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Doorknob reuse?

19 Jun

doorknob

I have a few of these old doorknobs from a set of drawers I picked up one hundred years ago and refinished. I’ve been thinking about ways to spruce them up. Any ideas?

Top Ten Favorite Uses for Lonely Socks

11 Jun

Top ten lonely socks uses via birkat chaverim.

We love sock projects around here and I’ve noticed that missing socks tend to be an obsession among my family and friends. So I thought I’d put together a list of things that can be done with lonely socks. These are not in any particular order: Make doll clothing- Great project to do with kids! […]

CD case Omer calendar

28 Mar

Do you remember the omer calender template I posted a while back? My daughter’s birthday is around Passover so for the little inexpensive prize that kids give out in gan, this year I decided to give omer calendars. It served a two-fold purpose. 1. We have lots and lots of cd cases because we used […]

Kosher For Passover homemade playdough

7 Mar

Playdough without flour

Playdough is usually made out of flour, which obviously is not ok for use on Passover. I have seen alternative gluten free recipes with rice flour or corn flour. What I hadn’t seen was potato flour, a main staple on Passover (especially if you are of Ashkenazi decent.) We had  reason to make some homemade […]

Do-it-ourselves Lamp Shade using plaster gauze

27 Jan

Plaster gauze lamp

I don’t know why I never posted this. When we moved into our current apartment, we noticed that none of our light fixtures had shades. I figured, we could probably come up with some on our own. Have you ever noticed that it often takes more time to think about what you’d like to do […]

Book Swap Frequently Asked Questions

1 Jan

bookswap frequently asked questions

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. That is compile a list of the questions most asked about the bookswap. I have recently begun sending this out to people when they ask about the bookswap. Recently after sending this, someone asked- is there anything else I should know about? I am going to […]

Barbie Nightgown

30 Dec

In the summer I mentioned one of the mother-daughter projects on our list was to sew something. My daughter decided she wanted to make a nightgown for one of her Barbie dolls. I admit I probably would never have bought these, but she received three hand me down Barbies from my nieces and we do […]

Draidel Tag- You’re It!

12 Nov

Ok I’ll start- what things can you recycle into draidels or svivonim for Hanukkah? My contribution- jacks turned (ha ha) draidels. And you can make them as all in one Israeli and Diaspora versions. They do spin fairly well although they would not win any contests for long spinning action. Ok- if you want to […]

Marbleized Paper Accordion Book

11 May

Marble Paper Accordion Book

I’ve mentioned our round robin art class where my 5 year old and a few of her friends meet up once a week to do art projects. We’ve done aprons and hair things like these and the other moms have done pencil holder, modge podged plate, fimo barrettes with draidels and menorahs, tzedaka box, puppets, […]

El Al Necklace

22 Apr

Ita Aber El Al First Class Necklace copyright Ita Aber

In honor of Yom Haatzmaut I’m sharing Ita Aber’s “El Al First Class” which was part of the World of Beads 7 Exhibition (Thanks for permission Ita!) I think its a fun use of those shoe horns you sometimes get and definitely blue. No link to a website, but if you’d like to be in […]