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10 years!

Today I am celebrating 10 years in Israel! WOW! I can’t believe it myself!

I have lived in 10 different apartments, in 6 different cities…

Now I live in Jerusalem, where on my way to taking Yagel to school I can admire a flock of goats, or watch a crane hoisting things on a building site. I look out of my balcony at Bethlehem on one side and a monastery on the other. Rolling Judean hills, nice neighbours, and great weather. Who could ask for anything more…

In honour of my 10 years anniversary, I think inventory is in order….

1 great business, slowly growing

2 great kids, growing much too quickly

3 oclcock (actually 3:45) when I pick up Yagel and we go do something fun

4  planes – thats what it took to get to ISrael… nothing like a free frequent flyer ticket!

5 days till my luggage arrived….

6 cities I’ve lived in in Israel – Raanana, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Pardes Hana, Kfar Yona, Jerusalem

7 days till my mom comes back from the States

8 million different fabrics waiting for me to sew something

9 bags still left to sew for the Gan graduation…. not panicking yet… but sooon!!!

10 years in this beautiful crazy country!

HOORAY! I think I’ll go out for lunch to celebrate… I think a falafel is in order, don’t you think?

MWAH!

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Yummy Japanese Fabrics

I have had these fabrics sitting in my stash for a while. Not too long, mind you, but long enough to pine over them and contemplate never ever cutting them. But, I needed to make a few gifts. And not just for anyone, but for two of my favourite people. So the Japanese fabric was the order of the day. Here is a vintage style pinafore… or smocket, pattern taken from Mayfly.

pinafore

pinafore

and the back (easier to see on the house-model…)

the back...

the back...

and next was a reversible skirt. The pattern is by the long thread, inspired by this skirt, and the fabric was bought on etsy from the fabric worm, as were the previous fabrics in the smock.  The long thread sells the pattern in her shop.

one side

one side

and…

the other side

the other side

I hope the recipients like their gifts. I won’t say who they are, cuz the gifts havent arrived yet, but I can’t wait to show you…

Have a wonderful Sunday, and happy Father’s Day!

MWAH!

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I was nominated for an Angel Award. The Alexis silent auction was a success. Money was raised, and that’s the most important part… My pics weren’t bought. Maybe next time. It’s the thought that counts, right?

my award

my award

We were invited to a Brita on Friday. A brita is the equivalent of a Bris (circumcision) without the circumcision, cuz its the party for a baby girl. I suppose people felt taht girls were left out and we can always use another reason to eat…. Here’s what I made for the baby:

flower

flower

up close

up close

I bought the pattern from One girl. So easy to follow! and so impressive when finished (if I say so myself…)

Then, a mom at Gan ordered a blanket for a baby present. She wanted something summery. Here’s what I made…

summery blanket

summery blanket

and a bit of detail…

applique

applique

And finally, I found this great tutorial to make a dress out of a man’s shirt… So I went to a factory outlet, found a goreous shirt, and proceeded to cut it up… only after looking at it for a week, think, how can I cut this gorgeous shirt?

on the hanger

on the hanger

and on the model….

cute, no? <3

cute, no? ❤

it came out a bit big and unwieldy, but it was great fun to make… I’ll wait for Ziv to start walking and then make her a few more….

that’s all for mow… lot’s to do… have a great day!

MWAH!

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Alexis…

while drifting thru cyberspace, I was touched by the story of Alexis.  Tammy of Country Folk Art has generously put together a silent auxtion, and i have decided to be a part of it. I am donating two items. First, a fabric covered canvas.

red gingham

red gingham

and an owl of the winner bidder’s choice.

Oliver

Oliver

Check out Tammy’s blog to see other items up for auction…

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something for me…

In all the sewing  frenzy, I sometimes forget about me. But, necessity is the mother of sewing…. so I finally made something just for me.

I needed a bag. Something more practical than the bag I was using, something with a shoulder strap. Something in the colours I wanted. Hunted high. Hunted low. Nothing nice in my price-range (cheap)…

So I decided to make one! What do you think? the tutorial is from tiny happy. I was so easy to follow… and only took me 2ish hours….

I am in Love.....

I am in Love.....

and a close up….

:-)

🙂

and one more…. cuz how could I not???

:-)

🙂

the button is a vintage button that I got from my mother-in-law. She gave me her whole button collection…

that’s all for now… off to the Jerusalem Theater to catch the last day of their quilt exhibit…

MWAH!

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Birds…

or should I say, OWLS!

Its been an owl frenzy over at Nooly house…. and alll have been sold! How great is that? Here they are, in their finest…

Olgy and Oolie

Olgy and Oolie

and…

Olaf, Oona and Oscar

Olaf, Oona and Oscar

Oona belongs to Ellie, Caroline Moore’s daughter… She will be on her way to the States tomorrow, and will be mailed from there…

two more blanket orders in the works, and I am loving every minute…..

gotta run, Ziv is crying…

MWAH!

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