slower each time I wait for my mail.  To make up for the long wait, here is what my lovely and very generous friend sent.


Craft items and punches



Sweet little figures


knitted teddy bear by Maria

 


Miscellenious






Thank you my dear friend.  These can keep me busy for a long while.

Another Birthday gifts-parcel arrived yesterday, containing gorgeous, handmade miniatures to drool about.  I shall show you these in my next post, after I take photos.

I wish you all a happy weekend with blessings.



יום שני, 17 ביולי 2017

Hookahs

Hello dear readers,

First of all let me thank you all for your kind wishes and words of comfort which warmed my heart.
There is little change in my husband's condition.  He still has to wear that awful stability device for at least two more weeks  and is unable to stand up and walk.  After his discharge from  hospital, we moved him into a nice home where he gets 24 hours daily care.  I visit him daily for a few hours.
I don't know when or if we'll be able to bring him back home but now at least he's safe and more adjusted to the situation.

Although I've been several weeks away from this blog, things seem to have happened by themselves. over a hundred entries a day and one astonishing surprise.  My blog has been selected as one of the top 100.  I know all of you deserve this badge.  I feel humble when I see the incredible work you do and I'd love to share this award with all of you.



Here is what I managed to create these last few days.

Hookahs (Made from beads, gold acrylic paint, long sewing pins, metal parts of cloth-padded buttons and pigtail elastic bands).







Unable to go to the beach this year but with a large stock of seashells, I made more seashell decorated wooden boxes.







I wish you all  happy summer days and blessings.

יום רביעי, 21 ביוני 2017

The situation at my home

Dear readers,

Things have gone from bad to worst here.  My husband, who only recently regained his health, had a bad fall and  broke a vertebra in the lower spine. He has to wear a special, very uncomfortable, stability device. For the time being he is unable to walk and is hospitalized.  My daughters and I take turns in staying with him during day time. At night he's given painkillers which enable him to sleep.

Although I have scarcely time to blog, I miss crafting and I miss you, my dear friends on the blogs.
I have received birthday greetings and gifts which brightened  my days.

Gifts from Fabiola


Thank you dear Faby for these lovely pieces.  I love the tiny hair dryer and the lovely cloth case you made for it.  I also admire the plate on the stand which you made for it.



Gifts from May


Thank you dear May.  The photo doesn't give full credit to your stunning knitting, especially the finish which is simply perfect.

Have a wonderful summer and blessings.
























יום ראשון, 28 במאי 2017

Reading time

Hello dear readers,

I was a very lucky winner of Rebecca's Easter giveaway.  Two beautifully made bunny books.







I used Rebecca's three original photos.

Thank you so much dear Rebecca.  I love your books!




I know it's long past Easter time,  but the books arrived only a few days ago and I was unable to resist making a little scene using my newly won treasures.  (Pipe cleaners bunnies,  eggshells picture, stitched rug and flowers as well as corner room, created by me.)





I wish you all a lovely Sunday with blessings.








יום שבת, 20 במאי 2017

Little chests

Hello dear readers,

Family health issues take more of my time lately and keep me away from my blog.  I sadly had to stop my volunteer work with the handicapped ladies at the center but hope to return in the near future. It has been a very rewarding time and almost all the stuff created by these  great ladies was sold out.
Here are some tiny pipe cleaners animals I taught them on the last day we worked together.  We had great fun doing them.







When using craft sticks for making small furniture pieces we almost always throw away the rounded ends.  I kept some of these parts in various sizes hoping to find a way to use them.  I came up with
an idea of little chests made of egg carton covered craft sticks.










I wish you all a blessed weekend.

יום רביעי, 26 באפריל 2017

Egg carton flower pots

Hello dear readers,


I need flower pots, as many as possible.  Found this wonderful  tutorial for making flower pots out of card stock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZQHxtIAVhY.
I wanted to try it but didn't have the card paper nor the mosaic cement.  Instead,  I had  at hand plenty egg cartons left over from the holidays so I tried, with a few changes, to make pots using this material.  With a few changes from the original tutorial, here is how I made my flower pots:









Materials used:
Egg cartons
Tacky glue
scissors
Foam piece or eraser
pen handle (for rolling)
Sand paper
Acrylic paints
























This is how they look after adding the top bands and trimming the bases.  Now comes the sanding part.  I sanded them allover, sides bases and tops.  Now they are ready to be painted.




After sanding the edges get smooth and it's hardly noticeable where they were glued together.








From  now I shall hopefully never be without planting pots.

Wish you all lovely days of sunshine and blessings.