Saturday, March 29, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Last time we were there we met Rachel Sidi, she makes stuffed dolls, and her stand is right next to the stringed instruments quartet. Rachel’s dolls are the old fashioned kind; she makes them from cotton, fleece, fur, and more. They are all in beautiful natural colors and they remind me of my childhood.
Guy wanted the olive green and white checked teddy bear; we call him “Pasim”, which means stripes in Hebrew. Raz chose the grey fleece hare, we call her “Shuli”. This time we visited we bought presents for friends.
Rachel encourages the children that pass by her stand to come over, touch, hold and play with her dolls, while you listen to music by Beethoven and Shubert.
On our way back to the car we purchased fruit and vegetables in the market. Winter is over and the strawberry season is nearly gone, we purchased sweet and wonderful organic strawberries so I can make jam and we can preserve this winter fruit we love so much.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
We like to make our own costumes, it's usually the kids that come up with ideas and I carry them out into something they can wear.
Besides my 3 kids, I usually also create a costume for Tamara, Guy's friend ever since kindergarten, as they dress up as a pair.
This year Raz wanted to dress up as a tea bag (-: I made it from paper cloth as it's quite see-through, there are 3 layers of the material, one for the back whereas the other 2 are sewn together at the bottom and filled with little pieces of black wool to create the tea leaves effect. All 3 layers are sewn together on the sides and shoulders. The tag is made from paper and cardstock to resemble the real labels that are interwoven in her hair.
For the painter we took an old shirt from daddy and smeared it with acrylic colors, painted a canvas the same colors that are on the palette, put a French baret hat on his head (thanks Ifaat!) and drew a black mustache on his face. The paintbrush is made from a black colored cardboard cylinder stuffed with newspapers on one side and a real paintbrush glued in the other side.
And as I'm in a nostalgic mood today, this is me and my brother, 38 years ago in costumes my mother made for us.
Happy holiday to all those celebrating!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Adilee posted the link in one of the forums I participate in as part of the bags swap we're having.
I love it, it’s just what I was looking for, my new “lunch bag”.
Friday, March 14, 2008
What’s a birthday without a party? Guy had his friends over for a pajama party two weeks ago and today Raz celebrated with her friends; we had a scrap party and altered coffee tins (all of them almost identical, I created one as and example and most of them copied it, girls…), had too much pizza and popcorn and watched a great movie, Bridge to Terabithia. Photos aren't that good, there is something wrong with the camera...
Special thanks to Ruthi for helping out with the girls, to Yafit for the paper and to Tzik for the internship (-:
Birthday project 2008 is officially over! This week, now that my sewing machine returned from repair I’m going to dedicate to sewing their costumes for Purim.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I made 2 totes, the first one is quite big 53X48cm’ (21X19 inch), fabrics are in my favorite combination of pink and green pastels, it has an outside pocket with a satin pink ribbon, the matching lining inside has another big pocket, one never has enough pockets for keys, cellular phone and such.
The other one is in black, white and red, it’s much smaller 39X25cm’ (15 X 10 inch), it also has a big pocket inside and the one on the outside is suitable for sun glasses, told you I was getting ready for spring.